Post # 1
I am not a traditional bride but do most brides keep their veil on during the reception?
I personally wasn’t going to keep it on because I have a very detailed handband and I think this is more then enough for the reception but I will be wearing both the veil and handband during the ceremony. My veil is not over the top it is elbow length but I believe I am really only wearing it for my Fiance because he wanted me too.
What are you guys doing?
Post # 3
Yes, because I honestly can’t think of another occasion when I can wear a veil and not feel silly.
Post # 4
@actime: my veil is cathedral length so that would be a real pain in the rear to wear dancing caz i plan on dancing all night long ; )
Post # 5
@asscherlover: i agree with you ; ) if i had gotten a waist lenth one id wear it all night but i love a long veil.
Post # 6
@HisNightOwl2014: Lol, yes it would be. Mines is elbow length so I don’t know. Now I am changing into a mid way reception dress (I will change the last 2 hours of the reception) So maybe I can keep my veil on until then? Don’t really know.
Post # 7
I left mine on for the reception but wish I had taken it off. I found whenever someone hugged me, they’d pull on it. Trying to dance, it got pulled. It turned into a big pain in the butt!
I’d say take it off after your ceremony/pictures 🙂
Post # 8
Mine is a two tier veil, elbow lenght, I haven’t really decided if I’ll be wearing it at the reception or not but at the same I do agree with @asscherlover: when else can I wear a veil and not feel silly :p
Post # 9
Ill be wearing it if i cant get my stupid back fat gone.
Post # 10
I wore it for the first dance and then took it off. Mine was fingertip length so it wasn’t in the way of dancing or anything but it was annoying because it would be pulled whenever someone hugged me. I also wanted to show off my hair more 🙂
Post # 11
I had a cathedral-length veil with Swarovski crystals on it, and, I ended up wearing it the entire evening/night. I had planned to take it off at some point later in the reception. However, our timeline fell apart, and we ended up having to take family pics during the second half of the reception, so I never actually took it off.
I am glad that I wore it during the reception, first because of what @asscherlover: said; second, because it cost $500 and I loved it; third, because I had pics taken outside at the end of the night, and I have dark hair and it was in an updo. My hair would have totally blended into the background in some pics if I hadn’t been wearing my veil.
All that said, if you DO decide to wear you veil during your reception, just make sure that you have some pics taken without your veil before the ceremony. I didn’t have a single one, and I was really upset by that. Because of this, I later had a formal bridal portrait taken without my veil, and I am SO glad that I did.
Post # 12
I’m glad you put this post up! I was thinking about it last night.. I have a finger tip length veil and I’m not sure if I am going to wear it the whole reception or not.. Undecided.. Since it is expensive it might be good to try and get its money worth..
But like others said, it could get in the way when your hugging people and you kinda want to show off your hair more.. and maybe be a bit more casual later?
I might compromise and see if I take it off for the first dance or cake cutting maybe..
I’m not sure if I want to wear it in all our pictures too? (During cocktail hour)
Post # 13
Our wedding is casual and the reception is even more casual. I plan to wear my dress and veil for the planned “events” of the reception (dances and cake and stuff) but once the party really kicks in I have a different outfit to wear (honestly a special-made t-shirt and skirt) and I am thinking I will wear a baseball cap I have with a short veil attached to it just for fun!
Post # 14
I took mine off for the reception. It bothered my mom because she spent so much time making it but there want no way on Earth I was going to dance with that thing on! It would have been too annoying.
Post # 15
i had decided not to wear mine but since i recently switched from cathedral to shoulder length, i’ll be rocking it all night!
Post # 16
Since my veil will also be cathedral length I’ll definitely be taking it off for the reception. I’ve looking on Etsy to find a pretty flower to put in my hair once the veil comes off for the reception.