Choosing the right veil for your wedding day can be just as difficult as choosing the right dress! There are many types of veils and it’s hard to know what you want when you aren’t even sure what options you have! Our guide to the different types of wedding veils is sure to help you veil shopping experience much simpler.

Veil Lengths

Fingertip Length Veil

The fingertip length veil is the most popular and universally seen veil. As the name suggests, this is a medium length veil that falls to about fingertip length. It’s a flattering style that works well for any type of ceremony, indoor or outdoor, formal or casual!

Elbow Length Veil

Again, as the name suggests, this veil goes down to around elbow length. It is a great option if you want the look of a veil but maybe have a lot of detailing on the back of your gown that you don’t want to cover up. This length veil would allow that to still be seen!

Ballet Veil

A ballet veil is a longer veil, often somewhere between mid-thigh and calf length. Ballet veils are a great choice for brides having outdoor weddings that want a long veil; you get the look of a longer veil without it being ruined by dragging the ground!

Chapel Veil

A chapel veil is one of the longest veils available. They touch the ground and extend a few inches, creating a super beautiful and romantic look! They are a good choice for more formal weddings.

Cathedral Veil

A cathedral veil is the ultimate statement veil! Cathedral veils are often 8 feet long or more, meaning they are even longer than the train of most wedding gowns. They are great for the most elegant and formal weddings, and are sure to provide some amazing photo opportunities!

Veil Styles

Mantilla Veil

A Mantilla veil, also known as a Spanish lace veil, is one that features lace all around the edge. The lace is often rounded or scalloped, giving it a very whimsical and romantic look. The Mantilla veil is a great choice for any bride!

Double Tiered Veil

The double tiered veil is probably what comes to mind when you think of a traditional wedding veil. These veils have two panels, with the shorter one often being draped over the brides face as she walks down the aisle and then flipped to the back for the ceremony. These are a great option for a more conventional wedding that follows classical wedding customs.

Birdcage Veil

The birdcage veil is ideal when going for a classically styled wedding and it has a very vintage look. These veils are about mid-nose length, often drape down over one or both eyes, and are made of a wider mesh so they can be easily seen through. This veil is often paired with a retro red lip and cat eye makeup look, and it’s so much fun!

Pouf Veils

A pouf veil is just that: poofy! The tulle is gathered to make a voluminous hairpiece to bring some 60’s-esque flair to your wedding look. These aren’t seen very often, so choosing a pouf veil definitely gives your style a fashion-forward aspect!

Juliet Cap

The Juliet Cap style is starting to make a resurgence, and we absolutely love it! A Juliet Cap can come in various lengths, but the top of the veil has an extra piece of fabric to make a sort of cap over the crown of your head. This cap is often embellished with lace and beading to make it even more lovely, and it’s a great choice for your romantic boho ceremony!

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