Choose the Perfect Veil in 5 Easy Steps

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Romantic. Iconic. Once-in-a-lifetime.

Yes, a bridal gown should be all of these things—but what about your veil?

Your veil is the finishing touch of your bridal wardrobe. Think of it as the chocolate on your ice cream sundae—it makes everything else so much better!

It’s tempting to pick the first style you try on. Just as with gowns, there are actually about a thousand veil options, with different lengths, styles, and materials. Follow these five easy steps to discover a design that is right for you!

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#1: Pick a Theme

First, your whole bridal wardrobe should vibe with your personal style. Figure out if you want a vintage-inspired look, a traditional outfit, a glamorous wardrobe, or an extra-trendy ensemble. Match your gown and veil to that theme.

If you’re laid-back, a full-on lace cathedral veil might not feel right to you. If you’re styling a retro look, you might be charmed by a short veil. Romantics tend to love lace.

On the other hand, some brides like going the opposite way. Tomboys can wind up loving completely feminine styles, and girls who normally lay on the bling might keep things simple and sweet. Your wedding is a special day and it’s totally acceptable to explore different themes!

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#2: Short or Long?

If you’re wearing a formal gown, get a long veil. If you’re wearing a short or casual dress, pick a short veil. There are also a variety of in-between lengths you can try.

Long veils can be cathedral length (108”), chapel length (90”), or floor length (68”). This typically will match or exceed the train of your gown.

Short veils hit above your waist. Common lengths include a birdcage veil or net just (covers your face), shoulder length (26”), and elbow length (32”). These veils pair well with tea or knee length dresses and/or full skirts.

If you’re not sure on length, start long and work your way shorter. Cathedral veils are easily the most romantic, while short blushers tend to be flirty and fun. Fingertip length (38”) and waltz length (54”) are probably the most figure-flattering as they elongate your torso.

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#3: Trim Type

Few brides pick a veil before they’ve chosen a gown. The key here (and it’s pretty easy) is to match or complement your gown. So if your gown has beading, pair it with a beaded veil. If your dress has lace, you can choose a lace-trimmed veil. Simple, right?

An alternate strategy is to focus on your overall style. A satin ribbon edge gives your outfit classic, traditional elegance. A simple rolled or cut edge is more minimalist. Embroidery gives you a rich, luxurious look. Try on a few designs to see what looks good with your gown.

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#4: Number of Layers

The number of layers on the veil just depends on how you are wearing it. These tiers can add lovely shape and volume to your silhouette.

Want the veil to drift behind you? Are you interested in a sleek, modern look? = 1 tier.

Are you going to wear the veil over your face for the walk down the aisle? Do you want added sparkle or trim to dress up the back of your dress, when the veil is flipped back? Would you like the veil to cascade down in waves? = 2 tiers. (You can also just add a blusher.)

Do you want over-the-top drama? Are you flaunting a dramatic skirt, or do you need more volume to balance out your silhouette? = 3+ tiers.

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#5: Pairing

Just as you might pair wine with dinner, what you wear with your veil can completely change its style. This is where your other accessories come in!

A drop veil paired with a shimmering halo, for example, looks beautifully boho-chic. A stunning rhinestone fascinator with a face veil gives a striking, vintage-inspired impression. A long lace cathedral veil with a flower comb tucked underneath appears sweetly romantic.

Your jewelry and/or headpiece should complement your veil, and vice-versa. Get on Pinterest or browse bridal blogs to choose the overall style you want to achieve. Keep in mind that you can wear your accessories together or one at a time for different ceremony and reception looks.

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And that’s it! Now you’re ready to choose the perfect veil for your big day. Try on a few before you make a final decision, and have fun! Remember that no matter what, you’re going to look beautiful.

Need inspiration? Follow us on Instagram and browse our Pinterest pages to get you started!

Made in Metallic: Sparkly Styles for 2016

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 Do you love the metallic trend as much as we do?

We are totally swooning over burnished copper and vintage gold! Stunning antique silver and romantic rose gold are also beautiful complementary colors to this year’s hottest wedding hues.

