Post # 1
Hi all. The title says it all … veil or no veil? Let me know your thoughts, opinions, comments on this question.
Personally I was thinking no veil. When trying on dresses they would put one on me as if that would make me like the dress more and make a decision. Did NOT have that affect on me. I figured I would not have a veil, I couldnt care about it and when they did put one on I figured it would bother me. Now, I dunno why, I am considering one for the ceremony …
Post # 3
First of all I said no veil – then the dress shop said why dont you try one and I am now having a cathdral length one!
Post # 4
The veil was what made me cry and feel like a bride, but that’s not the case for everyone! Go with your gut!
Post # 5
I am going veil-less! I think they looked so goofy on me. If it’s not your thing don’t wear one because you are just going to look uncomfortable all day.
Post # 6
My birdcage veil is about 3 inches wide and stretches from mid forhead to the bridge of my nose. Quite small. Some may not even call it a veil. Its really all about preference.
Post # 7
i want one! but i still have to see how it goes with the dress i’ll have. i think i’ll probabaly end up having to tweak the veil to fit the dress. :p
Post # 8
I am now leaning towards having a veil for the ceremony and decided to get a veil to try it out! If it doesn’t work out I suppose I can sell it to another bride
Post # 9
I definitely think I’m going to be a veil bride, but I’m feeling one that is long and flowy and just sort of elegant without having lace or beading or rhinestones all on it–go with whatever makes you feel like a bride! I don’t think you can make a wrong decision here. 😉
Post # 10
I’m waffling on the veil. I made a long one w/ a blusher and then made a birdcage so that I can just keep on a-wafflin’ right until I walk.
Post # 11
I said no veil–you spend a ton of money on it (seriously, $200 for a long piece of tulle basted to a comb?) and wear it so briefly. Also the origins of the tradition make my skin crawl. You’ll feel just as bridal without one.
Post # 12
Honestly, I never thought I would. BUT when I put that baby on, it made me truly feel like a BRIDE! My mom also said it completed the look. I bought it and will be wearing it for the ceremony and taking it off for the receiption for a more toned down look.
Post # 13
I have always wanted a cathedral length veil since I was young. A lot of people are surprised by that because in general I’m not an extremely traditional girl. I’m going to have a regular veil for my ceremony (cathedral….the dress HAS to look good with a cathedral length veil) and a birdcage for my reception. I agree with zomgwut they are so freakin expensive, which is why I’m making my own…they are totally super easy and cheap to make. For these reasons I said veil, but its ultimatly your decision. I just love the way they look. I also agree with zomgwut, the tradition behind them are kind of crazy, but I just love the way they look.
Post # 14
I was given a veil by my Maid/Matron of Honor that she wore in her wedding. However, I fell in love with cathedral length veils too. So I found one on the WB classifieds that I bought to wear during the ceremony, and will either switch to MOH’s for the reception, or go veil-less. After the wedding, there will be a cathedral length veil with rhinestone edging for sale!
Post # 15
Everytime they tried to put one on me at the bridal store I just laughed. One consultant was really sad becuase she said I have a “classic vintage look” and that I was perfect for a birdcage or “russian viel” but no, I am having a single gardinea (spelling) in my hair. (buying 3 so I can switch them out as they whilt)
Post # 16
Veil!!! I didn’t feel like a bride until I put that veil on with my dress. I’m a sucker for veils and opted for a 140″ cathedral length veil to really get the full look.