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Bridal Trends for 2015

Today’s fashion-forward brides are ready and looking for something new and exciting for the 2015 season. This year at the Bridal Fashion Week for 2015, the designers delivered the goods. Good news, 2015 will be the season of beautiful wedding gowns, ones that remind us of a fairy tale fantasy, with Victorian era hand detail and 1920’s glamour and decadence. Here are the three, gotta know trends – topping the 2015 list of must have wedding gowns.

1.) Off the shoulder gowns: Designed for women who want to emphasize their collarbone, neck and shoulders, the “off the shoulder” neckline is very feminine and timeless. An off the shoulder gown has that princess quality. It’s easy to understand why the off the shoulder gowns have found their way back onto high fashion and bridal runways throughout the decades.

2.) Illusion back gowns: Are detailed to give the idea of a totally open back – to a more covered back, with just a hint of allure. Illusion backs mostly come in lace or “tattoo” lace, which is a floral image or pattern applique, overlaid on mesh. The illusion back gowns are beautiful and detailed, reminiscent of the 1920’s, and add elegance to any bride’s gown.

3.) Pearl detailed gowns: Pearls can be a dramatic, classic and versatile detail for any wedding dress. This season, look for pearl detailed mesh backs, which was all over the runway for 2015. Pearl chandelier style shoulder straps, which look like pearl sleeves, have that hint of the classic 1920’s look too. The pearl sleeves, paired with gloves, is truly glamour to the fullest.

Great alternatives to throwing rice after your wedding ceremony

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It’s a long-standing tradition to throw rice at the bride and groom as they make their grand exit from the ceremony. It can be traced back to Egyptian times, where it was a sign of good luck to throw a successful harvest at the new couple. However, some venues prefer if you don’t throw rice at all. The reason? It can be messy to clean and can be very slippery for your guests to walk on. Here are some great alternatives to throwing rice post-wedding ceremony.

BUBBLES

This tradition is everyone’s favorite. They are simple and classy. Bubbles are easy for children to use; and there is little to no clean-up. Look for package deals so you aren’t buying these individually. To add just the right touch, there are ways to personalize the containers with the wedding date, the bride and groom names, or maybe a quote you both enjoy.

BALLOONS

These are another option that should be approved by your church or venue of choice due to possible air pollution. Having one per guest to release as you pass could look really beautiful with the proper planning of colors. Balloons could also be implemented into theme weddings such as sports lovers. The balloons could also have the personal touch with wedding dates, names, quotes, or even a picture of the bride and groom that can be that can be printed onto the balloon!

POPPERS

Confetti poppers have been known to show up at weddings here or there, but it is mostly frowned upon due to the clean-up and noise complaints from the guests. It is best to remember whatever is coming at you may hit a few guests instead. These are also hard for children to operate. If confetti is still your wish and it has been approved, search for bulk prices as well as possible ways to personalize the containers.

SPARKLERS

Recently, the sparklers have been in big demand by the bride and groom; especially with night weddings. Although this can be very beautiful and romantic, it also has it’s downfalls. Some churches and venues may refuse this idea due to safety and fire hazards. The last thing you would want is your wedding dress getting singed or yours or any guests hairspray up-do to catch flames. If these sparklers are everything you’re envisioning, make a safety plan. It would be polite to have a few bubbles handy for the small children attending the ceremony. Make some kind of line visible for the guests to stand behind at a safe distance from bride, groom, and wedding party. Have someone ask the guests to politely stand side by side as to not hurt one another.

FLOWER PETALS

There are other ideas such as rose petals or any flower petal really. You can make them available to your guests in small baskets, lined next to the exit door. But since they will be scattered in front of the venue, make sure to assign someone to pick them up after your guests leave.

BUTTERFLIES

Nothing says romance and a fresh start like butterflies being released as you exit the ceremony. You can buy these butterflies in cooled packages that you hand out individually just before the grand departure. Butterflies would put any wedding on a high level of elegance.

With so many ideas to choose from, it can become daunting. Consult a LimeLight Expressions wedding planning professional for more ideas to cater to your theme or for help on how to narrow an idea down. Now you’re in the LimeLight!

 

Hosting A Bridal Shower: Frequently Asked Questions

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Bridal showers – and weddings, in general – come with a host of sticky situations that can leave you wondering what to do. The following questions and answers will cover a bevy of bridal shower etiquette to help you navigate bridesmaid feuds, disagreeing moms, gift qualms, and so much more.

