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Wedding veils are still a custom and tradition, even though they date back as far as the 12th century. They are referenced as early as ancient Mesopotamia and again to Rome when brides wanted to shield their faces from any spirits that might steal their happiness.
Veils in the 21st century are more gorgeous than ever and still make our brides come alive when they see them complete their wedding attire. Often, at our boutique, when a bride-to-be says yes to her dress and then sees herself with her veil on, THAT is the moment she becomes a bride - at least in her mind. These are special moments.
If you were not considering wearing a veil with your gown, do not rule it out entirely.
Lengths and styles of bridal veils are numerous, so you have options, ladies. A few to consider:
A Birdcage veil is between 4 and 9 inches. These have a retro feel and are usually attached to hats or headbands of some sort. Shoulder length veils run between 20 - 22 inches and the Blusher veil is around 30 inches. These were popular in the 1960s and 1970s and have made a come-back. Elbow length (32"), Finger-tip (38-40"), Knee-length (48"), Waltz (60") and Floor length (72") are all options, as is the cathedral length veil, which is traditional and epic at 108 - 120".
Make an appointment at Bridal Traditions and let us show you more of what is possible in the world of veils.