Advice on how to Choose the Right Veil

by brandie kramer

Hello Brides to be,

If you’ve picked out your gown, now it’s time to choose a veil! There are a few factors to consider when shopping for a veil, so I've broken them down to help you navigate the direction you should follow...and I've drawn a diagram to help explain what I'm talking about!

Best Wishes, Brandie


you can choose based on your ceremony location...

If your ceremony is outside:

Consider a veil that is waltz length to chapel length. A longer veil is actually easier to manage in breezy weather. Additional details like light beading, lace, or layers can help weigh down the veil in the breeze.

If your ceremony is in a church:

Add a blusher to go over your face as you walk down the aisle. Nothing adds drama like seeing a bride's eyelashes just beyond this thin layer.


you can choose based on your wedding formality...

If your wedding is casual:

Choose a simpler style thats stays behind the shoulders with minimal volume at the comb.

If your wedding is formal:

A cathedral length veil is the most formal length, and wearing a blusher over your face will add to its formality.


you can choose based on your dress style...

If your dress is short or tea-length:

Choose an elbow, fly away, or birdcage veil. These pieces can reveal a sassy or sweet personality to the day.

If your dress is modern and clean lined:

Choose something that picks up a subtle detail in the dress. A classic satin ribbon can highlight a strap or boned bodice.

If your dress is vintage or bohemian:

Choose a piece that has a bit more of a drape. Circle cuts have no gathering at the comb so the weight of the veil is at the edge not on top of your hair.

If your dress is dramatic and glamorous:

Choose a style with lots of oomph! Layers, beading, lace will draw the eye up to your face.