When you are shopping for a veil, do you ever find yourself thinking “I wish they did different lace designs” or “it’s not quite what I want”?
Well I may have a solution to your questions. Why not help to design your own veil that is unique and bespoke to your dress and theme. Josephines can help you do just that. Your veil can be handmade to your requirements and will not break the bank either. So let me explain in a little more detail.
There are many factors to take into account when selecting a veil:
• Style of your dress
• Your height
• The fullness of the veil
• The length of the veil
• One tier or two
• Plain/Lace or Sparkles
• Colour of the veil
And now it becomes overwhelming!
One thing to bear in mind is when you visit a bridal boutique, you are limited to what the shop stocks, you are even limited to what the designers have created. What if you don’t like the flowers but you wanted a flower motif on your veil? You either have to settle for the one in the shop or you change your veil choice.
Josephines can help you to create the veil you want. My role is to help design and make the veil you want. So you’ve heard of Build-a-Bear? Well my aim is to offer you a bespoke Build-a-Veil service. Please be aware that:
• All my veils are hand made
• The lace can be made to your requirements
• All the sparkles are hand glued
• All the edgings are hand stitched
The best way to create your veil is in the comfort of your own home with a coffee and a biscuit or two, or three!!! If however you live too far away for a face to face consultation, a telephone consultation or Skype can be just as good. And then the creating begins….
7. Finally you need to choose how to decorate your veil:
Lace motifs – click here to see all the lace motifs you can choose from:
Scatter of diamantes
Hanging Swarovski crystals – see the scalloped edge for an image of the hanging crystals
Design of your choice
There are a few steps to consider when creating your veil
1. Your dress is going to dictate the type of veil you have. For example
The picture above, taken by the Amazing Sabrina Stockwell demonstrates where your veils should not stop, otherwise they become awkward lengths. The bottom of the veil should not finish where the top of the dress stops, nor should it finish on the line where the dress stops at the bottom. This will not enhance the look of the dress, instead it will just look odd!
2. Now you know the do’s and don’ts about the dress, you need to choose the length of the dress. Remember if you are shorter pick a length like the Fingertip as this will elongate your body whereas a shoulder one will make you look like a mushroom!
3. Understanding what length you want leads on to the next decision – one tier or two? The part of the veil that traditionally goes over the face is known as a “Blusher”. Nowadays it is not everyone’s cup of tea to have a veil over their face, however they still prefer the look of a two tier.
4. How full would you like your veil to be is the next question? They come in two standard thicknesses 72” or 108” wide. The preference is how wide you want the veil to sit, a two tier will sit wider at the shoulders like a triangle whereas a one tier will fall inbetween the shoulders.
5. The final question is to establish what colour veil you would like. Veils can come in whatever colour you like, however the more traditional ones match your dress colour (a white veil will not suit an ivory dress for example). The traditional colours are:
The bottom shades are slightly darker with a pinky/beige tone. It can be quite difficult to demonstrate colours in a picture, so it may be easier to ask the bridal shop the colour of your dress or ask for a swatch of fabric from the designers (which they are usually happy to provide for free) so that I can colour match.
6. So how do you want the edge of your veil finished:
• Diamante trim
• Pencil finish
• Sparkle edge
• 3mm Satin Ribbon
• 6mm Satin Ribbon
• 12mm Satin Ribbon
Also one other thing to think about with your edge is do you want it curved or scalloped?