(Closed) Cathedral Length Veil: Can I keep it on for the reception?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Can I wear a cathedral length veil for the reception?
    Sure why not? : (14 votes)
    26 %
    No it will get in the way. : (40 votes)
    74 %
    Other: Explain : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would be too worried about someone stepping on it!

    Post # 4
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    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    It really sounds like it would get in the way or get stepped on or wrapped around a table leg or something.  Is there a way you could pin it (somehow) to your dress to keep it off the floor?  Like…..bustle your veil?

    Post # 5
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    380 posts
    Helper bee

    If you’re really keen on wearing it, then wear it! Maybe have a Plan B just in case you want to remove it half-way through – it should be easy to take it off, or pin it like Juliepants suggested.

    I personally don’t think I would wear a long veil to the receiption – there’s a lot of sitting and moving and dancing and there will be a lot of guests around you and having such a long veil might mean it gets stepped on, or caught on things, or pulled out. But if you think you want to, then go for it!

    Post # 7
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @asscherlover:  I’m having a cathedral length veil for my wedding and with wearing it to the reception in mind I got a detatchable 3 tier veil. So the longest teir basically just clips off and I keep the rest on for the recption. Maybe look around and see if you could find one like that, or if youre crafty, modify a standard one. 🙂

    Post # 9
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    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    There are several multi layered veils wher the longer layer is attached with velcro.  I can’t remember the sites I found them on but it seem like every site had them.  I decide to go with a one layer chapel length from Sara Gabriel and then wear a shorter one for the reception.  I bought 4 veils and then started making my own.  They are so easy.  I ordered a ton of the metal combs and bought bridal illusion tulle from joann’s to test.  Eventually I will buy silk tulle fabric and make my own short veil.

    Post # 10
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    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Talk to your tailor or seamstress about ways to bustle your veil.  I saw it on another website (wish I had kept it for reference).  She used beautiful bustle clips and bustled it to her dress which was beautiful.  Maybe you and your seamstress could play with it until you find something that you like the look of.

    Post # 11
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    11355 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    You absolutely can keep it on for the reception! I had a 120″ veil and wore it the entire night. All you need is to have your seamstress attach one, single, tiny plastic snap in the same color as the veil, and you can bustle it, just like your gown. At the very end of the night, I even unbustled the veil, and I have some great video and still pics of me twirling it around while dancing with Darling Husband.

    ETA — Here is a pic of me at the very end of the night, dancing with Darling Husband after I unbustled the veil:

    Post # 13
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @asscherlover:  I got it from Sweethearts Bridal in Sydney, but Im sure that you would be able  to either find one of the net, or in most bridal stores. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    11355 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @asscherlover:  Yes, but, unfortunately, I do not have one from the back. Here is one from the side that may be helpful, however:

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