What is the connection between a bridal veil and a wedding abroad in Italy? The importance of planning your wedding attire becomes all the more evident and fundamental in case of a wedding abroad! If you are planning your wedding abroad in Italy, chances are you might end up in an art city, charming countryside or beach. Accessories are the key to striking a balance between elegance and convenience. Simple or decorated, in tulle, chiffon or lace, the infinite models and designs of bridal veils can certainly play an important role, although finding which is perfect for you is not always straightforward.

Choosing the dress first obviously helps understand how to complete a wedding outfit to make it impeccable. For example, choice might fall on a simple and clear-cut veil or on the addition of lace details or swarovskis to enrich your look.

But before we move on to embroidery and decorations, we need to figure out what design will not only enhance your silhouette and best reflect your style but also be the easiest for you to manage while fully enjoying your day! To help you make the most out of your wedding abroad in Italy without giving up on style, we have listed the main bridal veil designs, classifying them based on what is perhaps the simplest, yet certainly the most useful, criterion: length.

Short veils

Bird cage: the shortest of all, this retro-style veil is attached on the side of the head with a clip or small hat and stops on the forehead or chin. Perfect with tied-up or short hair, seaside wind will certainly not blow it around!

Angle veil: in pure 1960s style, it is attached to the head with a mini comb and lightly flows down stopping just on top of your shoulders. Again, tied up or semi-tied up hair are best and, though not wind-proof, you will be sure not to get it snagged at your gazebo wedding.

Mid-length veils

Elbow veil: not too difficult to manage, but not exactly effective in making you look slender, which perhaps makes it more well-suited for brides who naturally have a slender silhouette or have opted for a siren dress that follows body curves, which this veil helps to highlight.

Fingertip veil: slightly longer than the previous, but not enough to fall in the category of long veils, it is basically the way in between by definition. Ideal for those who have NOT opted for a siren or princess-like, super-voluminous dress and are dreaming of a very, very romantic final result. Destination-wise, both elbow and fingertip veils adapt to various situations, although they are a “riskier” option for outdoor weddings (wind again!)

Long veils

Waltz veil: with length ranging from knee to heel, volume and broadness perfectly blending together, this comfortable veil is ideal for brides of middle stature, as its proportions make the bride’s silhouette look slenderer. Longer veils do mean extra weight, so you should be safe from a little breeze; adding very tiny “fishing weights” at edges will save you from stronger gusts.

Chapel veil: deliberately tailored so its length surpasses the bride’s height, the train it forms is not too long and still easy to manage; this veil is the one that best enhances the bride’s femininity without causing too much unease throughout the day. However, be careful in the countryside: you definitely don’t want it to catch any leaves lying on the ground!

Cathedral veil: undoubtedly the most scenic, but also the most complicated to manage; carrying its dramatically long train requires help. A plus is that it’s also the most versatile in terms of style and shape and will enhance the simplest dress, becoming the predominant item of your look, as well as the most elaborate, while perfectly framing your silhouette. We personally love the effect it creates when ceremonies are held in historical squares or majestic halls!