The wedding veil is an accessory that should enhance your gown rather than detract from it, so here’s a guide to the different types of wedding veils. Birdcage veil
If your dress doesn’t suit a traditional veil, you might decide to wear a birdcage design instead. Birdcage veils look particularly good if you’re rocking a retro 50s wedding style you don’t even need to take it off for the evening event if you don’t want to.
The next length of veil is a ‘blush’ veil, which is a single layer of tulle that folds over the face when you’re walking down the aisle and is then moved back when you reach the altar.
If you want a little more coverage then look at an elbow-length veil, which flows gently down your shoulders. It’s a gorgeous length that doesn’t distract from your dress but is still elegant.
A fingertip veil is a versatile choice for brides-to-be as it works with most styles of wedding dress. It’s the most popularly chosen veil.
A chapel length veil flows down the length of your wedding dress and it’s one to think about if you’re having a more formal wedding in a church.
On the other hand, you might want to go all out on your wedding day and have a cathedral-length veil trailing behind you as you process up the aisle. This is a dramatic look (these veils are generally 110-120-inches in length) and it usually matches the length of your train of your wedding dress. If you’re having a very formal wedding then this might suit you, but remember the veil is going to block the back of your wedding dress to a certain extent.