Do you want long and floaty, short and sweet, just a sheer hint or a full-on extravaganza? No, we’re not talking about the dress, but the veil!

Remember that the first time your guests – and indeed your man – lay eyes on you on the big day, you will be wearing a veil, so you’re going to want to be sure to get it right. Louisa Shulman at Find Your Dream Wedding Dress picks six of her favourites to get your decision-making started…

Charleton by Joyce Jackson

Soft, sheer, beautifully edged – if you are choosing a traditional wedding dress that shouts elegant and sophisticated, Charleton by Joyce Jackson is a perfect pairing. It’s a romantic train-length veil finished with contemporary Italian lace.

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Style 5495-D by Malis Henderson

If you want a vintage look with a contemporary twist, this is your veil! Malis Henderson’s halo of embroidered appliqués creates a wreath effect, which even does away with the need for a headdress. This comes in white, gold or silver – great to have the choice!

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Empress by Rainbow Club

Italian tulle is one of the best fabrics for veils, and we love this little shortie – Empress by Rainbow Club. It is double layered, coming down as far as the waist at the back. The stunning lace trim is the real talking point here.

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Lynton by Joyce Jackson

Maybe you just want a hint of a veil – this little piece, Lynton by Joyce Jackson, is perfect for older brides, second weddings and those who are going for a more simple look. It’s irresistibly enchanting with birdcage veiling, beautiful hand-beaded floral detail and a definite hint of the 1950s.

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Style 5231-DM by Elen Henderson

Wow! This is a favourite of designer Elen Henderson and we can see why. Layers of handmade sating petals drift across floaty tulle and are accented with gleaming pearls and sparkling rhinestones. There’s a set of three matching hairpins, too.

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Ziva by Rainbow Club

Rainbow Club’s simple yet stylish Ziva veil is a really popular choice with brides. The length suits most styles of dress and wedding, and the pearl and diamanté edging is the perfect finishing touch.

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