Since the updates to our Advice Centre, we are moving some of our in-depth advice pages to our blog. Today we take you through the basics of the options in length and style of our veils. For more information on the colours and materials we use, click here.
What is a Tier?
A ‘tier’ simply means a layer of veiling. Most wedding veils have two tiers, which means that they have two layers of veiling coming down from the comb that sits in your hair. Usually the top tier is shorter than the bottom tier, and is called the blusher. This can be brought down over your face for the traditional blushing bride look. If you want your veil to be a main feature of your bridal outfit then a veil with three or more tiers will make a great statement. We make more modern three-tier veils with a blusher that sits as a small face veil, giving a fantastic shape whether worn with or without the blusher over the face.
The most popular veil size is 72”. This is the length from the bottom of the blusher to the bottom of the back of the veil, meaning that on a two tier veil it will hang around 40-45” from the comb, usually reaching your hips.
What veil sizes are available?
We use the traditional method of giving sizes of wedding veils in inches. The chart below shows standard sizes of two tier veils, and how they are otherwise known.
Size in inches
Size in cm
Also known as
|54”||137||Waist or elbow length|
|72”||183||Hip or Fingertip length|
|126”||320||Train or Chapel length|
|144”||366||Long Train or Cathedral length|
Most of our veils can be made in any length. Remember the size in inches or centimetres includes the blusher or face veil.
The veiling we use is exclusive to us and is of the finest quality, no other manufacturer can compare to it; Richard Designs wedding veils really are unique and of the highest quality. Our veiling has a very soft, delicate feel to it and hangs beautifully from the comb. It is very fine meaning that it will not cover your dress, but will simply float over it.
Enquire with your local stockist about our full range of wedding veils, as only a taster collection is shown here on our website. Richard Designs veils can only be bought in approved retailers, please call or email us and we will be very happy to provide you with details of your local stockist.