Decorate a luxurious wedding with dazzling table runners, shimmering bridesmaids’ dresses, and accessories with all the pretty you’ve ever dreamed of. Our top silver and gold picks for 2016 include gorgeous combs, headbands, and halos. Get your sparkle on!

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Everlasting Flower Comb

Style 6636 blends nature-inspired beauty with traditional elegance. Graceful metallic flowers with sparkling rhinestone sprigs tuck easily into an updo for an incredibly romantic accent. Choose silver or gold to coordinate with your other accessories. Feel like a fairy-tale princess on your wedding day!

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Glistening Leaves Headband

Style 6634 adds autumnal grace to your hairstyle. Shimmering metallic leaves in silver or gold amidst wired rhinestone dewdrops create the perfect accessory for any boho-luxe ensemble. Add leaves or wildflowers into your bouquet to tie together an enchanting look.

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Dazzling Petals Headband

Style 6696 takes glamour to a whole new level. Sparkling, rhinestone-encrusted flowers and leaves on a metallic filigree design create a beautiful look made just for you. Style this dazzling headband with a complementary beaded edge veil and sparkling drop earrings.

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Triple Antique Flower Band

Love boho-vintage style? Headband 6687 features dramatic flowers in antique silver or gold with sparkling rhinestone centers. This eye-catching, bold piece looks gorgeous in any season and may be worn with or without a veil. Match gold or rhinestone jewelry to complete a stunning outfit.

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Old World Romance Halo

Incorporate special charm, grace and beauty into your wedding ensemble with style 6579. Now available in both silver and gold, this lovely design of filigree swirls is an elegant finishing touch for any romantic wardrobe. Pair this swoonworthy style with dazzling earrings or a flowing veil.

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Delicate Wired Flower Comb

Add luxurious beauty to your locks with style 6577. Delicately wired sprays and sparkling rhinestone flowers on a comb enhance your look with feminine elegance. Pair this little bit of lovely with dainty accessories to perfectly complement a bohemian gown.

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Want to see more sparkly, romantic, and boho-luxe designs? Check out our Fall 2016 Collection and browse through our belts/jewelry pages for ways to personalize your look.

5 Ways to Style a Boho-Glam Wedding

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Want your wedding to be formal? No problem.

In the forest? Sure.

With a catered breakfast truck? K.

These days, you can mix and match totally different wedding themes, creating an event that feels entirely unique to you. Some people get married in desert canyons wearing gowns to rival royal weddings. Anything goes, really!

Boho-luxe, boho-glam, and camping-chic themes blend casual and formal elements. Style your own celebration by pulling together just 5 things.

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Unstructured Gown

Many people imagine their wedding day look and go from there. A bohemian gown is free-flowing and non-traditional. Personalize a casual dress with sparkling, fun accent pieces! This is perhaps a rare exception to the rule that your wedding gown should take center stage; in this case, your accessories make the outfit.

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Magical Accessories

You can style a boho-luxe look two ways: with elegant, natural stone jewelry reminiscent of ready-to-wear designs, or with sparkling, rhinestone-encrusted hair vines and the like. Choose a headpiece that is extra-special and will look good with your chosen hairstyle (down, top knot, etc.). Your jewelry should be dramatic and eye-catching, so lay it on!

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Outdoor Venue

A good part of your theme should also be inspired by the venue. If you’re camping out under the stars in the desert with canvas tents, a Coachella vibe makes sense. If you’re staying in yurts on the coast and roasting s’mores, a rustic-chic theme is the better route. Feature the venue’s style in your invites, favors, and decorations.

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Dreamy Decorations

This is the part where your personal style really comes into play. Either feature D.I.Y. elements like mason jars and vintage vases, or create a trendy aesthetic with natural stone place cards and dreamcatchers. Someone who walks into your wedding area should get it, right away.

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Yummy Food & Drinks

Choose foods appropriate to the location and season. Serve easy-to-eat foods or provide catering that allows people to order. (For this reason, food trucks are a popular choice.) Be sensitive to food allergies and be aware of your environmental footprint. When you really get out into nature, you and/or the caterer should take extra steps to ensure the food stays hot/cold and edible.

Are you planning a bohemian, glamping, or rustic wedding out in the great outdoors? Visit our Pinterest pages and Instagram for more ideas!

