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How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Veil
Traditionally, veils are worn by women to protect them from evil spirits. Nowadays, veils are considered as a form of adornment or an accessory part of an overall look. Choosing a veil defines aspects of your appearance that should be considered to match your bridal gown, the shape of your face, your hairstyle, your location and your body shape. Brides now have the leisure of choosing a design she most likely desires.
Veil & Dress Compatibility:
In selecting the perfect veil, there are considerations that should be put into mind. Assessing the focal points in the dress is the first step to be considered. If the dress has a back detail or an embellished bust panel you want to show, selecting a veil that ends before the point of detail in your dress should be one of your idea, another is to use a sheer style that is long enough to see through the details.
The design or decorations around your dress is another thing to consider in selecting your veil. Formal weddings are likely to accommodate an elaborate dress and an elaborate veil like the royal weddings. But if you have a simple dress with simple designs, you can have a more elaborate veil to compliment your look and if you have a more elaborate dress, choosing a simple veil can be flattering to your overall look.
There are several styles a wedding gown can fall under that veils should work with. First is the sophisticated style which is discreet attire free from all the fussy details making the look creative and diverse creating a touch of astonishment. Second is the classic style usually known as the formal style very balanced and detailed in a way. Last is the romantic style incorporated with an extreme attention to detail possessing elements of softness.
These factors should always be considered in choosing a veil, the length, the color, the width, decoration and tier to create the perfect wedding look.
There are different types of veil, length of veil and veil edge points that can match a dress perfectly.
Blusher Veils- There are different styles that can be paired with a sophisticated style of wedding gowns. Blusher veil is something one should consider if the bridal gown has a high neck detail. This type of veil looks a lot like what the fascinators use in events like horse racing.
Elbow Length- Falls around the elbow with an approximate length of 25 inches. Romantic ball gown type of dresses works well with this length because the veil ends where the skirt’s fullness begin.
Fingertip Length- Approximately 36 inches long suiting different styles of majority of the dresses. It is known to be one of the most popular lengths. It reaches the fingertips when the arms are stretched out.
Waltz Length- The length is at a 54 inch falling between the person/bride’s ankle and calves.
Chapel Length- Typically around 90 inch of length, paired best with gowns featuring a train. The veil usually drapes into the floor and is slightly shorter than the cathedral length.
Cathedral Length- A very formal type of veil around 120 inch long that can be extended to nine feet and is the longest type of veil that works best with a classic wedding gowns having a full length.
Edges Style Guide
|Cut Edge||Pencil Edge||Ribbon Edge|
|Beaded Edge||Scalloped Edge||Lace Applique Edge|
Cut Edge - This edge allows the wedding gown to show through, having a disappearing effect and creating a simple veil. Once the veil is cut, it is left alone to create the effects.
Pencil Edge - Most wedding gowns work well with this type of edge. The tightly covered edge has a fine narrow finish that creates a simple bridal veil.
Ribbon Edge - Veil with a sewn satin ribbon on the edge creating an absolutely stunning style. It is available in any color of dress.
Beaded Edge - this type of veil can have faux pearls, crystals, combinations of both and other beads. In creating this style, the beads are sewn manually along the edges back to back. Perfect for outdoor or weddings on the beach because the beads add weight very helpful during a windy day. This type of veils is definitely fabulous.
Scalloped Edge - A design that goes well with wedding gowns having a scalloped lace showing the beautiful flowing curves highlighted at the edge of the veil. This veil has a flat curved edge that comes with a pencil edge design. It should be noted that other trims or edges will not work with this.
Lace Applique Edge- This veil usually has a satin stitch around the edge. The decoration from a fabric is stitched into another.
Veils should suit or blend in with a wedding gown. There are a lot of shades and varieties to choose from. We offer unique colors you can match to go with your gown. Different shades of veils include ivory and white shades, majestic and silver shades where you can choose to have a shimmer finish or a regular finish. A veil having a regular finish shows a more traditional appearance whereas, veils with a shimmer finish gives out a discrete kind of shine that can be very stunning under the right kind of light.
There are choices between a one tier veil, a two tier veil and a three tier veil and choosing a type would most likely depend on the style of the dress. A sophisticated look suits a one tier veil; a romantic dress look creates more benefits using a two tier veil or a three tier veil and a classic dress require two tiers at least. Simple hairstyles go well with multiple tiers because a hairstyle will be most likely covered under the tiers.
