Wedding Veil Tips

Veil Position

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.



Veils with extra gathers are best worn forward on the head giving extra height to the bride.

Veils with no gathers are best worn towards the back of the head

Veils with normal gathers can be worn either forward or back.

Comb direction

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.

Correct Way

Wrong Way

No Gathers & Normal Gathers are attached as shown below unless stated otherwise.

Securing your veil

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.

Detachable lengths

Long Veils are very cumbersome during the reception and when dancing therefore I have made all Veils that are Floor or Cathedral Length detachable.

You have the choice whether you detach them or not.

You can take your veil off and slide the longer tier off the comb then replace the veil or snip the longer tier off while still in position on your head.

Veil tucking

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.

Before Tucking:

After Tucking:


Caring for your veil

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.

Storing your veil

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.

  • It is not necessary to dry clean your veil; in fact dry cleaning could damage it.
  • Place your veil in a non buffed, acid free box, apart from your wedding dress.
  • The paper your veil is posted in is acid free and can be used for storage. ( The box is not acid free.) Tuck sheets of acid free paper between the folds of your veil and wrap it in a clean cotton sheet or pillow case, not plastic. Toss in a few packets of desiccant to protect against humidity. Store the box in a dark dry place, such as a closet or under a bed. Avoid attics where temperature extremes can damage your veil, avoid basements/cellars where mildew and tiny pests can invade. Avoid Plastic wraps that can cause condensation to form.
  • Non buffed, acid free tissue paper, desiccants and storage boxes are available from bridal shops or from stores that specialize in archival materials.