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How to Pair Jewelry with Your Wedding Gown’s Neckline

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Do you know how to pull off the most gorgeous outfit you’ll ever wear?

Styling your bridal ensemble is a balancing act. Too much bling, and you’ll look like a kid playing dress-up. Not enough, you might appear bland and boring.

Wedding jewelry should complement—not overshadow or clash with—your belle robe. Common gown necklines include off-the-shoulder, one shoulder, high neckline, bib neck, straight, scoop, sweetheart, illusion, v-neck, strapless, and backless.

Scroll to find your dress, or discover your best styling options for each type!

OFF-THE-SHOULDER

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Gowns that lay off the shoulder are usually romantic, destination, or bohemian in nature. As such, minimal jewelry is usually the best way to go. The look here is meant to be soft and sensual. Pair this neckline with a dainty round necklace (if at all) and compensate with small drop earrings. A bracelet is a lovely finishing touch. You can even add a belt to give your dress a bit more interest.

Common mistake: Wearing a 3+ piece jewelry set. Don’t be too matchy-matchy.

Trendy tip: If you love bling, go the other way: wear a bib necklace and rock that sparkle.

ONE SHOULDER

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One-shoulder gowns are formal and reminiscent of beauty queens—the focus is on your beautiful face and that little bit of skin you’re showing. This is a popular style for destination and/or black-tie weddings. Pair this neckline with dramatic, extra-sparkly earrings. A bracelet rounds this outfit off nicely. If you want more bling on your dress, you can add an elegant pin. Maximum on this is two or maybe three items.

Common mistake: Wearing a necklace. You don’t want to cover the fabric with anything.

Trendy tip: Pair a veil with your look to make it more classically bridal.

HIGH NECKLINE

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A gown with a high neckline is often vintage-inspired and/or features lots of lace. A bib neck is similar to the mock turtleneck in that it comes up high, but it forms a triangle shape that is less formal. Minimal stud earrings are the best option, so there’s no distraction from the beautiful detail of your gown. A pretty headpiece or comb is better than jewelry in this case. You don’t need a lot of bling for a sweet, romantic ensemble. Add a bracelet or ring to round off the look.

Common mistake: Wearing a necklace, which tends to look overstyled and/or too casual.

Trendy tip: Style a pretty updo and play around with those lovely locks. Add a clip or comb!

STRAIGHT ACROSS

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A straight neckline is usually a strapless gown (though it can have spaghetti straps) with a distinctly ‘90s feeling to it. Many of these dresses tend to be satin, but some feature lovely lace or even organza. To avoid looking too severe, pair this neckline with a round necklace or bib that adds some flair to your outfit. Definitely play up your earrings and create an ultra-romantic hairstyle. You can add a bracelet or a belt. In this situation, more is more.

Common mistake: Not enough bling. Don’t look too bare in your photos.

Trendy tip: Cover up your shoulders when it gets cold with a wrap or bolero. This doesn’t interfere with your jewelry and adds some intrigue.

SCOOP NECK

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Scoop necks give your silhouette a fresh, almost casual look. For this reason, you don’t want a lot of bling around your neck. If your gown has a very low scoop neckline, a choker or minimal charm necklace is a sweet addition. Otherwise, leave it off and choose earrings that go with your theme: minimal for a laid-back outfit, and more sparkly for a formal gown. If you’re wearing a bohemian gown, incorporate natural stone jewelry. If your style is classic, wear pearls.

Common mistake: Wearing a round necklace. This retro style mirrors the dress too much.

Trendy tip: Definitely show off a bracelet, or even stack a few!

SWEETHEART

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This lovely neckline is probably the most recognizable in the wedding industry. It even sounds romantic. A sweetheart gown is usually a strapless ball gown or an A-line dress. It is formal and sometimes over-the-top elegant, with a feminine vibe that is irresistibly bridal. This neckline pairs well with just about anything: a bib necklace, a round necklace, or even a dainty drop necklace. Polish off your look with earrings that match. If you’re wearing a belt, be sure that the bling isn’t overwhelming.

Common mistake: Overdressing. Try everything on together and make sure you don’t look like a doll.

