Post # 1
I haven’t been planning on wearing a veil and those who know have made comments like “you get to wear a lot of pretty dresses in your life, you only get to wear a veil once” and “the veil makes the bride” as well as “you HAVE to wear a veil!” Anyone out there not wear one? Did you regret it? Do you feel a bride looks incomplete without? Other thoughts?!
Post # 2
I was previously married and I didn’t want a veil. I wanted a crown of flowers and I got tons of compliments on it. I loved it!!
Post # 3
You’ll be just as married after veil-less vows.
But, full disclosure, I wore a huge honking veil, rose tiara, and a fairly simple dress. Because I wanted to. Because, yeah, how often can you rock a huge honking veil and rose tiara? Really?
Post # 4
I would feel silly in a giant veil, but figured this was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to wear something like this. In the end, I decided to wear a cute little birdcage veil; it’s a 1920s style veil that just comes partway down your face. You might want to check out birdcage veils as a good compromise. You are still wearing a veil, but don’t have a giant thing coming off your head.
Post # 5
I didn’t wear a veil and felt still felt very bridal. I have very light blonde hair, pale skin and ivory dress- I felt it was an overload of white.
Post # 6
definitely considering a birdcage veil for at least the ceremony!!
Post # 7
The veils can be prepared for the photos. However, I would not let veil stay for one whole day. I plan a outdoor wedding. I think those simple elegant wedding dresses are all powerful to make bride perfect on their own. So, not so necessary. But a very great accessory to light the scene. It will be a treasure memory and light the picture. So, my solution is just to prepare one for photo.
Post # 8
I started to get caught up in the “have to wear a veil” ho haa but it’s just not me. I’m wearing a custom made Viktoria Novak crown . I think a headpiece of any kind is a nice way to complete the look
Post # 9
I went with a simple birdcage that i put together with some fabric flowers THE NIGHT BEFORE… wasn’t going to wear anything but honestly… It did complete the look! Go with whatever feels right to you!
Post # 10
I don’t think it has to be a veil at least not covering the face but I agree that the head piece, back veil complete the bridal look.
Post # 11
I wore a veil, I thought it made Me a bride. I wore it for the whole reception as well. It was my one chance and I’m totally happy I made the most of it!
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2016 - Akron, OH
I did not want a veil either, but when I finally tried one on (not my choice) I actually enjoyed how it looked. Obviously, all veils are made different and I’m sure you could find one to suit you. I also wanted a crown with flowers, so now I’m torn between the two. I could always wear a veil and wear flowers in my hair, that’s always an option!
Post # 13
I’m in the gotta have a veil camp. It makes anything bridal. Or else to me its just a lady in a white dress. But you have to do what you want!
Post # 14
Nope no veil. I wore a pearl and rhinestone headpiece as well. And really, when would I get the chance to wear a headpiece again? In my mind it’s the same as a veil. I felt just as bridal as I would have with a veil.
Post # 15
No veil for me when I finally get married.