The blusher is a typical type of tiers and a part of a veil used in covering the face of a bride at the start of the ceremony. Choosing whether or not the face of the bride will be covered mostly depends mostly on the bride as she has the freedom to decide not like the past where brides use what they are told to. Most brides choose the idea of covering their face because the part where the husband lifts the veil for the first kiss is said to be romantic.
Wearing a blusher should go with selecting a veil allowing the bride to flip the blusher away from her face or at the back of the head before the ceremony of the first kiss. Selecting a veil that has a shoulder length is best because a common blusher has a measure of 30 inches and having a veil short in the back could look very odd. Blushers should be kept in a 30 inch length to avoid getting it tangled up with the flowers. The finishing touch of a veil can be done in many ways, if the dress has a simple look, choosing a decorative edge would be more appropriate. Thicker ribbon edge can look very good with a structured dress while a simple cut edge can work really well with a romantic type of dress.
There are different aspects to be considered in selecting the perfect veil to match a wedding gown. These aspects fall into different categories with different descriptions that should be knowledgeable to women planning a wedding.
An aspect to consider in choosing a veil would be the shape of the face because a veil’s tends to frame the face.
Consider the following advice for your face shape:
|Square Face||Rectangle Face||Round Face||Oval Face|
Round Face- A veil reaching a shoulder length to have volume on top of the head should be the choice in selecting a veil because women having a round face virtually look wide and long so this type of veil will make the face look longer and slimmer. Never choose a veil with too much detail on the side of the face.
Square Face- choosing a veil that can soften a face and add length will go well with a face typically looking wide and angular. The veil should reach the shoulder length to give volume on the top of the head. Softening the angular jaw line of the face can be done with the help of a circular or cascading style.
Oval Face- A shape well balanced described to be slightly longer similar to a shape of an egg. Because this shape is balanced, experimenting on different kinds of veils is advised as long as veils with extreme volume and width would be avoided to maintain the face proportions.
Rectangle Face- veils with styles and width around the face and no height on top of the head is the best choice for this type of shape because a rectangle shape face looks longer than wide appearing to be narrow and angular.
Body shape is another aspect in choosing a veil; a person’s body shape can be corrected with the right type of veil. A long veil extending to the fingertip or below the fingertip will benefit women who have a large bust or a large stomach elongating the upper body.
Pear shaped women - veils that end in the shoulder length or elbow length is most fitting for this type of body. The length of the veil draws attention to the smaller points of the body rather than the width of the hips.
Full figured women- narrow veils with one tier is the ideal veil for this type of body because it does not add extra volume to your body
Tall women- longer veils are perfect for tall women
Shorter women - a waist height or a veil with a length above the waist matches perfectly for short women.
A woman’s hairstyle is the basis of determining the head piece and the sort of veil to be used. Having a heavy head piece, a multiple tier veil and a long veil need to be supported by a hairstyle like a bun while moderate length and weight of a veil works well with a hairstyle half up or half down. Wearing a hair down is better to stick with a light or shorter weight of designs.
Several types of hairstyles can look good with the veil attached in the front of the head and others look good with the veil attached further down the back of the head. So considering the placement position of the head is also important. Women with shot hair need the veil to be attached towards the front of the head and women with longer hair can show of the hairstyle up-do putting the veil further down the back of the head. Veils having a wide set of proportion should be worn towards the front of the head and veils that do not have that type of width should be worn at the back of the head.
Buying the veil in advance is a good idea so the veil can be tried on different kind of hairstyles. The veil can be placed together with a comb or bobby pins using a crown, a flower, a bowknot, a headband or a tiara.
Selecting a Veil according to Location
A location of the wedding is also one thing to consider in selecting the perfect veil. The veil should be very appropriate for the wedding location. A formal wedding in a large church can be a show stopper using a cathedral style veil. This on the other hand can turn out to be a disaster if the setting would be in a small chapel. A small chapel requires the length of the veil to be shorter because a long veil cannot be properly shown of in a small setting. And in order to maximize the use of a cathedral length veil, further assistance from the attendants is required.
Other considerations should be taken under consideration of the location of wedding is an outdoor ceremony. Things that should be considered are; the sand, the wind or the dirt that can interrupt the ceremony. To keep the veil in a proper condition, the length of the veil should only be shorter or exact knee length.
The condition of the climate should be thought of. In a setting of a hot and humid weather, layers are not ideal for this setting because it would not be pleasant to be swathed with a veil than can stick to your skin so a veil that can do well in this setting is a blusher veil.
