Always buy the wedding dress first so you can match the veil to the dress.
You need to decide how you will style your hair. Your hairstyle will make a difference to where you want to place the veil on your head. Your hairstyle will help you choose the length of you veil.
Match the color of the veil to the color of your wedding dress.
Questions to ask yourself for deciding the length of your veil.
Does the back of your dress have details? If yes, would you like to highlight those details? In that case, you will want a flyaway, blusher or shoulder veil. Would you like to look slim? Are you short, average or tall? If you would like to look slim and/or tall, you will want the following veil: Fingertip, Chapel, or Cathedral. If you are short, you will want to stay away from short veils such as the Flyaway, Blusher, Shoulder and Elbow.
THESE ARE ALL THE LENGTHS OF WEDDING VEILS YOU WILL FIND.
Flyaway: 11 to 18 inches
Blusher: 20 to 24 inches
Shoulder: 19 to 23 inches
Elbow/Waist: 24 to 30 inches
Fingertip: 29 to 48 inches
Ballet Walz: 49 to 71 inches
Sweep: 72 to 87 inches
Chapel: 88 to 108 inches
Cathedral: around 126 inches
Royal Cathedral: 127 to 144 inches
Decisions, decisions and decisions. Remember, to relax, have fun and be happy during this process of preparing yourself for your big day.
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