Choosing a wedding veil can be a wonderful experience if you have a little knowledge on the differences of veils. Wedding veils come in seven standard lengths, each of these lengths has its own benefit to the bride. It is not as confusing as one may think to pick the perfect veil and here is quick guide to help you.
45 inch shoulder length: Works really well with shorter wedding gowns or less formal wedding gowns. Especially cute on a shorter hair style.
54 inch waist or elbow length: This is a very popular length for your wedding veils however you need to make sure that the trim of the veil does not compete with the back of your dress. If you have a less ornate dress a very elaborate trim may be the perfect wow factor for walking down the aisle.
72 inch hip or fingertip veil: This is a particularly flattering veil when completed in a raw edge. A single layer provides full view of the back of the dress and still has a fullness or halo effect around the bride. Definitely one of my favorite lengths.
90 inch floor or waltz length: This veil looks really great on shorter brides who want that fuller veil without it turning into a floor veil.
108 inch ballet floor or puddle veil: Depending on your height this veil will end right at floor or puddles just behind the dress. This looks very refined with gown that does not have a train.
126 inch chapel length: This length this generally the go to for a full veil it will extend inches past the train on most gowns and produces elegant pictures at the wedding. Definitely a wow factor.
144 inch cathedral length: You can’t get more grand than this. My best piece of advice is make sure it fits down the aisle.
Ultimately remember to have fun when shopping for your veil just like you did when you were picking your dress. The best time to pick your veil is right after you say yes to your dress, that way you know what the completed look looks like without much fuss.