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Bridal Fabrics - Creating your own Veil

Recently, I have been a little obsessed with watching say 'Yes to the Dress', admiring all of the bridal gowns made from beautiful Bridal Fabrics from satin to lace and all the different styles of dresses; from mermaid to ball gown. Once the brides have picked their gown, the bridal stylist then asks the bride if she would like to be 'jacked up' which means that they pick out some gorgeous bridal jewellery and a veil and add this to the outfit. At this point, the mother of the bride (or father of the bride if he is there) tend to shed a tear and everyone gets a little emotional. The veil is the accessory that gives the bride the completed look and this is where they can imagine themselves walking down the aisle. If you are looking to save a little bit of money, you can use Bridal Fabrics to create your own, handmade veil to finish off your bridal look.

The tradition of wearing a veil dates back to biblical times and is something that was worn by brides before they even considered wearing a wedding gown. Veils were not always white or ivory however and in Ancient Greece brides would have worn yellow and in Ancient Rome, bright red. Brides traditionally now wear white or ivory and the veil provides a sense of romance and elegance to the overall bridal outfit.

Here at Calico Laine, we stock soft veiling net which is 100% polimide, part of our Bridal Fabrics selection. Our extra wide veiling Bridal Fabric is our most popular for creating a cathedral or chapel length veil as it has a width of 275cm which would be ideal for making a long length veil as long as a bridal train or just to reach the floor. If you are looking to keep your veil simple, this fabric can be hemmed and attached using a hair comb however if you want to add that little bit extra, you can add sew on or iron on diamantes or add a lace trim down the front edge of the veiling. We also stock a crystal veiling which will give your veil a hint of sparkle which is perfect for those of you aiming for the princess look. If you didn't want to go for a traditional long length veil, you could create a birdcage style veil using our extra stiff dress net instead of the softer netting.