Veil vs. no veil

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Veil Pro- You usually only get to wear a viel to your own wedding. So why not? I also think they almost always make a bride look better. 

Veil Con- you wear it 1 day, it costs money & really can be an annoying thing to have on (especially if it is long). 

I think a pin would look great with a veil. Also you dont wear have to wear the veil all night, so when the veil is off, you will have the beatiful pin showing all by itself. 

I went with a veil- figertip length, beaded and scalloped egde (not a huge fan of my veil). I originally didnt want one, but some reason, the idea of “missing out” on something “bridal” made me get one. As silly as it is, that was my main reason for getting one. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

ruphiolis:  Ooooh, good thread idea! I originally thought I was going to be a total no-fuss no-veil kind of bride, but then I realised there’s only one day in your life where the average woman can wear a train on her dress and a veil in her hair, so I’m embracing both!

I also have quite a low backed dress and like that wearing a very simple finger-tip veil gives me that little extra bit of coverage so that I won’t be constantly self concious about whether things are bulging when I move around and what not.

I plan on taking mine off before our dinner reception. I think if you have a pin in your hair then it will either look lovely with the veil (I don’t think it would be too much, depending on the pin) or, if you decide to take your veil off for part of the wedding, the pin could be put in then.

Let us know what you end up going with 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I honestly didn’t think I wanted a veil or at the most I’d have a fingertip length veil. Then when I found my dress it has a matching cathedral veil and I thought no way, that’s over the top for me. Then I saw it on the bride I was buying the dress from and fell in love. Now I have it and LOVE it. So try out different things because you never know if what you think you want will be what you actually like on you.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a beautiful, very simple fingertip veil and I love it.  I have a pin also, but the veil and dress aren’t blingy or ornate, so I don’t think it’ll look too busy.  One of the reasons I want the veil is because I’ve always heard that it’s the one major thing your husband will remember about your look on your wedding day, and I think it calls attention to the bride’s face.  While my fiance doesn’t know what my dress looks like, he did ask if I’d be wearing a veil and expressed his interest in having me wear one, so that kind of solidified my decision!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

ruphiolis:  I am going without a veil. I purchased a hair flower instead. I tried on a few different veils with my dress, played around with hairstyles while at the salon but hated the way veils looked on me. I think its a matter of having your dress on, trying on veils and see how you feel about it!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am a very traditional romamtic bride, so I went all out on the veil. My dress is a 1949 ball gown but has very little detailing, so my veil does most of the talking. I have a catherdral length all lace mantilla (jackie o wore pne a lot like it) it actually came with the dress when I found it at a vintage store so I though they should stay together!!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Villa Celeste

I’m not having a veil because I’m getting married in a white sundress, and it wouldn’t look good at all. I think it comes down to what you’re wearing, and the vibe you want for your overall appearance. Personally, I love wedding veils and think they are gorgeous. If my wedding wasn’t casual I would have one. I think they’re incredibly feminine and can really enhance a dress. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

ruphiolis: I wore a cathedral veil to match the train of my dress. I wasn’t go to wear one to start with but then when I tried one on I felt so bridal. I think you could wear a pin as well as the veil.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m wearing a sparkly hair clip and no veil. My dress has a very high bateau neckline and a deepish v in the back. I didn’t think a veil would work well with the neckline and I really like the back and didn’t want to cover it up. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 ruphiolis:  I have a simple fingertip length veil.  I wasn’t going to do one, but when I tried one I loved it and felt like a princess.  It’s not one of favorites.  I plan on donating both my dress and my veil, but I know I’m going to have a hard time parting with my veil.

aliciaspinnet:  I LOVE your dress

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center

I’m wearing a headband instead of a veil. I just didn’t like them. Is that basic enough? LOL

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

Veil! You only get to wear one once in your life. I went into the planning thinking the veil didn’t matter to me. I only budgeted $50 and figured I’d buy a cheap one off etsy or ebay. Then I saw how beautiful they could be and how much it made me feel like a bride. I ended up blowing that budget and spending $450 on a to die for cathedral veil with lace appliques and a scalloped edge that makes me swoon.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club

I was on the fence too, but veils are just so bridal. Like you can see a movie star in a glamourous white dress on the red carpet, but the same dress with a veil would look like a bride! I tried on a dozen veils before I found one I liked, it’s fingertip length with a bit of beading along the edge and falls in a beautiful way. Im wearing for ceremony and pics and removing for reception. 

I think it will look fine with a pin in your hair And you can remove the veil for the party so you get the best of both worlds 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Songstress_7:  I had the same experience! I thought I’d do a fingertip veil, but I bought my dress from a bride who had a cathedral length veil custom made to match the lace on the dress. It is GORGEOUS and totally OTT, but I’m just going to rock it. It’s the only time you get to wear a veil, so might as well embrace it!

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