Your wedding day is the one time you get to wear a bridal veil. (Okay, playing dress-up when you were little doesn't count). Wear a bridal veil and everyone automatically knows you're the bride. \n\nBut how do you know which bridal veil to choose?\nFirst you should decide whether it should be "something old". Wearing your mother's or grandmother's bridal veil is a beautiful and meaningful way to go. And the problem is solved.\nBut if you want it to be "something new", then keep reading.\nDecide how much of a statement you want to make.\nDo you want something dramatic and attention grabbing or something simple and understated? Do you dream of a long flowing bridal veil gliding down the aisle behind you, or something shorter that you can wear right through the reception and won't get in the way as you dance the night away?\nAfter you've decided on a length, decide on whether it should be plain or embellished.\nYour bridal veil should complement your dress, not compete with it. If you're wearing an elaborately embellished gown, go with a more plain and simple veil. But if your gown is plain and simple, go with a more elaborate bridal veil. It could have lace, pearls, or even rhinestones or crystals to add some bling. Choose something that fits your style and personality.\nDecide how long you want to wear it.\nMost brides are choosing to wear a veil just for the ceremony and remove it for the reception. Keep in mind, the photographer will be taking lots of photos, so you may want to leave it on at least until after your cake cutting.\nIf you're planning on wearing it right through the reception, make sure it's manageable and won't get in the way with all the hugging and dancing you'll be doing. If you want to keep your veil on for the reception and you've chosen a cathedral length bridal veil, you can layer it with a shorter length veil for the ceremony and remove just the longer veil for the reception.\nif you decide to remove the veil for the reception, it's a good idea to replace it with a tiara, comb, or headband. And be sure you can remove it easily without ruining your hairstyle.\nMatch your veil to your dress and hairstyle. \nDifferent fabrics like tulle, lace, and chiffon come in many shades that are almost the same, but not quite. So if you're veil shopping without the dress, make sure you bring a fabric swatch of the dress.\nTo make sure your bridal veil compliments your hairstyle, bring it along to your hair trial appointment.\nStill not sure?\nWearing a bridal veil or not wearing one is a personal choice. But remember to give it careful thought. Hopefully, you'll never have a chance to wear one again.\nWell, that's it. I hope this helps make choosing a bridal veil easier.\nAre you ready to start shopping for your bridal veil? Take a look at our beautiful bridal veil options.