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If you’re wondering how to choose a veil for your wedding dress, know you’re not alone! This question sits high on brides’ agendas during their wedding planning adventures. Choosing the right veil to match your dress can be a very personal choice, though I can certainly help steer you in the right direction to get started.
In this blog, I’ll describe a few characteristics about veils and in the video at the bottom, I’ll show you which veils pair best with specific gown types (i.e. lace, satin, etc.).
In my bridal boutique, I find that sometimes brides stress about lengths when they’re figuring out how to choose a veil. When I recognize this, I assure them there usually isn’t a right or wrong length for most gowns.
While there are many in-between cuts, the two most popular lengths for veils are fingertip and cathedral. Fingertip veils generally hit somewhere between the bottom of your bum and the tips of your fingers. Cathedral veils are generally at least 110″ long and look best when they are at least a few inches longer than your train.
Unless the veil has a raw edge (plain tulle), it often features a fabric or beaded edge trim. Lace trims are quite popular, as well as various thicknesses of satin or organza ribbon. Delicate beaded edges happen to be some of my favorite and we sell many of them at my bridal boutique in San Diego.
Full Veil Embellishments
Some veils may only have embellishment on the edge, while others have embellishment only on or also on the body of the veil. Popular styles with all over embellishments include pearl veils or veils with beautiful floral detailing!
How to Choose a Veil for Your Wedding Dress
Watch my video below to learn more about selecting a beautiful veil to pair with your gown. Whether you want a fingertip or cathedral veil, you’ll learn which “edge” or “body” decoration will best suit your desired aesthetic.