Custom Cut Fullness
What is Custom Cut Fullness?
Custom Cut Fullness simply refers to having the top and the bottom of your wedding veil cut at different widths. With this option, you can order an Extra Full Wedding Veil - so it's nice and wide at the bottom, but have the top custom cut to be just as sheer and flat as a Sheer Fullness Wedding Veil. This can be a bit confusing so we've dedicated an entire page on our site to help explain! If you still have questions after reading through this - please feel free to email us.
For the most part, Custom Cut Fullness applies to Standard Cut Wedding Veils. Other veil cuts - such as centergathered, cascading sides, and the mantilla cut veil are naturally more sheer at the comb because of the way they have to be cut. However, if you did want the top "extra" sheer, please be sure to let us know.
So how does Custom Cut Fullness work?
Let's say for instance that you had a very wide train on your gown and wanted a long wedding veil that was sheer at the comb, but wide enough at the bottom to cover your train. An extra full wedding veil is cut from material that is 108" wide. A regular standard cut veil in extra fullness would be 108" wide at the bottom of the veil, and the top would have 108" of material gathered onto a 3" or 4.5" comb. So up at the top of the wedding veil there would be lots of fabric and and folds because there is so much fabric gathered onto a comb. Below is an example of an extra full chapel length wedding veil (notice at the top there is so much fabric gathered onto the comb you can't really see her hair behind the veil).
1st Wedding Veil: Extra full Cathedral Veil (108" top and bottom - no custom cut fullness)
2nd Wedding Veil: Extra full Cathedral Veil with Custom cut fullness (72" at the top, 108" wide at the bottom)
3rd Wedding Veil: Standard fullness Cathedral Veil with Custom cut fullness (72" wide at the bottom, just 30" at the top).
It is quite common to have a wedding veil custom cut to sheer fullness (54" wide) at the top as well. This will be just slightly more sheer and flatter than the above 72" wide. The above are simply examples, we can do any number in between.
Ultra Sheer Veils with Custom Cut Fullness
The absolute smallest we can custom cut the top of a Standard cut wedding veil to is about 10-12". Because the material needs to gradually taper in - we are unable to do this on bridal veils shorter than 36" (unless it is cascading sides cut, or mantilla). With standard cut wedding veils, if you request just 12" at the comb, in general there will not be enough material to really pull around the shoulders, or go around a full updo.
However, with other cuts - such as a mantilla cut - in sheer fullness we typically only gather about 10" at the comb - and there is plenty of veil to curve around the shoulders because that is the nature of a mantilla cut veil. So if you would like a veil that is ultra sheer at the top, but still has enough material to pull around the shoulders - then you'll probably want a mantilla cut veil.
If you'd like the sheerest look possible with a standard cut veil, but would like enough material so that it will go around a full updo or hang around your shoulders a bit, we recommend a width of aprox 25" at the comb. With any custom cut fullness that is less than 40" at the comb, we strongly recommend a metal comb. The metal comb simply looks the best and spreads the gathers out better for the sheerest look.
1st Wedding Veil to the Left: Sheer single layer Wedding Veil (cut from 54" wide material), standard cut, custom cut fullness of just 12" at the comb.
Notice in the front view, there is not quite enough material to be pulled forward around her shoulders.
This fullness works great if you want the veil to be very sheer, and stay behind your shoulders.
2nd Wedding veil to the Left: Sheer single layer Wedding Veil (cut from 54" wide material), standard cut, custom cut fullness of just 25" at the comb.
Notice in the front view there is more material available to pull around the shoulders if wanted. This would also work well placed above a full updo in the hair.
Closeup of custom cut fullness of 12" at the comb, worn lower on the head over flat hair. This wedding veil is attached to a 4.5" metal comb, which we highly recommend.
Real Brides with Custom Cut Fullness
Over the years, our option for custom cut fullness has been very popular! Be sure to browse our Testimonials to see real brides with full descriptions of their custom wedding veils. There are many that have custom cut fullness. Below are a few examples!