Picture that special moment. Your partner leans over at the alter and slowly lifts your veil to reveal the face of the woman he will spend the rest of his life with. An exciting moment for you, for your partner and for the entire crowd. The veil adds an element of suspense to the wedding as the audience waits with bated breath for this final moment. Veils have a strong tradition, are elegant and a lot of fun but they are one more thing to add to the checklist of things that need to be figured out. Let us help. Here are seven types of veils for you to choose from.
Veils have gone in and out of fashion since they were first spotted on the altar. Deeply rooted in tradition the veil is believed to keep off evil spirits and hide the bride’s beauty until the marriage is sealed. While this may or may not be real, veils certainly add to a wedding dress as they can be used to complement the dress and add to the overall outfit. While choosing a veil may seem complicated it really all comes down to length:
The Blusher Veil
The shortest of the veils, this little beauty falls over the face and ends where the dress starts. It designed to cover the face but not to distract from the dress and so is a neat choice for those who still want that special moment of the veil being lifted.
The second shortest veil falls to the shoulder and is again a great option for those who want something small that doesn’t compete against the dress.
This veil falls to the elbow. It compliments most wedding dresses and is very suitable for any wedding ceremony that requires the shoulders to be covered.
Finger Tip Veil
The Finger Tip Veil is slightly longer than the elbow veil as it falls to the hip level. This veil is considered the most popular as it goes with both traditional and modern styles. In addition, these veils are often single-layered, so it will still reveal the back of your dress.
The Waltz veil is long enough to carry on with the traditional buzz but short enough to allow a little party. The length is designed to be worn all evening and still allows the bride to dance. It generally falls below the calf and above the ankle.
Chapel Length Veil
This veil is a great choice for those who want the glamour of a train without the nuisance. This beautiful item will be carried by the bride without leaving too long of a trail to cause danger.
Cathedral Length Veil
The one stealing the show. This beauty comes in at somewhere between 3 – 3,5 meters and is the longest veil in town. It gives a royal feel to the wedding and is sure to turn heads time and time again.