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Choosing a Bridal Veil - Long Bridal Veils

It should come as no surprise that your wedding guests will be waiting with baited breath as you make your entrance to the ceremony. All eyes will surely be on the wedding dress, but have you made sure you’re complementing the look with the right wedding veil?

Below you will discover some of the options available for those brides who want to make a dramatic statement with a longer wedding veil.

The first to consider is the ballet wedding veil which ends between the knees and calves. It’s also known as the waltz wedding veil that is a single layer of fabric that should measure approximately 56”.

Up next is the chapel length wedding veil which is a wonderful veil for a formal wedding without being too stuffy, which is perfect for most small or medium size church weddings. With the length reaching close to 108”, the chapel wedding veil extends to the ground with a wide width of 56” to 108”. This can be decided depending on your dress and your personal preference. With two layers of fabric measuring at two different lengths, one is generally pulled over the face for the ceremony while the other always stays behind the head.

Now for the showstopper- the cathedral wedding veil! This is the type the Royals like to don, which we all saw recently when Kate Middleton stunned the world in her gorgeous cathedral length wedding veil. This, as you can tell, is extremely formal, and we suggest making sure you have the right dress and venue for this one. The general rule of thumb is to use this dramatic statement for venues with long aisles, so that your train will glide behind you, making sure you have created an entrance and exit.

Just remember- these rules are to be broken of course. If you love it! Wear it!

Still shopping for the perfect wedding veil? Visit Advantage Bridal today for our extensive collection of bridal veils.