Post # 1
Hey everyone, I am dead set on not having a veil for my upcoming wedding. I dont know, but for some reason, I just dont want to wear one. I am wearing a beautiful but simple ivory mermaid gown, I am going to have my hair in a lose and pretty updo, and for jewelry, I am wearing a double strand of clear swarovski crystals and matching earrings and for my updo, I was going to add some matching swarovski crystal hair pins. This is a picture of my dress… http://www.mybigfatbeautifulwedding.com/user/cimage/mbfbw331front.png
I just dont want to make any huge blunders by not wearing a veil, at first my mom was disappointed, but after showing her my dress, jewelry and hairstyle and hairpins, she thinks it looks very beautiful.
So I guess my big question is, is it acceptable not to wear one? We are having an outdoor ceremony and it is non denominational.
Any ideas or input anybody has would be appreciated. Thanks!!
Post # 13
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Of course it is acceptable, it’s YOUR wedding! And the hairpins sound beautiful! You will be lovely on your wedding day!
Post # 21
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
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
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
I don’t want a veil either. I think it is fine to not wear one.
Post # 25
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
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!