To veil…or not to veil….That is the question?!♥

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@cantwaittobemrsf:  I love veils, I think they’re the entire reason that makes a bride look bridal (no offense to people who didn’t wear them, it’s just I notice such a difference when I see brides wear one!) I got a super light cathedral length veil and wore it for photos and ceremony. I took it off for reception.

Post # 4
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5012 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Is there a specific reason why you do not want one? I think they look very pretty (but traditional).

I’ve always loved the look of cathedral veils so that’s what I got.

Post # 5
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6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@cantwaittobemrsf:  i had a veil. I didn’t feel like a bride without it. So glad I had a cathedral veil because it came out so pretty in my pictures!

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

i just don’t know when else in life i’ll get to wear a veil. it was necessary for me… even though i’m wearing a headpiece. people probably think it’s overkill but i couldn’t feel bridal without a veil! i’m borrowing a friend’s so it’s my something borrowed : )

Post # 7
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@cantwaittobemrsf:  I decided no veil when I tried them on with my dress and knew they didn’t look right on me. I also can’t stand the prices in the salon, kinda a turn off. I decided that I’m gonna search for a hair piece instead. 

Post # 8
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1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Daizy914:  I agree with PP, that was probably the most bridal thing for me. It’s traditional and pretty and looks great on photos. I took mine off for the reception because it kept getting caught on my chair at dinner, but I regretted it because I looked better with it on!

Post # 9
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5518 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I was so anti veil and then 5 weeks before the wedding I decided I wanted one.  You will know if you want one.  It will come to you.

Post # 10
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3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I kind of freaked when they insisted on putting a veil on me when I was trying on dresses. I’m not used to having my back and shoulders bare and then to have tickly fabric brushing them whenever I move my head drove me nuts. The consultant took the veil off pretty quickly when I kept flinching. I’m leaning towards wearing a bridal hat (when else will I eve get the chance?) but I haven’t fully decided yet. All I know for sure it that a veil is totally out for me.

Post # 11
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3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yes, absolutely. It’s the one element that made me feel truly bridal, as opposed to just swanning about in a pretty gown. I also love the way they look photographed.

Post # 12
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477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

No veil for me.  My dress was enough to make me feel “bridal.”

How did I decide?  I just never liked the thought of one on me. Plus, I was wearing an ethnic wedding outfit, so a veil wouldn’t have made sense anyway (the outfit was supposed to be worn with a headdress, but I couldn’t stand that either).

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s so necessary for me, it was what took my dress from just pretty to bridal.

Post # 14
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3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

It completed my look for me. I was against paying the super high prices in the salon so I searched eBay and found the perfect one. I took it in with me when I tried on my dress and the consultant thought I bought it from them.

Post # 15
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6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@LaPetiote:  oh yea, i only had my veil on for pictures and ceremony, it was a cathedral lenght so…it wouldn’t have worked well during reception haha!

Post # 16
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’d try on some different veils, take pictures (!), take pictures of your dress without the veil and then sleep on it. In the morning, take a look at the pictures and see which ones you like more. It’s all about figuring out what you truly like on *yourself*.

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