Veils are a timeless tradition and something no bride should be without. They make a white dress a bridal gown, and complete a bride’s look before her important walk down the aisle. While originally the veil was worn to be lifted by her father in the ceremonial giving away of his daughter, in modern society it has become a simple wedding accessory. Most brides opt to wear their veil for photos and their walk down the aisle, ditching it for the reception.
Keep your veil out of boxes or bags, letting it hang freely to avoid creases or wrinkles. You’ll also want to learn from your hairstylist the best way to place and remove the veil, so when you do eventually choose to remove it, you don’t mess up your hair.
Shop below for our favorite 10 veils in a mix of styles and prices. If you’re thinking about wearing something other than a veil, don’t miss this post on the best bridal headpieces where we’ve found the best flower crowns, combs, veils, and more.
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1. Chapel Length Veil with Pencil Edge
With a dramatic length but a simple design, this veil offers the best of both worlds. The pencil edge gives the veil a tailored look, skipping the addition of too many flashy embellishments. This mix is a great option if your dress already packs a good amount of detail. The thin layer is sheer enough that you can see through to the dress below, and lightweight so you won’t feel weighed down. The metal comb holds the veil securely in place. If you’re searching for a chapel length veil but this one isn’t quite your style, this chapel length veil is on sale at David’s Bridal for 70 percent off. Shop other top-rated chapel veil options here.
2. Two Tier Mid Length Veil With Crystals & Lace
You’ll save over $100 on this gorgeous David’s Bridal veil, which was originally priced for $160. This is a great option for a simpler dress, and helps to dress up a more clean and traditional look with the perfect amount of embellishments. The veil features floral lace scalloped edges and crystals for a little bit of bridal sparkle. The first tier measures 30″ with the second tier at 42″, hitting just below the hips. Like most veils from David’s Bridal, the veil is available in both white and ivory, depending on your dress color.
Price: $49.99 (71 percent off MSRP)
3. Ivory Birdcage Veil With Ivory Floral Lace Applique
Veils do not have to be long in length or fabric heavy to make an impression. Some of the smallest veils make the biggest fashion statement, as is the case with this gorgeous birdcage veil. If you’re someone with a more vintage style and are looking for subtle ways to let that shine through, this veil is the perfect option. The ivory Russian veil is decorated with gorgeous ivory lace applique and can be placed to cover the whole face or just half. Browse some alternative bird cage veils here.
4. Mid Length Comb Style Veil
David’s Bridal has so many veils on sale, which makes it a great time to snag an awesome veil at a fraction of the original cost. This gorgeous veil was originally priced at close to $200 and is certainly a statement piece. The crystal studded comb adds an elegant touch to an otherwise simple look and is a great option for someone who likes sparkle. If you like this look but it’s over budget, you can add any of these inexpensive combs to a simple veil.
Price: $69.99 (65 percent off MSRP)
5. Satin Veil With Ribbon Trim & Blusher Style
One of the most elegant and unique options on the list, this gorgeous veil is on major sale from leading bridal designer David’s Bridal. The overall shape and cut is classic and traditional, but it’s made modern with an updated satin edge and an attached blusher that’s meant to drape in-front of the face. If the satin on this design is too thick, check out this option with a thin satin trim at only $9.99.
Price: $17.49 (75 percent off MSRP)
6. Cara Veil – Fingertip Length Drop Veil
Any bride will look like she stepped right out of a magazine with this simple, sophisticated, and sleek veil. The Cara veil is a fingertip length drop veil made of soft bridal illusion tulle and features a raw cut rounded bottom edge. The veil is hand sewn to a metal comb, which is wrapped in the same color tulle as veil to hide it. This online veil shop has several gorgeous veils, all under $100.
7. White Lace Bridal Veil With Rhinestones
If you’re looking for a high-quality, beautiful veil that won’t break the bank, this one is a great option. It features lace appliques, and several rhinestones that play up the accessory without being too overwhelming. This veil is a true white, made of lightweight tulle. It’s delicate and feminine with just a single tier. Explore some alternative single-tier veils here to find your favorite.
Price: $16.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
8. Crystal & Pearls Beaded Wedding Veil
You’ll spend close to $200 for a similar veil in bridal stores, making the price of just over $30 seem very affordable. The veil, which is available in both white and ivory, hits right at the elbow and features faux pearls, crystals and sequins, and silver beads along the outer edge, while the rest of the veil is fairly simple. Keep an inexpensive steamer on hand for any tulle veil as lines and wrinkles can easily form. This one is just $17.
9. J-Picone Double Tulle Bridal Blusher
Birdcage veils may be small in size, but they make quite the statement, which means their look needs to be perfect. This one has two layers, one with classic tulle and one with Russian tulle (the version with the crisscross texture) for some added elegance. The color is a soft subtle ivory, that will match just about any dress shade. Looking to save some money? This veil from the same designer is only $35.
10. Single-Tier Mid Length Scalloped Edge Veil
If you have the budget to splurge, this new design from David’s Bridal is nothing short of a work of art. It’s dramatic from head to toe (literally), featuring scallop edges, two rows of lace applique, and a mantilla comb. The delicate edges are a detail that make it so special and unique. Shop some additional new arrivals from David’s Bridal here.