A Guide to Veils
Veils come in soooo many styles that finding a comprehensive list is near impossible. Especially if you want to see some edgy or nontraditional looks. Here is a guide from Wed Eclectic for your veil needs.
So you are planning on donning a veil for your wedding day. What style do you choose??? Are you a lover of the romantic, a fearless modern bride that wants to rock the trends not yet started, or something in between?
Veils can be made of several different materials; Russian veiling, English merrywidow, French veiling (not made anymore but can be found in vintage stock), silk, lace, and tulle.
First of all length:
Birdcage… a short veil perfect for a modern bride.
- – 9, 12 or 18 inches. Two layered, bandeau, or whole birdcage.
Shoulder Length… stylish and a touch edgy with a vintage romantic feel.
Elbow Length… classic with a spirted twist.
Fingertip Length… a classic.
Waltz Length (sometimes called ballet)… hits at the back of the knees for a sweet look.
Chapel…long and flowing to the edge of your dress train. Ideal for romance.
Cathedral…very very long trailing far past the edge of your dress line. Uber romantic: the stuff of fairy tales and royal weddings.
Okay you’ve decided which length to choose but what about embellishments??? Crystals? Lace? Dots?
Okay so far we’ve been playing it safe and sticking with beautiful veils. BUT, what if you’ve already seen all of your dear friends wear those and UGH it’s just not for you????