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How to Choose Your Wedding Veil Length

The bride making her grand entrance, the music is on, she's glowing in her wedding gown and her face is covered with a veil. That spectacular moment always gives me goosebumps at weddings, all eyes are on the bride and groom as he lifts up her veil to sneak a kiss and then it cascades beautifully. A wedding veil can add a lot to your bridal look on your wedding day and so it's important to know your options and wedding veils styles to help you know how to choose your wedding veil length

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When it comes to wedding veils, there are different types and lengths, here's a guide to wedding veil lengths from shortest to longest:

Birdcage Wedding Veil 

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If you're going for a more retro look or something unconventional and unique then birdcage veils are the one to go for. The design and details will depend on the dresses' and they generally look great with really simple wedding dresses and classic ones. They would also be really nice with a short wedding dress or if you're going for a jumpsuit or suit. 

Shoulder Wedding Veil

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A short veil that ends near the top of the wedding dress, so it hits just above or right on the shoulders. It gives off a playful and classic look as it is less traditional nowadays and it's most suitable for daytime wedding ceremonies.

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Elbow Wedding Veil

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If you have details such as a belt or a back-bow on your wedding dress that you want to showoff, then the elbow length veil should be your choice. It reaches just at your elbows and they also work well with ball gown wedding dresses as they end where the skirt fullness starts.

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Fingertip Wedding Veil

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This is one of the most popular veil lengths, just stretch your arms to your sides and it shall fall where your fingertips are at. It is a medium length wedding veil and will suit various wedding dress styles specially ones with details on their hem.

Waltz Wedding Veil

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If you want a considerably long wedding veil but want to move around freely, the Waltz wedding veil is a great option as it falls between your knees and ankles, so you'll have the length but not the trouble of it.

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Chapel Wedding Veil

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Wearing a wedding dress with a train? Then the chapel wedding veil is the best option to go with it, it's long in length and will extend on the floor for a couple of centimeters creating a beautiful voluminous effect.

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Cathedral Wedding Veil

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If you want the most dramatic bridal entrance, you must go for the cathedral veil, think royal weddings and extravaganza. It extends to a couple of meters and falls gracefully behind the bride as she makes her way. However, it is not the most practical choice as it's the most difficult to move around in, so you could also consider removing it after the entrance, pictures and so on. 

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