Veil Buying Guide

Make sure you choose your perfect veil . . .

Use our veil guide below to ensure you feel confident with your chosen veil.

From the length to the edging, from pearls to diamantes, there are so many possibilities in your veil choice. Here at Pink Daisy Bridal it is our job to ensure we help you to choose the veil of your dreams.

Veil Buying Guide

The number one question brides ask the most is: "How do I choose the right veil for my dress?"

Before you can answer your question, it is important to understand 'veil terminology'. We have here below a diagram that addresses the basic veil lengths from designers with a typical description used.

Wedding Veil Sizes

We use on our website the traditional method of giving sizes of wedding veils in inches. The chart below shows standard sizes of two tier veils, and how they are otherwise known.

Size in Inches Size in cm Also known as . . .
20 51 Shoulder Length
36 91.5 Elbow Length
54 137 Waist Length
72 183 Fingertip Length
108 274 Floor Length
126 320 Chapel or Train Length
144 366 Cathedral or Long Train Length


Remember the size in inches or centimetres includes the length of the blusher or face veil. Different designers may come up with their own descriptions of each of these lengths, but the names used above are the most common.

Common lengths are listed above and the most common veiling widths are 54" wide, 72" wide and 108" wide.

Two Tier or Single Tier?

A ‘tier’ simply means a layer of veiling. Most wedding veils have two tiers, which means that they have two layers of veiling coming down from the comb that sits in your hair. Usually the top tier is shorter than the bottom tier, and is called the blusher. This can be brought down over your face for the traditional blushing bride look. If you want your veil to be a main feature of your bridal outfit then a veil with three or more tiers will make a great statement.

The most popular veil size is 72”. This is the length from the bottom of the blusher to the bottom of the back of the veil, meaning that on a two tier veil it will hang around 40-45” from the comb, usually reaching your hips.

Description of Lengths

Blusher - This is the veiling that covers the face when you walk down the aisle. The blusher can be worn during the entire ceremony until the first kiss as husband and wife, or it can be pulled back over the bride's face before she is given away by the father (or by person who walks the bride down the aisle) A typical blusher can be any length from about 20''.

Shoulder length - This veil is just that, a veil that hits the bride just below the shoulder and typically these are 20" in length.

Elbow length - This veil come to the brides elbow and are typically 25" in length.

Waist length - This length will finish around your waist area. The measurement’s for a 2 tier veil are 25" blusher and a train of approx. 30".

Fingertip length - This veil will finish right at the fingertips or around the hand. A typical length for this veil is 44" train with a blusher of 28'' but also known as a 72'' when it is a 2-tier.

Floor length - Floor length veils are 108'' long and extend all the way to the ground. The width of the veil can range anywhere from 54'' wide to 108'' wide, depending on the width of your dress or personal preference. 

Chapel length - Chapel veils usually finish at the end of a traditional length of a train on most wedding gowns. They are typically worn in church settings for a dramatic walk down a long aisle.

Cathedral length - A Cathedral veil is approximately 144'' long, or even longer. 

Veil Edging

Cut edge - a neatly cut edge with no finish.

Pencil edge - very fine finish can be done in any colour.

Embroidery - A satin thread that creates a chain stitch creating either a single line or a stunning finish.

Rhinestone - A stunning trim of continual, end-to-end finish of 5mm diamante's.