Though a lot of brides aren’t that worried about these factors and the trailing their veil can experience when walking in an isle of sand, or in a pile of dirt walking in a garden setting, it should be taken into account that a setting where winds cannot be controlled would be hard to work with and the flow of the veil can also not be controlled.
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How Our Veils Are Made
Making a veil takes exact precision to perfect it. Our collection of veils are carefully selected and cut to meet the exact specifications demanded and we make sure only the professional seamstresses who have an experience of more than 20 years sew the veil edging to perfect the details making every veil selected from the highest quality of tulle bridal illusion affordable.
The designer veil that has completed the first process then goes through a thorough inspection. The quality control team checks for any problems or flaws in the product and if the veil turns out to have a problem, it will immediately be sent back to the seamstress so he/she can correct any mistake or problem and after that, the veil will again go through the same process.
Veils ordered with pearls or rhinestones are carefully glued and sewn on the veil by designers who intensely make the particular designs over the years. In an instance that the pearl or the rhinestone are to be glued, designers use fabri-tac glue, a high quality glue that makes sure every pearl or rhinestone won’t be seen or won’t come off giving confidence to the person wearing the veil.
Our shipping team is also well trained in quality inspection. We check each veil one final time before leaving the factory. Yes, we are happy to do this because this is your Wedding Day!
Please keep in mind that all dresses are uniquely made to order to keep costs low for our customers. We also understand that colours on your computer screen can be a little different to how they appear in person. For these reasons, we encourage you to order a Swatch (free shipping) to help you decide.
JJ's House will issue a full refund including shipping for any damaged, defective, or mis-shipped items. If your item arrives damaged or defective, please reach out to Contact Us directly for assistance with processing your return.
FOR ALL STANDARD SIZE DRESSES, SHOES, AND ACCESSORIES:
JJ's House will issue a full refund of the cost of the returned product if you are not satisfied with your item(s). Contact our Customer Service to initiate the return process within 7 days upon receiving your item(s). The item must be returned in its original condition (if eligible per the return policy).
* The item must be unworn, unwashed, unaltered, undamaged and with the original tags attached. We cannot process the return of any faulty item.
* Original shipping fee & return shipping fee will not be refunded.
* As all items (including standard size) are made-to-order, we cannot afford to accept the ‘buy-many-keep-one’ purchase. Our customer service team may cancel an order believed to have been made with that intention.
FOR ALL CUSTOM SIZE DRESSES:
At JJ's House, we understand that you may want the dress to ideal fit! To help you out, we offer custom sizing on most of our dresses. Custom sizing takes the same amount of time to make and ship to you!
A few things to remember about custom dresses:
Custom dresses are made specifically to the measurements you provide (bust, waist, hips, height, and hollow-to-floor). That means no one else will be able to wear that dress once it's made. Because of this, we are unable to accept any returns on custom dresses. Please double check your measurements and colour choice before ordering.
We understand that sometimes small alterations are needed, we offer limited alterations reimbursement for only our custom sizes. Simply send us a picture of your receipt from the tailor and your order number and we'll do the rest! Yes, it really is that easy!
FOR ALL PRESONALIZED AND PERSONAL CARE ITEMS:
All personalized and personal care items (including earrings, lingerie, swimwear, etc.) are final sale. Due to hygiene issues there are no returns/exchanges.
We do not offer an exchange service for any products at this time. Because all items are made-to-order, we do not have ready-made dresses or products that can be shipped in exchange for your returned items. You will need to return unwanted items (if eligible per the return policy), and then place a new order for the replacement items. All new orders are subject to the current production period.
HOW TO RETURN
1. Submit a return request at Contact Us to Customer Service within 7 days of receiving your order. Please include the reason for return and photographs for verification.
2. Once we have approved your request, you will be sent a return form which needs to be included with your return. Please send your item(s) using local post within 7 days from receiving the return form.
3. When we receive the returned package, the item(s) will be inspected to ensure it is in the original condition and has the issues stated in the return request.
4. Once confirmed, the refund will be credited back to the original payment method within 10-15 days (the processing time depends on your payment method and bank).
* We reserve the right to refuse the return if received in an unacceptable condition.
* We cannot process any products that are returned without our prior knowledge.
* We are not liable for return item(s) that are lost or damaged, please keep the receipt with tracking information.
All our items are made-to-order, including standard size items, with this in mind, please refer to our cancellation policy below:
• Unpaid orders are automatically cancelled after 5 days.
