Post # 1
I still have a lot of time to make a decision, but I can’t decide if I want to wear a veil or not. I’m pretty set on how I want to wear my hair and I have my jewelry and dress. I have been saying since I started planning that I’d just wear a hair flower or comb, but now that I’m thinking about it, maybe I should wear a veil? At least just for the ceremony. I don’t even know how a veil would look with the hairstyle I want to wear, but I don’t want to look back in 10 years and regret not wearing one. Do you think this will happen? Will I look bridal enough if I don’t wear one? I’ll post pictures of my dress, accessories, and hairstyle so you can make your judgement.
So bees — what do you think? Should I wear a veil or can I get away without one? Thanks in advance for your help!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
I totally think you can go w/o one. My dress is slightly similar to yours (strapless A line). I personally don’t prefer veils and didn’t really want to wear one (I would have done a hair piece), but my mom kind of insisted, and she has paid for my entire ensemble (dress, alterations, undergarments, shoes, etc.). You bet she paid for the veil too. 😉
Post # 4
you don’t need a veil to be a bride. try some on when you get your dress in and decide what you like best. a hair flower or something instead would be really pretty!
also, i love those earrings!
Post # 5
I wore a veil solely because of the joyful look my mother got when the bridal consultant stuck one on me. I’ll admit it was fun to take some photographs in the veil, and I guess it made me feel even more like a bride when I was walking down the aisle, but I probably wouldn’t have missed it if I hadn’t had one.
It was especially a PITA whenever I had to sit down anywhere, getting in and out of the limo was a misery, and it kept getting caught on things. The first second I could duck out of cocktail hour and take the darn thing off, I did.
I’d just do a pretty hair flower instead, especially considering your inspiration hairstyle.
Post # 6
I think you could go without one and still look beautiful and feel like a bride; however, just asking this question makes me feel that their is a little part of you that will feel sad years down the road, if you don’t at least wear a veil for the ceremony. I was very adamant about not wearing a veil, but my kids talked me into it, so I will wear one. I have never had a “real” wedding, and I have always regretted it, and they know this. I know that I would still be sad later, if I didn’t wear one. You can always take the veil off after the ceremony, so you will have it both ways and pictures of both ways.
Post # 7
@kitzy: thanks! I got them on Etsy from jurgitahandmade. I haven’t seen them in person yet, they should be arriving any day now. I’m impatient and I can’t handle waiting. I rush home every single day hoping the package will be there!
@noritake22: I’m actually asking this question because I’ve had a couple people tell me I’ll regret not wearing one, which made me question myself. I hadn’t even considered a veil until then. So maybe I’ll be okay without one?
Post # 8
this is absolutely a personal choice. maybe you can wear a veil during the ceremony and take it off afterwards?
Post # 9
I just want to encourage you to do what you want! I always felt a little bit silly in a veil so I chose not to wear one…granted it is only 6 months later but I have NO regrets about it! I love the pictures that show off my hair and the flowers in my hair (not to mention that I didn’t have to ruin my hairstyle getting a veil in it). So do what you want…never be pressured into anything because of “tradition”. 🙂
Post # 10
I didn’t wear a veil, and don’t regret it at all… and I believe that I looked very bridal, anyway! Here’s a pic for reference:
Post # 11
@big_monchhichi: if I was to wear a veil at all, that’s exactly what I’d do. Wear it for the ceremony and take it off for the reception!
@wbninja: thanks 🙂 I always tell other people that, but when it comes to myself I have a hard time lol it’s nice to hear it from someone else!
@ME Team: you look gorgeous! and definitely very bridal. thanks for the reassurance!
Post # 12
I didn’t wear it and didn’t miss it all. It just wasn’t for me.
Post # 13
I agree with noritake22: if you dont wear a veil you can never go back and have known how it looked to wear one. I think all the brides who didnt wear a veil look stunning and no less bridal than anyone who did wear one. However, you can never wear a veil at any other time in your life. THere are SO many different types of veils out there to choose from. ANd you could wear it just for the ceremony and take it off right after you enter your reception. Then you could have an awesome hair piece, flower, etc. Just a thought!
Post # 14
I’m going to wear a veil for the ceremony then take it off for the reception. It’s the only time you’ll ever wear one so why not enjoy 🙂
Post # 15
I think if you have already asked yourself this question than maybe one day you will. If you really don’t want one, don’t wear one!But if you think that it’s something you might regret, then give it some more thought. The good thing is, is that you can wear one for the ceremony and take it off for the the rest and put a different accessory in your hair. Then you will have photos with each!
Post # 16
I don’t think you need a veil. You will still look and feel like a bride without one. I thought I needed one and I was annoyed by it the whole time. I had my hair off to one side and it didn’t lay evenly on my head. And, it kept getting stuck to the beading on my dress and during our first dance pictures (my BFF told me to keep it on b/c it would look pretty in pictures) the comb was crooked and I hated how it looked!