Trendy tip: Pick your favorite piece of jewelry as the focal point. Everything else should be smaller and/or complement that item.

ILLUSION NECKLINE

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An illusion neckline is a layer of sheer fabric that comes up after the main portion of the gown ends. Gowns featuring illusion are usually breezy, lacking structure and instead bringing lots of dreamy layers and romantic 3D flowers. Sometimes lace creeps up over the illusion, giving you a barely-there sort of style. Wear pretty drop earrings to accentuate the feminine beauty of your outfit. Again, it’s better to skip a necklace. Even though the top is sheer, your skin is a focal point. Keep things organic and natural.

Common mistake: Bejeweling your neck or shoulders.

Trendy tip: Add a subtle but sparkling headpiece to give your whole outfit goddess-like allure.

V-NECK

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The v-neckline is fairly self-explanatory. Most gowns with a v-neck feature broad straps or sleeves. V-necks sometimes feature lace or beading; they tend to be figure-flattering and give your silhouette romantic appeal. Match a v-shaped drop or multi-strand necklace that mimics the shape of your neckline. It shouldn’t drop into your bust or hang down over the dress unless you’re going bohemian. An ultra-long necklace is best for a fun, vintage-inspired reception look.

Common mistake: Pairing a round or overly formal necklace. It just looks a little weird.

Trendy tip: Wear pretty drop earrings that will draw attention up to your face.

STRAPLESS

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Ok, so we’re cheating a little on this one. A strapless gown can be a sweetheart or straight neckline. But there’s a special way you can style this. Instead of choosing a necklace, you can pull out shoulder jewelry! Super trendy and extra sparkly, this eye-catching accessory is really its own thing. Add earrings, but don’t bother with much else if you’re going this route. Shoulder jewelry transforms the gown and gives it a very fun and modern look.

Common mistake: Wearing earrings and a belt and a headpiece with shoulder bling. It’s a bit much.

Trendy tip: Switch out the shoulder jewelry for a cute necklace or jacket for a whole new reception look.

BACKLESS

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Well, aren’t you bold and beautiful! Backless gowns are modern and obviously show off some skin. Sleek and sensual, these dresses tend to feature long trains. They can be softly sweet with billowing organza or princess-chic with lots of lace. This type of gown is dramatic on its own, so avoid going overboard on the jewelry. A back necklace is the best way to add sparkle. If you’d prefer to go bare, play up your earrings. This look is romantic, all the way.

Common mistake: Not wearing a veil. You’ll see the gown perfectly well through the sheer tulle.

Trendy tip: Wear a bracelet and a loose hairstyle to accentuate your feminine beauty.

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Reference: http://www.mywedding.com/jewelry/accessories/the-right-accessories-for-the-right-neckline/

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Style My Bridesmaids

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Choosing a wedding day theme is like picking ice cream on a hot day—they all look incredible!

Your wedding aesthetic reflects who you are, both as individuals and as a couple. Maybe you both love vintage styles; or perhaps he is rugged and you’re glamorous (enter the glamping wedding).

When you choose your bridesmaids’ outfits, keep in mind that this is so much more than an opportunity to play dress-up with your girlfriends! Their gown designs and accessories should not only make them feel comfortable (and pretty), but reflect your overall mood.

Gift your bridesmaids with accessories that will honor your friendship, say thank-you for all their support, and tie together your wedding theme with incredible beauty.

If You’re a Glam Girl

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If you’re a glamorous bride, your designer dress is stunning. It may be sleek and shimmering with sequins; it might be a gorgeous mermaid dress or a princess-inspired ball gown. Your jewelry will be formal. Amazing shoes are a must, and your veil is drop-dead gorgeous.

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To tie together your glamorous theme, lay on the sparkle! For example, a shimmering opal rhinestone headband like 6603 for you goes beautifully with a smaller comb like 6617 for your friends.

Other sparkly options for your maids: 6543, 1978, and 1710

Want more inspiration? Check out our My Bridal Style: Glamorous page.

