posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
1356 posts
Bumble bee

It’s YOUR wedding! Do what you want! I think your dress is lovely and you don’t need a veil to make it look complete. You will look fabulous!

Post # 4
456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

It is *absolutely* acceptable not to wear a veil! It’s a beautiful dress, and it sounds like your jewelry will be perfect!

If you think about it, wearing a veil is totally outdated anyway. Doesn’t it come from arranged marriages and all?

Especially for a not-terribly-traditional wedding (outdoors and all that), it is totally up to you! You’ll look great!

Post # 5
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I am not wearing a veil either.  I just feel silly with one on! 

Post # 6
3331 posts
Sugar bee

You can do whatever you want, veil or no veil!  I think you’ll have a great "wow factor" with your dress and accessories and a veil is totally not necessary.  FWIW, I haven’t totally decided, but I’m leaning towards not wearing a veil for my wedding, too.

Post # 7
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

No way do you have to wear a veil if you don’t want to. Mrs Lovebug didn’t wear one and she’s my bee icon

Post # 8
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I only wore a veil for my ceremony – not in any pictures or for the reception.  I did this out of pressure from my mom.  I refused to spend the kind of money on a veil that was "expected", so I made my own.  My mom thought it was a shame that I made my own veil and then only wore it for 20 minutes, but I don’t regret it at all.  At first I felt like I gave in, but now I’m okay with it because it worked for me.

Post # 9
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

Totally acceptable!  I am a firm believer in "anything goes" when it comes to expressing yourself through your personal style, especially on your wedding day.  If a veil is not your thing, the wedding gods are not going to strike you down for not wearing one 😉

Post # 10
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Sounds beautiful!

Post # 11
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Unless you are getting married in a church or denomination that requires you to have your head covered, I think you are in the clear.

You should do what you want to do.  It’s up to you!

Post # 12
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m not planning on wearing a veil either! I think I might wear a crown of simple flowers instead…

Post # 13
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

It’s your wedding, and you should feel free to do whatever you like in terms of a veil.  Everyone will know that you are the bride anyway!

Post # 14
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i agree with everyone else. there is no rule that says you have to wear a veil and if you think that you’ll look and feel better not wearing one, then don’t.

Post # 15
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

i didn’t wear a veil. i didn’t even have a barrette or a flower in my hair. i support you in being anti-veil.

Post # 16
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Go for it! But do yourself a favor and try on whatever you choose with your dress so that you can be sure you’re making the right choice.  My Maid/Matron of Honor recently got married and didn’t want a veil until she tried one on.

BTW- there are many many awesome non-veil options to be found on Etsy.  They almost make me not want a veil!

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