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


Something New and Something Blue

Most Salt Lake City brides will want to follow the old rhyme and wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Instead of finding four separate items, you can condense these into two. Asking a family member such as you mom for something old to borrow can be a great start, and there are plenty of beautiful bridal accessories that can be your something new and your something blue.

If you’ve chosen blue as one of your wedding colors, this can be as simple as adding a sash to your wedding dress. Whether matching your bridesmaids or going a bit lighter or darker, it can add a beautiful splash of color to your bridal style.


If a blue sash is too dramatic, or doesn’t suit your wedding dress style, blue accessories are a great choice. This can include adding a bit of color with a new pair of blue bridal shoes, or the classic addition of blue accented jewelry.

Whatever you choose for your addition of something new and something blue, you’ll want to buy them from an excellent Salt Lake City bridal shop. To find out more or make an appointment, get in touch with us today!

Wedding Party Trend: Keep Your Bridesmaids Neutral

Many of this year’s biggest wedding trends have been ways of giving your big day a classic, timeless feel. One such trend is having your bridal party in neutral tones. The result is an instantly beautiful style that won’t look dated when you look back on your wedding photos.

There are a lot of options when it comes to neutrals, too. You can go for light or dark, browns or greys, and still have the choice of dress style. You can also mix and match to create a neutral ombre effect for your bridal party.


The key to getting a perfect neutral palette is to build it around your gown. This is especially important if you’re wearing an off-white dress, as the exact shade of your choice might not work with every neutral.

If you do want to add a punch of color, you can do this through accessories. Neutral tones can be kept from looking too dated with bold, chunky accessories or bright shoes in your wedding colors.

The best way of choosing a neutral tone for your bridal party is to shop at an excellent Salt Lake City bridal shop. Give us a call or come by today to find out more about how to find the perfect dresses for you and your bridal party.

Wedding Guest? Find Out What to Wear

As a bride-to-be, you’ve probably given some thought to what you’d like your guests to wear. But if you’re also invited to a friend’s wedding, you might find yourself at a loss as to what you should wear for their big day.


The key word for wedding guest attire is always appropriate! Of course, this can mean different things to different people, but think about whether you’d be happy with a guest showing up in any outfit you try on for yourself.

In many cases, what is appropriate will be dictated by what style of attire the couple have chosen. If they’ve specified a black tie, white tie, casual, or themed attire for guests, you do need to stick to their request. Don’t show up at a black tie event in a sundress, and don’t wear an evening gown to a casual wedding.

If you need help figuring out what to wear to a wedding, our experts can help. Give us a call or come by our Salt Lake City dress shop to get more advice and help finding the perfect dress, whether you’re a guest or the bride!