(Closed) 1st time bride @ 39 – Is a veil appropriate?

posted 11 years ago in 30 Something
Post # 47
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Veils are very nice for all ages.  I first questioned it because im thirty first time bride with two kids.  I always thought veils were for vergin type but the more i tried on the more I wanted to wear one.  I think the veil made my bridal look complete. I didnt wear it over my face.  I wore a fingertip length veil.

 I think women are never too old or young to wear a veil especially if it is your first time.  I say—go for it 🙂

pic with a veil on me and then later that night without.  with i think looked much softer

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Post # 49
527 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009


I hate hearing anyone say they’re too old for <insert any wedding-related item here>.  Do what makes you happy.  I don’t think age should dictate anything.  You’re a bride.  You’re getting married!  That’s fabulous at any age.

Post # 50
962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Georgia Bee: 

“If I am going to be a bride, I ain’t goin’ to be half-assed about it:)” 


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“I hate hearing anyone say they’re too old for <insert any wedding-related item here>.”

To you both:  EXACTLY!!!  I don’t think anything is “too young” for a bride unless YOU feel that whatever it is looks funny on you, and a lot of times that’s just about your own look and not “young” or “old”.  I know what my Fiance finds beautiful and attractive and I know what I like to see myself in and that’s what I will wear!

I am 39 as of July and I will wear whatever I damn well please on my wedding day! Laughing

I’m also a second time bride.  First time, no wedding, just a courthouse thing.  This time, I have found my SOULMATE and I am going all out because this is the ONLY wedding I will ever have and this time is forever!!

Wear what you feel beautiful in!  I am skipping the traditional veil (most likely) but only because I don’t care for how it looks on me, that’s the only reason, nothing to do with age.  I will most likely go with something like this but with a different comb/clip than this one:

Post # 51
27 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

Go for it!  I’m 35 and I never even considered it would be odd to wear a veil.   I’m going to wear and I’m going to rock it!  Laughing

Post # 52
23 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

@meliss: WOW. That is seriously the most gorgeous veil I’ve seen. Ever. 

To the OP: go for it! Like all the others have said, veils are for brides, not exclusively young brides. And you always have the option of removing it after the ceremony if it feels too formal. 


Post # 53
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m almost 39 and not wearing a veil, but that’s just because I don’t want one. I say rock it! Look how lovely all the ladies look in their pictures!

Post # 54
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@sweetredthing: Thank you! I loved my veil too, it was a great Etsy find which I totally owe to Weddingbee. I didn’t even know what Etsy was before.

Post # 55
14 posts
  • Wedding: December 2010

I watch Tery Hatcher on desperate wifes tv show (the wedding) and she looked amazing with her blusher! Im 39 getting married to the same man I have lived with for 20 years, and first boyfriend!! very first time in a wedding dress. I am going all the way with a cathedral train long blusher and veil…of course the formal ceremony will be at a catheral. I will change into a fitted dress for the reception. Id says wear what you feel the most prettty

Post # 56
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m a first time bride at 43 and i’m wearing my veil in the back only. Want nothing to do with it hanging in my face but not because of my age, thats just my preference.

Post # 57
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ll have just turned 38 when I get married on October 29th.  First time bride and I’m definitely wearing a fingertip length veil.

Never once did or have I thought twice about it.  I’ve waited my whole life to find the perfect man for me (after kissing a LOT of frogs) and I’m going full force in the bridal area!

I don’t think just because we’re older that means we can’t have it all if we want it all!

Post # 58
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m 35 and will be getting married for the first time in July.  I am wearing a viel as well as a blusher.  I have always wanted to wear a viel and a blusher for my wedding. I don’t think age has anything to do with anything.  I want it so I’m going to do it. Just my opinion.  If it’s something that’s important to you I say go for it regardless of your age

Post # 59
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree with the previous poster. Age is irrelevant. I’ll be 38 and it’s not even my first marriage and I’m wearing a veil. 

Post # 60
14 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

I agree with the other posters, age doesn’t matter…I’m wearing a birdcage veil and flower fascinator and I love it! And I’m 38 and this is not my first marriage, but it is my first wedding.

Post # 61
5 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

u all look stunning!! 


I will be a first time bride at 39 this September…and i havent even decided on what I want.  but Ive never thought there was an age appropriate requirement when it came to deciding on accessories to compliment your dress.  Its your big day! As long as it looks tasteful and awesome, go for it!  i too now want to try on veils when i go dress shopping!  lol

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