(Closed) The veil makes the bride?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I wasn’t going to, but my mom talked me into it. So I went all out with a chapel length veil and I love it! It makes me feel very bridal. 

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

I wasn’t sure about a veil but when I tried on dresses and decided on my dress and they put a veil on me it really made me feel like a bride. 

A bird cage veil could be very nice if you aren’t sold on a full on veil. There are so many different styles it might be a good idea to go see a selection? I ended up with a double cathedral length… I’m not getting married in a church and I felt a little silly about the idea but as some people said – its the one chance I have to look as princessey as I want to so I’m taking advantage 🙂 

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I wore a veil and thought that it completed my bridal look, but to each their own. I loved wearing it!!

I’ve had friends who have worn them and not worn them.

Post # 19
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Honey bee

I wore a picture hat that had the same lace as my gown. I sewed hundreds of pearl beads on it, since it didn’t have pearls, like the dress did. I’ve always thought the over the face veils look like your walking in a shroud, so definitely not for me. My daughter’s wore the same elbow-length veil, with extra blinge; no headpiece, though. One had been a  bride one Halloween and the other had never worn one. Most Catholic little girls wear them for their first holy communions, too. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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ChicagoBride15:  I don’t think you need to wear a veil. I’m only wearing one b/c I’m doing my hair myself, so the veil would hide any of my mess ups.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

I didn’t wear a veil for my outdoor wedding and didn’t feel any less bridal. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Maui

I had no desire to wear a veil, but I got married on the beach and wind + veil don’t really work. If I had gotten married indoors maybe I would have considered it.

Post # 23
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Busy bee

I agree that the veil makes the bride.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I wasn’t planning on wearing a veil until I played around with my mom’s and decided to refinish that so that it can be part of my something old! I’m the only girl so I know this is super special to my mom. She had a cathedral length veil that had some tears at the bottom so my seamstress trimmed it to fingertip for me and is refinishing the edging!

Short of it though if not wearing a veil makes you happy don’t wear one!

Post # 25
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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ChicagoBride15:  I strongly considered not wearing one because I didn’t like how any of them looked on me – I kept trying on smaller veils because I thought that was the compromise between no veil and crazy huge veil. In the end I went with a raw edge cathedral veil and I’m glad I did for the ceremony. It came off for the reception though. 

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Magnolia House

I am planning on wearing the veil for the ceremony and then taking it off for the reception unless I just really love it and leave it in!  But hey its your day do as you please!

 

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Drury Lane Oakbrook

I was anti-veil for a long time.  I kept picturing the scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding when she looks in the mirror for the first time and said “I’m a snow beast.”  Then I put one on with my dress and truly felt like a bride.  Go with what feels right for you!

Post # 28
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Busy bee

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ChicagoBride15:  You should do whatever you want – there’s no “must wear a veil” rule!  But I’d definitely recommend trying one on with your dress if you haven’t already.  I didn’t know if I wanted a veil, but as soon as I put it on with the dress, I realized it totally made the look for me.  But I know other people just don’t like them.  You shouldn’t feel forced to wear anything you don’t want to if it’s not for you!

Post # 29
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Bumble bee

I am not a veil kind of person. I didn’t wear one for my wedding and I am not wearing one for our vow renewal. It didn’t make me feel any less like a bride though. Wear what is comfortable for you and makes you feel like a bride.

Here is me.

2-Original Dress

What I am wearing for vow renewal.

Vine Headpiece

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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ChicagoBride15:  I didn’t wear a veil and don’t regret it. I had a big ruffled train and I thought a veil would detract from it. I had a fancy up do instead. I think it helped that my mum didn’t wear a veil either so she was on board? Do whatever feels right to you! 🙂

 

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