antique wedding veils - use & care
As a specialist suppliers of antique wedding veils, we have all sorts of tips and tricks to help brides get the most out of their wedding veils, both on and after their wedding day. Here are a few suggestions that will help you to get the most pleasure from your antique lace wedding veil now and in years to come.
There are no hard and fast rules as to how to wear an antique veil, the traditional ways look great but so can a bit of experimentation. Be prepared to be brave and try something different.
Attach the antique veil very lightly to your chosen headpiece, and keep it simple. Attach the headpiece and take the headpiece off again as near to your wedding day as possible to avoid damage to the veil.
Antique veils are best secured with a simple clear comb so as not to detract from the veil, and floral adornments if used should be carefully laid over this so as not to snag the veil.
Get your antique wedding veil professionally valued and well insured. They are easily damaged and very expensive to repair or replace. As antiques, they increase in value and a good antique veil makes a wonderful family heirloom.
The lace on an antique veil can usually be repaired or replaced, the net can only be semi repaired, however when worn even large holes or areas of repair will ‘vanish’ against the light colour of the wedding dress.
Beware of bridesmaids and pages who have a habit of standing on long trained veils the service, and try to avoid too many sticky fingers handling an antique veil at the reception.
Do have antique wedding veils properly cleaned after every use as any contaminants and marks can cause long-term damage over periods of long storage. A clean antique veil will last for many of years in pristine condition if looked after well.
Do store your antique veil wrapped in plenty of acid free tissue in boxes, not plastic bags.
If you are interested in having your veil cleaned or restored please email us first with images of the veil taken against a contrasting background. An overall view and detailed images of the lace work and any major areas of staining. Also can you provide the size and any history you have of the veil. From this we can give you a good idea if we may be able to help and a rough guide price. If we think we can help we will suggest you sending the veil to us for a proper quotation.
PLEASE - do not send your veil to us until we have discussed by email.