If You’re Vintage-tastic

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If you’re a vintage bride, you’re probably rocking a red lip or a birdcage veil. Long lace sleeves, a high neckline, or a cute tea-length number set the stage for a charming ceremony! Your reception style incorporates more sparkle, complete with a beaded jazz-era gown and shimmering accessories.

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Complement your vintage-inspired accessories with similar styles for your bridesmaids, just on a smaller scale. For example, our Art Deco headpiece 6400 dovetails nicely with glittering comb 6405.

Other vintage options for your maids: 6607, 6390, and 1721

Want more inspiration? Check out our My Bridal Style: Vintage page.

If You’re Oh-So-Boho

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Laid-back yet chic, a bohemian style is perfect for summer! Breezy gowns and unique accessories are the hallmarks of free-spirited boho beauty. You’ve chosen comfortable outfits for your wedding weekend bash. You enjoy color, and your accessories include anything and everything that feels right to you.

Style your bridesmaids with halos or flower clips that mimic the style you’ve chosen for yourself. For the perfect blend of pretty, match a flexible headpiece style like 6542 with a wired comb like 6544.

Other bohemian options for your maids: 6505, 6629, and 1723

Want more inspiration? Check out our My Bridal Style: Destination and My Bridal Style: Bohemian pages.

If You’re a Whimsical Romantic

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You love flowers, so of course you’re getting married in a garden! Your dress and veil feature soft tulle or beautifully elaborate lace; your sparkling, feminine accessories are nothing short of stunning. Your bridesmaids are probably dressed in soft pastels or floral prints.

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Complement your own floral headpiece with a smaller-scale version for your maids. For example, if you’re wearing a lovely flower comb like 6600, match it with pins 1720.

Other romantic options for your maids: 6680, 1718, and 6699

Want more inspiration? Check out our My Bridal Style: Romantic page.

If You’re Keeping It Classy

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Your look is timeless and simple, which is what makes it so perfect. Your natural beauty takes center stage, and you don’t need a lot of accessories or trims. The gown and veil you’ve chosen are elegant and minimalistic. Your wedding is focused on celebrating your marriage, and nothing more.

Accessorize your bridesmaids with classic pearls that they can wear again after the wedding! Our rhinestone and pearl bridal headband 6640 pairs beautifully with pins 1722.

Other classic options for your maids: 1710, 6540, and 6483

Want more inspiration? Check out our My Bridal Style: Classic page.

If You’re All About Trends

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If you’re a trendy bride, your look is totally modern. You want your wedding to be of-the-moment, with all the latest bits of pretty that runway fashions and independent designers can deliver! From celeb-inspired veils to stunning new accessories, your style is all about keeping it fresh.

Boho-luxe and princess-style gowns are in right now; delicate, sparkling accessories pair best with these romantic styles. Complement a flexible opal rhinestone hair vine like 6628 with matching pins 1717.

Other trendy options for your maids: 6690, 6564, and 6467

Want more inspiration? Check out our My Bridal Style: Trendy page.

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These are just a few pairing suggestions. You can also let each person choose her own headpiece, or mix and match different styles! If you want to include your bridesmaids in the decision, find a Bel Aire Bridal Trunk Show at your nearest authorized bridal salon and play with all our prettiest headpieces in person. Have fun!

Something Old, Something New: 5 Items for a Lucky Wedding Day

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Every bride has heard the rhyme. What does it mean to you?

Incorporate symbolic elements into your wedding day by choosing items that are personally meaningful. Read on for ideas about how to make your once-in-a-lifetime moment even more special!

Something Old

The idea behind something old is that your past identity comes with you into the marriage. Many brides play up a vintage theme, wearing heirlooms, old-fashioned accessories, or Art Deco clips and combs. Whether it’s your grandmother’s brooch or a dazzling beaded purse, you can choose an item that works with your wedding style/theme.

Something New

Selecting new, special items just for your wedding is super fun! Your something new represents starting a whole new life with your husband-to-be. Many brides check off this item with their wedding gown (unless they are altering a used dress). Other new bits of pretty can include jewelry, a sparkly headpiece, or fabulous shoes. It’s ok to splurge a little on this one.

