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Choosing a Bridal Veil - Short Wedding Veils

First comes the ring, and then comes the wedding planning, followed by the wedding dress, bridesmaids, groomsmen, and everything in-between. But have you thought about your wedding veil?

There are a variety of different types of bridal veils available and each length is generally associated with such details as your wedding gown length, as well as your wedding reception venue and the general formality of the event. Below are the most popular shorter veils for those brides who want to dazzle without the drama of their lengthier counterparts.

A birdcage wedding veil is the shortest type and is a minimalist bride’s dream, with just enough tulle to cover the bride’s face, generally coming to the bridge of the nose. It clips or has a comb to attach into the back of your hair. This is perfect for a bride with a simple dress, even tea length.

The flyaway bridal veil is also sometimes referred to as the shoulder length veil. It is distinguished by the fact that it is made up of several different layers of material. It is generally worn with a simple gown, floor-length or shorter with no train and measures approximately 20”.

The blusher wedding veil is universal for virtually any type of dress. The length can range from 20” to a dramatic 60”, or even more. The veil is used to cover the face for the walk down the aisle. Some brides decide to keep it on for the entire ceremony, until it is time to kiss the groom.

The elbow length wedding veil is just what it sounds like- a veil that hits right at the elbow. This is one of the most popular lengths because of the universal use for both formal and semi-formal occasions. Measuring at 30” long, it hits in just the right place to accentuate the detailed waist of a gown.

It should come as no surprise then that the Fingertip wedding veils generally ends at the finger tips of the bride. Measuring 36” the wedding veil has the same recommendations as the elbow length.

Still on the hunt for the perfect wedding veil? Visit Advantage Bridal today to find your match!
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