Post # 1
Hi Bees! So I will be wearing my hair down (curled) for my wedding. I am not sure if I also want to wear a viel. I was thinking about just wearing a pretty headband or hair comb to pull some hair away from my face and add a little bling. But I don’t think I want to wear a viel with it. Would this be strange? Are there any bees out there who did not wear a veil? I just have a hard time wanting to pay hundreds of dollars for a couple yards of tulle. What are your thoughts!?
Post # 2
Lots of brides don’t wear veils, there is no rule that you must wear one and it’s not strange to not wear one. I didn’t wear one, I wore a pretty hair comb on one side.
Post # 3
I bought a little birdcage veil (bandeau type) that didn’t work for me. I think I’m just going to put in a nice hair comb and call it good. I am going pretty untraditional with my wedding dress too, so I don’t feel the need to wear the veil anyway.
Post # 4
- Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI
I’m not wearing a veil either. I looked up the whole meaning behind wearing one and I thought it was silly. I think more and more brides are not wearing them anymore.
Post # 5
Nope! I did not – beach wedding.. didn’t want one swirling around during the ceremony haha.
If you like the look of the veil but don’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars, check out Etsy!
Post # 6
I’m skipping the veil and doing a pretty hairpiece instead. I knew I wouldn’t be wearing it all night, so it seemed silly to me to spend all that money on something I’d wear for the ceremony plus photos. Plus, I’m doing an outdoor wedding so I thought it might just be a pain if it’s windy.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I didn’t wear a veil – seemed too fussy to me. Do whatever makes you feel best!
Post # 8
I’m doing a birdcage, b/c it seemed like a nice compromise b/t a big veil (which I didn’t want) and no veil (which might disappoint my more traditional FIL’s).
Post # 9
Love your wedding look! Gorgeous!
Post # 10
Nope not wearing one- we are having a beach wedding, and I just have no interest in wearing one. I’m wearing my hair down with a large flower clip.
Post # 11
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
I’m not married yet, but I I’m not wearing a veil. They get stuck, blow all over the place, and get taken off the second the ceremony is over.
That said, it’s easy to make a veil. My cousin wanted a cathedral length veil ($400-$500) and made it for about $30. She said it was super easy.
Post # 12
Thank you everyone! I am so happy that you all agree that it is not necessary to wear a veil!
If anyone has any recommendations on where to find a pretty but inexpensive hair comb I would greatly appreciate it! I’d love to see more photos of what brides wore in their hair when they went sans-veil!
Post # 13
I’ll be wearing my hair in a very loose updo and am looking for the perfect headpiece to go with my dress…definitely no veil! I’d love to see some more pics too…
Post # 14
They aren’t essential. I wasn’t going to have one. I was going to have a flower crown. But then I found a beaded headband and fell in love with a chapel length veil – the last thing I thought I wanted.
Post # 15
My fsil didn’t wear a veil I don’t plan on wearing one either unless someone magically give me one than I might consder it but I am not spending money on a piece I can only wear once.