Who knew there were so many Wedding Veil Lengths?! This post will help you decode 6 different styles and lengths.
I’m a total sucker for bridal headwear!! Have you ever tried on a veil? Or a gorgeous headband? Aren’t they hard to take off, they always make you feel like an instant royal.
I like to personally refer to this as the “Princess Di” of veils. Adorning a cathedral veil on your big day is all about adding a layer of drama to your bridal beauty. A cathedral is also the longest length of veil available and will extend down past the train of your gown. If you adorn a cathedral veil you might need some veil ‘fluffing’ prior to your walk down the aisle.
Honorable Mention: Chapel Veil If you like the idea of a cathedral veil but you want to dial it back a bit on the length and drama, a chapel veil will be your best bet. A chapel will be shorter than a cathedral starting at an 8″ difference.
This veil length is pretty self-explanatory! If your arms are laying flat against your sides a fingertip veil will fall to the end of your finger tips, Duchess Kate Middleton opted for a fingertip veil on her wedding day. A fingertip veil will compliment almost any type of wedding dress silhouette.
Honorable Mention: Elbow Veil – the elbow veil will fall to the side of your bent elbow while holding your bouquet, an elbow veil will be 10″ shorter than a fingertip veil.
A shoulder veil will fall at your shoulders and typically comes in multiple voluminous tiers as opposed to one
piece of fabric like the aforementioned veils. The shoulder length veil has a bit less of a formal feel and more of a fun/spunky vibe.
So What Exactly is a Blusher?
A blusher is the portion of the veil meant to come down over the front of your face. A blusher is more traditional but many brides now opt to walk down the aisle ‘open faced’ or without a blusher covering their face. The blusher can be pulled back by the person who walked you down the aisle and before you take your vows, or a blusher can be pulled back by your new partner just before your first kiss. A blusher can come with any length of wedding veil, or a blusher can even be worn by itself in the form of a birdcage veil.
Take your veil and make it your own! Don’t want to wear your veil past your ceremony? Opt for an additional piece of head-wear under your veil and be sure to communicate to your stylist that your veil will need to have an easy out clause for transitioning from your ceremony to your reception.