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How to Wear a Birdcage Veil

August 7, 2013 | 34 Comments

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Brides: love the style of a birdcage veil but have no idea how to wear it? You’ve come to the right place! In this post, we’ll tell you how to wear a birdcage veil with short hair, long hair, hair worn up, or hair worn down. Get inspired with the hottest handmade birdcage veils of the season PLUS enter for a chance to win a beautiful birdcage veil of your very own! Let’s get started…

How to Wear a Birdcage Veil (veil by Vanilla Hue)

by vanilla hue

How to Wear a Birdcage Veil

First things first: what is a birdcage veil? A birdcage veil is a wedding veil style that is worn close to one’s face. It is typically made of French netting or tulle attached to a hair comb to accommodate any hairstyle.

How to Wear a Birdcage Veil (veil by sibo designs)

by sibo designs

Should you wear a birdcage veil throughout your entire day? That’s entirely up to you. Some brides opt to wear a traditional long veil for the ceremony and wear a birdcage veil for the reception. Others wear a birdcage veil for the ceremony and remove the piece for the reception. And, of course, many brides wear the birdcage veil from the walk down the aisle to the last dance. It’s entirely up to you!

How to Wear a Birdcage Veil

A birdcage veil can be worn in a variety of ways, depending on what feels most comfortable to you. If you’re wearing your hair down, simply slide the hair comb to position on the side of your head for an asymmetrical look. Or, slide the comb onto the top of your head for a fuller look.

How to Wear a Birdcage Veil (veils by tessa kim, photo by candice benjamin)

veils by tessa kim, photo by candice benjamin

Wear a Birdcage Veil with your Hair Down

Wearing your hair down for your wedding? Here are a few ways to wear a birdcage veil with those lovely locks.

How to Wear a Birdcage Veil with Hair Down Hairstyles (veil by brown eyed girls boutique)

by brown eyed girls boutique

How to Wear a Birdcage Veil with Hair Down Hairstyles (veils - left by chloris couture, right by the sunflower stand, bottom right by gilded shadows)

left by chloris couture, top right – by the sunflower stand, bottom right – by gilded shadows

How to Wear a Birdcage Veil with Hair Down Hairstyles (veil by chloris couture)

by chloris couture

How to Wear a Birdcage Veil with Hair Down Hairstyles (veil by sibo designs)

by sibo designs

Short hair? It’s easy to rock your sexy short ‘do with a birdcage veil.

How to Wear a Birdcage Veil with Short Hair

left by chloris couture, right by gilded shadows

Wear a Birdcage Veil with your Hair Up

Wearing your hair up? Here are a few examples to inspire your look.

How to Wear a Birdcage Veil with Hair Up HairstylesHow to Wear a Birdcage Veil with Hair Up Hairstyles

top left – by vanilla hue, bottom left – by melinda rose design, top right – by tessa kim, bottom right – by gilded shadows, bottom photo – by bridal couture girls

Giveaway – Win a Birdcage Veil!

Now that you know how to wear a birdcage veil, it’s time to try it out for yourself! We’ve teamed up with the lovely January of January Rose Bridal to offer one lucky Emmaline Bride reader a FREE birdcage veil. This beautiful blusher veil features polka dots and is made of flocked tulle. It can be made in white, ivory, champagne, or black, as well as any length to suit your needs.

How to Wear a Birdcage Veil - Win a #Birdcage #Veil for your #Wedding!How to Wear a Birdcage Veil - Win a #Birdcage #Veil for your #Wedding!

veils by january rose bridal

Enter for a chance to win this birdcage veil below using the entry form. Giveaway dates: 8/7/13 and 8/13/13 (11:59pm EST). Choose any color, any length. Prize value: $48. No cash value. Open to US residents. Free shipping included. Good luck!

Happy Planning!


-E.

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  • Justyne M

    The hand beaded lace and silk flowers bridal sash is gorgeous too!

  • Ryan

    Pearl studded birdcage veil!

  • Kaylene

    Still loving the pearl studded birdcage veil!

  • Justyne M

    the tulle birdcage veil with violet flowers is very pretty.

  • Jen Sutton

    I love the Polka Dot Blusher Veil :)

  • Michelle

    I like the something blue garter the best

  • Kaylene

    I like the Something Blue garter set!

  • Mollie H.

    Great suggestions, beautiful pictures!

  • Justyne M

    i love the Ivory Silk Flower Vine Hair Comb

  • Ali S.

    The Silk Flower and Lace Tulle Birdcage Veil is my favorite!! So pretty!!

  • Ryan

    Pearl Studded Birdcage Veil

  • Kaylene

    Ooh, I also like the Vintage Style Ivory Birdcage Veil!

  • Leah Warner

    I love the Lace Bridal Headband with Pearl and Crystal Brooch. So beautiful!!

  • coqri

    I really love the Hand Beaded Lace Flower Hair Piece, it’s a bit too formal for my 50’s wedding, but it’s beautiful!

  • Kaylene

    I like the champagne & ivory garter set!

  • Justyne M

    i love the handmade organza hair flower, so pretty!

  • Lacey

    The Tulle Birdcage Veil is my favorite

  • Kaylene

    I love the Bohemian style headpiece!

  • Amanda Gunter

    I love the vintage style ivory tulle birdcage veil!

  • Jessica Wise

    I love the Ivory Flower Hair clip with detachable veil

  • On A Sweet Note

    Gorgeous! Great ideas for how to wear a birdcage veil :)

  • Kaylene

    My new favorite is the Pearl Studded Birdcage Veil.

  • Belladonna U.

    I love the woodland bandeau veil <3

  • Justyne M

    The blush pink lace garter is so pretty!

  • Natalie G

    My favorite veil is the polka dot blusher…but I also really like the rain drop tulle veil and the birdcage with feather fascinator

  • Rachel A.

    I love the Tulle Birdcage Veil with Violet Flowers! So cute!

  • Justyne M

    the double band lace bridal headband is very pretty!

  • Megan G

    Birdcage Veil with Feather Fascinator! and Feather Fascinator 104 :)

  • Kaylene

    I also love the Ivory Flower Hair Clip with Detachable Veil!

  • Ashley

    The shorter veils bring an added “something-something” to the entire attire. Not to say that I do not love longer veils – I do, but I think the shorter ones are more fitting for the modern day bride with the love for vintage. All of the veils here (and the models!) are absolutely stunning.

  • Sara M

    Love the Pink Lace Garter w/ ostrich feathers, goose feathers & gorgeous gold encased pink!

  • Kaylene

    Gaaahhh! So pretty! My favorite is the Handmade Silk Flowers and Lace Birdcage Veil.

  • Cadie

    My favorite is the Champagne Lace & English Net Birdcage Veil- exactly what I’m looking for!

  • Justyne M

    I love the lace and polka dot headband birdcage veil!


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