Who should throw the bridal shower?

Old-fashioned tradition states that the bridal shower shouldn’t be thrown by anyone in the bride’s family because it can be seen as a greedy way to ask for gifts. Most guests see this tradition as outdated and will not be offended by a shower thrown by the bride’s family. Today, most bridal showers are thrown by the maid of honor, a friend, sister, aunt, cousin, bridesmaid, coworker, or anyone else who is close with the bride. Really, the only rule here is that the bride should not throw herself a shower.

I’m the Maid of Honor, but I can’t afford to throw a bridal shower. What do I do?

Being the Maid of Honor can really take a toll on your wallet. To cut on cost, ask another bridesmaid, or a close family member of the bride, if she would like to co-host the shower with you. This way, one single person isn’t solely responsible for footing the cost of the bridal shower. Besides co-hosting, keep the shower simple to cut on cost. Throw it mid-afternoon so you can serve light finger foods and not worry about serving your guests an entire meal

I’m throwing a bridal shower. Can I ask the other bridesmaids to help pay for the shower?

If the other bridesmaids are co-hosting the shower with you, then you can expect them to pitch in on the cost. However, don’t expect donations from the other bridesmaids if they’re not getting recognition as co-hosts. You could also ask them if anyone would like to bring a dish to eat or bring supplies for a game.

I’m throwing a bridal shower. Do I have to buy a gift, even though I’m spending a lot of money on the shower?

If you spent a pretty penny on a bridal shower, it can be hard to cough up even more money on a gift. However, it’s a nice gesture to give the bride a little something, even if it’s something inexpensive from her registry, a DIY gift, a bottle of wine for the couple to enjoy, or just a nice card with a handwritten note.

How many bridal showers should a bride have?

It’s normal for a bride to have a couple bridal showers, especially if her family and friends don’t all live in the same city. She may have one hosted by her side of the family, one for the groom’s side of the family, and another hosted by her friends. Just keep in mind that guests who are invited to multiple showers may decide to not attend all of the showers.

Is it appropriate to have a bridal shower for a second or subsequent wedding?

This is a decision that is totally up to the bride and her groom. If it’s uncomfortable or unnecessary for the bride and groom, then skip it! Instead, why not gather with a small group of friends for dinner? If a bride wants to celebrate a subsequent marriage with a shower, then she should. If she doesn’t need to register for gifts because she’s more established than a first-time bride, then consider throwing a recipe exchange or an afternoon at the spa.

When should the bridal shower be thrown?

Bridal showers are typically thrown a couple weeks to a couple months before the wedding. However, sometimes special situations, like out-of-town guests, call for an earlier or later shower. If you’re throwing the shower early, remember that the bride should already have her guest list planned, because everyone who’s invited to the shower should also be invited to the wedding. Also, she should already be registered when the invitations go out.

Who should be invited to a bridal shower?

Usually, bridesmaids, family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and other close acquaintances are invited to bridal showers. Ask the bride to brainstorm a list of guests, and it doesn’t hurt to bounce the guest list off the bride’s mother, or a close family member, to make sure no one was forgotten.

Should men and children be invited to a bridal shower?

Traditionally, bridal showers are female-only, but in recent years many couples have decided that they would both like to attend the shower and invite their female and male friends. This is perfectly fine, albeit nontraditional. As for children, ask the bride if she wants children in attendance, or if she would prefer adults-only. Remember, little ones may be distracting at a bridal shower, so consider hiring a baby sitter to occupy children during the shower, if they’re invited.

Can I invite people to the bridal shower who aren’t invited to the wedding?

It is good etiquette to make sure everyone who is invited to the bridal shower is also invited to the wedding, and this rule should be followed under most circumstances. That said, if you are having a very small, private wedding, or a destination wedding, then this rule may be bent. However, rather than throwing a traditional shower, consider instead making it a simple get-together with friends to celebrate your marriage.

Do I have to invite guest who live far away, or who I know won’t attend?

Whether it’s your cousin who lives hours away, or your friend who just had triplets, you should still invite these people who are important to you to your shower. It doesn’t hurt to send an invitation, but it might hurt their feelings if they don’t receive one.

I’m throwing a bridal shower at a restaurant. Do I have to pay for my guests’ food?

Yes, it’s good etiquette to pay for your guests if you invite them to a bridal shower at a restaurant. If this is too expensive, consider throwing a mid-afternoon shower and only ordering appetizers or desserts for the group. Or, throw the shower at home and cook the food yourself to save on cost.

