(Closed) Veil length help!!

posted 9 years ago in Accessories
Post # 4
3696 posts
Sugar bee

There really isn’t a standard for the different veil lengths – “cathedral” mainly means “long enough that it trails several feet behind you on the floor,” and it’s fairly fuzzy where “chapel” ends and “cathedral” begins. It also depends a bit on your height.

I would grab a tape measure and look at how far behind you 108″ trails versus 120″, and decide based on that which length is better suited to what you want.

Post # 5
487 posts
Helper bee

The industry standard for a cathedral length veil is 72″ wide x 108″ long. Going by your picture, the veil you ordered (108″) will be plenty long enough. Some veil makers go beyond that but the “average” is 72 x 108.

Post # 8
737 posts
Busy bee

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@IzzyBear:  I second the advice to actually measure.  This is what I did for my daughter.  Wear your wedding shoes, estimate where you will want the veil to start, this will depend on the type of hairstyle you will have.

Get someone to measure all the way down past the back of your dress to where you want the veil to end.  This is the only way as the length will depend on:

1. Overall height and length of train. So looking at your dress, work out where you want the veil to end – how far you want it to drag on the floor past the end of your dress.  Remember the veil will be delicate, so if you are walking of rough ground, it may get damaged.

Where you will be wearing the veil – is the comb going to be on the top of your head, or under an updo at the back of your head.  This will make quite a difference to the length of the veil.  Have you had your hair trial yet?

Also, in my daughter’s case, her veil will actually end at the back of her Chapel dress so the crystals will add another dimension to the back of the train because the train is plain satin.

Hope this helps you decide.

Post # 9
6258 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

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@KCKnd2:  I agree- you shoulld measure how much length you need from the top of your head to past your dress. It is the only way you will really know for sure

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