(Closed) Should I remove the veil after the ceremony or leave it for the reception?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
2420 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

personally (and this is what im doing) removing the veil after the 1st dance then putting a blingy clip in my hair (or maaaybe) flower instead. but its whatevers comfortable for u!

Post # 4
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Remove it.  Hugging, danging, all of it will be a pain!  I saw someone carry theirs and it honestly looks weird.

Post # 5
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I removed my chapel length veil for the reception and I semi-regretted it. On the one hand, my veil would have been destroyed with all the crazy dancing and I’m happy that didn’t happen (and I’m also happy I voted against cutting it!). On the other hand, have a plan for your hair if taking the veil out would mess it up. While my hair still looked good, it was just down and the veil was a big part of the my hair styling, so I should have thought it through a little more. 

Post # 6
25 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

That’s my wedding day!!:) how cool!  i wouldn’t wear the veil at the reception. I think it’s doing too much especially since its floor length. everyone will be able to admire your dress if you loose the veil at the reception. That’s just my opinion tho. 

Post # 7
2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Remove 🙂

Post # 8
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a cathedral length veil and will keep it on for most if not all of the reception. You can have it bustled – ask your seamstress!

Post # 9
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I will be removing mine. From everything I’ve heard, it gets pulled a lot if you wear it.

I’m taking the veil off and adding a blingy headband for the reception.

Post # 10
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I plan on wearing mine throughout my reception. That’s my plan don’t know if I’m sticking to it. 

Post # 11
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I removed my cathedral veil once I arrived at the reception venue. It had already been stepped on twice, and on my way to the bathroom to take it out someone else stepped on it. I loved that veil too much to keep it on all night.

Post # 12
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i loved my veil and i wore it all night. i did buy a pretty headband to wear just in case the veil became a nuisance, but i didn’t have any major problems with people tugging on it or anything.

Post # 13
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think if it was a shorter length you’d be fine. But you’d be tripped over it, getting it caught on things or people and sitting on it. All night long.

Post # 14
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@gozobride:  I know I plan to wear mine for cake cutting, so it is in the pictures. beyond that I”m not sure when I will remove it. I’m on the fence on before or after our first dance.

Post # 15
11422 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I wore mine the entire night, although I do wish I had had some photos taken without it.

ETA:  I should note that my veil also was cathedral-length, and I wore it bustled during the reception until the very end, when I had the bustle taken out, and I carried it.

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