This guide is for reference only to give you a guide of where your wedding veil length may fall. The length will depend on where you also put the comb, if you put the veil comb at the back of your neck, it will add a few inches, if you put veil comb higher it remove a few inches.
Birdcage – A great vintage style, characterized by a hat or headband with a short attached veil that just barely covers the face.
Blusher – Generally a shorter tier that covers the face. Many brides choose to have the person giving them away pull it back, or they can choose to wear it for the entire ceremony to be pulled back by the groom for their first kiss as husband and wife.
Shoulder – Sometimes called a flyaway veil, this style hits at the shoulders and is typically 20” inches or shorter. This short bridal veils are good for a casual wedding, or alternatively, for showing off a wedding gown bodice with elaborate detailing on the back.
Elbow – Just like the name says, this style hits near the elbow and usually measures around 28” in length. This is the most common wedding veil length and flatters just about every body type and style of gown.
Fingertip – Hits near the fingertips or hands. A common measurement is 36” in length. This length isn’t recommended for dresses with a train, but adds some elegant flair without becoming obtrusive.
Waltz – Also called the ballet length, this style hits between the knees and calves. A common measurement is 56” in length. At this length, the veil becomes more than just an accessory: it is a major stylistic element of your dress.
Chapel – A dramatic style that extends all the way to the ground. Chapel length veils range from 56” to 108”. The chapel length veil drapes behind the bride when she is moving and pools around her when she is still.
Cathedral – The longest veil length, the Cathedral length veil extends past the end of the dress train. The 120” plus length makes a beautiful statement when walking down a long aisle.