• Cancel order within 24 hours of payment for a full refund.
• Cancel order 24–72 hours after payment: 80% refund + shipping fee.
• Cancel order 72-120 hours after payment: 50% refund + shipping fee.
• Cancel order > 120 hours after payment: Refund of shipping fee only.
• Once your order is shipped, it cannot be cancelled.
If you would like to cancel your order, please login to My Orders, select the order you need help with, and request cancellation.
1. What payment methods do you currently accept?
We currently accept payment via Paypal and Credit/Debit Card.
2. How can I check my order status?
If you want to track the status of your order, such as where your order is, when you will receive it, whether it has been dispatched, please log in and click My Orders on any page of the website.
3. Are there any additional fees involved in shipping?
In some cases, your destination country may charge customs duty or other taxes. We have no control over these charges as customs policies vary widely from country to country. Please check with your local customs office for further information.
4. Where can you ship to?
We ship worldwide. There may be particular locations that we might require additional information to ship to, if so, we will get in touch with you ASAP.
5. What kind of warranty or guarantee do you offer on your products?
We sell products that we believe to be of high quality and reliability. Before shipping each dress to our customers, our Q&C personnel will conduct detailed check of the items to ensure the high quality.
6. What is your Return Policy?
Customers need to contact JJsHouse.co.uk Customer Service to initiate the return process within 7 days upon receiving your items. If your product arrives in a defective manner, mis-shipped or has a color error, you are qualified to get a full refund. However, if the item is not faulty or it is made in accordance with the size you ordered but does not fit, please note that we will Not accept your returned item.
7. How much will the shipping cost?
We have three shipping methods including expedited shipping, standard shipping and super saving shipping. The shipping fee varies from country to country. It also depends on the weight of the items you order. You may place a test order to check the shipping fee.
8. How long is the delivery time?
Currently it takes 11-13 days to make wedding dresses and 6-11 days to make other dresses from the day you place an order. You may check the specific tailoring period on the product page. The shipping time depends on shipping methods. The fastest shipping - expedited shipping takes 3-6 days for the shipment. The standard shipping takes 5-8 days. The super saver shipping (only for orders of accessories valued less than $50) takes 15-30 days for the shipment. The sooner you place an order, the sooner we start preparing your dress. Thank you.
9. How is JJsHouse.co.uk different from other online bridal stores?
JJsHouse.co.uk goes right to the source to purchase our beautiful gowns. The gowns we sell are of the same high quality as the designers sold in traditional boutiques and by other online retailers. Although we do not sell “designer” labeled gowns, you still get a beautiful bridal gown, without the designer price.
You may also have these questions:
Q: I was wondering if anyone can tell me whether or not i could get it to fit with being pregnant??? plz get back to me.
A: We do offer maternity dresses for customers and you may go to this link to have a look: http://www.jjshouse.co.uk/Maternity-Bridesmaid-Dresses-c45/. To make the right maternity dresses for you, firstly you may need to tick custom size and choose your current measurements, which costs extra $19.99. Secondly, we hope you could tell us your current belly size in the Special Instructions column when you check out. To help you get accurate measurements, please kindly refer to our measuring guide: http://www.jjshouse.co.uk/about/help.php?act=pop&type=measure&cat_id=18.
For any other questions, please feel free to contact us.
Q: Is your size chart based on UK or USA standard? How is better to order right size?
A: You need to check our size chart to choose the right size. You may also refer to our measuring guide to see how to get professional measuring. If you have concerns about the size, we highly suggest you choose the custom size. Please get the professional measurements first and fill in the exact measurements when you place an order.Currently we do not yet offer custom sizing for our fashion dresses.
Q: Could we possibly get color swatches from you to see what the colors look like in reality?
A: We understand that it is hard to choose the color over a computer screen. For wedding dresses and other formal dresses, you are encouraged to order our fabric swatch and feel the fabric and color in reality. We have 1-Piece Fabric Swatch -32 Colors which only needs (US$5.99). We also have a 32-color with 6-piece fabric swatch, which needs (US$26.99). Both are free shipping if you choose super saver shipping. Here is our link: http://www.JJsHouse.co.uk/Cheap-Swatch-c33/ .
Please note, we currently do not offer colour swatches for our fashion dresses.
Q: What if I would like the dress shorter?
A: We are glad that you like our dress. Please understand that each dress is carefully tailored to match exactly what you see in the photos, and unfortunately we are unable to modify the length in any way.
