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Beaded Bridal Veils (Classic Styles)

Updated on November 14, 2015

Beaded bridal veils can be custom made to suit any wedding dress theme. The custom made versions seem to be on the rise because there is something unique about a specially made item of bridal apparel.

Beautiful wedding veils with scalloped edges and glittering Swarovski crystals makes a veil utterly feminine and delicate. Materials used are soft bridal materials that allow the beaded veil drape beautifully.

Beading wedding veils with faux pearls gives a beautiful and subtle accent that adds weight to a wedding veil. The pearls can be fixed to a thin chord or transparent string, and stitched to the edge of the veil.

Faux pearl beaded bridal veils are great looking and inexpensive. They are timeless and a good variation to be considered, plus they come in the popular single layer of hand beaded glass 'rocaille' with pearls, and feature classic gather tops.

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 falls right at the fingertips (36inches/90cm length), and it can be used for formal and semi-formal weddings dresses.

One Tier Veils

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

If you want to show off your lovely hairstyle on your wedding day, the one tier bridal veil is a great choice because you can wear it at the back of the head. It accentuates the bridal hair-do, and the sparkle of crystal clusters at the edges can be quite breathtaking.

Simple beaded bridal veils made as one tier veils enhances a wedding dress with a soft and subtle look of classic style and elegance.

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

The 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 have a blusher. These varieties of veils are obviously fuller than a one tier veil, and they do 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.

Elbow Length Bridal Veils

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

A lot of 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 that can be worn for formal and semi-formal weddings.

Because of its beading details, and its 'fall', elbow length beaded wedding veils 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 on cathedral length veils can be elaborate or simple, depending on the theme of the wedding.

It is important to note that when choosing a wedding dress, the choice of colour of a wedding veil must be the same as that of the wedding gown.

If for any reason there is a colour variation between the dress and the wedding veil, one must then choose a veil that is a shade lighter than the colour of the gown.


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For a White Bridal Dress, Use 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 stark white, your beaded veil must have stark white beading, or crystal beading running along its edge.

For an Ivory Gown, Use Same Shade of Beading or Slightly Darker

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. The veil’s beads would look nicer in a slightly darker shade of ivory.

Veils for a Diamond White Dress Look Beautiful With Encrusted Crystals or Fine Gemstones

Also referred to as off-white, a diamond white shade is appropriate for antique white gowns. Also the perfect match for candle white gowns, it is made for silk white wedding dresses. Greatest beadings for diamond white veils are encrusted crystals, usually Swarovski, crystals, or fine faux gemstones.

Beaded Bridal Veils on a Champagne Coloured Wedding Dress

Champagne has an undertone of slight brown hues and can be worn successfully with champagne or a dark ivory gown.

So, whatever your choice may be, the colour and type of the beading should always compliment the colour of your bridal veil and the shade of the beaded bridal veils must enhance the lovely wedding gown.

A Quick Poll on choice of Beaded Veil Lengths


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      viryabo 6 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 6 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! :)

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