(Closed) Are you wearing a veil? Why or why not?

posted 11 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Are you wearing a veil?

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  • Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Probably not what you are looking for if you are un-decided, but cathedral length veils are swoon worthy. I decided on that before my dress!

    Post # 25
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I wasn’t planning on wearing a veil because the whole thing just seemed too traditional for me, and I’m not be given away at the end of the aisle.

    BUT my Grandmother asked me if I’d like to see hers and I fell in love with it. It’s beautiful and it feels wonderful to share something like that with her. I never imagined myself as a veiled bride, but now it’s one of the things I’m truly looking forward to.

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My dress is heavily beaded on the bodice so I am wearing a cathedral length drop veil with no embellishments or anything – something increadibly simple.

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    There was never any doubt in my mind that I’d wear a veil.  I love the way they look and I love how they looked on me and with my dress.  I’m like 90% sure I’ll be wearing a chapel-length silk tulle mantilla veil. No blusher though.  That’s one of the few things where the tradition behind it bugs me.

    Post # 28
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @veganglam:

    Check glamgal.com, she has the best prices for the french silk tulle, and she has a steady provider which I have found to be a problem for some veil makers.

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I wore one, but it was simple and I only wore it for the ceremony– just made me feel more “bridal”; and when else will I get to wear one?  Tongue out  I took it off before our grand entrance. 

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    i’ll be rocking a birdcage veil, probably a bandeau style. i looooove them, and there’s something kinda sexy about them. i’m only wearing it for the ceremony though, and will keep my big crazy fascinator on for the reception! i can’t wait!

    Post # 31
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    My mom gave me one of her veils (she had FOUR), and even though she left it up to me whether I wanted to use it, I fell in love with the idea of using her veil.  I even centered my entired wedding dress shopping around it.

    Generally, I kind of like the idea of using a veil for the ceremony and just using a flower or something for the reception.  Just a thought.

    Good luck ladies!

    Post # 32
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @ddubzz Absolutley gorgeous! Congrats!

    Post # 33
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    nope, my first wedding I had one and it just got in the way the entire day. I hated it. This time, i’m going to have a silver gray dress, so a regular veil wouldn’t work anyhow.

    as for birdcage veils, I feel as if I’m not “vintage” enough to pull it off…

    Post # 34
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m not planning on wearing one – it’s not really my style.

    Post # 35
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We both tried to wear veils.  Mine actually stayed on, but NotFroofy’s got knocked off when my sister hugged her after doing one of the blessings.  NotFroofy tried to put it back on, but after it came off a second time, she gave up.

    Post # 36
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I always knew I was going to wear a veil but then I almost got more excited about the veil than the dress when my mom offered me hers to wear.  We had it restored and I’ve gotten more compliments on the veil than my dress!  I loved it…

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    Post # 37
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think it really comes down to whether you feel like it’s “bridal” or goofy. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure if I’d wear one, so I wasn’t going to spend much money on it. I ended up buying one for $12 (with a 50% off coupon on top of that) at Michael’s Craft and Floral Store. At my dress fitting, we couldn’t tell the difference from a $300 veil. To me, it’s what other people said: I just felt more like a bride with a veil hanging behind me. I’m not going to wear it covering my head (pics are after the ceremony and I’m sure my hair would get messed up!), and I’ll take it off for the reception. If it turns out the veil is too heavy to wear on the day of, I won’t be too broken up about it.

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