There is a lot of thought that goes behind a wedding preparation. When it comes to choosing the wedding veil that will accompany a wedding gown, the main considerations are the style of the wedding gown and the theme or type of wedding and of course the personal preference of the bride.
Wedding Veils are mainly categorized according to the length they hang up to. The total length of the wedding veil will depend on where you attach the veil comb to your hair. You may be keeping the veil comb at the back of your neck or higher up in the hair. This will, of course, change the length of the veil on you.
This is a short veil that never extends beyond the chin of the bride. It could also be very short as to just reach the eyes from the crown where it is fastened. It is sometimes cut asymmetrically across the face for a more dramatic look. English netting is usually used for making the birdcage veil – this type of netting has large holes.
It is usually 18″-24″ in length and is right at or below the shoulder. This is one of the most commonly used veils when the wedding dress has beautiful embellishments and you would not want to hide those beautiful decorations underneath long veils. The 18-inch shoulder length veil with many layers is called a Flyaway veil. A short, fly away veil which is 20 inches long and lies just past the shoulders of the bride is also called a Madonna length wedding veil. This type of veil is a semi-formal style, suitable for a modern bride
This veil is about 32″ Inches long and reaches the elbow or the waist of the bride.
As the name suggests this veil is of a length reaching the bride’s fingertips. Approximately it is about 36 to 45 inches long. Usually, it is 38 inches long.
Full-length wedding veil
The full length wedding veil is a floor length one and it is about 72 Inches. This wedding veil will be even with the floor when the bride has her shoes on.
This veil is approximately 108″ Inches in length and extends at least one foot behind the bride and often extends further than that. An extended cathedral veil can extend upto 5 feet on the floor. This is the kind of veil you see in Royal weddings.