If you need any help with your bridal shower, contact LimeLight Expressions for day of coordination, or planning services. We would love to work with you..Now you’re in the LimeLight!

A wedding planner or a day of coordinator? That is the question…

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Couples often ask – What is the difference between a wedding planner and a day of coordinator? More times then not, once each role is explained, they know exactly which route they want to take.

This is a decision that should be guided by wedding scope, location of the wedding, time management and budget. However, you will rarely speak to a bride or groom who regretted their decision to hire a planner or a day of coordinator. Most will tell you that their planner or day of coordinator helped them save money and relax on their big day.

So what are the differences between a wedding planner and a day of coordinator? 

Lets start with what a wedding planner offers you.

A professional wedding planner is your personal consultant, with a wide stemmed focus on every detail in curating your dream wedding. Planners are there for the initial stages of organizing the details of the wedding including providing the client with venue options, reviewing contracts, researching and recommending suppliers. They also help with all of the wedding day preparation, like creating an itinerary/timeline, organizing your ceremony rehearsal, confirming details with all contracted vendors. It is the job of a wedding planner to be present for every decision.

Ask yourself these questions to decide if a Full-Service Planner might be for you. 

Are you unsure about how to plan a budget for your wedding?
Do you have a busy job that will make finding time to plan your wedding challenging?
Are you unsure about interviewing, negotiating contracts and hiring wedding vendors?
Do you need help creating a look for the wedding?
Will you be getting married in a city where you don’t live?
Do you like the idea of collaborating with a wedding professional on all of your plans?
Do you feel it might be overwhelming to be in charge during the weeks prior to and on the wedding day?

For couples who have done all the planning for their wedding, a popular service is hiring a Day-Of Coordinator to oversee the details.

It is sometimes referred to as “Month-Of” because the wedding coordinator will commence their services about 4 weeks prior to the wedding day. To get familiar with your wedding plans, usually 1-2 meetings are needed to go through the itinerary, to see to the last minute details and what has been discussed with vendors. No matter what the service is called, these meetings are vital to communicate your vision and expectations for your special day. Along with this preparation is having the wedding coordinator present at your wedding rehearsal, so that that everyone is on the same page when it comes to the ceremony.

On the wedding day, the main role of the day of coordinator is to ensure that your plans are carried out smoothly and to discreetly handle any problems that may arise.This also means you can arrive to a perfectly set up ceremony and reception, since your coordinator will have already arrived in advance to make sure it is set up properly. They are also the liaison between you and the vendors.

Ask yourself these questions to decide if a Day-Of Planner may be a good fit for you. 

Do you like the idea of organizing every aspect of the wedding, including budgeting, creating a look, negotiating, interviewing and hiring vendors?
Do you have people in your life who will help you with the day-to-day tasks of planning a wedding?
Are you comfortable with choosing a color scheme and creating the vision for your wedding day?
Do you feel it might be overwhelming to be in charge during the weeks prior to and on the wedding day?

Wedding Registry Basics – What you should know when registering for your wedding

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You’re getting married and it’s time to set up your wedding registry (also known as a bridal registry). Your friends and family are going to give you gifts. By creating a registry, you’ll help ensure that they’ll be spending time, energy and money on something you really want and/or will use.

Give yourself time to browse.  Its good to began working on the gift registry about nine months before your big day. This will allow you some time to browse and decide which stores you would like to utilize for the registry. Take time to go to stores and use the registry gun because it’s really fun; but also use the internet registries which make it less time consuming to add items to your registry list.

Only register for items that you know you will use. The scanning gun is a powerful thing. Next thing you know you’re registered for all types of unnecessary household items – bread maker? Totally. Salad spinner? Of course..Try to register for gifts you know you will put to use right away. The last thing you’ll be doing as soon as you get home from your honeymoon is making bread from scratch!

Be sure to choose things that will last a long time. Do a little research before you decide on an item. If you need a new vacuum, be sure to look up consumer reviews first. It stinks when something you received as a wedding gift breaks only a few short months after the wedding.

Don’t forget to include items that are in the $20-$50 range. Everyone wants to buy you something, but not everyone wants to spend $100. Keep that in mind and select some lower priced items as well. Napkin rings, napkins and place-mats will always be needed and are great for people attending the wedding on a budget.

3. Consider how you will store the items when registering.
 Kitchen appliances seem great at the time you register, until you get them all together in your kitchen. If your cabinet and cupboard space is limited, it can be a headache trying to fit everything onto your counters.

