Answer: Absolutely! You're right-- the choice in bridal veils can be overwhelming. And, the style you choose will be dependent on your personal taste and what works best with your gown. Here's a quick run down on the most popular options:
Birdcage veil (sometimes referred to as a fascinator veil): A short, chin length veil that typically covers the face, but not necessarily the back of the head. These are not lifted for the ceremony as they are made out of netting and do not obstruct the bride's view. Can be worn at an angle or as a full face covering.
Blusher: A sheer, short veil worn over the face. The blusher is lifted for the ceremony (usually upon arrival at the alter). All of the following styles (except the mantilla) can include a blusher too.
Flyaway: A densely layered (usually with volume) veil that is shoulder length.
Fingertip: A veil that reaches to the bride's fingertips.
Mantilla: A rounded veil, made out of (or sometimes edged in) lace. These can be worn without a headpiece or over the top of one (the veil covers your whole head).
Ballerina or Waltz: A veil that ends at (or just below) the knee. These can be made in a variety of fabrics, but a sheer tulle or chiffon is most common.
Chapel: A long veil that extends behind the wearer, with less than two feet of fabric trailing on the floor behind.
Cathedral: A very long veil that extends behind the wearer, with more than two feet of fabric trailing on the floor behind.
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Birdcage veil-- BHLDN, Blusher veil-- BHLDN, Flyaway veil-- David's Bridal, Fingertip veil-- Vera Wang, Mantilla veil-- Sibo Designs via etsy, Waltz veil-- Love Jessica Catherine via etsy, Chapel veil-- David's Bridal, Cathedral veil-- BHLDN