How to choose and wear a veil
The positioning of a bridal veil is very much about personal choice and is influenced by how you wear your hair, the style of the veil and your gown. If you’re trying to achieve the full veil, princess look, wear the veil at the top of your head, if you love the idea of a veil but don’t want it to detract too much from your gown wearing it towards the back of your head may be an option. Often your hairdresser will position the veil for you once you have had your hair done or explain to your attendants how to fix it firmly in place. Variations of the following three styles are most commonly worn by Australian brides.
High on the head Full veils, worn high on the head, are best anchored in a swept-up hairstyle although long, flowing curls or a sleek style will also accommodate this veil. This will achieve a princess-style effect – think Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton – and the more tiers your veil has the greater the volume of shimmering fabric around your face. Veils of medium fullness can also be worn high on the head, giving some fullness in an understated manner.
Towards the back of the head A veil worn towards the back of the head can still be seen, giving you the bridal look without being too dominant. Veils of medium fullness can be worn with up and down hairstyles towards the back of the head. Worn with a flowing, down hairstyle single tier veils look great positioned at the back of the head. This is also a good place to wear a tiered veil when you want to wear a blusher over your face, keeping the longer tiers away from your face allowing the detail of your gown bodice to stand out.
Low at the back of the head Single tiered veils tucked under a stylish up do will give you a sleek, uncluttered look. Crystals or pearls scattered through your hair or fresh flowers are the perfect accompaniment to veils worn low at the back of the head. Informal weddings or when the bride doesn’t wish to wear a veil over their face is where you will most often see veils worn in this manner.