With multi tiered, circular and square veils the top tier (blusher) can be used to cover your face as you approach the alter if you wish , although veils with extra gathers can be more difficult to see through.
All veils come attached to a comb, the direction of this comb determines the look of the veil when placed on your head. Full Gather veils flip back over the comb as shown in the pictures below. This gives a little extra height to the wearer.
In most cases your veil will not stay in place in everyday hair. On your wedding day you will probably have lots of styling products in your hair which will help in keeping your veil in place. Here are a couple more tips to help keep it in place.
For short Hair, lift a section of hair from where you plan to wear your veil, then make 3 or 4 small pony tails with small rubber bands underneath the section of hair you have lifted & apply plenty of hair gel to the pony tails. Slide the comb through the area with the rubber bands. Your veil will now stay put.
For Long Hair, form a pin curl at the position you want to wear your veil. Take a strand of hair about 1cm in diameter and apply plenty of hair gel, twist the strand as you wind it around a finger. Push the spiral down so that it lays flat against your head and secure it with 2 crossed bobby pins. Slide the comb through the pin curl. Your veil will now hold in place.
There are no guarantees these 2 methods will eliminate your veil falling free however your veil will feel more secure.
Long Veils are very cumbersome during the reception and when dancing therefore I have made all Veils that are Floor or Cathedral Length detachable.
If you are going to use the top layer of your veil as blusher it is a good idea to remove some of the fullness from your face to enable you to see. To do this, simply pull some of the fullness towards the side/back of the veil tucking it under the back tier.
All of my veils are hand press and steamed before being posted. When you receive your veil it will however be slightly wrinkled. To remove any wrinkles I recommend that you hang your veil using the ribbon loop provided with the veil, it may take a couple of days for the wrinkles to disappear, to help the process you could hang it in the bathroom while showering (the steam from the shower helps )
Although we press all Veils in our workroom I do not recommend you press your veil.
Veils are easily destroyed from an iron being to hot or incorrect techniques being used.
Your Veil is part of your family heritage, if cared for and stored properly there is no reason why one day in the future someone you love could not wear your veil for her wedding.