Post # 1
Funny…but true. The whole veil trying on gives me a bit of a panic attack. (Not in the Carrie Bradshaw way when her and Miranda try on wedding dresses for fun, and she ends up with hives and rash…what not…) Just wondering if I am the only one who feels this way? Which is why I am debating on wearing one or not….I am leaning towards “no”. Any thoughts?
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I didn’t get an ill feeling, but I did feel totally ridiculous, like I was wearing a costume.
I’m not against veils for other people, but I don’t think they’re very me.
Post # 4
I didn’t even try on a veil when I went shopping. I just had no interest in wearing one at all and I know I would have just felt uncomfortable if I put one on. We found a beautiful rhinestone and ribbon headband that went perfectly with my dress, and that’s what I’m wearing!
If it doesn’t seem like you, don’t force it to. Wear what makes you feel happy, beautiful and comfortable and go with it! You’re going to be the bride on your wedding day, regardless of what you wear.
Post # 5
I felt like I was playing dress up. I love my birdcage veil but I bought it before I had my dress and it totally doesn’t go with my dress. My Fiance hates them, so I’m not wearing one. I say, if it gives you a panic attack, don’t wear it!
Post # 6
agreed. Maybe I shouldn’t have put “ill feeling”..
But I am not the “LOOOOK AT MEEEEEEE!” bride. So…I am sure they (the guests) will all know who the bride is…white dress and all…the veil is just a little too much.
Post # 7
I’m all about the veil and the blusher for when i walk down the aisle but i also love seeing just beautiful headpieces or birdcage veils. my girlfriend is wearing a gorgeous headpice in the back of her head (her hair will be up) and its so pretty and sweet and elegant. love it!
Post # 8
I am all about wearing a veil, but I definitely know what you mean…it can be really easy to feel like you’re playing dress up since a wedding dress is such an over-the-top, once in a lifetime thing! When I tried on my dress, it had a GIGANTIC hoop sewn into it and I felt like I was wearing a period piece for a movie set in the 1700’s or something (the dress is already very ‘centuries ago’ in style; I seriously felt like I might as well have been wearing this: http://media.photobucket.com/image/1700%252527s%20dresses/susie_bubble/Style%20Bubble/courtmantua1.jpg). It made me a little uncomfortable at first, until they told me they could put in a much smaller hoop! I mean, as little girls many of us played wedding dress-up, or at least with dolls, so when we actually don this crazy stuff, it can seem a little surreal or make us feel out-of-place…wearing wedding attire was always something someone else did!
Post # 9
I tear up every time I put it on and look in the mirror especially when I have on a contender for THE dress.. it’s like oh oh oh my god (very much like that chick from SYTTD)
Post # 10
Right here! I feel all of the same – playing dress up, look silly, not me, feel too old to wear it (31). I just knew I didn’t want one. A lady put one on my head and I immediately pulled it off and handed it back, I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror.
Post # 11
I think some ppl pull them off very well and look great but they personally are not for me. I feel, like you ladies said, a little silly and odd. I am not comfortable with them plus my Fiance has voiced he is not a fan of them (at his brothers wedding the bride wore a very intense veil that was almost a foot high off her head because of all the layers and it left a bad taste in his mouth for them)
Post # 12
I got claustrophobic and freaked out before the wedding and decided to go without!
Post # 13
Claustrophobia and commitmentphobic does not a good combination make. I freaked out in the dress and then the silly consultant thought she could sneak a veil on me! There is NO way I was going to let that happen.
No to the veil. I even put one on, when I was in street clothes and everybody agreed, it just didn’t look right.
Post # 14
lol i am definitely wearing one (most folks are UBER surprised because they are soo traditional and i am so well not lol!!) i can’t imagine getting married without one.
Post # 15
TP- for a second I thought you were talking about me! Of course your statements apply to both of us 🙂
Post # 16
Oh I got that ill feeling! Sounds silly but I psyched myself up to try on dresses but wasn’t prepared to see myself wearing a veil. Weird, I know.