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Put a vintage spin on your wedding with a birdcage veil. Luckily the short and quaint veil accommodates updos, flowing tresses or short haircuts. After you've chosen your bridal gown, give your favorite hair stylist a call for a pre-wedding hairstyling consultation. It's time to get pampered! Take along your birdcage veil, wear a top with the same neckline as your bridal gown and revel in the appointment.
Styling Your Updo
If you dream up an updo and a birdcage veil on your wedding day, you can have it all, as long as you have the right styling. To make room for the veil at the front of the face, start the updo at the back of the head, in line with the top of your ears. From the front, guests will view your veil. From behind, all eyes will focus on your updo.
Buns and Veils
Many birdcage veils feature ornate silk flowers, feathers or dazzling rhinestones. To focus guests on the decorative veil--rather than your hairstyle--sweep your hair into a simple bun. Hair wrapped into a low bun just above the nape of the neck looks elegant.
Letting it all Hang Down
Since birdcage veils discretely pin into the hair, letting your tresses flow naturally becomes an option. The veil traditionally gets pinned at an angle to the crown of your head, which helps secure hair away from the face on that side. For a dramatic look, allow hair from the non-pinned side to casually flow over the eye and face for a coy, demure appearance.
Birdcage Veil Accessories
If you're re-purposing a vintage birdcage veil or making your own from netting, the veil may not have an eye-catching embellishment. Even the most simple of brides needs to wear a little bling on her wedding day. Accessorize the birdcage veil with a pearl or diamond-encrusted hair clip to match your wedding day jewelry. Accentuate the vintage feel of the headpiece by pinning the veil into place with a dazzling broach pinned to a clear hair comb.