Roman brides wore veils, known as flammeum, which were dyed a golden shade with saffron ti represent the flame of Vesta, the domestic goddess and giver of life. The veils was to protect the bride from evil spirits and was a symbol of her betrothal for life.
Normal style of bridal veils including;
Blusher Wedding Veils. : A short, shoulder-length style that is fixed atop the head so it can easily be pushed back during the ceremony. Best for simple, modern dresses and suits. Will suit all face shapes.
Elbow Wedding Veils : As the name suggests, simple veil that falls to the elbow. These include fountain styles, which may be multiple layers of fabric gathered at the crown, either softly cascding or in stiffer fabrics to create added height and shape.
Fingertip Wedding Veils : A veil that reaches to the fingertips, it is a classic veil length, often trimmed in lace or satin ribbon. If you are not so slim, be careful that this style does not visually add width to your waist.
Waltz Wedding Veils : A calf- or ankle-length veil that will usually be softer style. Good for rounder face shapes as it will hep to slim and elongate.
Chapel Wedding Veils : A more traditional style of veil, it is often worn with ball gowns. The chapel veil just sweeps the floor and may cascade in the several layers. Often worn at the back of the head, it can help balance a long or thin face. May be worn with a blusher..
Cathedral Wedding Veils : The longest and most formal style, it is usually seen at royal weddings. This veil will fall as train behind the wearer.
Mantilla Wedding Veils : Spanish-style lace veil that encased the wearer from top to toe and falls from the crown of the head. Will work beautifully with simple column or mermaid styles.