Post # 1
It wasn’t until recently looking through a friend’s wedding pictures, that I noticed she was wearing her veil the entire reception. Of the tons of weddings I’ve attended, I honestly can’t remember what the bride did with her veil (remove it or leave it on). I guess this tells you how important this detail is 😉 but, I’m curious – what are you planning to do with yours?
I’ve been noticing veils in a lot of first-dance pictures – which makes me wonder if I should leave it on for the picture aspect….. (which will take place after our seated dinner).
Mine is a fingertip, 1-layer – so I could easily wear it all night without it getting in the way…
Does it just come down to a matter of preference/comfort?
Post # 3
I want a cathedral veil so probably only through the ceremony.
Post # 4
i wore mine throughout the ceremony and pictures, then changed to a hair flower. my wedding was very casual so i didn’t want to be walking around in a veil the whole time. also, it was a fingertip and it still would get in the way. i didn’t want to accidently stick it in some food when giving someone a hug at the dinner table.
Post # 5
I plan on only wearing mine for ceremony and a few pictures. 🙂
Post # 6
My sister had a fingertip veil and loved wearing it, so she wore it for the entire wedding. I have a cathedral length veil and won’t want to worry about sitting on/snagging/ripping it, so it will probably come off for the reception. 🙂
Post # 7
I had a cathedral veil and blusher that I wore for the ceremony. I kept both on for pictures and then removed the cathedral veil and wore the blusher as a regular veil for the reception. I wanted to take off the blusher after all the first dances, but it was pinned so well I couldn’t get it off! I think it looks more sophisticated to not wear the veil, but the the veil is another part of being a bride, so either way is nice! Good luck to you!
Post # 8
I wore an elbow length veil that my Maid/Matron of Honor made for me. It stayed on during all of our photos before, during, and after the ceremony…but I definitely took it off for the reception. It was too much of a hassle for me to wear it during all of the dancing/cake cutting/etc.
Post # 9
I am never going to be able to wear a veil again so I want to wear mine for both the ceremony and reception. I have a cathedral lenght veil that is going to get bustles for the reception.
Post # 10
I had a cathedral veil as well, so I only wore it during the ceremony and before the reception for photos.
Post # 11
i had a fingertip veil that i love and i thought i would wear it for the whole time. but, when people hugged me, they would pull down on the veil and by doing so would pull my hair (it was attached as a hair comb)…so, it only lasted through cocktail hour. just a practical sugggestion 🙂
Post # 12
I had a veil that I have no idea what length it was supposed to be… maybe elbow, but I’m short, so it came down to my butt. I wore it the whole time.
Post # 13
I am planning on a tulle birdcage veil and I hope to wear it all the way through the reception.. but if it bugs me I’ll remove it. We shall see. It will probably be covering just part of my face so hopefully it wont annoy me.
Post # 14
I wore mine throughout the reception. However, if I had it to do over again, I wouldn’t. It was so hot, my hair was getting sweaty.
Post # 15
@finnaroo:Me too. It didn’t last long after all the hugging after the ceremony. I know I would have had a headache from all of that if I’d left it on all night.
Post # 16
I have a cathedral length veil. I plan on wearing it down for the whole ceremony, then bustling it for the reception. I look at it this way. 1- How often do I get to wear a veil. 2- I spent a decent amount on it, and I want to get the most use out of it as possible.