(Closed) Veil Length??

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You don’t “have” to wear any length for any specific time. I’ve never heard that before. Seems a little crazy. lol. Go with whatever length you feel comfortable in. Go try on your dress with all sorts of different lengths and see what feels most comfortable and appropriate with your dress.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve heard that shorter girls look better in chapel length veils and taller girls look better in Waltz/Fingertip length. I think thats more a rule of thumb. Wear whatever you like.

I was married at 7pm and wore Waltz length, no one fainted because I didn’t go chapel.

Post # 5
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1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a chapel length train on my dress and getting married outside. I don’t think I’m going to go longer than fingertip length because it’s outside and a little more casual. I don’t think you HAVE to do anything. Wear what you are comfortable in.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I have never heard of that “rule”. Wear whatever length you’d like, or skip a veil alltogether.

Post # 8
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1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

There isn’t a name for the width of the veil that I know of but you can find them in different widths. A very full veil is most likely around 108″W, then about 54″W and then about 30″W.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Interesting! I have never heard of a time/veil relationship. I agree with what the other responders have been saying. I think you have to see what works the best with your dress. Also, don’t feel pressure to have a veil at all! My best friend wore a beautiful hair flower. Maybe a sparkly headband or a bird-cage blusher? Whatever makes you feel confident, beautiful and happy with your overall bridal look!

@MrsDrRose612: I think that cathedral is slightly longer than chapel length. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

According to ancient etiquette, the length of the veil should be consistent with the formality or your wedding. If you are having an evening church wedding with a formal reception, nothing but a cathedral length veil would do. If you’re having a very informal outdoor ceremony, a short blusher or shoulder length veil is more appropriate.

These “rules” are old and ridiculous…..possible made up by bridal shops to pressure you to buy the most expensive veil in the shop. You should wear what you’re comfortable in and what suits you and your dress. Try on your dress with several veils – you may decide you don’t even want a veil.

How about something fun like this…..

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am findng it is MUCH cheaper to go to a lil shop to have your veil made. Like I am talking a $400 veil for $60 to have it made. Just a thought. But yes, no one will freak about your veil. I can totally picture your sales girl too. they are SOO like that.

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