Posted by Cinderilla on September 23, 2011
Wedding day, for most of girl, is the one special day which she needs to look her very best. I think each and every bride who looks forward to her wedding day, should appear elegant, neat and well-groomed from head –to-toe. She will be the center of attraction when the time comes for her to walk down the aisle. Every detail of the whole bridal ensemble should reflect the joy and happiness felt by the beautiful bride such as the magnificent wedding gown and stunning bridal accessories she wears. Even what she puts on her head is a crucial detail that needs to be taken into consideration when planning for the wedding. How do you go about selecting that perfect bridal headpiece you will be wearing on your wedding day?
Bridal headpieces can either be ornate and elaborated, such as a five-foot long cathedral length veil with a pearl and diamond studded wedding tiara, or it can also be simple and minimal as a flower wreath or a hat decorated with a satin bow. Most importantly is that no matter what kind of headpiece you choose, it should complement the style of your wedding dress.
A wedding veil is commonly worn especially in Christian and Catholic wedding. It is believed that the tradition of wearing wedding veil had originated from the days when the Groom throw blanket over the Bride when he captured her. Some also says that wearing a veil will protect the bride from evil spirits. It is also said that wedding veil should be made from sheer material so that the groom will be sure that he is marrying the bride of his choice. Whatever the origin is, wedding veil often acts as the finishing touch to your bridal ensemble. There are also some criteria that should be considered when choosing your veil. First is the style and length. Cathedral, chapel, elbow and shoulder length veil are the styles you can choose from. Next is selecting the right veil in terms of fabric and color. Make sure they are made of lightweight fabric as most veils consist of several pieces of fabric joint together and it should not slip easily. Lace, organza, silk and tulle in shades of white or cream are among the best choice. If you have no idea for this stuff, try to get some ideas by flipping through bridal magazines, browsing through the internet or get recommendations from your bridal outfit vendors. It could save you precious time once you know what is available in the current market. Among other factors that should be considered are such as your budget, the formality of your wedding ceremony, and your bridal hairstyle.
Posted by Cinderilla on September 8, 2011
Wedding veils are the necessities for many weddings. Long veils set off you more elegant. Wedding veils are not so complicated with respect to a piece of wedding dress. Thus, many brides and their mothers are opting for bridal veil patterns that can be made at home. How to make bridal veil patterns depends a lot on your sewing and gluing skills. If you are interested to know more on how to make bridal veil patterns, then the following information will prove to be very useful.
Firstly, you need to know what standard length of wedding veils is you would like to. Usually, the length of wedding veils can be divided into shoulder length bridal veil – 24: elbow length bridal veil – 30: fingertip length bridal veil – 40: ballet/waltz length bridal veil – 52: chapel length bridal veil – 90: cathedral length bridal veil – 110. Next then it is very important to know more about the bridal veil patterns. The most common material for bridal veil patterns is bridal illusion. Most of the bridal salons have bridal veils made of bridal illusions. The bridal illusion is simply known as ‘tulle’ in the wedding industry and is 100% nylon tulle. In addition, silk tulle is another one of the most luxurious fabrics of veil materials. This is the most hard bridal veil materials of all. It is only available in few high-end retail shops and online retailers. It is 100% silk and has a hexagonal interlock. It is softer than the bridal illusion and English netting. It can drape and fall better than the other two and is very flat when gathered. It is almost a sheer fabric suitable for blusher layer.
Now it is time to DIY wedding veil. First and foremost, you need to use a rotary cutter and a self-heating mat to cut a bridal illusion, English netting or silk tulle easily and give a clean cut to the fabric. You may use a pair of sharp scissor for cutting the veil material, but make sure you avoid jagged ends. When cutting the tulle, fold the fabric in half lengthwise. This makes it easier to cut a symmetrical curve at the bottom.
Once the veil is cut in desired shape, before gathering, add the embellishments to the veil. You may use sequin, pearls, etc. to embellish your veil. You may even glue in rhinestones. Then place the embellishments evenly when the veil is spread flat and embellishments look more tightly spaced on the top once you gather the veil. You may even add the embellishments after gathering the veil, but I prefer doing it before.
Using a needle, thread in the button thread. A whip stitch is used to run a thread along the straight edge of the veil on the top. You should push the fabric along with the thread to make the gathers. Secure the gathers using a knot that is about three inches wide at the top. The width may also depend on the width of the comb on which the veil is attached. Cut off the excess material and glue the veil to a hair comb. You can even attach the veil to a bridal tiara or decorative headband or barrette. Put in a decorative stitch, around the edges, matching the color of your wedding theme or wedding gown. Know more on bridal hair accessories.
A piece of wedding veil has been finished. It is not only inexpensive but more fun for your wedding preparation. Come to read this article and DIY the wedding veils. Have a good time.