Get a crock-pot. One dish meals are the secret weapon of wives around the world. A pot that cooks while you’re at work? Done and done.

Go classic. Your tastes will invariably change so make sure to register for classic items that you won’t get tired of after a few years. So don’t register for the burnt orange blender unless you truly love it.

The best way you can tell wedding guests about your registry is through printed card inserts, which you can include inside of the invitations. Or you can post a link on your wedding website and list the website inside of your invites. In some cases, there is an online buying option where friends and family can find the items you’ve registered for directly on the department store’s website.

If you need any help with your registry, creating wedding invitations or creating a wedding website, call LimeLight Expressions. We are your one stop event planning shop! Everything we create for your wedding is completely customized and tailored to you. Now you’re in the LimeLight!

 

Planning for the Holidays

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When planning any event, there is a laundry list of items to consider, and that list may get even longer when you are planning something for your co-workers or corporate clients, especially during the busyness of the Holiday season. One very important task of planning your to-do list is choosing the right people to assist in your holiday party planning process.

When choosing companies to assist in your holiday party needs, always think local first. Not only do you support the local community but also you have the added benefit of having better customer service. They can meet face-to-face as well as get you your product or service more efficiently.

One local company that can make your holiday party planning a little less stressful is LimeLight Expressions. They are a family-owned and operated, based in Omaha, NE. They can assist you with everything from invitations to décor or your full on event planning needs from start to finish, so you can enjoy, relax and show your employees, co-workers or clients a wonderful time without all the hassle of planning your event during the holiday season.

A holiday party is to show your appreciation to your employees, co-workers or clients for the hard work or the business they have done with you throughout the year. But, planning a unique holiday party takes good preparation and organization.

LimeLight Expressions is a full service event planning and design company that can put you in the limelight for the holidays with unique party ideas. Want some holiday party ideas that will have your guests talking throughout the years? Consider these:

Entertainment: Creating the right atmosphere for any event is key. Why not create an electrifying atmosphere with a live band or DJ for your holiday party.

Did you know some of the top live bands are right here in Omaha? It’s true! We have unbelievable live bands that will not only create an uplifting atmosphere but will have the dance floor swinging all night long. By supporting a local band, you will not only show your in touch with the local community and are supporting it but you will have the bonus of an impressive corporate image.

If you’re having an employee appreciation holiday party and want a little more of the team-building atmosphere, think of things that will get everyone up and moving around. There are great interactive game shows that can be set up at local venues or even in a home setting. Local scavenger hunts are a great way to not only see the great sites of Omaha but also give employees a time to bond and have some fun.

LimeLight Expressions can assist in all your entertainment needs for your holiday party from disc jockeys, to a live band or full interactive entertainment.

Ice Sculpture: For unique and fun centerpieces or a rare adult beverage dispenser, who doesn’t love a creative ice sculpture? Ice sculptures are a real crowd pleaser and if a sculpture isn’t big enough for you, how about your company logo in ice or an entire bar of ice.

Cook-Off: If involvement is what you seek, then tickle your guests’ taste buds with a little fancy feast.

We have amazing culinary artists in town that are remarkable. Not only can they come in and do a cooking demonstration for you but also you can have your guests participate. It is a fun interactive way to learn new recipes and participate as a group or allow a top chef to cook for your guests.

Flair: Have you ever seen flair bartending or flairtending? It is a fun way to WOW your guests and get delicious cocktails for the entire evening. It is sure to please all your guests as they juggle, flip and flame through the evening.

Theme: A holiday party theme is a wonderful way to really have fun and get your guests involved. Find a theme that makes it interesting to come to your event.

Everyone loves the ugly sweater parties and winter wonderlands. If your budget allows, allow your home or venue escape to a unique setting of wonder. This is a sure way to make your holiday party different and your guests will be talking about your event for years to come. Plus, the invitations with your one-of-a-kind theme will peak your guests’ interest to mark their calendars right away.

If you want some additional holiday party ideas or want to try one of these suggestions but just not sure where to start, contact LimeLight Expressions to assist in your holiday planning.

The benefits of planning a holiday party are to show your appreciation to your guests and thank them for everything they have done. It really does make a difference for your employees, co-workers or clients but planning can be stressful so call the experts to help you make a truly memorable event.

LimeLight Expressions is a unique family owned business in that they can assist in your entire event planning needs from holidays, weddings to corporate parties. Everything they do is customized to the individual or business from invitations to decorations, they have you covered.

