Post # 1
Would any of you more experienced bees be able to help give me some general idea of veil lengths with measurements? I’ve read some mixed measurements online and want to get it straight in my head. What is the length difference between elbow or wrist? Or even fingertip? It seems to me a long elbow can blend into the next category and so on.
In particular, I love the length of the veil (and well, the entire gorgeous wedding) that Mrs. Castle shared with us: http://www.weddingbee.com/2012/12/08/we-start-today-two-people-in-love/
I believe it’s elbow length…but any idea of the exact-ish measurement on a veil of this type? Thanks in advance for help 🙂
Post # 3
It looks to be about a 30″ (length) veil. I believe they are called “waist” length veils. Hope this helps!
Post # 4
A rule of thumb I’ve started sticking strickly to is have pictures at the ready, especially when dealing with any vendor. It’s been my experience that I can say one thing to one person and it’ll mean a completely different thing to them than it does to someone else even if I find myself educated in that industry’s “lingo.” I’m not sure if that’s because of my particular location but having a photograph of what you want is the best way to beat any confusion.
I guess to best answer your question is to echo the previous poster by saying that yes, it’s a waist length veil with a detailed or ribbon edge. :))
Post # 5
Hi, these are the dimensions I go by when I make veils (I have an etsy shop)
elbow length – 45″ wide x 30″ long
fingertip length – 54″ wide x 36″ long
chapel length – 72″ wide x 90″ long
cathedral length 72″ wide x 108″ long
Some veil vendors may be a little longer/shorter or wider/narrower but I think this is the industry standard.
Hope this helps 🙂
Post # 6
@IzzyBear: Thanks so much! :] It was driving me crazy looking at all the different and oh so varying depending on your sources lengths and I am so bad at gauging measurement.
@omgitsjen: I will definitely be taking your advice and keeping pictures at the ready. :] I am exactly the same way! It seems everything is open to everyone’s interpretation otherwise but I wanted to be as informed as possible.
@Golden Ticket: This is very helpful! I will trust your expertise :] what I have come across is seeing veils in between the two categories, of say elbow and wrist, and this is where I get confused. But with the measurements you gave me I feel more sure of what that would mean.
Thanks again all!!