When you go to choose a veil,
The style of the dress determines the type of veil
youíll be wearing.
Be sure that
the wedding veil complements your height, dress style
and length as well as the dress detailing.
How do you know whatís right for you?
veils come in different lengths. To
determine the length that works best
with your dress.
One way to find out
is to try on wedding veils
at the same time you try on dresses.
You can see what style of
veil works best. Be sure you are wearing the same
hairstyle you plan for your wedding
day so you can see just how the veil
Wedding Veil Glossary
Blusher : The
blusher is elbow length, a single layer. This veil is
worn over the face during the ceremony. It is customary
for the groom or the father of the bride to flip it
back, revealing the bride's lovely face, usually range
from 25" to 35". The Blusher blushers should not be too
long, It may be be difficult to lift during the marriage
ceremony. The blusher is typically removed for the
reception. The blusher can be worn with any wedding
The chapel veil extends to
the floor, flowing down
2 ½ yards from the headpiece.
The chapel veil is usually worn in formal weddings with a
chapel or sweep train.
Cathedral : The
cathedral veil is the most formal veil. It extends 3 ½
yards from your headpiece, extends the length of the
dress train by at least 6", and usually worn with a
cathedral-length train. It can have multiple
layers or a blusher veil.
Double-Tier : A double
tier veil has two layers like the name suggests that
usually extend to different lengths, one of which may be
the blusher. Suit most brides.
Elbow : An elbow
length veil extends down to your elbows, Elbow length
veils is very popular for formal weddings, work well
with a full skirt wedding dress.
: This style
extends to the fingertips, measure from where you are
going to wear the veil on your head to your fingertips.
A very popular length, can be worn with any wedding
dress, particularly with ball gowns, A fingertip veil is
not for brides under 5'4"
Mantilla : Mantilla is a Spanish veil style,
long veil, often made of lace, veil drapes over the head
to varying lengths. A headpiece isnít necessary to keep
it in place.
The pouf veil is a gathered material fastens to a headpiece or comb
to create height for the veil, add character to the hairstyle and headpiece. It
is usually about 3" height, but can be as large as 6" to 8", generally made of
tulle or netting, worn with an informal wedding dress.
Waltz Veil is long veil, falls from your headpiece down to your ankle, usually
54" to 60", another option if you prefer a long veil and your dress does not
have a train. This veil is sometimes called a Ballet veil.
Wedding Veil Colours
White : White veil usually wear on
Traditional white wedding gowns.
Diamond white : This
veil colour goes well
with natural silk wedding gowns.
Ivory : This veil
colour goes with ivory wedding gowns.
Donít choose an ivory veil for a white dress.