Wedding Veils 101

Veils are a beautiful and traditional addition to any bride’s wedding day attire. However, with so many styles and lengths available, it can get confusing. Here are some of the most common lengths and what dresses they are perfect with.


  1. Birdcage: This short veil is often a structured addition to a headpiece, and can cover all or part of the bride’s face. It is perfect with a retro or vintage style and shorter gowns.
  2. Shoulder: Ending just around the shoulder, this shorter length veil is a great choice if you want the nod to tradition without the fuss. This is perfect for a gown with a decorative bodice you want to show off.
  3. Elbow: A longer style, the elbow length ends further down your back, just around the level of your elbows. It is a great choice if you are wearing a strapless dress and want something that also serves as a cover-up.
  4. Fingertip: This veil length ends just below the hips, meaning it can give a sheer covering to a backless dress.
  5. Waltz: This is the shortest of the long veils. Reaching to the mid-calf, it is ideal for keeping on through the reception. It works perfectly with a detailed bodice and waist, and is a great formal style.
  6. Floor: This veil will just hit the floor, and in general will be the same length as your gown. It is a great choice if you want to add fullness to a simple silhouette.
  7. Chapel: Reaching just beyond the length of the gown, this is a very formal long veil style. It is great for formal styles that don’t have a train, as it can give the illusion of one.
  8. Cathedral: The longest veil style, this reaches far beyond the end of the dress, whether or not it has a train. It is perfect for a formal wedding where a dramatic entrance is part of the joy. It should be worn with an equally formal gown.

To find the perfect gown and veil combination, it can be worth trying on different combinations. We can help you choose the right look for your Utah wedding, so give us a call today!


Photo: Flickr/Ron Malone


Grecian Styles Are a Great Bridal Trend

Grecian style gowns have been popular for years, but they’re set to be a huge trend for 2014 and 2015 brides. They are easy to wear, flattering, and come in many different varieties, meaning there’s a Grecian for every bride.


The basic element of the Grecian silhouette is a full length dress with an empire waist. Most styles feature a ruched bodice and straight skirt, but there are exceptions to the rule. The most common fabric for Grecian gowns is chiffon, as it offers an ethereal look that is perfect for the Greek goddess style.

Grecian wedding dresses were a big trend at New York Bridal Week last month. Designers love this silhouette, giving it embellishments like belts, straps, and flowing trains.

It’s also a perfect choice if you want to let your accessories shine. The simplicity of the silhouette is beautiful while allowing the other aspects of your attire to get the attention they deserve.

To see our selection of Grecian gowns and find the one that is perfect for your Salt Lake City wedding, give us a call or come by our salon today!

The Perfect Style for Your Rustic Wedding

Rustic weddings area big trend. With a casual feel and touch of vintage charm, they are a perfect choice for many Utah couples. If you’re planning a rustic wedding, you’ll want to find the right dress for the occasion.


Of course, the main thing to think about is the formality. If you’re going for rustic glam, you can afford to be a bit more formal, but in general a rustic wedding calls for a more casual dress style. Look for something flowing, without too stiff of a structure.

You’ll also want to consider the look of the dress, and whether it will fit with your theme. Off-white shades, including ivory and champagne, are great for rustic weddings. Pure white does tend to be too stark for this theme. Another great choice is lace, which will fit perfectly in almost every rustic style.

If you’re looking for the perfect dress for your rustic wedding, come by our Salt Lake City bridal shop today! Our experts can help you find the dress of your dreams!

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger Wear All Black for Wedding

The celebrity wedding season this year has been marked by two very opposite trends. While some celebrity brides have opted for very traditional styles, others have gone for distinctly less traditional looks. When Avril Lavigne married Chad Kroeger earlier this week, she went with the latter.


The Canadian pop star wore a black Monique Lhuillier gown for her wedding, which was held in a medieval French castle near Cannes. The style of the dress was a traditional look, though. The strapless lace bodice was matched with a full tulle skirt.

To complete her Gothic look, Avril carried a large bouquet of black roses. She also wore a diamond headband, which gave a lovely feminine touch to her accessories.

Whether you prefer the Gothic or traditional styles that have been big among celebrity brides this year, Fantasy Bridal can help you find the perfect wedding dress for your Salt Lake City wedding. Give us a call today to find out more!

Buying a Wedding Dress Early

There’s a growing trend among brides to be — not waiting for the ring to start planning. The biggest part of this trend is single women shopping for their wedding gowns.

According to a new survey, 11 percent of women have chosen their wedding dress despite being single. Over a third of those women have even bought the gown!


Many see this is early planning, and part of wedding planning that the groom-to-be won’t have any input in anyway. However, most women still see this as a special part of planning for the big day. They want to wait for it to be part of the official wedding planning, as it can give them a better idea of wedding style and season.

Whether you shop early or shop after your engagement, working with a great Salt Lake City bridal shop can making finding the perfect dress much easier, and much more fun. To see our amazing dress selection, get in touch today!

Angelina Jolie Chooses $400,000 Wedding Gown

Last week, it was reported that Angelina Jolie has chosen the dress for her July wedding to Brad Pitt. The actress has surprised some by choosing a design by Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane, who designed Brad’s suit for his 2000 wedding to Jennifer Aniston.

Angelina’s original plan had been to simply wear a black maxi dress for a casual ceremony. However, the couple’s children wanted their parents to have a big wedding.


While the wedding will still be small — with only 22 guests having been invited — it will be more traditional than Brad and Angelina originally planned. Angelina’s gown, which comes with a price tag of $400,000, has been chosen with input from her daughters, and the couple’s sons will all wear matching suits.

Whether you’re thinking of keeping things casual or sticking with tradition, we can help find you the perfect gown for the occasion. Come by our Salt Lake City bridal boutique or give us a call today!

Finding the Perfect Elopement Dress

If you and your fiance have decided that elopement is for you, you’ll still want to find the perfect dress for the event. After all, an elopement is still you wedding day, and you’ll want to wear something special.


We really recommend you find your dress at a bridal shop in Salt Lake City before you go away, whether you are planning eloping locally or to somewhere more far-flung.

By getting a dress at home, you’ll be able to find your dream dress without the stress of being away. Where you choose for your wedding might not have any suitable bridal shops — or any at all!

The other benefit of finding a dress at a Salt Lake City bridal shop is that you can feel fully prepared before you go. When you and your fiance go off to get married, all you need to focus on is doing just that.

Whether you’re planning on sticking with something traditional or going a different way with your elopement wedding dress, we can help you find the perfect look for your big day. Give us a call or stop by today!