Wearing Veil During Reception?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are you wearing your veil during the reception?
    Yes : (28 votes)
    23 %
    No : (93 votes)
    75 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I wore a cathedral length veil, so that came off as soon as we entered the reception.

    Post # 4
    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I wasn’t planning to, but I did because I didn’t like my hair (was nothing like the trial) hah!

    Post # 5
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @ClassicLady:  No, I took it off as soon as pictures were done. We came inside and I bustled my dress, took off my veil and then we were announced in to the reception.

    Post # 6
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If you’re doing a birdcage veil you can get away with wearing it during the reception. But if you’re wearing a longer veil it will pull your hair every time you hug someone. Which will be a lot.

    Post # 8
    498 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I wore a cathedral length veil, wore it for the ceremony and most of the formal photos. I tore it off for the reception. It was raining that day so the bottom was soaking wet and muddy so I definitely couldnt have worn it, I wouldnt have if I was able though.

    I wore a crystal belt/sash on the dress for the reception and family photos.

    Post # 9
    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m not going to wear it to the reception but that’s just personal preference. For one, I’m terrified I will lose it if I decide to take it off. (my mom made it) Also, I want people to see all of my pretty hair underneath! Otherwise I will feel like paying to get my hair done will be a waste of money. I have seen it done both ways though 🙂

    Post # 10
    10840 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @ClassicLady: I too wore a Cathedral length and thought I’d find it difficult sitting and eating with it still on.

    Post # 11
    6633 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I did yes…

    Post # 12
    2896 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i wore mine all day. i bought a pretty headband to wear just in case my veil became a nuisance, but it didn’t bother me at all. i didn’t have issues with people tugging on it or anything, so it stayed on my head until we got to the hotel that night. when i was planning my wedding, i remember reading somewhere that it’s considered bad etiquette for a bride to wear her veil to her reception, but i was like, “F that. i’m the bride and i can do what i want.”

    if it matters, i wore a mantilla. it was supposed to be finger tip length, but i’m short so it was longer than that on me.

    Post # 13
    931 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I was going to, but took it off during cocktail hour  Everytime someone hugs you, it pulls, and the way I had it in, that meant the comb digigng further into my skull!


    Post # 14
    1233 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I took it off right before we did the receiving line. I didn’t want everybody tugging it. Plus, I had a fear of it getting set on fire by candles.

    Post # 15
    11469 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    There was no possible way. My veil was 140″ long…people would be stepping all over it. I changed into a fascinator for the reception.

    Post # 16
    2962 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I only wore mine for the first dance (guest pic):






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