(Closed) beach wedding & veil?

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Hmmmm… beaches can be breezy and veils don’t mix well with wind (think: veils sticking stright up in a gust of wind)  I’m skipping the veil myself…

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@muggs1090:  I had a Destination Wedding in St Thomas and I wore a veil! I say wear a veil if you want to and don’t let a beach wedding stop you!

This was my veil on the wedding day!

Post # 5
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214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

If you want to wear a veil you totally should! I will be wearing one for my beach ceremony. Mine is cathedral length. I have heard that if you are worried about wind with it that the longer lengths help. I have also heard that bubble veils are good with wind too. I think they also make veil weights you can sew on to the veil as well. 

Post # 6
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5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I didn’t want a veil at first but my friends convinced me saying I wouldn’t look like a true bride without it lol Plus I will never in my life get to wear one again so I went for it! My veil is similar to the one weddingbound is wearing in the pictures above….it will go in my hair and it is about up to my elbows in length

 

 

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@weddingbound:  where did you get your veil? I’m looking for something similar but shorter. Veils are so expensive in the bridal stores that I might try etsy

Post # 9
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5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@weddingbound:  do you mind sharing the seller? There is so much to choose from that I don’t know where to start! Thanks!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@muggs1090:  I’m with the wear a veil folks.  I’m also getting married on the beach and I’m wearing a cathedral veil. It makes me feel like a true bride.

Post # 11
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8424 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@sweetchiquita12:  let me see if I can go back and find it. I know the seller custom made it. Let me try and look it up!

Post # 12
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7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I was married in South Florida in March and it was WAY too windy for a veil. I also had to wear my hair up and very well tamed. I’m not sure about May. I’d ask your venue’s coordinator how windy it usually is in May. March is a very windy month in Florida, so I axed the idea of a veil immediately.

Post # 13
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5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@weddingbound:  thanks so much! I’m so overwhelmed looking at all the veils and sellers I would rather use a seller I know someone else has used and was happy with

Post # 14
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9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@muggs1090:  First off CONGRATULATIONS on choosing Key West as your Wedding Destination… it really can be a wonderful spot (it was where Mr TTR and I married)

Have you been to Key West before??

I ask, because honestly it IS NOT like any other spot in the USA (very caribbean like)… but at the same time The Keys are surrounded by a reef, so there isn’t a ton of natural beach area… something to be aware of beforehand.  There are a few natural beaches in KW (relatively small) and some of the major Hotels have “cultivated man-made beaches” (where they brought in the sand).  BUT still all in all a nice destination to get married in.

As others have said, beach weddings can be windy… (particularly so Key West and the Straits of Florida)… so a veil may or may not be a good choice (the choice really is yours tho).  IF you have your heart set on a veil… then just be aware of that fact and go-with-it.  Great photos can be had with a veil flowing in the breeze too.

If you want to chat more about Key West (or getting married there… from someone who has recently done that) drop me a PM, and I’ll be happy to share all that I know.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We were married near a beach and took some beach pictures. Especially for the evening pictures it was pretty windy. But, we just positioned me so It wouldn’t blow in my face. Mine cost about $5. I bought a comb at Joanns, my mom got some tulle stuff at Walmart and we sewed it on. I loved it. If you want to wear a veil (I think you’ll look like a bride either way) it’s definitely doable.

Post # 16
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1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I was adamant I was not going to wear a veil at my Destination Wedding as I generally hate veils blowing in the wind. However, my mom made me try one on and I was in love. So I wore it, I ended up being lucky and we had like zero wind during our ceremony so my veil stayed put. However, we did a second day photo shoot and it was super windy. The veil was kind of annoying during pictures as I was constantly fighting with it. However, it actually made some really beautiful photos. My advice though…don’t let a destination wedding stop you from having a veil if you really want one. It’s your only chance to ever wear one.

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