Post # 1
I have a cathedral legnth veil with very thick lace on the sides. Did you take your veil off for the reception? I cannot imagine being able to wear it for the first dance, since it will probably need to be hung over my arm. Help!!
Post # 3
Yes, you will definitely want to take it off! It’s possible to bustle a veil, I hear – but they are HEAVY and if you try to wear it all night, dance in it, etc., you will give yourself a raging headache. (Plus, every time someone hugs you, they will inadvertently tug on it). Plan to take it off. It’s a nice excuse to switch out a different headpiece, put a flower or a sparkly clip in your hair instead, etc.
Post # 4
@KCKnd2: Your veil is GORGEOUS! Thanks for the advice.
Post # 5
I wore mine for the first look and the ceremony and was very glad to take it off for the reception. It gets heavy!! I swapped it for a large hairflower so I did not have to mess with it during dancing and mingling
Put it on before I bustled my gown – Darling Husband helped with the underbustle LOL
Post # 6
My friend had a cathedral length mantilla veil and the lace was pretty thick so she only really wore it for the ceremony. I don’t think she wore it to the pictures afterwards or anything.
Post # 7
you can bustle a veil? I’d like to see pics of that!
@unixfairy: LOL Looks like he was super helpfull 🙂
Post # 8
No lace but mine was very heavily beaded. I did take it off because it was 12 foot long and I didn’t want to get my head tugged backwards if someone stepped on it.
Post # 9
mine was long and heavy, I took it off after the ceremony.
Post # 10
@unixfairy: The picture of your husband helping you with your bustle is HILARIOUS!! I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw it!
Post # 11
YES, I wore a mantilla cathedral length veil my mom made for me for my ceremony and then put my hair up, sans veil for the reception.