Post # 1
Hi bees! I’m wearing a cathedral-length veil for my ceremony (and some of the photos we’re doing post-ceremony, I guess!), but now I’m worried I won’t feel “bridal” enough during the reception if I take it off.
I guess I could get a second, shorter veil for the reception…but I’m worried I’ll mess up my hair too much by taking one veil out and putting another one in.
I’d love to hear how you’re handling this issue! Are you wearing a shorter veil for your reception, or just going veil-less?
Post # 3
No i think it would get in the way. My veil in elbow length and its itchy so I wont be wearing it after our ceremony
Post # 4
Veil-less. I’ve never seen a bride wear a veil at the reception.
Post # 5
Can’t say I’ve seen anyone wear their veil at the reception. Always seemed to be one of those ceremony-only things. I can’t imagin dancing in a veil, and cathedral length no way. I guess I think the ceremony is the time to feel “very bridal” and then reception is party time. Although you can take this with a grain of salt since I wasn’t sure I wanted to wear a veil at all.
Post # 6
I have one the tucks in, so yea!
Post # 7
Nope. When my mom made my veil, she made it detachable from the headpiece (which is the one that she made and wore for her wedding).
Post # 8
Im wearing a catherdral length veil for the ceremony along with a lace covered headband. Then for the reception, I’m removing the veil but keeping the headband and adding a big lace flower. I love my veil to death but I just couldn’t figure out how I would lug it around all night!
Post # 9
I have a cathedral length veil too… I’ll be wearing it for my first dance and then taking it off.
Post # 10
I plan on it until the party begins. I’ll wear it for the first dance, toasts, cake cutting etc. And will take it off before the real dancing and party begins. Mine is also cathedral and I will be bustling it (ask your alterations lady).
Post # 11
I’ve never seen anyone wearing their veil at a reception, either. Seems like it would trip you up or at the very least, get in the way quite a bit.
Post # 12
@aliavenue: Wow – brilliant!
Post # 13
@his chippymunk: I’ve never heard of bustling a cathedral-length veil…very interesting! I will def. ask my bridal store!
Post # 14
I’m planning on wearing a long cathedral length veil. I haven’t decided if I’ll take off the veil after photos or after intros/first dance. After I take it off, I’ll add a fluffy organza flower pin to my updo 🙂
Post # 15
No veil 🙂 I am taking it off and adding a silk ribbon headband, the one below, to my hairdo!
Post # 16
I plan to wear an elbow lenght or fingertip veil and I really really want to keep it all night. When else am I going to have a chance to wear a veil?