Picking the perfect color veil from a sea of options - how do you even?
Your wedding day is a magical occasion filled with love, joy, and the promise of a lifetime together. As you plan every detail, from the venue to the flowers to the dress, one element that often gets overlooked until the last minute is the veil. The veil is a classic bridal accessory that adds an ethereal touch to your look, but choosing the right veil color can be a daunting task. Fear not! Here's a guide to help you select the perfect veil color for your special day.
The color and fabric of your wedding dress should be the primary factors influencing your veil color choice. If your dress is pure white, an ivory veil might clash, so opt for a veil that matches the shade of your dress. Likewise, if your dress is ivory or champagne, choose a veil in a similar hue to create a cohesive look. Pay attention to the fabric as well; for example, if your dress is made of lace, a lace-edged veil in the same color will complement it beautifully.
Still confused on how to pick the correct tulle when there are so many choices? Let us help decipher that for you!
White // White veils are a true white tulle. It has a slight blue undertone to the color. It is a very cool color and should be paired with a bright white dress made with synthetic fabrics.Veil Shown: Classic Collection style 1803
Veil Shown: Two-tier horsehair trim veil fingertip length // Classic collection style 1711
Diamond White // Also known as "silk white". This tulle is still considered a white, but it is warmer in color than the white tulle. It has a very slight yellow undertone to the tulle. This should NOT be paired with a true white gown or an ivory gown. Instead, this is the correct color tulle to be paired with a gown that is white but made from silk.
Veil Shown: Round pearl cathedral length veil style 2000
Light Ivory // This is the most popular color tulle and considered the "standard" in the industry to be paired with most gowns. This is the safest color tulle to choose from. This color is slightly warmer than the diamond white tulle, but not as yellow as a standard ivory. This tulle color should be paired with dresses that appear white to the naked eye but are called either off-white or ivory gowns.
Veil Shown: A two-tier cathedral length wedding veil trimmed with a double-horsehair and embellished with organza flowers and crystals along the train of the veil. Style "Forget Me Not"
Ivory // This is a true ivory tulle and is the warmest of the 4 colorways (white, diamond white, light ivory and ivory). It has a yellow undertone to it. This should be paired with gowns that are truly ivory and look ivory to the naked eye. The gown will be a warmer hue and has a slight yellow undertone to the ivory color.
Veil Shown: The "Duet" Veil which is a 4 tier cathedral length wedding veil.
Champagne // This tulle color has a browner undertone to it. Great to be paired with gowns that are called nude, beige or champagne. This color tulle is also great to pair with light gold dresses. Pairing champagne tulle with a light gold dress adds warmth and richness to your bridal look. The combination of champagne and gold creates a luxurious and glamorous aesthetic, perfect for brides seeking a touch of opulence on their wedding day. This can also be paired with a blush-colored dress if it is a deeper and warmer blush tone. This combination creates a romantic and ethereal aesthetic, perfect for brides seeking a soft and feminine vibe.
Veil Shown: The Dawn veil which a two-tier cathedral length wedding veil with flowers along the train.
Blush // This is cooler in color than the champagne tulle. It almost looks white to the naked eye, but actually has a subtle light pink undertone to it.
Lilac or Light Blue
Veil Shown: Classic Collection veil style 1902 in a lilac tulle
Lilac or Light Blue // Add a pop of color to your wedding day with a hint of color. This can be paired with any color gown. If you pair it with an ivory or off-white dress it provides a soft and neutral backdrop that allows the lilac veil to stand out. The subtle contrast between the dress and veil creates a romantic and ethereal look that is perfect for a spring or summer wedding. Pairing it with a pale pink dress creates a dreamy and romantic aesthetic that is both whimsical and sophisticated. The soft pastel hues complement each other beautifully, evoking a sense of femininity and grace. Pairing a lilac or light blue veil with a silver or grey dress adds a touch of sophistication and glamour to your bridal ensemble. The cool tones of the dress complement the soft lilac hue of the veil, creating a chic and modern look that is sure to turn heads.
Veil Style: Epic which is a two-tier cathedral length wedding veil with a black horsehair trim finished with a black French Chantilly lace
Black // Stand out on your wedding day and be a little bit more daring with a black tulle veil. This piece can be an accent with black trims or be entirely black for a more modern look.
Veil Shown: The Nadene veil in a light ivory sparkle tulle.
Light Ivory or Black Sparkle // These 2 color options both come in a "sparkle" tulle version which adds a hint of shimmer to your veil. If you want a little bit more sparkle on your wedding day but don't want it to overpower the veil this is a great way to get it. Keep it a clean style veil with the sparkle tulle and you can't go wrong. It pairs perfectly with all bridal details, from pearl to sparkle to lace.
Match Your Personal Style
Add a touch of something blue to your bridal look with a soft blue veil, like our Duet veil shown in a light ivory and light blue tulle.
Your veil is an extension of your bridal style, so choose a color that reflects your personality and vision for your wedding day. If you're a traditional bride, a classic white or ivory veil may be perfect for you. If you're more adventurous, consider a veil with subtle embellishments or a colored trim that adds a pop of color without overpowering your look. Ultimately, your veil should make you feel confident and beautiful as you walk down the aisle.
Seek Professional Advice
If you're unsure about which veil color to choose, don't hesitate to seek advice from bridal consultants or stylists. They have experience working with different skin tones, dress colors, and wedding themes, and can offer valuable insights to help you make the right decision. Schedule a consultation and bring photos of your dress and any accessories you plan to wear so they can provide personalized recommendations tailored to your unique bridal style.
Still unsure of the proper tulle color to select? Then look at tulle swatches to compare the color in person to make sure you select the perfect tulle color for your wedding day look.
In conclusion, choosing the right veil color for your wedding day is an important decision that can enhance your overall bridal look. By considering factors such as your dress color and fabric, personal style, and seeking professional advice when needed, you can confidently select a veil that complements your appearance and adds a touch of elegance to your special day. Remember, the perfect veil is the one that makes you feel like the beautiful bride you are as you say "I do" to the love of your life.