Betty Gets Hitched wedding veil guide

A veil can be a beautiful addition to your wedding day look, although it can seem like a bit of a minefield for brides to know which style will work best for them! With years of experience of designing and making bridal veils and styling many brides for their wedding day, we have created a guide to help you choose the best veil to finish your look on the all-important day.

 Our different styles of veil

Single tier veil – A single layer of tulle which falls from the comb and drapes over the back, with light gathers at the top of the comb. There is no blusher (a second layer of tulle which falls over the face) which creates a simple and elegant look. This style of veil works with most wedding dresses or bridal separates and can either be a shorter fingertip length such as our Alice veil or a long flowing chapel length like our Edith veil. Both styles of veil have a barely there look and won’t take anything away from your wedding dress.

 Double tier veil – This style comprises of a continuous layer of tulle which is folded over at the comb to create two layers. The top layer is always shorter and can be worn over your face for the ceremony; this style tends to be very popular for religious ceremonies. A double tier veil can also be worn with both layers to the back if you do not want it over the face; this frames the face beautifully in photos and gives more body to the veil. Our Mia veil is made with illusion tulle and is fuller as the fabric has more structure, whereas our Allegra veil is made with a softer tulle and has a lovely drape on both layers.

Lace edged veil – Either partially or fully edged with a scalloped lace trim, this type of veil can complement a more traditional style lace wedding dress or give a boho vibe to soft lines, floaty dresses and relaxed bridal separates. Our Coco veil has a bohemian feel with a delicate eyelash lace edging around the bottom, and our Everly veil is fingertip length which frames the upper body beautifully.

Draped veil – Finished with two small metal combs on each end to create a soft drape; great for low back wedding dresses or a more modern bohemian style. Our Avery veil is simple and elegant and comes in different lengths to suit your style.

Cape veil – An alternative take on a veil, a bridal cape fastens around the neckline and falls over the shoulders to create a soft, yet statement look. Our Willow cape is the ultimate simple bridal cape and works with many different styles of wedding dresses and bridal separates. Perfect for the modern bride that wants something a little bit different.

Crystal veil – Wedding veils with scattered crystals are the perfect way to add subtle sparkle to your wedding day look. Paired with a simple wedding dress they add chic glamour and also work beautifully with more embellished gowns. Our Lana and Faye veils are scattered with Swarovski crystals, and catch the light for that extra wow factor.

Satin edged veil – With a fine satin binding attached all the way around the edge, this modern contemporary style veil looks sublime with simple satin and crepe wedding dresses. Our Darcey veil also has two tiers and frames your face beautifully with a chic satin finish.

Wedding veil lengths

Elbow length – A short veil at approximately 25” long, our elbow length veils fall at the longest point on the centre back of the veil - roughly around the point of your elbows. This varies slightly depending on your body proportions.

Fingertip length – This style is approximately 42” long with the sides sitting somewhere between your wrist and fingertips, depending on body proportions when your arms are falling at your sides. The back of the veil sits just below your hips which will vary depending on your height.
Ballet length – Our ballet veils are approximately 58” long and fall roughly at mid-calf, varying slightly depending on your height.
Chapel length – Our chapel veils are 95” long and fall beautifully over a train. Perfect for puddle or medium sized trains.
Cathedral length – Measuring 108” long, our cathedral veils are for brides wanting dramatic length or with an extra long train. Most of our chapel length veils can be custom made to cathedral length; for special lengths please send us an email and we’ll be happy to discuss this with you.

If you love one of our bridal veils and think it would work perfectly with your dress or bridal separates but are unsure of which colour to choose, we recommend that you order fabric samples of your chosen veil. We include the different colourways of tulle available and will even add a small sample of any trimmings for you to see. All our veils are made with love and care, and can be shipped worldwide. Free shipping on all orders within the UK.