Post # 1
The day is nearly here, but I can’t stop wondering whether I should get a veil.
Im wearing my hair down and wavy with a flower crown like the photo below. We are getting married in an English converted barn.
So bees, do you think I should get a veil? If yes, I’d love to see some suggestions!
Post # 2
linnylou_88: I’m normally a big advocate for veils (you hopefully only get one chance to wear one, after all!) but I think the combination of that flower crown, soft hair waves, and that absolutely goooorgeous dress will be such an amazing and perfect look.
Do you think you’d be at all disappointed not to wear one? If so, it might be worth trying to find some inspiration photos of flower crowns with veils. If not, I say go ahead as planned.
Hope you post a recap – you’re going to look stunning!
Post # 3
linnylou_88: Wear for the ceremony and take off for the reception -this way you get the best of both worlds and will have pictures with and without.
Post # 4
I hate the origin of the veil— to hide the bride’s face, during the days of arranged marriages. The bride’s parents feared the groom might run away if their daughter wasn’t pretty enough. So they just covered her face till after the marriage was official. Since I’m not property or a prized milk cow, I say skip the veil.
Post # 5
since you already have a headpiece I think the veil would be too much going on top anyway. I say save the money and don’t buy a veil, I don’t think it will be missed!
Post # 6
I was going to vote yes until I saw the flower crown. The two of them together would be too much. The flower crown will be very pretty. Your dress is also very flattering on you.
Post # 7
I do love a veil, especially with dresses like yours, but your flower crown should do the trick! I say just the crown!
Post # 8
Miss_Mae: Thank you!! I’m worried that I will be disappointed if I don’t get a veil. But honestly, I think the only reasons why I’m second guessing my decision not to get one is 1. My BFF is getting married a few weeks after me and her dress and veil are STUNNING (though I must admit the looks we are going for are very different) and 2. Literally everyone is assuming I’m getting a veil. As if all brides just wear a veil. I wahtbto look pretty, not like I’m missing a veil (if that makes any sense!)
Post # 9
I love your overall look. I would go without a veil. The floral crown is very bridal on its own. I so wish I could wear one but dont think it will go with my dress.
Post # 10
I love the look you have.
Personally, I’ve never really liked veils and never pictured myself wearing one, BUT recently I’ve been looking around and I really love the look of Juliet cap veils- that might work with your style of dress if you reaaaaally feel that you need a veil.
I still haven’t sdecided if I want one, but if I do, it will just be for the ceremony and some pictures- I want some sort of hair piece for the reception.
Post # 11
linnylou_88: Totally get what you’re saying. It’s so hard trying to pick one overall bridal look when there are so many amazing styles and options out there. It’s no wonder so many bees get dress regret!
I think people generally expect some form of head or hair decoration on a bride and that’s why people often assume there will be a veil. I think your flower crown will be a beautiful variation on that – the finishing touch to your look, but with a more unique finish that complements your dress even better than a veil would. I don’t think anyone will feel like you’re ‘missing’ a veil.
If you’re really not sure either way though, then maybe go and try some with your dress. If you put one on and it makes you feel like a million dollars, then you could even just use it during the ceremony to have your ‘classic bride’ moment, and then wear your flower crown for the reception. But if you put one on and it just seems like another option/accessory then go home and don’t give it a second thought!
The good news is you really can’t go wrong with that dress and what you’re talking about 🙂
Post # 12
Well if you feel as though you will miss the veil you could always get a simple one and attach it to the back of flower crown so it’s only seen in the back , I think that would look beautiful for the ceremony and then pop it off for reception
Post # 13
Also you look absolutely gorgeous in that dress I love it!!!!
Post # 14
1) Always fight the good fight and struggle to be true to yourself (within the legal bounds of our society, of course). A friend with a veil or general expectations are two terrible reasons to wear a veil. Do what you set out to do for yourself, and not only will you look beautiful, you will feel proud and happy on & after your wedding day.
2) I personally love your look, and will probably be going for a very similar one. I would love to know the make of the flower crown & the dress. Both lovely!
Post # 15
With that dress and the flower band, I would go a very simple drop veil! No poofiness, no sparkles or lace, just raw edges!