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 # 3
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
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If you think about it, wearing a veil is totally outdated anyway.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
I am not wearing a veil either. I just feel silly with one on!
Post # 6
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
- 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
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
- 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 # 11
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
I’m not planning on wearing a veil either! I think I might wear a crown of simple flowers instead…
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!