Weddings

Everything You Need to Know About Your Wedding Veil

November 29, 2016

Wedding veils are one of the most underappreciated wedding accessories, but much of that comes from the lack of understanding about the differences in veils. It can be tough to know what style of wedding veil you want, and when you figure out the style it can be tough to find out how to purchase it too!

Here’s everything you need to know about your wedding veil:

Veil Tiers

You can choose between single tier, two tier, and three tier veils. Each tier will have a slightly different length so you can get the best of each world. If you want your veil to stand out, having multiple tiers (or layers) will help you achieve that.

Veil Lengths

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Veil lengths make the biggest difference in appearance when considering a veil. It’s definitely the most important part of choosing your veil as it can change your entire appearance. Depending on the length of the veil, you may even find a slimming effect. The shoulder length veil (obviously) goes to shoulder length, elbow to elbow length, wrist to wrist length and fingertip to fingertip length. The only lengths that don’t conform to the actual length are intermission, chapel and cathedral length veils.

Veil Edges

There are many different types of edges for veils, but they boil down to 6 key styles:

veil edges

Obviously there are different variations on these styles, but in general you’ll be able to find one based on these six styles.

Where to Order Your Veil

Like most other wedding decorations and items, you can find and purchase a great veil on Etsy. If you’re looking to buy a veil off of etsy make sure you look for a shop with a high number of reviews with 5 stars.

Blanca Veils is a very highly rated Etsy shop with great veils at a great price. You can check out their shop here.

Another great option is Your Heirloom Veil, which also features great veils and a great price. They have several hundred 5 star reviews as well making it another great Etsy shop to buy from. You can check out their shop here.

Parting Thoughts

Your wedding veil is such a small detail, but it makes a world of a difference. Your veil will help you achieve not only the perfect look but to feel perfect too. It completes everything. It’s like the dressing on the cake. That’s why it’s so important to get the details like the length, edge design and tiers correct.

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