(Closed) Did you wear a veil?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had a short shimmery veil with a blusher and I loved it. I only wore the blusher over my face as I walked down the aisle, then lifted it myself. I kept it in my hair for the pictures we took after the ceremony then took it out because it was snagging on my dress.

The last few weddings I’ve been to all the brides had a veil, but I think I’m the only one who used a blusher at all. Do whatever you like ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

unicornphish:  I didn’t know what a “blusher” was so googled it, cool

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m so happy that I wore a cathedral length veil with blusher. I covered my face as I walked down the aisle and had my dad lift the veil as he gave me away.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

From memory, I think the bride wore a veil in every single wedding I’ve been to. I’ll also be wearing a veil. I’m not the girly-girl type so I always thought I’d end up with something short and easy to deal with like a birdcage or fingertip veil. Then I saw the veil that Kate Middleton wore and fell in love with drop veils. I figured since I’ll be in a ballgown anyway, I might as well go big or go home, so I’ll be wearing a cathedral length drop veil. I do plan to keep it on during the reception for as long as possible since I’ll be able to bustle it.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

I’m planning on wearing one. Cathedral length with lace accents. Totally practical for an outdoor wedding ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Mine will have a blusher which will cover my face when I walk down the Aisle, but I think my Dad will lift it when I get to Fiance. 

I tried veils on with and without blushers, and I just felt so Bridal with a blusher! It really softened my face. My dress lady told me that it helps with the nerves too – I kept sort of wrapping myself up in the veil at the shop and she said it’ll almost be like a comfort blanket on the day. With the blusher, there’s that extra layer between you and all the guests which is great for the socially anxious like me ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

To answer your other question, I am planning on wearing my veil well into the early hours of the next day (if I last that long!) but ‘traditionally’ (in the UK at least) you would wear the veil until the first dance and then you can take it off.

 

Hope this helps! Oh, and they are stupid expensive but I believe Etsy has some better priced ones? X

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Scarlett11:  if you’re feeling like this, definitely don’t cover your face with it, I think you’ll regret it. I’ve seen a few brides go without a veil. I’ll be wearing a birdcage, which I’ll take off after the ceremony.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee

I wore a fingertip, one tiered veil.  To me a veil is an accessory, not something that stands for chastity or whatever else you want to say it stands for.  Could it have meant that years and years ago?  Sure.  Now it is just another accessory and hardly any one would think “ooh she must be chaste because she is wearing a veil.”

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I have very short hair, so the only way to make it look bridal at all will be to wear a veil.  I want a simple, chin-length two teir viel, and DO want to have it over my face for my walk down the “ailse” (we’re getting married on the beach, eloping, really) so I can have the moment he lifts it.  I plan to make mine, as I’ve watched many videos and can’t justify spending $150 or more for a veil when what I want is so small.  Even the ones on Esty for $80 are too high for a comb and some tulle, not when I know how to sew and hot clue is my friend.  I ahve my supplies, and am just waiting for the holidays to pass so I can not be obligated to make gifts and instead have free time to sew some beads on the edges of the tulle.  Here’s what I am planning to make, with my $14 comb and $3 of bridal illusion tulle:

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Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

MrsWhitneyC2015:  May I ask if you happen to know the width of the veil, and the length of the two top tiers? that looks a lot like the look I am looking for! Thanks so much in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

luvely:  the cathedral layer was 108″ long and 72″ at the bottom, tapered up to 54″ at the comb. The top 2 tiers were a 90″ round drop veil that was attached, ungathered, to the comb with the longer layer at 54″ and the shorter at 36″. I got it custom from PrettyThingsByJenni on Etsy and she was awesome! For all three tiers, the tapering and attaching them together it cost me $150 CAD after shipping. 

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

MrsWhitneyC2015:  Awesome!! Thanks very much!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

luvely:  no problem! I still had all my etsy convos so it was easy to check. 

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I wore a fingertip veil and I wore it all night because I loved it so much. Wear one! It really pulls the look together and makes you a bride.

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I personally didn’t because a veil wouldnt have worked with my dress. I’d have been open to one if the style I was wearing allowed for it.

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