If you’re having a traditional ceremony in an imposing venue…
You might like to do the full works and have a 144-inch long cathedral length veil if you’re planning a ceremony in a large venue or 126-inch chapel length that will glide dramatically behind you as you walk down the aisle.
Think about your style of dress as well – if the back of your gown has a train and a lot of embellishment (like bows) then this will be hidden by a cathedral length veil unless it is very sheer and simple.
You’re also going to need to be in the right place to carry off this kind of a look – if you’re getting married in a register office or on a beach then it’s going to appear out of place.
Whilst a full length veil is beautiful and lends a sense of drama to the occasion, it’s also an accessory that you’re going to have to keep an eye on – on your way out of your wedding venue and as you get into the car. Your bridesmaids will also have to arrange your veil properly for you when you have your pictures taken.
That said, we do love a long veil and if you’ve spent your whole life dreaming of the moment that your young attendants carry your draped veil behind you, then this is your moment to go for it!
Match your hair accessories to your perfect wedding dress
You’ve found the one perfect dress, so now you’ve got to find the perfect accessories to complete your look! So we’ve asked the gorgeous Kelly from Tantrums and Tiaras to suggest accessories for four of our favourite gowns.
‘Martha Boho’ works perfectly with this Alfred Angelo gown
The Martha Boho would work fabulously with this elegant dress from Alfred Angelo. Its softer outer lines mean that it suits a multitude of hairstyles. The floral design and subtle vintage colour scheme pick up the boho feel of this dress perfectly and the subtle sparkle complements the sparkle on the gown