Archives For birdcage veils

I don’t care what anyone says but size does matter and so does the length of the veil.   The longer the more formal.  So perhaps instead the universal “black tie attire”  footnote on the invite for a formal wedding – it could say   “bride will be wearing 126 inch veil”.  From the playful birdcage veil to the cathedral style there’s a little tulle for everyone.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the lengths.

And of course there is the Birdcage style

There seems to be a number of names for the same veils – here’s some quick measurements.

  • Flyaway/Madonna Veil   18 – 27 inches
  • Elbow Veil  28 – 36 inches
  • Fingertip Veil  36 – 50 inches
  • Ballet/Waltz Veil   54 – 60 inches
  • Chapel Veil 90 inches (dependent on brides height of course)
  • Cathedral Veil    126 inches (dependent on brides height of course)

There is no shortage of information or images of  veils online so I’m not even going to try to add to it.  But I will put show you a few images that make me smile.



Priscilla of Boston via

Do you have any fun bridal veil images or stories to share?