Wedding veils are not horribly complicated to make…they just take time and a little bit of patience. As a Master Milliner, I should know. After all, I’ve made quite a few of them, as well as other types of wedding hats. Sometimes, I’ve even had a family member of the bride ask me if I would teach them how to make a wedding veil so they could make and give one as a gift of love. So, here you go.
Think of the following as a DIY Wedding Veil.
First things first. Decide what veil length you want to make. The most common wedding veil lengths are shoulder, elbow, fingertip, ankle, and chapel.
Next, decide if you want a blusher veil or not since you’ll have to add that length to the veil. Not sure what a blusher is? It’s a veil that is about shoulder length and covers the bride’s face as she walks down the aisle. Traditionally, she is escorted by her father who lifts the veil to reveal the bride’s face to the groom when she is given away. I sometimes wonder if the tradition came about to ensure that the groom didn’t take off if the bride wasn’t “visually” to his liking? Whatever the reason, if you can get over how and why it came about, it is a tradition that many parents and grandparents enjoy.
And let’s face it, part of the reason that you are having a wedding ceremony is to share your special day with loved ones.