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Tip Tuesday: Veil Guide

I was on the fence about a veil at first, but after trying one on with my wedding dress I was absolutely sold. While veils are absolutely not required, I personally think they add a beautiful, romantic touch. If you're like me you may have assumed that veils are pretty much all the same, but turns out there are way more styles than I initially thought! There are many ways to individualize your veil to make it unique and truly yours, but before making your selection, you're going to want to learn a little bit about the most common veil lengths. Check out our veil guide below and let me know which length you're planning to wear for your big day!

Short Veils

  • Birdcage (4-9"): Falls slightly below eye level.

  • Shoulder Length (20-22"): Hits at the shoulder and is a great option for brides not wanting to distract from the detailing of the dress neckline.

  • Blusher (30"): A shorter veil that covers the bride's face.

Mid-Length Veils

  • Elbow (32"): A nice middle-length option that covers the bride's shoulders and ends at the elbow, just above the hips.

  • Fingertip (38-40"): This option, slightly longer than the elbow, ensure the entire back detailing of the dress can be seen through the sheer veil, and falls roughly midway between the bride's hips and knees.

Long Veils

  • Floor-Length (72"): Falls at floor length.

  • Chapel (90"): A long veil option that typically hits just slightly past the train.

  • Cathedral (108-120"): The most dramatic of all veils. Likely extends well beyond the bride's train.

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Note: There are many variations in length and style, but these are the most common length classifications. Resources consulted for this post include, David's Bridal, Brides, and Azazie.

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