A Guide to the 5 Basic Veil Types

A Guide to the 5 Basic Veil Types

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Dec 04, 2019

Most women dream of finding the perfect wedding dress to make their big day a success. However, once you find the wedding dress of your dreams, you also need to find a veil that adds to the ensemble’s appeal. At Serendipity Bridal & Events in Washington, DC, we offer a wide selection of wedding dresses from some of the top designers in the industry. When you schedule an appointment at our bridal boutique, you can count on our team to help you find not only the perfect dress, but also the perfect veil to complete your look and make you feel like a bride. Learn more about how we can help you cross every item off of your wedding checklist, and contact Serendipity Bridal & Events to schedule an appointment today!





Many people are unaware that there are many different styles and cuts that make each veil unique. Luckily, we’ve created a guide to the five basic veil types to give you a good idea of where to start as you begin your search.




Cathedral churches are known for their grand details and impressive designs, and it’s only right that cathedral veils follow suit. These gorgeous and elegant veils are most commonly seen at royal weddings due to the fact that they make a statement. Made with more than 100 inches of fabric, these veils trail behind the bride and often feature luxurious designs and delicate fabric.




Though slightly shorter than the cathedral veil, the chapel veil isn’t any less exquisite. This beautiful veil is the perfect compromise if you’re looking for the regal nature of a cathedral veil without the extra fabric. Chapel veils fall between 90 inches or floor-length depending on the desires of the bride, giving a seamless effect as it blends in with the back of the wedding dress.




If you want to achieve an elegant look, but you’re worried about ruining your veil, then the fingertip veil may be the perfect solution for you! As you can imagine, this veil gets its name because the length causes it to fall to about the tips of your fingers, giving you the effect of a long, beautiful veil, without the worry that you may accidentally trip or step on it on your way down the aisle.





The flyaway veil first came into style during World War II due to a ration on fabric. Those who were unable to afford longer veils had to settle for a shorter style. Once the war was over, this veil style continued in popularity, and many designers created more elaborate wedding gowns that could easily be admired with the shoulder-length veil.




If you are a bride with a style that is all her own, then the birdcage-style veil may be right up your alley. This style is a combination of sassy and fun, as it only partially covers your face and is often paired with unique feathers, flowers, jewels, or even a hat! This style is perfect if you want to show off a dramatic updo but you don’t want to sacrifice this timeless tradition.




At Serendipity Bridal & Events, we proudly offer a wide selection of wedding gowns, as well as event planning services to help you cross every item off of your wedding checklist. If you have any questions, or you would like to schedule an appointment to find the dress and veil of your dreams, contact our Washington, DC bridal boutique to get started today!