Birdcage veils are short veils typically made of netting. They only cover a portion of a bride’s face and fall above or just at the chin. These veils can add a vintage vibe depending on how you style them, or are perfect for a bride having a more casual wedding, perhaps a Sunday luncheon, garden party or intimate experience between partners at city hall. Apply the comb to the crown of your head and drape the netting over your face.

Elbow Length

You guessed it: an elbow-length veil falls right around the elbows or just below to the waistline. This kind of veil is flattering with nearly all dress types and is perfect for the bride looking for a fuss-free style. Apply the comb to the either the crown of your head or below or above your chignon or hairstyle so the veil falls right at your elbows.


A fingertip veil falls at or right below the fingertips. It can add drama without the hassle of it dragging behind you! Fingertip veils commonly come in two-tier styles (a.k.a. a blusher to cover your face for the ceremony and a longer veil for the reception) and a variety of laces and beading can be applied. Apply the veil just as you would an elbow-length.


Leaving a train trailing beyond the bridal dress, a cathedral veil is the longest veil style, as it mimics the aisle of a cathedral. Looking for drama? A cathedral veil makes for stunning photos and will also help to elongate your dress without the added weight of a long train. Because cathedral veils can be heavy due to their length (if you’ve gone with added beading and embroidery), make sure your hair stylist secures your veil with lots of pins, and also think about wearing your veil higher up on your head, near your crown.


The Mantilla veil frames the face in lace and is typically worn 2 inches from the hairline. They come is a variety of widths and lengths and are definitely statement pieces. Don’t forget to match the lace to your dress when choosing your veil, or add drama to an otherwise simple gown by wearing an ornate lace mantilla.


First and foremost, let’s talk about the veil. If you’re looking to wear a veil down the aisle, the first thing to do is choose a style that best matches your personality and complements your wedding dress (think ivory vs. white, lace vs. tulle etc.). Here at Audras Bridal Gallery, we offer cathedral, chapel, elbow and fingertip lengths as well as blushers, cage veils, and two tier varieties.  When it’s time to shop, your accessories consultant will help you choose the right veil for you.


A headband is a structured piece—it sits behind your ear and only goes half way around your head. Headbands are a great option if you plan to wear your hair down, as your hair will cover the part of the headband without any embellishment. 


A halo is similar in appearance to a headband but sits differently on your head—rather than being tucked behind your ears, a halo goes completely around the head. Halos have an angelic, ethereal, bohemian feel to them and come in a wide variety of widths and metals and well as adorned with different types of crystals, flowers—you name it.


Combs come in sizes ranging from teeny to large (and everything in between). Place one behind your ear, double up to pull your hair back on both sides, or accent your up do with a comb.


Hair pins come in sets or singular—perfect for adding a bit of sparkle to your look without taking the attention away from your face (and obviously your stunning wedding dress!)


A crown sits on top of your head, with gems and crystals around the entire headpiece. This option gives your wedding look a royal and stately feel, and is great for a black or white tie wedding.


Tiaras sit on top of your head, with gems and crystals situated towards the front of the headpiece.  A tiara is perfect for the bride who might want to wear a crown, but doesn’t quite want to commit to a larger and heavier headpiece. Tiaras also give off a romantic, royal feeling similar to the crown but are versatile enough for a variety of different wedding themes.


A vine is malleable and usually made of a thin metal, meaning it can be shaped anyway you would like it. Wear it in a halo style, like a headband, wrap it around your bun—there are so many options for this versatile piece!


Necklines are everything.

Keeping the neckline of your wedding dress in mind will make choosing the right baubles easier. Whether you’re wearing a strapless, high neck or illusion neckline style, the length of your earrings should coordinate with the neckline of your dress, If your dress is strapless, you can wear a longer earring. If your dress has a high neckline, sleeves, or straps a shorter earring would be better.

Venture out of your comfort zone a little.

Considering a more daring style? We say go for it! I always recommend for my brides to go just one step above their comfort zone because it is their wedding day and in a room filled with either 200 or 300 people, a small stud won’t show up in pictures or from across the room.  Talk to your accessories consultant about earring styles that can amp up your overall wedding attire, or even change up your ceremony to reception look. 

Consider your hairstyle.

Wanting to wear a simple pearl or diamond stud? Consider how you’d like to wear your hair. A stud earring can be hidden by voluminous hair. Try a chic low bun or half up-half down if you’d like to wear a simple earring. Or, if you plan on wearing your hair down, try a bigger statement earring or elegant drop earring instead. 

Don’t be afraid of a little sparkle.

Our accessories team hears this common misconception often: “My dress has a lot going on, I think I’ll just wear a small pair of stud earrings.” We say, there’s never too much sparkle on your wedding day. Find plumbers near me in Ca at A lot of brides tend to think that wearing an over-the-top ball gown or super blinged-out dress means toning down the rest of her accessories. In many cases, this isn’t true. Pairing an extravagant dress with minimal to no accessories can give the bride an ‘unfinished’ appearance. Thinking of sporting a little extra bling? We say “YES!”

Keep the look cohesive.

When in doubt, always opt for an earring that matches the overall vibe of your dress and wedding day look. bIf you have a minimal dress keep the earring minimal to keep the look cohesive.  Wearing a style adorned with pearls? Try a pearl earring to match. Trust your consultant—they won’t steer you wrong!