How to Install a Veil in Your Hair on Your Wedding DayHow To Veil

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Nov 1, 2023

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Your wedding day is drawing near, and everything you’ve dreamt of is slowly taking shape, including the moment you walk down the aisle with the perfect veil complementing your radiant bridal look. Installing a veil may seem daunting, but with a few simple steps, you can secure your veil with ease and grace. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you achieve a magical bridal hairdo on your special day.

Step 1: Choosing Your Veil and Comb

Before you can secure a veil, you need to decide on the style that best fits your dress, wedding theme, and personal taste. Whether it’s a cathedral, fingertip or birdcage veil, each will have different ways of attachment. Most veils come with a comb attached, but if not, select a comb that works with your hair type and veil weight.

Step 2: Styling Your Hair

On the day of your wedding, have your hair styled the way you want it before inserting the veil. Updos, half-up styles, or even wearing your hair down can affect how the veil lays and stays in place. If you’re doing your hair on your own, ensure it’s secure and has enough structure (like backcombing at the crown) for the comb to grip.

Step 3: Preparing the Veil

Lay the veil out flat to rid it of wrinkles or folds. A light steam might be necessary but proceed with caution and consult your veil’s fabric care instructions. Ensure the comb’s teeth are clean and free of any residue that might snag your hair.

Step 4: Placing the Comb

The trickiest part is deciding where to place the veil. For most styles, the comb should sit at the crown of your head or just below. Position the comb so that its curve aligns with the shape of your head. If you have a blusher (the part of the veil that covers your face), make sure it is folded in front of the veil before placing the comb.

Step 5: Securing the Veil

Hold the comb at a 45-degree angle with the teeth pointing toward your face. Slide it into your hair, pushing all the way forward before flipping it to lay flat against your head. This will catch more of your hair and anchor the comb securely. If your hair is fine or the veil is heavy, use a few bobby pins in the same color as your hair. Crisscrossing them over the teeth of the comb will do the trick.

Step 6: Final Adjustments

Once the veil is in place, have someone help you with the final adjustments. Make sure that the fabric is not pulling or weighing down your hairstyle and that it falls symmetrically on both sides.

Step 7: Veil Removal (Optional)

If you plan on removing your veil after the ceremony, practice doing so beforehand to make the process smooth. Often, the veil can be detached from the comb, or the comb can slide out with minimal disturbance to your hairstyle.

Additional Tips:

  • Use extra support: Hairpins can provide additional support, especially for heavier veils.
  • Consult with a professional: A hairstylist will have the experience and know the best way to place the veil based on your chosen hairstyle.
  • Practice makes perfect: Don’t wait until your wedding day to try on the veil. Practice placing and removing it so you’ll feel confident.

By choosing the right veil and comb, preparing your hair with care, and following these steps with patience, you’ll ensure that your veil is as picture-perfect as the rest of your bridal ensemble. Remember that the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and beautiful, making your wedding day as unforgettable as it should be.

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