Alternatives to the Traditional Veil

Not a veil girl? That’s ok! Not every bride is. In fact, not as many brides are wearing veils anymore, and those that do rarely fold them over their face. Why? It’s all down to personal preference, and there are so many other great alternatives. While veils are beautiful and will always remain a staple in bridal fashion, we thought we’d share a few alternatives to the traditional veil to jazz up your bridal look!

Bird Cage Veils

Now while these are classified as a veil, they are no where near the fuss of a long veil. They just pop on with a couple of clips and will stay in place all day long!



Crowns can either be glamorous or understated, not at all what they were in the 90s! Made of metal, wax, flowers or crystals these beauties will make you sparkle just that little bit extra on your special day! Plus they make great heirlooms!



Flowers are great for creating that ‘wow’ factor. Either artificial or real, they always add just a little natural beauty to your wedding look and won’t break the bank!

There are so many alternatives to the traditional veil that look amazing and will add something a little bit unique to your special day!


We hope you enjoyed our post! Feel free to comment below, and don’t forget to tag us in your awesome wedding photos wearing your Wendy Makin gown!


Words: Samara Flynn


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