A Valley of Veils, What to Look for When Veil Shopping

Veils come in all different lengths and have multiple tiers. How do you know which is right for you? Here are a few questions to get you started.

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After a look at the history of veils in the last article you may have a better understanding of whether or not you would like to wear a veil on your wedding day. If you have decided it’s still a daunting process trying to choose a veil–it’s almost like shopping for a wedding gown all over again! Similar to gown, veils also come in all different styles, lengths, sizes, designs and even colors. What can make veil shopping even more tricky is that your veil must be complementary to your dress which is something you can keep in mind either before or after you have decided on a dress.

No matter where you are in the process of shopping, when it comes to choosing a veil the first step or decision that you have to make is on the length. More modern veils, such as birdcage veils will cover just a little bit of your face or hair whereas chapel length or cathedral length veils may require attendants! There are lots of lengths in-between these and there are even tiers involved should you want a cascading look or if you can’t commit to a particular length. Veils are also fairly flexible, in that, if you find a style or design you like the length can usually be altered. That might not be comforting though because a lack of options can sometimes be easier than being able to do whatever you please, especially if you don’t know what you want.

Now that you know your options, how do you decide what length of veil is right for you? Factors to consider are the length and style of your dress or dress you are thinking of shopping for, the formality of your wedding and family traditions, your hairstyle and of course your budget (although there are different lengths of veils at every price point on our website). Begin to weigh all of these important facets and your decision will become a lot easier!