All About Veils: Finding the Perfect Style for your Dress


Are you a classic bride? Non-traditional bride? Maybe you’re a modern or a vintage bride.  No matter what type of bride you are, there is a style of veil out there for you. Nothing says timeless like a bride wearing a veil. There are so many decisions to make about dresses, jewelry, shoes, and accessories. The veil is the last finishing touch after the hair and makeup are complete, and once the dress is fully fastened. The veil is one of the most defining aspects of your bridal appearance. Think about it, what is the first thing your guests will see as you walk down the aisle? The veil.

Birdcage Veil:

Vintage, and worn by vintage brides! It’s also considered retro, and it’s the perfect accessory. Pair it with a bold lip and stunning vintage accessories; the birdcage veil will accent your wedding hair and makeup perfectly.

Photo Credit | Gilded Shadows on Etsy

Blusher Veil:

If you love mystery and shielding your face but don’t want a long veil? Well, then the blusher veil is for you. It’s classic and modern all at the same time. Wait for your groom to lift your veil and pair it with a voluminous hairstyle.

Photo Credit: David’s Bridal

Juliet Cap:

If you like drama or are looking to add a little boho edge to your bridal look, then consider the Juliet cap. This is a historic option and is usually worn with your hair down. It adds a unique style as you walk down the aisle.

Photo Credit: Gilded Shadows Etsy Shop

Shoulder Length Veil:

This veil is so playful! If you’re committed to the traditional veil but don’t want it to get in the way of your dance moves, then a shoulder length veil is perfect for you! Its flirty and won’t cover up any gorgeous embellishments on your dress.

Photo Credit: Timeless Wedding Veils Etsy Shop

Elbow Length Veil:

If you want to frame your face and have your veil drape over your face seamlessly, then have this enchanting veil accent your gown all the way to your waist. With your simplistic dress and gorgeous smile, your groom won’t be able to look away even for a second!

Photo Credit: David’s Bridal

Fingertip Veil:

This is probably a perfect veil length for a bride who wants all the perks of a long veil without too much commitment. It’s sophisticated and will let you move around freely with any hairstyle and still show off the gorgeous details of your dress.

Photo Credit: David’s Bridal

Waltz Veil:

These veils will fall somewhere between your fingertips and the floor, but is ideal for those wind-swept photos you see on Pinterest and can easily be worn with all hairstyles!

Photo Credit: Nordstrom | Designer Toni Federici

Chapel Veil:

This veil is typically a little longer than floor length, adding drama and elegance to your walk down the aisle. Long tulle veils are easy to wrinkle so be sure to have it steamed before your wedding day to create a seamless look.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom | Designer Toni Federici

Cathedral Veil:

Jaw. Drop. Worn for formal weddings, the cathedral veil is the longest veil and usually has the most detail. Since it’s the longest, it’s the hardest to move around in. So think about taking it off or switching to a new veil for the reception.

Photo Credit: David’s Bridal

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