(Closed) Wearing a veil – all day or just for the ceremony? Tell me what you’re doing!

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: How long did you keep your veil on?
    Just for the ceremony : (48 votes)
    56 %
    Ceremony and part of the reception : (25 votes)
    29 %
    All day! I never took it off! : (9 votes)
    11 %
    Other - share below : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I wore it for our ceremony and pictures, but took it off for the reception (it kept falling off right after the ceremony anyhow :-P)

    Post # 4
    Member
    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I plan to wear mine only for the ceremony/pictures.  I’ve been told by more than one person that if you wear it during the reception (depending on how long it is, of course), that when people hug you they tend to pull on the veil, however accidentally, and that a headache ensues from the pulling.  

    Post # 5
    Member
    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I plan on leaving mine on until it bothers me. I LOVE my veil and when will I ever get another chance to wear one?

    Post # 6
    Member
    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I was going to take it off after we did our first dance, but I actually forgot I was wearing it, so it stayed on the entire time. Looking at our pictures, I am glad that I didn’t take it off because when will I ever get to wear a veil again; probably never.

     

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    11174 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @Ree723: Great post, I was wondering this same thing. I think the veil adds to the bridal feeling throughout the day but I wasn’t sure if it would hold up with all the reception greetings etc.

    My veil will be cathedral length but I had considered getting a shorter one for the reception. My friends however told me that people tugged on hers so much it ruined her hair and gave her a headache, so now I’m looking into other options.

    Let us  know what you end up doing (would love photos).

    Post # 9
    Member
    811 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I`m wearing a cathedral veil for the ceremony & photos.

    I love the idea of a birdcage veil for the reception! I CAN HAVE IT ALL

    Post # 10
    Member
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    When my MOH got married, she demanded to wear her veil the entire day (mostly as she drank during the day she got more and more sentimental about her special day) and by the end of the day her hair was ripped out and it ruined her updo.  Food for thought 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i was planning to wear it for ceremony only and some photos, but i enjoyed wearing it so much that i just never took it off till the night was over!

    Post # 12
    Member
    30 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We’re doing a first look and pictures before the ceremony, so I was going to wear it for those, during the ceremony, and likely take it off for couple photos just before the reception.  So for about 4 hours I’ll have it on.  Just enough time to get my use out of it, but I don’t want it on the whole time.  It a floor-length veil.

    Post # 13
    Member
    352 posts
    Helper bee

    Not wearing one.

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    11174 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @kermie: I was thinking this too! What does your dress look like? I’m afraid mine is too formal/ball gown for a bird cage.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Ceremony and pictures.  Mine was chapel length, so there was no way I could wear it the whole time.  I had considered buying an inexpensive bubble veil (love them!) for the reception but they didn’t look good on me.

    Post # 16
    Member
    340 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I wore mine for the ceremony, pictures and first dance/father daughter dance. I took it off after that.

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