One Blushing Bride
Although my accessories are steamed before shipping, it may have some wrinkles by the time it reaches you. In order to get the wrinkles out you can either have the veil steamed (they can do this at alteration shops or you can with a handheld steamer), or you can hang it up in a steamy bathroom, and the weight of the accessory will naturally take out the wrinkles within 4-5 days.
Just be sure not to iron it because the fabric is so delicate that it will just melt.
I recommend storing it in a cool dry place, such as under your bed or in the closet. My preferred method of storing them is to fold it over a hanger lengthwise and to place it within a protective garment bag. You can then keep your accessory in this garment bag as you transport it to and from dress fittings, hair trials and rehearsals.
Typical Veil Lengths
Blusher / Shoulder Length / Flyaway Veil: touches the shoulders or just covers your face
- Typically 15’’ or so
Elbow Length Veil: just reaches your elbows when your arms are down at your sides
- Typically 20-25’’
Fingertip Length: reaches the fingertips when your arms are at your sides
- Typically 35-40’’
Ballet Length / Waltz Length: reaches your knees or mid-calf
- Typically 45-50’’
Chapel Length: brushes the floor or extends a bit past the floor
- Typically 80-90’’
Cathedral Length: extends several feet past the train of your wedding dress
- Typically 108’’
Royal Length: the longer the better! This is the veil of the royals.
- Start at 120’’ and can go as long as 200’’+
How to Measure for your Veil
Veil measurements can vary depending on your height and your wedding dress.
If it is possible, you should probably take a quick veil measurement (this does not have to be taken while wearing your wedding gown) so that you can make sure that the veil hits exactly where you would like. Take a piece of string (that does not stretch) or a flexible measuring tape, and measure from where the veil will be attached in your hair down to the tip of approximately where you would like the veil to end at the longest point at the back. This measurement does not have to be exact. It just gives me a basic idea of how long you would like your veil to be.
It is always better to have your veil be slightly longer rather than shorter. So if you are unsure, it is best to add an additional 1-2 inches to your measurement.