A Bride's Guide to Types of Wedding Veils

Once you’ve selected the dream dress to wear on your wedding day, the next step is deciding how to style it.  Although the decision may not be as tumultuous as saying, “yes to the dress,” selecting the right accessories is still imperative for your overall look on the big day.

Wearing a wedding veil remains an important tradition for today’s bride and with over 27 styles, can make selecting one another overwhelming choice.  Thankfully, our friends at Savvi Formalwear were happy to show us their assortment of veils to help us create A Bride’s Guide to Types of Wedding Veils.  With this bridal cheat sheet, you’ll have no problem picking out the perfect veil for your wedding dress!

Wedding Veils That Are Sure To Turn Heads

Cathedral Veil

One of the most popular styles for today’s bride is a cathedral veil.  It includes a long train and spans about 108 inches.  Made popular by the royal family, a cathedral veil is a great choice if you’re looking to add more drama to your dress.

A Bride's Guide to Types of Wedding Veils: Cathedral Wedding Veil Style

Finger Tip Veil

Another popular veil type is a finger tip veil.  This style falls at the hip and is around 38-40 inches long.  The length easily showcases a dress with significant detailing along the back.

A Bride's Guide to Types of Wedding Veils: Finger Tip Wedding Veil Style

Knee Length Veil

A knee length Veil falls at the knee and is 48 inches long.  This style is popular if you want the drama of a long veil without the maintenance.

A Bride's Guide to Types of Wedding Veils: Knee Length Wedding Veil Style

Elbow Length

An elbow length veil is the most traditional of the veil types.  It includes a blusher, which is placed over a bride’s face as she walks down the aisle.

A Bride's Guide to Types of Wedding Veils: Elbow Length Wedding Veil Style


A birdcage veil is a unique style, including a netted piece positioned over the bride’s face. Inspired by the 1940’s, it’s the perfect accent for a vintage-style dress.

A Bride's Guide to Types of Wedding Veils: Birdcage Wedding Veil Style