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Tips For Picking The Perfect Wedding Veil

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Veil

Did you know that nearly 65% of brides-to-be wear wedding veils? The question is, how do you choose which veil to wear on your special day?

Read on to learn the top tips from our Orlando bridal team!

At the end of the day, it comes down to your personal style and taste, but there are tips to help guide you as you shop for the perfect one!

  • When searching for your veil, if you have any ideas for how you might wear your hair, bring a picture with you. Don't forget to bring any headpieces, accessories, or embellishments you may be contemplating.

  • There is a wide range of color options for veils; choose one that closely resembles the hue of your bridal gown. Ivory might be your best option if you happen to be wearing a blue or blush gown.

  • When deciding whether to wear a bridal veil, consider the design of your wedding gown. If your wedding dress is more simple, this can be the perfect opportunity to add a little bling, detailing, or other embellishments with your wedding veil. Other features, particularly a statement-back dress, can call for a veil with decorations along the edges.

  • Another thing to take into account when choosing your bridal veil is to account for your height. For brides of any height, cathedral and shoulder-length veils typically work beautifully. However, fingertip veils typically look best on taller brides, and may make a more petite bride look shorter.

  • The location of your wedding is something else you might want to think about. A seaside wedding could be a little challenging with a Royal length veil. The same veil would look stunning at a place of worship with a long aisle.

Top Wedding Veil Trends

There are countless veil types to choose from, straightforward birdcage veils that could be the ideal complement to a more modest or vintage-inspired wedding gown, Spanish-style Mantillas with a bordered accent that frame your face. Whatever your bridal vision, our Winter Park bridal team looks forward to working with you to help you find the perfect wedding veil to compliment your bridal gown.

Blusher Veil

This bust-grazing expanse of tulle, which conceals your face as you go down the aisle, is popular among traditional brides.

Tiered Veil

This beautifully traditional style veil has several layers of tiers all connected together. The longest is often detachable, and the shorted is often worn as a blusher.

Birdcage Veil

Ideal for shorter wedding dresses, the vintage birdcage veil is on trend and adds a certain flair to your bridal look.

Cathedral Veil

Classic, dramatic, and stunning, the cathedral veil has a length of nine to 25 feet, and is truly the stuff of fairy tales — specially when paired with a grand bridal gown.

Fingertip Veil

This type of veil pairs perfectly with nearly any kind of bridal gown. A true classic, it touches your fingertips.


This regal, old-world veil is a beautiful circle of tulle and lace that drapes over the head frames the face.

Ballerina Veil

The ballerina veil can end anywhere from the knee to the ankle. It’s long enough to add a dramatic statement, but functional enough that you don’t trip on it while dancing the night away.

Elbow Veil

Elegant yet unfussy, the elbow veil looks especially stunning with a ball gown because it ends where the gown’s full skirt begins.


"Because it's so much more than just a dress!

In addition to bridal gowns and veils, we also have a fab collection of headpieces, jewelry, shoes, and accessories. From traditional heirloom pieces to the latest trends, we have everything you need to bring your dream bridal aesthetic to life!

Stop by our Winter Park bridal shop or book an appointment online!


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