To find a dress the perfect length for you, please use the “Narrow by” search function on the left-hand side of each dress category's main page.We also provide a custom size service, which costs $19.99. If you choose custom size and provide the correct hollow to floor measurement and your height, we will make the dress the right length for you. The customized dress may fit you better.
For any other questions, please feel free to contact us.
Q: What if I would like to add straps to the dresses? Do I need to pay extra money?
A: For most dresses,we can add spaghetti straps of around 1cm in width (extra $15).For this service,please go to http://www.jjshouse.co.uk/Customization---Spaghetti-Straps-034004963-g4963(link for customization) to purchase this service. You may simply order it with your dress together.
Also, after you go to the checkout page, please write down your requirements in the Special Instructions Column at the bottom of the checkout page and we will know.
Q: Can you change the back style of the dresses for me?
A: We are sorry that currently we are not able to change the style of the back of the dress.As we have a large collection of dresses, we are sure you will find the perfect one with the style back that you prefer.
Q: If I order this dress in a standard size, can I return it if it does not fit?? Or if I just do not like it?
A: If we send you a wrong or unmatched dress, we will take full responsibility and give you a top solution to your best satisfaction. We are afraid that return without reason is not acceptable. So please measure your body precisely in accords with our website size chart. We offer the Size & Color Guide for your good use. Each dress you order will be made from scratch totally according to your specifications. Our tailors will make the perfect dress for you :)
Q: Hi I would love to order this dress for my wedding in April do you all ship to Trinidad & Tobago in the Caribbean?
A: Yes, we ship worldwide. However, we may need some more specific information about your shipping address. And then you can just add your favorite products to cart, and follow the procedure to fulfill the payment. Then you can just stay at home and wait for your product to come in due course.
Q: I'm trying to order a dress with knee length in custom size. When I am entering in my measurements as I want this in the Short length and not the long length, I'm still being asked to give the hollow to floor measurements which I do not require. Can you please tell me how I am able to place the order for this in the short length and not the long?
A: For the short dresses, our dressmakers will make the length based on the hollow to hem you fill in. You may also need to fill in the hollow to floor measurement, which can help us calculate your height so that we can ensure making the knee length dress for you. You may refer to our measuring guide to see how to get professionally measuring.
Q: Hi do you have real stores? Where can I try the dress on? I am a bit nervous to order the dress online without trying it on first..
A: We are so sorry but we do not have real stores in your place and we just do online business. We make high quality dresses in accordance with the pictures. While shopping online, you can also enjoy more competitive prices. Please feel free to contact us and we are willing to give you some professional suggestions.
Q: Can I place my order over the phone?
A: At the moment, we only accept orders on line. You may complete the payment online with your PayPal account and your rights will be safeguarded by PayPal. You can also pay for your order with your credit card, namely, Visa, MasterCard, Discovery and American Express.
Q: I placed my order and my payment just was not gone through?
A: Please do not worry. Log in to My Orders, click on the order you need help with and specify the payment problems you encountered. We will give you a reply within 24 hours to sort the problems out or give you other methods for payment.
Q: Dear staff, i would like to know the price of shipping for dresses of your website, or is it free? Thank you in advance.
A: Please understand that the dress is not of Free Shipping. The shipping time and cost depend on your specific address, the weight of the items as well as the shipping method you choose.
Q: Can I change the size and color for my dresses after payment?
A: If you want to change the size or color within 24 hours after payment, please kindly contact us. We will cancel your order and issue a full refund to you. You may need to place a new order with us.
Q: Hi, how do I order multiple items?
A: To place the order for multiple items you will have to follow the procedures as below. 1. Log in on our website; 2. Choose the color, size and add the item into the cart; 3. Press the button “continue shopping” and the add other items into cart; 4. Check out and pay for the dress. Our website will guide you with your order.
Q: I am wondering what "hollow to floor" means, i am hoping to put in the custom order.
A: Hollow to Floor is the length from your hollow (center of the collarbone) to the floor. When you measure it, please take the tape from your front, with bare foot. You should stand upright and your feet should keep together.
Q: Hi, I am getting married in april next year but i live in australia and would have to get custom fit, would my dress be here in time.
A: Surely we can deliver the dress to you on time. Usually it takes 11-13 days to make wedding dresses and 9-11 days to make other dresses. The fastest shipping just takes 3-6 days for the shipment. We suggest you order your dress about 2 months before your big day. Thank you.