Wedding Veil Styles

We get a lot of questions about wedding veils. How should you style them? What is the difference between the types of veils? We addressed many of these questions in this post. We thought we would answer some of our frequently asked questions about veils today. Let’s get started.

How did you chose your veil?

When I chose my wedding dress, my consultant was amazing. She chose the absolute perfect veil. Mine was fingertip length and edged with lace – so it fit with my dress perfectly.

What type of style should I go with for my wedding veil?

This is an excellent question. You should consider your wedding dress and choose a veil that compliments and enhances your gown. The veil shouldn’t take anything away from your wedding dress. You should also choose a style that goes with your wedding venue. If it’s an outdoor ceremony for example, we might go with something shorter. However, if you are getting married in a large church – that’s the perfect place to wear a cathedral veil.

What hairstyles can I wear with my veil?

Your hairstyle is definitely something you should take into consideration when it comes to choosing your wedding veil. If you are dead-set on wearing your hair down, most veils will work with this type of style. If you are considering an intricate up-do, you might want to go with a veil that will allow you to showcase your hairstyle – think something a bit more sheer or thin.

Pro-tip: Bring your veil with you to your final hair appointment. You and your stylist can practice placing the veil before your big day.

What types of veils go well with shorter wedding gowns?

The Ultimate Guide to Bridal Veils: The Birdcage Veil | Bridal Musings Wedding Blog

Birdcage veil: Photo by Elizabeth Messina via Etsy (myrakim)

We love shorter wedding gowns – especially for the spring and summer months. Birdcage veils (veils that fall above the chin and are typically made of netting) are the perfect veil length for shorter wedding gowns. Fly-away veils (veils that fall right at or below the shoulder) are also another option for those shorter wedding gowns. Elbow-length veils are compatible with almost any wedding dress style.

What are the different types of veils?

We addressed the different types of veils in this post.

There you have it – answers to some of our most frequently-asked questions about wedding veils. It’s one of our favorite topics, so if you have questions that were not answered in this post, feel free to send us an email:

What is your favorite veil?

I’m partial to the fingertip length because that is what I wore in my wedding.

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