(Closed) Quick question – Do you keep a veil on during a reception?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: When to wear the veil
    Only during the ceremony dumbdumb : (43 votes)
    68 %
    During both the ceremony and the reception - I want to keep the bridal look for as long as possible : (15 votes)
    24 %
    Other (explain below) : (5 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    274 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t know if it’s really a rule but I changed out of the veil because it was kind of a pain to keep it on (mine was fingertip length so I can imagine chapel or cathedral length would be even worse). Also, I found an adorable hair flower to replace the veil with!

    Post # 4
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    4547 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m wearing a long cathedral length veil and a blusher for the ceremony and then keeping just the blusher on during the reception. I want to look as bridal as possible for as long as possible, just my choice! I say do whatever you want.

    Post # 5
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    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I plan on wearing my bircage for the ceremony and the reception.

    Post # 6
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    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I took mine off and on as I felt like it, but I think it’s totally up to you.

    Post # 7
    Member
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I wanted to wear a veil all night- after all, how many times will I get to wear one? I had a two-tiered veil, with one tier being a full cathedral length, and the second teir was very short and hit just above my shoulders. For the ceremony I wore the whole thing, and for the reception I wore just the short veil. I loved it that way!!!

    Post # 8
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    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I am taking mine off.  I want the more traditional pics with the veil, but during the reception, I want more candid and real pics of just me and my FH.  

    Post # 9
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    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted only during the ceremony, but really didn’t want to call you dumb.  😉

    I really think you can do which ever you want to do.  I plan to take mine out/off early in the reception. . . if it makes it that far.

    Post # 11
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    2344 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I did what elaineathon did — wore a fingertip length veil for the ceremony, and a hair flower for the reception. But you aren’t a dumb-dumb if you want to go for the traditional bridal look for the whole wedding!

    Post # 12
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    929 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I want to just wear mine for the ceremony and some pictures and then take it off for the reception- but I am nervous about messing up my hair!!!!  Hoepfully the hairdresser will be able to teach me some tricks!!

    Post # 13
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    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    I chose to wear my fingertip veil during the ceremony, for photos, and at the reception until we cut the cake and had our first dance.  After that my hair “bling” showed up more.  Do what makes you happy!!  Smile

    Post # 14
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I have a cathedral length veil for the ceremony.  I am thinking about an inexpensive fingertip for dinner and our first dance.  Do what you want.  I am with DecemberBride–how often will you get to wear one?

    Post # 15
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    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    You can do whatever you want!  I know lots of girls who take it off after the ceremony, and plenty who keep it on – they might move it to a different position with their hair.

    My veil is bulky, so I am taking it off for the ceremony.  I am changeing into a different hair accessorie so it’s still bridey and fun.

    Post # 16
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    26 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I kept it on until all the major picture parts were over.  I think everyone should do what they want & feel comfortable with.  If you want to keep it on, do it.  If not take it off.  It is your day!!!

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