Wedding veil comb styles explained

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Ever thought to yourself: What's the difference between a drop comb and gathered comb? ...No?

We get it - veil combs probably aren't something you've spent a lot of time wondering about. But, for such a simple accessory, there's more than one way a veil can be secured. We break down the four most common here. 

 
 

4 Common wedding veil comb styles

Drop comb

This is a technique where the comb is sewn directly to an ungathered veil. It's typically seen with veils that have blushers. These combs can be wrapped in fabric to match the color of the bride's hair, making them super discreet, yet secure.

Gathered comb

Gathering refers to pulling the veil fabric together to be secured directly to the comb. This is probably the most common of veil comb styles, creating volume and drama where it's placed.

Floating veil

This style is exclusive to veils with blushers because it actually has no comb at all, offering the most flexibility for placement and control over blusher and veil length. Once set, petite veil pins can be used to secure the veil where it's been placed. 

Petite veil pins

Used for shorter, lighter veils, pins are often used when there is a smaller amount of gathered fabric to secure, more than one spot to secure on the veil, or for super discreet placement. These offer a less secure hold, making them poor options for longer, heavier veils that could easily pull out due to length and weight. 

 

Check out these different comb styles in our 2018 Visual Wedding Veil Guide, featuring 12 of the most traditional veil lengths and styles, using a variety of these comb settings. 

 

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