You are in the midst of planning your wedding, you’ve picked your dress and now you must choose your veil…but how? Here is an easy guide to help you choose the perfect veil to accentuate your fairytale dress.
Blusher: the veiling that covers the face as the bride walks down the aisle. The blusher can be worn during the entire ceremony until the first kiss as husband and wife or it can be pulled back over the bride’s face before she is given away. A blusher can vary in length from about 20 inches to a more dramatic length of 60 inches or more.
Flyaway: the shortest veil length that is sometimes referred to as the shoulder length veil. Typically this veil length is 20 inches long or shorter.
Elbow: hits the bride below the shoulder or near the elbow. A common length for the elbow veil is around 28 inches.
Fingertip: hits right at the fingertips or around the hand. A typical length for this veil is around 36 inches.
Ballet: hits the body somewhere between the knees and calves and is about 56 inches in length. This veil is also known as a waltz veil.
Chapel: this veil is about 108 inches long and extends all the way to the ground. The width of the veil can range anywhere from 56 inches wide to 108 inches wide, depending on the width of your dress or personal preference.
Cathedral: the longest veil length which extends past the end of your dress train. It is typically worn in church settings. A cathedral veil is approximately 120 inches or longer.
Now that you have learned the ABCs of bridal veils, you can walk confidently down the aisle knowing that the veil you chose is the perfect fit for you and your dream dress.