Tuesday, April 20, 2010

selecting veil

learning from my not so good experience during my engagement, i think i become a lilttle bit fussy about certain things. things related to my wedding dress and the accessories are the most important things in my list..during my engagement, i didn't have enough source to help me and guide me through on what i was supposed to do with my dress & accessories...basically because things that are related to wedding etc were very unfamiliar to me and no one was there to help me in terms of the dress etc.i didn't know much about wedding ( not to say that i know a lot about wedding now, but i think i have improved a lot kot for the past 5 months..hihi) honestly i dun really like my engagement..especially the dress and the veil ( well apart from the make up la...alamak macam banyak ja i hate about my engagement hahah)

i have been thinking a lot about veil these days and i think i'm at the stage of buying my own veil instead of renting..a lot of things that we need to consider when it comes to small thing such veil..

For some, the veil has a sacred sheen. For others, it’s a fashion accessory. Either way, many brides choose to top off their bridal attire with the transformative power of the wedding veil. But not every bride knows how to go about choosing one. and i'm one of them! =) You only wear a veil once, so make the most of it and enjoy it! so i googled around to find some info and here it goes the tips about veil:-

1. Remember that the veil is an essential part of your bridal attire — not something plonked on your head as an afterthought.

2. Try lots of different styles and lengths of veil in different fabrics to find the one that best complements your outfit.

3. Don’t have a heavily patterned veil with a very ornate dress. One will ‘fight’ the other.

4. Your guests should say ‘you look stunning.’ Not ‘your outfit looks stunning

5. Don’t have a veil that cuts across detail at the back of the dress. Let the veil finish below the decoration. Silk tulle is sheer enough to allow your beading, embroidery or ruching to show through
6. Are you petite? Don’t have a veil that swamps you. It will only make you look smaller.

7. Think of adding color (such as colored embroidery) to your veil, to harmonize with your bridesmaids and/or bouquet.

8. A veil can transform the simplest dress into a stunning bridal outfit.

9. Don’t forget to take your veil with you when you have your hair trial.

10. Don’t wear something because you think you should. Wear what you want.

11. Don’t make a decision about whether to wear a veil or not until you have tried several on with your dress. A long veil can create a wonderful ‘aura’ around you.

12. Don’t forget you can have a veil made-to-measure just as you can a dress. You can have the exact length and ornamentation that you want.

13. If you are shorter than 5'4" you should select an elbow-length veil (30” long). If you are taller than 5'7" you should select a fingertip-length veil (36” long). If you are in between these heights, you could go with either length depending on your personal taste.

source: silkveil.com

what color????

WHITE: This a bright (stark) white color. If your dress is called "white", this is the veil color you need to select.

DIAMOND WHITE: This color is just barely off-white. It was made for silk white gowns which are not a stark white color. It is usually the best choice for "candlelight" or "antique white" gowns also.

IVORY: Our ivory color is a very soft, light shade of ivory with subtle yellow undertones. If your gown is called ivory, this is usually the best choice for you.

CHAMPAGNE: champagne colored veils with a slight brown overtone to match champagne or dark ivory wedding dresses.

Helpful Tip
If there is any color variation between the dress and your veil, you always want to choose a veil that is a shade lighter (versus a shade darker) than your dress

source: bridalfashionmall.com

p/s : tip no 13 tu macam i tak suka sgt la.i still hope for a longer veil somehow..mana puas pakai pendek sgt kan..heeee


faratul said...

fara pon tgh berkire2 nakbeli or sewa je nih..kang kalo sewa xmenepati citarasa lak kan?

NoRr said...

i pun fikir cemtu jugak la fara...igt nak beli n simpan sbg kenangan...veil ni kita pakai sekali ja pun..manatau boleh pass down to anak2 kita ka kan...tu pun kalu depa mau..heeeee =D

hana yoriee said...

i love the phrase when u said "Your guests should say ‘you look stunning.’ Not ‘your outfit looks stunning".. hihi..so,mcm mana nak buat mereka2 ni ckp begini eyh?

Xora said...

"You only wear a veil once, so make the most of it and enjoy it!"-- sangat suka OK statement tu!! betul2.. bukan ada hari lain kita boleh pakai veil :D

NoRr said...

hana yorie: hihi..i rasa kan kita kena upah mereka2 itu suh cakap kat kita phrases tersebut...i pun rasa org patut kata pengantin sgt lawa or berseri rather than kata lawanya baju pengantin tu...hmmm...sama2 kita usaha mendapatkan seri pengantin..insyaAllah! ;p

xora:kan!! ;p tp takpa, if kita beli or buat veil seniri..hari2 buleh pakai puas2 jugak...hehehe