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BRIDAL VEILS EXPLAINED
 Veil History
 Veil Lengths
 Veil Styles
 Veil Shapes and Cuts
 Veil Colors
 Veil Fabrics
 Birdcage Net
 Veil Prices
 Edges and Embellishments
 How To Wear a Mantilla Veil

MAKE YOUR OWN
WEDDING VEIL

5 Steps Overview
What You'll Need
Buying vs. Making Veil
Step 1: Measuring, Cutting
Step 2: Creating Blusher
Step 3: Attaching Beading, Trim
Examples: Edging, Crystals, etc
Step 4: Making Gathers
Step 5: Wrap, Attach Comb
How to Make a Birdcage Veil

INEXPENSIVE VEILS
 Wholesale Priced Veils (Cheap)

COLORS
 Ivory Veils
 White Veils
 Black Gothic Veils
 Blush / Other Colors

FABRICS
 Veil Tulle
 Chiffon
 Organza

LENGTHS
 Shoulder Length
 Elbow Veils
 Fingertip or Wrist Veil
 Knee, Waltz and Ballet Veils
 Chapel or Floor Length Veils
 Cathedral and Royal Lengths

STYLES
 The "Pouf" Headpiece
 Drop Veils
 Birdcage Veil
 Veil Blushers
 Tier Veils
 Flare Cut Veils
 Center-Gathered, Tier Veils
 Top Gathered, Standard Veils
 Mantilla Veil (Scalloped)
 Petal Veils
 A Vintage Veil

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Flared Veils

There are several variations of the standard veil, each designed to create a unique effect by cutting or gathering the material differently. Some are narrower at the top and flare out. Others are narrower at the bottom and flare in.

  • Fountain veils are "A"-shaped veils, widening as they fall around the bride. Elbow and shoulder length veils are lovely in a fountain shape.
  • The teardrop veil also flares out -- starting narrow at the headpiece. The oval cut at top and bottom form the teardrop appearance. The teardrop veil is stunning in cathedral length.
  • Angel-cut veils start wide, framing the face, and taper to a point as they cascade around the bride. If you choose to wear this type of veil, make sure it is edged so guests can see its beautiful cut. The "angel wing effect" is best seen in shoulder through fingertip lengths. Longer-cut angel veils, however, are distinctive as well, with the sides softly falling around you.
  • Cascading veils are another variation on the standard cut. The "U" cut is angled so the sides cascade around the bride. It is similar to the angel-cut veil in that the sides form cascading folds, but the flare's angle is less severe, making the bottom wider and more rounded.
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