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5 Steps Overview
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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

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 Blush / Other Colors

 Veil Tulle

 Shoulder Length
 Elbow Veils
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 Chapel or Floor Length Veils
 Cathedral and Royal Lengths

 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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Veil Colors

To the uninitiated, veil color seems a non-issue: white. In reality, the choice can be much more involved. White can actually be one of several colors: pure white, various off-whites, and ivory.

Each white has its own variations, but you needn't match your dress perfectly. Some color variation will allow your guests to see the veil's detailing.

When varying the color, most experts recommend that you...

  1. ... wear a veil a shade or two lighter than the gown for a put-together look.
  2. ...choose similar tones and intensities for your gown and veil.
  3. ...wear an ivory veil, with similar yellow undertones, if you have a champagne-colored dress.

White wedding veil

This is the true "stark" or bright white with no tinting. This color looks beautiful with a white satin gown but also goes well with white lace, cotton, or chiffon.

Diamond, winter silk or off-white

This shade has a different name depending on the material or designer: diamond, winter silk, off-white, or light ivory. Whatever the name, it is a soft white, between pure white and ivory in color.

This white goes well with natural (ie non-synthetic) white silk and other gowns with a natural or lightest ivory appearance.

Ivory veil

Ivory is an off-white, yellow-tinted hue. Variations range from light eggshell to a cream color.

Lighter shades go well with light ivory gowns, while creamy ivory or champaign gowns look beautiful under the darker shades.

Colored and blush veils

The traditional shades above are most common, but you have other options, such as light blush tints and darker colors. You can even order black and red bridal veils online! Some other, less intense shades you might consider include:

  • Peach blush - veil with a hint of peach tint
  • Pink blush - very light pink
  • Taupe - ranges in intensity from light oyster to creamy mocha and goes well with ivory or champagne tones
  • Rum pink - a bit deeper than blush (recommended for oyster gowns)
  • Champagne - a creamy color more intense than ivory
  • Light gold or honey - golden-toned, for cinnamon or darker gold gowns

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