Something Borrowed

You’re supposed to borrow something from a happily married woman to ensure that your own union will be lasting and blissful. Wedding shopping can get expensive, anyway, so borrowing a pair of shoes or wearing your mother’s earrings will help ease wallet worry. Just like a gown, an heirloom veil can be passed through the family, featuring in more wonderful wedding memories.

Something Blue

Blue (which, by the way, is one of Pantone’s colors of 2016) is serene and symbolizes fidelity. The most obvious way to incorporate something blue is by dressing your bridesmaids in this lovely hue, but you can use a blue sash, wear blue shoes, show off blue jewelry, or choose a blue garter or petticoat! Create a stylish reception look with a colored wedding outfit like a cute blue tulle skirt and lace top.

Sixpence In Your Shoe

Back in the day, English women would slip a silver sixpence coin inside their shoes to ensure good luck and/or a financially prosperous marriage. More couples are incorporating honeymoon funds into their registries or performing money dances at the reception. After all, why not start off your marriage with a bit of extra cash?

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Which wedding traditions are you incorporating? Share your ideas!

What Veil Type Matches Your Sign?

Creating a dream wedding ensemble is about more than just picking pretty designs. (Since we work in bridal, we can tell you—a lot of them are pretty. You could spend a lifetime trying to sort through all the fabulous and gorgeous designs out there!)

You only get married once. Create a curated ensemble that expresses YOU and celebrates your particular style of loveliness!

Get ready to feast your eyes on this gorgeous array of wedding veils that we’ve hand-picked just for you, based on your astrological sign. Happy pinning!

AQUARIUS

January 21–February 19

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Friendly, original, independent

Your bridal style is easy-going and creative. You prefer independent designers simply because you find them uniquely beautiful. In every aspect of your wedding, you wander from the beaten path while staying true to what you love.

You might like My Bridal Style: Vintage

PISCES

February 20–March 20

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Imaginative, unworldly, sensitive

Your bridal style is subtle and creative. You like the idea of a themed or D.I.Y. wedding and would love to get married in a garden. Your romantic ensemble is a tasteful blend of practicality and beauty; floral accents and surprising details are exactly your style.

You might like My Bridal Style: Vintage

ARIES

March 21–April 20

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Adventurous, confident, dynamic

Your bridal style is dramatic and trendy. You want to look modern and will select a customized gown that is strikingly gorgeous. Your wedding will be a great party, and your ensemble changes/accessories will reflect the tone of your celebration—bold and totally eye-catching.

You might like My Bridal Style: Destination

TAURUS

April 21–May 21

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Warm-hearted, reliable, loving

Your romantic bridal style is a sweet expression of your love. You adore floral accents and can’t get enough lace! This is your day to look and feel like royalty; in fact, a tiara might be making an appearance. You view your wedding as the jumping off point for a whole lifetime of happiness.

You might like My Bridal Style: Romantic

GEMINI

May 22–June 21

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Adaptable, witty, lively

Your bridal style is modern and cutting-edge; you’ve incorporated a lot of different elements/themes into your wedding. You are changing dresses, or at least wearing a convertible gown, so you can enjoy multiple looks for the wedding weekend! You love expressing yourself with passionate originality.

You might like My Bridal Style: Trendy

CANCER

June 22–July 22

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Loving, cautious, emotional

Your bridal style is subtly feminine. Your gown beautifully enhances your overall theme and you have chosen accessories with sentimental meaning. Your wedding has a fairy-tale vibe with just a hint of sparkle; whimsical touches add modern beauty to an otherwise traditional wedding style.

You might like My Bridal Style: Trendy

LEO

July 23—August 21

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Generous, creative, expansive

Your bridal style is over-the-top simply because this is a moment you’ve been waiting for your whole life! You love bold colors and abundant floral arrangements. Your gown is dramatic and you absolutely love sparkle. Everyone who comes to your wedding will have a fantastic time.

You might like My Bridal Style: Destination

VIRGO

August 22–September 23

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Modest, practical, conservative

Your bridal style is conservative and classic. Your flattering yet simple gown is perfect for your body type—no extra frills needed. Genuine heirlooms and traditional accessories create your tastefully timeless look. Your wedding will be small, intimate, and personal.

