Saying your “I do’s” seaside? Proclaiming your love in front of a lake? Sailing off to a tropical destination to tie the knot?
Beach settings make such romantic spots for weddings – it isn’t hard to see why there are so many beach brides! However, a beachy setting and everything that goes with it bring a few unexpected challenges to your wedding day.
You could have a gentle breeze lifting your veil…or a gust that seems like Mother Nature is trying to tear it free herself! But don’t fret. There are lots of veil types and accessories that can make your waterfront wedding go off without a hitch.
If you’ve already chosen your perfect outdoor wedding dress and are now in search of a hair accessory, this lineup of the best wedding veils for beach brides is just for you!
- Best Wedding Veils for Beach Brides
- 1. Twigs & Honey Marolize Birdcage Veil
- 2. One-Tier Blusher Veil
- 3. Britt Veil
- 4. Tropical Orchid Birdcage Veil
- 5. Sheena Elbow Length Veil
- 6. Silver or Gold Mica Flake Veil
- 7. Scalloped Cathedral Veil
- 8. A.B. Ellie Hayden Pearl Fingertip Veil
- 9. Rosalyn Veil
- 10. Pleated Accordion Veil
- 11. 118″ Cathedral Veil
- 12. Tulle Fingertip Veil with Horsehair Trim
- 13. Beach Wedding Veil with Sea Wave Trim (Any Length)
- 14. Custom Veil
- 15. Honorable Mention: Beach Wedding Hair Comb
- Beach Wedding Veil FAQ
Best Wedding Veils for Beach Brides
1. Twigs & Honey Marolize Birdcage Veil
A light and airy birdcage veil is an amazing choice for a beach wedding. It still partially covers your face as a nod to tradition, but it is also perfect for the modern bride who wants something less formal.
Studded with shimmering Swarovski crystals, this sweet veil will sparkle like the waves behind you. The delicate tulle isn’t hot or heavy, making this piece ideal for those sunny midday nuptials.
2. One-Tier Blusher Veil
Not too long but not too informal: that’s the beauty of this blusher veil. Made of nylon, it’s light and ethereal. The natural, raw edge falls around the waistline when worn as a veil. It provides the perfect amount of coverage when brought forward as a blusher.
It isn’t so long that you’ll have to worry about it dragging in the sand or being unmanageable with the wind, but it still offers a touch of classic elegance.
3. Britt Veil
Short and chic, this veil is another fabulous option. Tulle drapes elegantly from a secure gold comb. Lying about mid-back, the length is easy to handle while still giving you that traditional bridal look.
Pearly seed beads line the edge of the veil, giving it delicate detail. Plus, their weight may just be enough to help hold the veil down against those sea breezes.
4. Tropical Orchid Birdcage Veil
This birdcage veil was made to be worn by a beach bride, for more reasons than one!
The vintage-inspired netting graces your beautiful face and is held in by an extra secure comb. The veil also includes tru-touch white tropical orchids that feel and look like real lush blooms.
Intricately wired with pearly centers and fastened to a clip, you can pair them with your veil to wow your wedding guests as you walk down the aisle, then remove them for safekeeping when it’s time to party at the reception.
5. Sheena Elbow Length Veil
Elbow-length veils and beach weddings go hand in hand, and this tulle veil proves it. It is elegant yet casual enough for “I do’s” in the sand. Whether you have an elegant updo or want to leave your hair down, this veil would make an excellent accessory.
We adore the tiny beading around the hem that is placed entirely by hand. It adds a lovely bit of sparkle to an otherwise simple and classic veil.
6. Silver or Gold Mica Flake Veil
by Etsy: DavieandChiyo
We are positively head over heels for this unique and stunning bridal veil. Adorned with gleaming Mica flakes in either gold or silver, this veil assures that you will turn heads on your wedding day. It’s unique, modern, and minimalist – everything a contemporary bride is looking for.
You can choose your length, from shoulder to ballet and even cathedral. Yes, you can wear a cathedral veil on the beach! Especially one as breathtaking as this.
7. Scalloped Cathedral Veil
Speaking of cathedral veils, here is another favorite. This traditional wedding veil is paired with a fun and flirty scalloped edge. The lonely French Alencon lace trimming brings to mind white-capped surf on a beach.
The cathedral length veil perfectly frames any wedding dress, highlighting your silhouette beautifully. You can choose to have Swarovski crystals embedded into the lace for some extra sparkle or leave it unadorned for a simpler silhouette.
8. A.B. Ellie Hayden Pearl Fingertip Veil
It’s as if the beautiful salty spray of the ocean was frozen in time and used to adorn this delightful fingertip veil. Breezy tulle hangs perfectly at fingertip length. An ethereal smattering of pearls in an ombre pattern at the edge adds intrigue and sparkle.
Everything from the pearls to the pattern makes this fingertip veil an obvious choice for a beach bride.
9. Rosalyn Veil
Bohemian and beach are a match made in bridal heaven!
