Yesterday, we posted a piece on wedding veil styles through the decades Beneath the Wedding Veil. Today, here are five tips to ensure this romantic flowing fabric is the perfect accessory during your wedding.
1. Before the big day practice putting on and wearing the veil so that you can get accustomed to its weight and look.
2. Have a designated person to help you put the veil on during the ceremony (maid of honor, family or friend). By the time of the wedding, that person should know the drill.
3. Make sure to put the veil on with ample time before the ceremony or transportation. Be careful to put it on when getting in or out of a vehicle as this may ruin the hairstyle and the veil itself.
4. To keep the veil in place, grab a few bobby pins that match your hair color. Use one or two of these on either side in a crisscross motion for extra grip and make sure these are hidden beneath your hair.
5. Remember to also practice how to remove your veil with the assigned person to avoid disrupting your hairdo.
Here is a quick guide on how to remove your veil: Start by gently removing the pins, holding the comb in place. The person removing the veil should hold one hand beneath the veil and one on top of the comb. While holding hair in place, with the other hand they can start to gently pull comb up. With the other hand still maintaining slight pressure on your hairstyle, they should gently pull the comb out and away from your head. Tilting the comb away, then they can start to release the comb entirely, so that when the ends of the teeth are pulled out, the comb is at a 90-degree angle to the back of your head.