(Closed) Anybody regret not having a veil?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

I know there was a Bee on here who did regret not wearing one and I know personally I would. Check out Etsy and maybe you can find one.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t  really like them either. I can’t answer your question because I haven’t made my decision yet. I’m thinking of attaching a short one under my hair for the ceremony only. And nothing expensive. But it’s really for that bridal look, if only for a little while.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am glad you asked this question.  I bought a veil and a feather/diamond hair clip.  I intended to wear the veil for the ceremony and the clip for the reception.  As the big day nears closer, I really do not want to wear a veil.  It doesn’t feel very “me,” and my hair is so fine and thin and short.  Everyone is really pushing me to wear a veil, saying I will regret if it I don’t and mentioning that it is the only time in my life it is acceptable to wear a veil.  Have you thought about trying birdcage veils, bridal clips, a headband, or some other veil alternatives with your dress? 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Great question!  I’m not planning on wearing one myself.  I am far too casual, and veils seem very 7-year-old, 1st communion to me.  But I do wonder if I might regret not having one!  I’m curious to see other bee’s answers.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was totally shocked at the price of veils when I got my dress. I decided to try and make one. I purchased a pattern, tule, a clear comb, and lace edging and it turned out really well and only cost me $12. They are really easy to make if you have a little time and tule is very forgiving.  It took me 4 hours total (mostly because I had to pin the lace to the edge of the tule).  Store bought veils are soooo expensive!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

Honestly, I forgot about a veil. LOL. And I don’t regret it. My wedding was a beachy DW though. We were all barefoot and there were no chairs. It was very informal.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Regarding the price of veils, I totally agree that they are ridiculously expensive.  I got my veil off etsy for $20.  It’s nothing fancy, but the same exact looking veil cost $75 in the bridal shop.  No way was I spending $75 on a piece of tulle for my head. 

Anyway, I thought I might regret not wearing a veil so I got one last minute and wore it for the ceremony.  I don’t regret wearing it, but I can’t say how I would have felt not wearing one.  I’m kind of ambivalent. 

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I will be wearing one, but I mostly wanted to chime in on the cost part. I ended up with two veils. I bought a shorter one first then decided on a longer one and neither cost me much. The first was from eBay and cost $20 (with shipping and the second from Etsy for $55 (shipping included). So if you are worried about cost, definitely check online.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I didn’t wear a veil and I have no regrets whatsoever. My dress was very minimalistic and a veil didn’t go well with it. Also, a veil would be too traditional for me.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

 I’m not doing a veil.  Just seemed like it would be more of an annoyance really since I’ll be on the beach and it will be windy.  Although I’ve read you can just add fishing weights to them to help with that. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am not planning on wearing a veil… honestly it’ll just bug me haha and I don’t want to have to worry about something ruining my hair, and detracting from the back of my gown!! I know what you mean about those pictures, they’re beautiful, but I figured in the grand scheme of all the gorgeous pictures I’m hoping to get, that doesn’t rank high enough for me to spend/stress over it. Good luck!

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