Bridal veils are available at bridal boutiques in different lengths and styles. Most popular of all are tulle and lace bridal veils, usually embroidered with hand-made lace details, but also might be complemented with Swarovski crystals and pearls. Fingertip veils are more popular overall, but Ingrida Bridal brides often shop for Chapel or Cathedral length veils.
Length of the bridal veil – almost in inches
When we say “almost in inches” we mean that every veil is sewn for the bride, so the actual length may differ depending on brides parameters, but the options of the available bridal veil designs are not a secret.
Blusher – mostly a single layer of tulle or lace that folds over the bride’s face while walking down the aisle and is moved back at the altar. Might be combined with different length “second” veil.
Elbow – length veils are sewn to reach the bride’s elbow. Often chosen to combine sophisticated ball gowns.
Fingertip veil is a common choice because it will look gorgeous with most of wedding dress styles. It can be arranged from more than three layers of fabric. Approximately 72 inches in length.
Ballet – reaches bride’s knee and might be a little bit longer depending on brides wish and the silhouette of the wedding dress. Also called waltz and intermission length.
Chapel – flows down the length of the wedding dress until reaching the floor, but might be 20 inches long. Some divide this type of a bridal veil by using two terms – floor and Chapel.
Cathedral length reaches approximately 144 inches in length but can be even longer.
Should the length of the bridal veil match the style of the wedding dress?
The designer always will be there with an advice for the bride to find the bridal veil which fits her wedding dress. Still, some notes on how the design may vary can be useful while considering the complete wedding look.
Firstly, almost every veil can be sewn using more than one or even more than two layers of fabric. Also, different lengths can be combined.
Secondly – bride can choose the pattern of the lace if the veil is embroidered, the amount of sparkle (if she wants Swarovski embroidery), and the color of the veil.
Thirdly – there is more than one way to elaborate the edge of the veil. Pay attention to different styles and ask for more options at the boutiques and bridal shops.
We also suggest considering alternatives like small, stylish hats and birdcage veils if you feel that these options we just mentioned are not what you are looking for.