You might like My Bridal Style: Classic

LIBRA

September 24—October 23

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Romantic, sociable, idealistic

Your bridal style is charming and stylish. Your wedding looks like a Pinterest board simply because you can’t contain all the pretty! The gown of your dreams is simple yet stunning, paired with shoes that will turn heads. Your ideal ceremony is a black-tie affair with a flower-filled reception.

You might like My Bridal Style: Romantic

SCORPIO

October 24–November 22

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Emotional, magnetic, passionate

Your bridal style is full of personal touches. You are celebrating your love with irresistible beauty and want your affair to reflect your heart-felt love story. Your look is romantic with a touch of sparkle. Dramatic and gorgeous, your wedding will be an affair to remember.

You might like My Bridal Style: Glamorous

SAGITTARIUS

November 23–December 22

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Good-humored, philosophical, freedom-loving

Your bridal style is laid-back in the loveliest way. You’re attracted to bohemian styles and will celebrate outdoors. Your gown is light and feminine, featuring meaningful accessories to spruce things up a bit. You care more about personalizing your vows than choosing a fancy venue.

You might like My Bridal Style: Bohemian

CAPRICORN

December 23–January 20

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V7350

Practical, patient, disciplined

Your bridal style is reserved. You prefer a gown that you can move around in easily. You want your look to be timelessly beautiful and elegant; your perfect wedding would take place in a gorgeous cathedral, but city hall would work, too. Marrying the love of your life is what truly matters.

 You might like My Bridal Style: Classic

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Our Favorite Day-Night Wedding Jewelry Combos

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Modern weddings are all about personalization. With more and more styling options, it can be overwhelming (or really really fun) to sort through and find designs for your perfect day!

One way to create a wedding that feels like you is by styling an outfit for each event. You’ll want to look and feel dressed to impress. We’ve suggested a few beautiful pairings for your ceremony/reception looks, or for your transition from day to night.

Scroll down and enjoy the sparkle!

Your Look: Today’s Bride

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DAY/CEREMONY: EA242 NIGHT/RECEPTION: EA251

For a fresh and coordinated look, style your jewelry around your outfit changes. Let your wedding gown take center stage with minimal studs that add a touch of sparkle. Reception dresses often feature more bling—so jazz up your evening attire with shimmering, vintage-inspired drops to match.

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You might like My Bridal Style: Trendy

Your Look: Parisian Elegance

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DAY/CEREMONY: EA219 NIGHT/RECEPTION EA218

True beauty shines from within, but a few accessories go a long way! Style a wonderfully romantic yet oh-so-chic ensemble with gorgeous filigree and sparkling swirls. Incorporate pearls for a classic bridal ceremony look and switch to all-bling for your candlelight reception.

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You might like My Bridal Style: Vintage 

Your Look: Jet-Setting Dreamer

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DAY/CEREMONY: EA247 NIGHT/RECEPTION: EA255

Going away to a dream destination to tie the knot? Show off a bridal style that is exotic and glamorous! Create an unforgettable outfit with trendy opal crystal drops for the ceremony—then bring on the bling and incorporate more drama for a ravishing evening look.

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You might like My Bridal Style: Destination

Your Look: Hollywood Glamour

Day/Ceremony: EA250 Night/Reception: EA253

In your case, less is… well, less. Look boldly beautiful at your ceremony with drop earrings featuring big stones for a feeling of swanky opulence. To style a stunning reception ensemble, add celeb-worthy drama with the most sparkly earrings you can lay your hands on!

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You might like My Bridal Style: Glamorous

Your Look: Boho Beauty

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DAY/CEREMONY: EA224 NIGHT/RECEPTION: EA227

You’re a free spirit and don’t need the distraction of a lot of bling. Keep your ceremony look breezy with clear crystals that shimmer in the sunlight with breathtaking beauty. Glamorous, dangling loops with tiny rhinestones give your outfit a chic yet carefree vibe for the after-party.

You might like My Bridal Style: Bohemian

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Your Look: Sweet Romantic

Want to see more beautiful jewelry? Check out our bracelets, shoulder jewelry, and belts for more ways to customize your ensemble. Follow us on Instagram for the latest styled shoots and inspiration!