We love how this whimsical veil brings both styles together. Its airy tulle is ethereal and ideal for keeping you cool and comfortable.
To make it a little less “traditional wedding veil” and a little more boho, hand-cut white florals have been added to the lower half. It’s soft, feminine, and so fitting of a relaxed seaside affair.
10. Pleated Accordion Veil
by Etsy: DavieandChiyo
We love the bold look of a jumpsuit on a bride (like #7 on our outdoor wedding dress list!). But it can be difficult to find the right veil to complement the bold look – even more so if you plan on wearing that jumpsuit on a beach.
This fantastic pleated accordion veil checks all the boxes, for a jumpsuit or any other bridal look! It’s unique, breathable, and just the right length. The perfectly-pressed pleats give it a modern twist despite the fact that its tulle construction and design are still quite traditional.
11. 118″ Cathedral Veil
One of the most amazing things about a beach wedding is the glorious scenery you’ll have for all of your photos. If you really want to make those images breathtaking, opt for this extra-long cathedral veil.
We don’t suggest asking your maid of honor to help wrangle this epic veil during the ceremony, but it does make for fantastic pictures after the fact. The soft tulle will billow out beautifully in the wind, but it is promised to be light enough to be comfortable and wrinkle-resistant too!
12. Tulle Fingertip Veil with Horsehair Trim
by Etsy: VeilsforBrides
Don’t be dissuaded by the name – horsehair trim or braid is a fancy name for crinoline netting. It forms the lovely edge around this tulle fingertip veil. Aside from giving a bit of flair and drama, it also helps give the veil dimension.
A stiffener material, the horsehair trim helps to form those voluminous folds in the veil. This makes it look as if it is elegantly floating around you, framing you beautifully.
13. Beach Wedding Veil with Sea Wave Trim (Any Length)
by Etsy: SavchenkoDesign
With “sea wave” in the name, you just know it has to be an unforgettable beach wedding veil. The bottom of this unique veil is embellished with sweet little sea wave appliques. Soft tulle floats at whatever length you desire.
It has a blusher in front like a traditional wedding veil. When flipped back, it gives this dramatic veil lots of volume.
14. Custom Veil
If you’re still having a hard time committing to a veil, creating a gorgeous custom veil is always an option!
Of course, you can have fun adding accents, edges, and choosing colors. However, you can also customize things like the cut, width, and number of tiers; features that usually come standard and aren’t available for personalization from most companies.
Instead of waiting to fall in love with a pre-made veil, build the wedding gown accessory of your dreams!
15. Honorable Mention: Beach Wedding Hair Comb
by Etsy: LuxeBridalDesign
Technically it isn’t a veil, but we just had to highlight this enchanting wedding hair comb. Consider it an honorable mention!
It delights with its multi-sized lustrous pearls and delicate little starfish. Did we mention that each starfish is encrusted in rhinestones? Its sparkle will give the glittering waves a run for their money.
You could even pair it with one of these beach wedding veils to really dazzle your guests. It just might be the ultimate beach wedding hair accessory!
Beach Wedding Veil FAQ
Girl, you do what you want at YOUR wedding! Of course, you can choose not to wear a veil. You can leave your hair au naturel (maybe in beachy waves?) or choose to accessorize with a delicate hair chain or comb instead.
Veils are traditional, but that doesn’t mean you have to wear one if you don’t want to!
Veils were traditionally worn for a few reasons. The first was to conceal the bride from evil spirits, as all the bridesmaids wore veils too. The second was for modesty. The modesty aspect has continued on with the custom of wearing a veil.
Today, brides wear veils because it is tradition, for modesty, because they love the look, and for a variety of other reasons!
Yep! If you’re worried about keeping the veil in place, you have a few options. You can secure it with a comb, clips, a headband, or even a tiara if you want to be fancy! Flower crowns are lovely for beach weddings, too.
If you are concerned with how it will look…rest assured you will absolutely shine on your wedding day, however you decide to wear your hair and veil.
If you’re shopping with a consultant, they can help guide you. If not, there are a few tips for choosing the right veil. Generally, you want your veil to match your dress but not outdo it. Keep your dress shape, length, style, and details in mind when selecting a veil.
In the end, though, go with your gut. Choose the veil that makes you feel the most beautiful on your beachy wedding day.
Choosing Your Veil Doesn’t Have to Be a Beach
Make choosing your beach wedding veil easy: trust your instincts!
There are many great veils on this list, and hopefully, you found the one for you. But if you’re still looking, don’t limit yourself. There is no “right” veil for a beach wedding. You may even decide you want to let your hair down and go sans veil for your beach nuptials.
As long as you follow your heart, you’ll look (and feel) fabulous on your wedding day!
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Megan’s wedding experience began over a decade ago when planning her dream ceremony. Since then, three kids have been added to the mix. Megan wholeheartedly embraces all things baby, childhood, and family. When she isn’t writing or chasing little ones you can find her running, hiking, or reading.