posted 12 years ago in Accessories
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!

Post # 17
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Ooooo! Your dress is so beautiful. It really strikes me as a 1940’s starlet dress. I could picture having a really beatiful hair comb in your hair. I would suggest LuLu Splendor on etsy. I got a comb for her that is GORGEOUS, and it was only $20-$25.  She does incredible work with metal. She will custom make what you want.

Post # 18
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I didn’t wear a veil or headpiece- and I was so glad I didn’t.  I think they are both beautiful bridal accessories, but I just felt funny when I put them on.

Post # 19
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Because I have short hair I wore a simple headband and that’s it, I got for $5 online. My hubby was totally against a veil and I really didn’t care either way. Our ceremony was outdoors in a park so it worked fine for us. There are times though when I’m looking at pictures and almost wish I wore a veil. If I were you I’d just try out different looks with your dress and see what you like. I’d try with and without a veil, a cute comb or headband and just see what completes your look. I think with your dress you really don’t need a whole lot to accent it.


Post # 20
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Of course it is acceptable, it’s YOUR wedding! And the hairpins sound beautiful! You will be lovely on your wedding day!  

Post # 21
26 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

Beautiful dress, sounds like you have it planned out.  No need for a veil, unless you really had to have one or have a few pics with one and then remove it!  It is all about what makes you most comfortable and happy on your special day. 

Post # 22
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Go with whatever is most comfortable for you. I was leaning towards not wearing a veil. Then my dad came with me to the bridal shop when I tried on my dress one last time before I ordered it. I tried it on with a veil. I liked the way it looked, but what sealed the deal was the look on my dad’s face. So I’m wearing the veil but only for the ceremony and some of the pics.

Post # 23
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You don’t need a veil, especially if you are wearing crystal hair pins. I don’t want a long veil either. I am going to go with a little bird cage veil.

Post # 24
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I don’t want a veil either.  I think it is fine to not wear one.

Post # 25
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2021

i’m considering not wearing a veil and just wearing a hair flower. go for what makes you the most comfortable and fits your style.

Post # 26
5 posts


I’ve been seeing brides lately in magazines and media wearing an ornate hair accessory instead of a veil.

Also, with weddings that are more casual or, say, on the beach, it is more than acceptable and even expected not to wear a traditional veil.

Go for it!

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