New On the Block: Cathedral Veils for Fall 2016

Dazzling. Romantic. Heart-fluttering. Dramatic.

Cathedral veils add ethereal, dreamy romance to any bridal outfit. Breezy and beautiful, these extra-long veils infuse your look with unforgettable elegance. Have you selected a veil for your wedding, yet?

Our Fall 2016 collection includes several new stunners. From lovely lace to elaborate beading, these exquisite designs are well worth your time.

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Dramatic Chantilly Lace

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Soft as the brush of a butterfly’s wings, this gorgeous cathedral veil lines your silhouette with lovely Chantilly lace. This look is formal and sweetly romantic, with a delicate sense of grace and beauty.

Other cathedral styles to consider: V7034CX, V7261C, and V7332C

Best short veil styles to consider: V7359 and V7209 

You might like My Bridal Style: Romantic

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Beaded Scrolls & Flowers

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Utterly enchanting, this exquisite cathedral veil features silver embroidered scrolls with intricate beading. A shimmering pattern of flowers and vines enriches your look with vintage-inspired sparkle.

Other cathedral styles to consider: V7176C, V7207C, and V7258C

Best short veils to consider: V7331 and V7227

You might like My Bridal Style: Vintage  

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Baroque Cut Lace

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Stunningly dramatic, this eye-catching cathedral veil features bold Baroque lace. This timeless design pairs perfectly with chic statement accessories such as sparkling jewelry and rhinestone headpieces.

Other cathedral styles to consider: V7336C, V7325C, and V7262C

Best short veils to consider: V7357 and V7279

You might like My Bridal Style: Glamorous

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Style the Perfect Camping Chic Bridal Ensemble

What do you need for a glamping bridal ensemble besides a plaid shirt and hiking boots? Incredible accessories, of course!

When you’re headed to the lake, mountains, or woods, you should style your outfit with stunning hair accessories that vibe with your theme. The trick is to select a design that will be elegant and eye-catching without adding too much formality.

So kick back, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and check out our top six suggestions for creating a beautiful camping chic bridal ensemble.

#1: Gilded Leaf Headband

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Add understated glamour to your bridal outfit with a metallic leaf headband like 6683. Gold or silver rhinestone-encrusted leaves dress up your hair with stunning shimmer. Beautiful without looking too frilly, this natural design is perfect for the ceremony, reception, and beyond.

#2: Antique Metal Flowers

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Want your wedding to have a slightly vintage feel? Style 6687 combines a trio of beautiful antique metal flowers in silver or gold with vintage-inspired rhinestone accents. Bold and wild, this captivating boho-chic design creates an enchanting accent for a woodland wedding.

#3: Twinkly Bohemian Halo

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Maybe your idea of a perfect wedding includes a campfire reception and star-gazing. Light up your locks with celestial luminescence wearing twinkly bohemian chain halo 6502. Composed of glittering rhinestones, this design adds beautiful starlit sparkle and will make you feel like you’re over the moon.

#4: Dramatic Floral Wreath

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Flower wreaths aren’t just for garden parties. For a wilt-free design that will last as a romantic keepsake, a fabric flower halo like 6650 is the best way to go! Blooming roses with glittering rhinestone centers and natural-looking leaves create the perfect summer bridal headpiece.

#5: Stunning Rhinestone Halo

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Give your ensemble a glamorous twist with a glittering halo like style 6500. Sparkling rhinestones set in beautiful silver filigree encircle your hair in a modern take on the bridal garland. Wear it with a foldover veil for a romantic ceremony, or style it alone for an eye-catching reception piece.

#6: Delicate Hair Vine

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Want to look effortlessly beautiful? For just the lightest suggestion of sparkle, flexible vine 6642 is the perfect choice. Winding metallic vines with delicate rhinestone sprays make you look like you’re wearing shimmering dewdrops in your hair. This whimsical design ties in the back on organza.

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Are you planning a woodland, glamping, or camping chic wedding? Follow us on Instagram for bridal styling options, and check out our Pinterest boards for ideas!

Want to see more gorgeous accessories? Feel free to browse our My Bridal Style: Bohemian and Fall 2016 Collection pages to find the perfect finishing touch.