(Closed) Help bees! Will I regret not wearing a veil?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Should I wear a veil?
    Yes! You can't be a bride without a veil!! : (20 votes)
    27 %
    No, it's not necessary. Just get a pretty hair flower or comb. : (52 votes)
    69 %
    Other (I'll explain below)... : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

    I totally think you can go w/o one. My dress is slightly similar to yours (strapless A line). I personally don’t prefer veils and didn’t really want to wear one (I would have done a hair piece), but my mom kind of insisted, and she has paid for my entire ensemble (dress, alterations, undergarments, shoes, etc.). You bet she paid for the veil too. πŸ˜‰

    Post # 4
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    you don’t need a veil to be a bride. try some on when you get your dress in and decide what you like best. a hair flower or something instead would be really pretty!

    also, i love those earrings!

    Post # 5
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I wore a veil solely because of the joyful look my mother got when the bridal consultant stuck one on me. I’ll admit it was fun to take some photographs in the veil, and I guess it made me feel even more like a bride when I was walking down the aisle, but I probably wouldn’t have missed it if I hadn’t had one.

    It was especially a PITA whenever I had to sit down anywhere, getting in and out of the limo was a misery, and it kept getting caught on things. The first second I could duck out of cocktail hour and take the darn thing off, I did.

    I’d just do a pretty hair flower instead, especially considering your inspiration hairstyle.

    Post # 6
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think you could go without one and still look beautiful and feel like a bride; however, just asking this question makes me feel that their is a little part of you that will feel sad years down the road, if you don’t at least wear a veil for the ceremony. I was very adamant about not wearing a veil, but my kids talked me into it, so I will wear one. I have never had a “real” wedding, and I have always regretted it, and they know this. I know that I would still be sad later, if I didn’t wear one. You can always take the veil off after the ceremony, so you will have it both ways and pictures of both ways.

    Post # 8
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    this is absolutely a personal choice. maybe you can wear a veil during the ceremony and take it off afterwards?

    Post # 9
    194 posts
    Blushing bee

    I just want to encourage you to do what you want!  I always felt a little bit silly in a veil so I chose not to wear one…granted it is only 6 months later but I have NO regrets about it!  I love the pictures that show off my hair and the flowers in my hair (not to mention that I didn’t have to ruin my hairstyle getting a veil in it).  So do what you want…never be pressured into anything because of “tradition”. πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
    151 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I didn’t wear a veil, and don’t regret it at all… and I believe that I looked very bridal, anyway! Here’s a pic for reference:

    Post # 12
    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I didn’t wear it and didn’t miss it all.  It just wasn’t for me.

    Post # 13
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I agree with noritake22: if you dont wear a veil you can never go back and have known how it looked to wear one. I think all the brides who didnt wear a veil look stunning and no less bridal than anyone who did wear one. However, you can never wear a veil at any other time in your life. THere are SO many different types of veils out there to choose from. ANd you could wear it just for the ceremony and take it off right after you enter your reception. Then you could have an awesome hair piece, flower, etc. Just a thought!

    Post # 14
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m going to wear a veil for the ceremony then take it off for the reception. It’s the only time you’ll ever wear one so why not enjoy πŸ™‚

    Post # 15
    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think if you have already asked yourself this question than maybe one day you will. If you really don’t want one, don’t wear one!But if you think that it’s something you might regret, then give it some more thought.  The good thing is, is that you can wear one for the ceremony and take it off for the the rest and put a different accessory in your hair. Then you will have photos with each!

    Post # 16
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I don’t think you need a veil.  You will still look and feel like a bride without one.  I thought I needed one and I was annoyed by it the whole time.  I had my hair off to one side and it didn’t lay evenly on my head.  And, it kept getting stuck to the beading on my dress and during our first dance pictures (my BFF told me to keep it on b/c it would look pretty in pictures) the comb was crooked and I hated how it looked!

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