(Closed) Should I wear a veil offered by a relative?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
Hostess
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

It doesn’t sound like that’s what you want. I doubt her feelings will be too hurt since you guys aren’t super close. Just tell her it doesn’t work with your dress. 

Post # 5
Member
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would be in a difficult position too. Family is very important and symbolic to me, and I would feel almost a sense of obligation to wear what a family member has given me.

Ever have those things which you got from your mom/dad/brother/aunt/uncle like 15 years ago, that is completely useless now, takes up space and is unnecessary? But yet you don’t want to let it go, because you have some memories attached to it, or you feel guilty? Yeah, like that.

Is there any way you can play with this veil, maybe by altering it to your liking? Maybe adding a lace border around it for a more fancy/personal feeling?

If you completely don’t want to wear it, do a compromise. Instead of compltely rejecting it, do something with it. Take it to a fabric shop and have a seamstress repurpose it into a sash, or part of a headband, something that you can wear along with your dress!

 

I also came across these articles, which repurpose old veils and make them functional for today’s brides

 

http://mealsandmiles.com/2012/04/27/wedding-something-old-my-mothers-veil/!

 

http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2012/03/diy-wedding-veil-repurpose-two-old.html

 

 

Post # 7
Member
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@lazy:  ohh, im sorry i didnt know it would be a ‘borrowed’ item! yes, in that case repurposing would not be appropriate!

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