If you still need those Holiday cards either personal or business or even Holiday party invitations, think of LimeLight Expressions. Everything they design is hand drawn and completely unique for you.

Plus, you’re not only receiving a quality product or service with LimeLight Expressions but you support a local business and the local community. Every dollar spent with LimeLight Expressions, 10% of the net proceeds goes to a charity of your choice and during the holiday season, 20% of all net proceeds go back to the local community.

Let LimeLight Expressions put you in the limelight by thinking outside the box for you and making your holiday party something that your guests will truly remember.

Read the full article about LimeLight Expressions in the Strictly Business Magazine.

The owner of LimeLight Expressions, Kimmylea also appears on the cover of the Strictly Business Magazine this month.

A Groom’s Check List:

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It’s officially the day of your wedding!  You and your beautiful bride, or maybe your bride and her wedding planner, have made all of the wedding plans. Now its time to enjoy the day…But first, there are a couple of things the groom is responsible on the day of the wedding. Here is a easy to follow check list for you to keep in your pocket on your big day!

  • Vows- If you have written your vows, DO NOT forget them. Even if you memorized them, it is a good idea to bring them anyway, just in case you freeze up during crunch time.
  • Rings- You will probably need to bring these if you haven’t made arrangements for the best man to carry them.
  • Aspirin- It is going to be a long and stressful day, but also the best day of your life. Some aspirin can relieve a surprise headache.
  • Extra Shirt- You never know when a spill or rip might happen. A back up shirt can be a life saver.
  • Extra Tie- Another tie or bow tie can save you some stress if something should happen to the one you have on.
  • Extra Cuff Links- You may drop one, lose one, or break one. Some spare cuff links are always a good idea.
  • Cash- You never know when you might need a few bucks for a tip or something else.
  • Cell Phone- For emergencies, just in case you need to call someone in the wedding party, or get a hold of someone at the wedding facility.
  • Boutonniere- Usually you receive this at the venue, but if not, do not leave it at home.
  • Snacks- A few snacks will keep you and the groomsmen from going hungry before the reception. It’s also not a bad idea to have a bottle of water or juice close at hand too.
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Floss- Show off those pearly whites in pictures and to your bride. You do not want to have anything stuck in your teeth, so, after a snack, be sure to brush and floss.
  • Directions- Just in case the limo driver gets lost on the way to the church or venue.
  • Comb and Gel- Just in case you need some last minute hair touch ups.
  • Deodorant- Especially if it is the summertime, you are going to sweat, and some extra deodorant will keep you smelling fresh.
  • Shoe Insoles- You may want to place them in your shoes, as you will be on your feet all day long.
  • Cologne- A few squirts will keep you smelling great when your bride comes down the aisle.
  • Watch- Do not lose track of time! Your bride will kill you if you are late, so use your watch to keep everyone on schedule.
  • Lint Brush- Just to get those annoying fuzzies and dust off you quickly and easily.
  • Extra Socks- An extra pair of black socks are a great idea, just in case the ones you start with get sweaty. There is no better feeling than a fresh pair of socks.
  • Wedding Documents- You want to have your marriage license and other important documents on you.

At LimeLight Expressions, our goal is to make sure your special day goes exactly how you’ve always dreamed. We can help plan your wedding no matter if it’s large or small, a destination or a backyard wedding..we can make your vision come to life. Now you’re in the LimeLight!

Time to smell the flowers – Choosing your wedding bouquet

You’ve arranged the venue. You’ve purchased the dress. The next big decision is ‘What flowers should I have for my wedding?’ It’s a detail that’s worth taking time to think about. After all, your bouquet is going to be in almost all of your wedding photographs.

Wedding bouquets are highly essential for a wedding. It sets tone in a wedding. Bouquets come in so many different types. If you are looking for a perfect bouquet to be used on your wedding, this article can give you some good advice.

Cascade bouquets possess an outstanding representation. Generally, they are planned to be similar to a blossoms’ waterfall. There is no doubt that these bouquets are captivating. The cascade bouquet is larger than most types of bouquets. Thus, it looks really lovely on brides who are tall and are wearing a dress with slight detail. If you are selecting a cascade bouquet, you must consider whether it matches the color and the size of the dress you are wearing. Cascade bouquets are a combination of different flowers such as orchids, calla lilies, stephanotis, and greenery.

