Post # 17
I bought a birdcage, but am not sure I will wear it. I am going to try and customize the shape and length…if it doesn’t turn out, I will be wearing just a flower in my hair. I think that other posters are right that brides are about 50/50 on this today. For me, the veil didn’t add a ton of ‘bridal’ feeling, but I have yet to try on the one I bought with my dress (doing that this weekend), so we will see if I change my mind. Plus, big Hint…while watching television the other night a bride was getting ready and had a beautiful cathedral veil with fingertip blusher, and my Fiance said…”You aren’t wearing one of those things are you”….He is a very simple guy.. 🙂
Post # 18
@peachbaby4008: I am wearing one…because I want to and like PP’s have said, it feels more bridal. For me (and only speaking for myself), when I tried on "my dress-the one", I knew it was the one as soon as I put it on….but when the sales lady added the veil, that is when I got really teary-eyed….it just completed the look for me… Like "wow, I am really getting married"….
Good luck…you can’t go wrong with either choice….it’s more of a preference..
Post # 19
I agree that there really is no “common” thing anymore…I’ve seen plenty of brides with veils and plenty without and either way has looked great. It’s a part of our cultural tradition, so I knew I’d be wearing one at least for the ceremony. When I went dress shopping and they put the veil on me, I really *felt* like a bride! For me, I feel like I only do it once, so I might as well go all out.
Post # 20
It’s funny how everyone is different. I put on a veil and it made me feel weird and unlike myself. I feel like a bride in the dress, not the veil and that is one reason I’m not wearing one. But I know for a LOT of girls, the veil completes the look.
Post # 23
hi – can you tell me what a veil symbolizes? I’ve heard lots of stories but really don’t know what the real story is. thanks! 🙂
Post # 24
It’s all patriarchal blah-de-blah, like the lifting of the veil symbolizes the groom taking posession of the bride. It always seems to be about the groom, and never in a way I’m very comfortable with.
No thank you.
Post # 25
i was never planning to until i went dress shopping and they put one on me and i fell in love with the look! i LOVE my veil!
Post # 26
same here haha! I was dead set on flowers if anything but they tricked me and I ended up getting a cathedral veil with a finger tip blusher. I am only wearing it for the ceremony but I cannot wait!
Post # 27
At first, I was really against wearing a veil, but my children insisted, so I gave in and wore one. I am older and have been married before, but I never had a “real” wedding. Now that the wedding is over, I can say without a doubt that I am glad that I gave in and wore one. The veil really completed my look. I was also only going to wear it for the ceremony, dinner part of the reception, the cutting of the cake, and our first dance, but I totally forgot about it, until the very end when we went up to our room. Wearing a veil, for me, was a very good decision.
Post # 28
I’m not saying that only “young” people don’t wear veils. Like everything times and tradition change. So in this day and age most people don’t go for tradition and wear veils. I’m 26 and I like classic, but things change and from what I have seen most younger generations opt out the veil and even older who are looking for a modern feel.
Post # 29
I’m wearing a veil and I love it.
Post # 30
Definitely agree that there is no “right” answer to hair accessories these days. There really is a mixture as to what brides do.
I am going to be wearing a cathedral length drop veil (the kind that just drops over your head and doesn’t gather on a comb). But, as soon as ceremony and pictures are over, the veil is coming off and I’m planning to wear a hair flower.
Post # 30
I never imagined wearing a veil on my wedding day, other than maybe a bird cage. This weekend I bought my dress and the girls at the store put a fingertip veil on me and I swooned. It really completed the “Bride Look”. They can definitely be pricey (for some odd reason) but I am definitely wearing one. I totally understand not wanting one, but i think you should try some on.