The best parts of wearing a wedding veil is the drama it creates, so make sure yours is well anchored onto your head so it doesn’t fall off during the ceremony. Remember that it doesn’t have to look perfect: The point of a veil is that it floats behind you, so it will move as you do.

When selecting a veil choose a length based on the vibe you’re going for. Longer veils, we say, feel more dramatic and elegant, while shorter veils are fresh and fun. Another detail to consider is the blusher, or the shorter piece of a veil that’s typically worn over the front of the bride’s face as she walks down the aisle.

Many contemporary brides choose not to wear a blusher, but you certainly can if you like a more traditional look.

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