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Bridal Veils and Headpieces with Beading

Updated on May 24, 2017

Intricately beaded veils are the dream headpiece choice of many brides-to-be. Soft and subtle without looking heavy, beaded bridal veils can be custom made to suit any wedding dress or bought off the rack from most wedding stores.

From those pieces with heavily scalloped edges and faux pearls to those with glittering diamante and Swarovski crystals, they make a veil appear utterly feminine and delicate with a subtle accent that adds panache and sparkle.

Materials used are generally soft bridal materials that allow the veil drape beautifully and the beads/stones can be fixed to a thin chord or transparent string and stitched to the body and/or edge of the veil.

Finger Length Bridal Veils with Beads

The finger length veil is one that can be worn with any kind of full bridal dress, but it is unsuitable for wedding gowns with a train. It drapes down to the fingertips (36inches/90cm length), and can be worn with formal and semi-formal weddings dresses.

One Tier Veils with Beading

One tier beaded bridal veils are for brides who desire a minimalist but chic look. They are a beauty with any style of wedding dress but come without a blusher (a veil worn over the face).

If you want to show off your hairstyle, the one tier bridal veil is a great choice because it can be worn at the back of the head, accentuatuating a bridal hairdo, and with the sparkle of crystal clusters all round the edges, it can be quite breathtaking.

Beading one tier bridal veils with a generous amount of genuine Swarovski Crystal is a stunner and It matches most coloured and floral detailed gowns. The encrusted beadwork shows elaborately when the design at the edges is as much as 6 inches wide.

Two Tier Beaded Bridal Veil

Suitable for all wedding gowns, a two-tier veil looks great with both formal and less formal dresses and usually comes with a blusher. These varieties are obviously fuller than a one-tier veil and frame the face beautifully.

Having a two-tier veil, beaded with 4mm faux pearls gives a beautiful accent and adds weight to your veil. The pearls are fixed to a chord and stitched to the edge of the veil. If you are looking for an inexpensive, but lovely beaded bridal veil, this variation should be considered.

Two-tier veils are for the bride that wants a formal or classic look with a bit of pizzazz. Very dramatic, it works quite well with any hairdo and looks great for outdoor weddings as well. And if you are the fun-loving bride, you can wear this veil for a beach wedding ceremony too.


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Elbow Length Bridal Veils

Very popular with today's brides, elbow length beaded bridal veils enhances wedding dresses by allowing everyone see intricate details of the gown.

Many gowns have detailed workings around the waist, and this variety of veils allows a visually enhancing detail that's great for full-skirted bridal gowns, worn for formal and semi-formal weddings.

Because of its beading details, and its 'fall', elbow length beaded wedding veils are generally used for gowns without a train. And it looks chic and at its best when worn with a strapless dress or a low back bridal gown.

Cathedral Length Beaded Bridal Veils

These floor length variations of bridal veils are only worn for formal weddings. Cathedral veils fall onto the floor past the train for a dramatic look. They look great when worn with cathedral or chapel length wedding gowns.

Beading and sequins on cathedral length veils can be exquisitely elaborate, or simple, depending on the wedding theme.

How to Chose the Right Veil for Your Wedding Dress

It is important to note that when choosing a wedding dress, the veil's colour must be the same as the gown's. But if for any reason there is a colour variation between the two, choose a veil that is a shade lighter than the colour of the dress.


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White Bridal Dress - Use a veil with white or crystal beading. Obviously, the most popular colour, a brilliant/stark white veil must only be worn with a gown of the exact colour. Meaning, if your gown is white, your veil must definitely be white, and if your veil is brilliant white then your beaded veil must have brilliant white or crystal beading.

Ivory Gown - With this shade, use beads or stones of the same or a slightly darker one. Ivory is a very soft and subtle colour with a tinge of subtle yellow undertones. An ivory coloured veil must only be worn with an ivory gown, and this is usually the best choice but the veil’s beads would look nicer in a slightly darker shade of ivory.

Diamond White Bridal Gowns - Veils will look beautiful with encrusted beads or fine gemstones. This shade of white (also referred to as off-white) is appropriate for an antique or vintage themed wedding. Greatest beading for diamond white veils is encrusted crystals, usually Swarovski, crystals, or fine faux gemstones.

Champagne Coloured Gowns - Champagne has an undertone of slight brown hues so beading can be faux pearls or beads a slight shade darker than champagne (like a dark ivory).

So, whatever your choice may be, the colour and type of veil beading should always compliment and enhance the colour of your wedding dress.

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      viryabo 7 years ago

      My favorite. Beading gives veils great character and good thing is it can be made easily if one has a tight budget.

      Thanks GmaGoldie.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Beading is so romantic! Wonderful Hub! I voted for the cathedral length - the ultimate romantic I remain.

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      viryabo 7 years ago

      Hairupdostyles, thanks for stoppingg by.


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      Hairupdostyles 7 years ago

      Hi there - great info to help a bride look her best on her wedding! You should check out for beautiful updos to match a gorgeous veil:)

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      viryabo 7 years ago

      Hello, Dame Scribe. Thank you for the great comments and your visits. I'm a beaded outfits freak too. So feminine!

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      Dame Scribe 7 years ago from Canada

      I love clothes that are beaded. Adds such beauty. Great info! :)