After many years helping brides to choose their Wedding Veil, Margaret Byrne of Dream Veils has come across a few problems that they have upon trying to wear their Wedding veil securely.
If a bride has curly hair – or an up-do, or bun then there is a good anchor there for the comb to be placed into, but a big problem for brides with fine hair – is getting the comb to stay put, so here are three different suggestions….
1. The back – comb method
Backcomb the hair at the spot where you want to put the comb and spray with hairspray- that will give a rough texture to the hair to help grip the comb.
2. The Kirby Grip method
Take two hairgrips or kirby grips – and put them into your hair in a X shape – that will give the comb an anchor in your hair.
Put one grip in facing up and one facing down, just to add more strength.
Place the comb over the top of the cross made of grips.
The Veil will stay nicely in place.
3. The pony-tail method
Get a very very tiny see-through elastic band.
Make a very small pony tail (very slim one!!) at the position where you want it to be.
Open the hair, move the top layer to one side out of the way of the elastic band, and take a piece from near to the scalp at the place you want the comb to lie.
Put the band in and spread the hair section until the elastic goes as close to your scalp as possible
Then you can cover the spot with the hair you have moved out of the way.
It is hardly noticeable now – then you place the comb on the top and the little pony tail will keep the comb in place.
This is a very effective way of securing a wedding veil to your head.
It is easily removed when you take the veil off too, and because it only takes up a small amount of hair which is hidden underneath it will not show a mark where the band rested on the hair.
A little more Advice on wearing your Wedding Veil
If you have a two layer veil then separate the layers to the comb and let it drop and you will get a nice bouffant look on your head.
Alternately if it’s too big then lie the comb and veil on a table – gently press it down with your fingers and lie a book onto of the comb and leave for a while – be careful not to break the comb.
If you are wearing a long veil – then gently lie it over your arm-until you are ready to walk in it, then after the ceremony do the same and it will not get in your way and will remain relatively uncreased and unscathed
Also if it is a long veil, when you are stood at the bottom of the aisle ready to walk – get your bridesmaid or helper to position the veil over the train of your dress.
By lifting it up and bringing it down quickly so the air gets under it and it will fall into position over the edge of the dress.
If Margaret can be of any help to anyone in looking for a veil – don’t hesitate to contact her at the details below….
Have a good browse of her site, she has may different types and styles of veils and birdcage veils available.
To Contact Dream Veils
Phone: 0161 637 3526