The hand-tied bouquets are commonly seen on summer weddings or ceremonies that are taking place outdoors. This style bouquet is definitely inspired by nature. It’s a simple bouquet that ties the flower blooms altogether. Flowers are often tied either by ribbon or twine. Tied bouquets are also ideal because they have a high range of adaptability. They suit either a formal or an informal wedding. You can incorporate flowers such as chrysanthemum, sunflowers, roses or peonies for a great hand-tied look.

The over arm bouquet looks very modern. It has a simple and elegant appearance and is suitable for any kind of wedding. The over the arm bouquet is often made up of long-stemmed flowers like calla lilies, tulips, sunflowers, orchids or roses. Flowers are wrapped together with the use of a ribbon or twine.

Posy bouquet is composed of smaller flowers. This is often intended for bridesmaids and flower girls. Some flowers used for this kind of bouquet are lily of the valley, hydrangeas, baby’s breath and spray roses. An alternative style for posy bouquet is the incorporation of some larger flowers to make focal points throughout the bouquet. This can also balance the color scheme.

Round flower wedding bouquets are often used as bridal flowers. This bouquet has a similar characteristics as the posy bouquet, however, it can be much larger in size. It often uses flowers like gerberas and roses. This kind of bouquet is also ideal for both formal and casual wedding.

If you need any help deciding what flowers, decor or invitations you will need for your wedding, please contact us. Event planning, photography and design is what we do best! If you are in the Omaha or Lincoln, Nebraska area, and planning a wedding – contact LimeLight Expressions for all of your wedding needs. LimeLightExpressions.com

Now you’re in the LimeLight!

 

Under the Veil – your guide to choosing a wedding veil style!

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There are lots of options for brides, depending on your dress style and length (and color!) and the general look and feel you are going for on your big day. Of course, you may not want to wear a veil at all, but if you do, read on!

Tips & Helpful Hints

  • Unless you are wearing a family veil or similar, make sure you buy your dress before you start thinking about veils as not all of them will suit the look you go for.
  • Even if you don’t think you’re a ‘veil person’, try one on at your fitting. It is 100% the best way to make your mom and bridesmaids start crying (in a good way).
  • When you go to your hair trial (and in some cases your actual hair appointment on the day) make sure you bring your veil with you. If your hairdresser puts it into place for you, make sure one of your bridesmaids is on hand watching so she can assist later in the evening.

Types of veils

Blusher is a term sometimes used for shoulder-length veils, but technically a blusher is the bit that stands in front of your face as you walk down the aisle, and that can be any length from birdcage to much longer. This is the one that your father lifts when he presents you to your husband.

Birdcage veils are the shortest length, and have enjoyed huge popularity in the last few years. There’s quite a bit of variety within birdcage veils but they’re usually worn just covering the eyes or extending down to the chin. Super stylish and low-hassle.

Shoulder-length veils are less commonly found these days, but are perfect for a fashion-forward bride, especially if you have detailing on your dress that you’d like to show off, but still want that dash of tradition. A fun version of the shoulder-length is the flyaway veil, which has more than one layer and just brushes the shoulders.

Elbow-length veils They’re elegant and easy to handle, and when combined with a blusher are very romantic without the hassle of carrying a full-length train around with you. These are perfect if you are wearing a full dress as they end just about at the point where the skirt of your gown begins, which is super-flattering.

If you loved Kate Middleton’s look, than fingertip-length is the one for you. This is the veil that flatters most brides and their dresses, and as a result is the most popular. A safe bet and an extremely pretty one.

Ballet-length is one of my favorites. You get much of the prettiness of the longer veil varieties, without worrying about tripping over yourself. Also called waltz-length (because you can still dance in it), it falls anywhere between the knee and ankle.

Chapel-length veils go all the way to the ground (it’s sometimes called a sweep veil), and may drape a little but does not have a train. This is one for formal weddings, and is incredibly romantic and elegant. You will definitely feel like a princess in this style veil. It’s often combined with a blusher and/or an elbow-length veil for two-or three-tiered loveliness!

The juliet cap is a look we are just seeing start to take off again, with both Kate Moss and Lily Allen sporting the look at their weddings last year. It’s very chic – after all, wedding style goddess Grace Kelly did it, so it must be a winner!

Pouf veils (tulle that gathers to a hairpiece, creating height) aren’t every bride’s cup of tea, but they can be gorgeous with the right gown. They are often used to add a bit of vintage 1960’s flair to an ensemble. Bold and beautiful.

Now you’re in the LimeLight for wedding veils!