(Closed) Are you wearing a veil?… Parents want me to! (Kinda Long and pic heavy)

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I never thought I would wear a veil either, but put one on “just for fun” when I picked up my dress when it came in… and I liked the look.  Not enough to pay the $200 the veil at the bridal shop cost, but I did buy a $30 veil on Ebay.  It made me feel more bridal and completed the look.

You might want to try one on just for you, to see what you think.  Don’t destroy your outfit because of what your parents want and don’t feel the need to cover up your tattoo.

And don’t forget, most brides take it out after the ceremony or the first few dances, so you don’t have to wear it all night.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am not.  But if I had her dress and wedding, then I totally would!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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Here is an Etsy photo where the bride wore a white hairpiece and a veil over.  I think your feather hairpiece would still work. 

 

But you just have to try it on with a veil and see what you think/feel!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Do what you want. I had a veil for my first wedding. It was beauitful, but it was also a pain in the butt even though I only wore it for the ceremony. This time around, I knew I didn’t want one and I have no regrets. I wore flowers in my hair and went along on my merry/marry way.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I orginally didn’t want to wear one but after some pressure from my mom I bought one. It really grew on me! Now I’m happy I bought one. I would say try some on & see how they make you feel 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I didn’t want to either, but my mom and sister talked me into buying one in the moment when i found my dress.  In the end I was glad I wore it.  But I also switched to a birdcage for my reception, which was what i actually wanted.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

While your parents shouldn’t ask you to cover up something thats part of you, you should also be willing to compromise with something they want. Find a simple cheap veil to wear just for the ceremony, you can even leave it out of pics.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I didn’t plan to wear a veil.  My Darling Husband even encouraged me NOT to wear one.  But then I decided to order an inexpensive one and try it on.  It’s simple and waist length and attaches only by a hair comb. (I added a couple decorative hair pins, but I didn’t NEED to.) I chose a veil that was “accordian folded” instead of gathered, so it really was pretty sheer. (one fold, the length of the hair comb)  This is two layers – it’s a circle veil. 

I really liked the end result, it was short enough that it didn’t bother me, and it just hung down my back. The only time it was in my way at all was when someone would hug me around the neck and slide their arm down my back – that tugged a bit.

Here’s a “getting ready” snapshot my dad took that shows off how sheer it is – that veil wouldn’t be hiding a tattoo!

This one shows the length

But I wore it because I liked the way it looked and made me feel.  I only spent $35 on it, so if I had tried it on and discovered that it was a FAIL, I’d have been ok with leaving it at home.  You should rock a look that makes you happy and confident.  If you try on a veil and still think it’s not right, then skip it.  But if you like the idea of wearing one, you can absolutely pull it off with that hairpiece.

And if you have a helpful friend or relative, you probably won’t need the hairstylist’s help to don – or remove – a veil that attaches simply.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

See if you like it, but do NOT give in to pressure if you don’t want to wear it! I didn’t wear one, and I am pretty sure I’m just as married as anyone else, ha.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t want to wear one either, just because I’m not a huge fan of where the tradition comes from. Also, it helps that my Fiance thinks they look silly. If you don’t have any real philosophical objections to it, you can always just try one on, and I would suggest doing that. If you like it, do it. If you don’t like it, then don’t. If you want to comprimise, you could always get a simple one and have it attached undeneath your hairdo.

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