Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know about buying the perfect veil. If you still have questions please contact us- we are happy to help!
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How do I know how long my veil should be?
Your veil should extend a minimum 12-18 inches past the end of your train, and the rest is personal preference. Some brides like the added drama of a longer veil, and some prefer to have the veil end just past their train- it is entirely up to you! Both ways are stunning.
What is the difference between silk tulle, and the tulle other veils are made of?
With over 30 years in the bridal fashion industry and a commitment to only the finest materials, Daphne is confident that a silk tulle veil is the absolute best material for the wedding veil. Although it is one of the most expensive, its luxurious qualities are unsurpassable. Here is a quick breakdown on the most popular types of tulle for wedding veils, to help you understand what makes it different, and worth the investment.
Silk Tulle: Silk tulle is the crème de la crème of veil materials. Soft to touch, luxurious and almost weightless it will gently glide behind you as you move and creates a gorgeous pull. It is very transparent and sheer, to ensure that all the details of your gorgeous gown are visible through the veil.
Bridal Illusion: This is what the majority of veils are made of in today’s market. 100% Nylon, Bridal Illusion made its name in the 80’s thanks to its major ‘Pouf’ factor, and to be honest what gave veils such a bad ‘rep in the first place. It is rough to touch, wrinkles very easily and but it is very affordable.
English Tulle: Also known as English Netting, is made from cotton (sometimes silk) and is semi-transparent. With little to no body, this type of tulle is meant to drape over your body and is often seen on its own with little to no embellishment.
Daphne’s collection is designed to highlight, and compliment your silhouette. She believes that shorter veils can interfere with the lines of the gown, and the flow of your look. Longer veils are universally flattering and will bring all the pieces together with fluidity, without taking away from any one component.
How do I know if I need a Chapel, Cathedral or Regal length?
We have included some easy steps to measure the train of your gown, that will help you determine the best length for your veil. You will need a soft sewing style measuring tape and some help to do this properly, so grab a bridesmaid or two before you get started.
1. Wear your gown with your wedding shoes, or ones similar in height if you don't have them yet.
2. With the dress and shoes on, take a few steps forward so the train pulls away from you, this is where you will start measuring.
3. The measuring tape should start on the place on your head where you want to place the veil. This will depend on the way you want to style your hair and typically the veil is best placed where your hair is secured. From the place of securement let the tape measure drop straight down your back to the floor and mark that length down. Now measure from the end of the first length to the end of the gown (the edge of your train). Add the two length numbers together, and add 12-18 inches depending what style you want, and you will have the length of your veil.
Daphne’s Notes: “You can extend the veil length past your gown length as long as you wish, but you always want to be sure that the veil pulls a minimum of 12-18 inches past your gown length to create what I call a window effect. This looks stunning with you walk, ands allowing you to show off any important back details.”
I measured the length, but my train is longer than the veils you offer.
No problem! You need a regal length veil, which is anything longer than 120 inches. We can make any veil long enough to match your gown, please get in touch with us and we can work out the details.
When should I order my veil?
We recommend ordering your veil as soon as you know it's the one. All designs are hand made to order and production takes roughly 4 weeks, we recommend giving yourself at least 6 weeks to receive it. We want to be sure you have it in plenty of time for a hair trial, and any other things you have planned (like perhaps some boudoir photos for your hubby to be). If you are interested in working with Daphne on a custom piece please allow 6 months.
Is my veil attached to a comb?
Yes, all veils comb with a sturdy silver or gold comb. Your veil is best secured by your hairstylist.
Do I need a hair trial with my veil?
We highly recommend a pre-wedding day hair trial, as it will help your stylist understand the look you want and how it will work with your veil. It will also give you peace of mind for the big day, as there will be no surprises or trial and error.
What is a Detachable Blusher?
A blusher is the piece of the veil that falls over the top of your head in front of your face, and is usually worn for the ceremony. Daphne’s blushers are all detachable from the main veil, and can be removed whenever you wish by either a velcro strip or hair comb.
How do I store my veil?
Daphne Newman veils are designed to become heirlooms, and will arrive in a beautiful custom box that can be used for storing your veil for future generations. We recommend keeping your veil in the box, in a cool dry place, away from any mildew or mould.
My veil arrived in its box but has some wrinkles, what should I do?
Please stay away from the iron and the dry-cleaner, the silk tulle and lace on your veil are very delicate and require special handling. As soon as you receive your veil take it out of the box and gently drape over a hanger (no metal hangers, wood or cloth only). The natural properties of the high quality silk will allow the wrinkles to gently fall out on their own. In the event that you have some stubborn wrinkles, we recommend light steam, or hanging it in the bathroom with a hot shower on for 5-10 minutes.
How do I carry my veil before and after I walk down the aisle?
Your veil will look gorgeous gently draped over your arm, as pictured below.
I have a busy dress, I am not sure a veil will match?
Contrary to what most people think, you can pair a veil with almost any gown. As long as a few of the elements like the color and/or the lace style are similar to those on the veil, then it will work. If you have a gown with heavy beading or lace on the bodice, you could opt for a veil with embellishment on the lower part of the veil. Additionally, and generally speaking lace looks great with other lace, and beading complements beading. If you have any concerns we are happy to provide advice, or set up on Skype to help you decide. Daphne has paired hundreds of veils, and would love to help you find the perfect one.
How do I know if the colours will match?
The silk tulle used for all of Daphne Newman’s veils is an off white hue, and it pairs well with the majority of designer gowns. If you want to be sure the lace hue will complement your gown, we offer swatches of all the laces, as well as the silk tulle. Most laces can be adjusted to an ivory hue if your gown is more ivory in colour.
I changed my mind, can I return it?
Unfortunately your veil was made just for you, so we are unable to offer returns or exchanges.
Still have questions?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or live chat our stylist- we are happy to help!