(Closed) To veil or not to veil?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Im not wearing a veil. And thinking back, the last 3 weddings I stood up in, the bride didnt wear a veil. My cousin wore a birdcage veil for her wedding.

I dont think you need to justify not wanting to wear a veil–you already said you feel like it competes with the dress and you have a lot going on. 🙂

Similar to you, I am adding a sparkly hair clip thing on the under side of my bun (ill try to include a sample pic) and a veil would hide that.

no veil is ok! Its personal preference! 

Post # 3
6524 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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amanda1auren :   amanda1auren :  my dress had very intricate detail like your dress and i wore a veil – something that would compliment it. i couldn’t imagine not wearing a veil on my wedding day but thats just me.

maybe try on something like this and if you have already, then maybe a veil isnt for you? you don’t need to have one

Post # 4
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

To veil or not to veil is a very personal choice that only YOU can make.

I have an intricate illusion back and very strongly considered no veil as I thought a veil would compete. HOWEVER, I have finally opted for a super-sheer raw edge drop veil and will remove it after the ceremony.

Post # 5
2631 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Do you have a picture of you in the dress?  That might give me a little better idea.

Either way, you do not need to wear a veil.  Many brides don’t wear veils, and I’m sure you will look bridal without one.  I am wearing a small birdcage veil, because I really like that look.  I like your idea with the clip though.  That gives you a little something still without having a veil.

Post # 6
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I wore a veil and LOVED wearing one. I figure that it’s the only time in my life that I will get to wear one, so why not.

My dress also had some back work, I’ll post a pic below, and I found a single tier fingertip length one that I felt went great with my dress/look. I didn’t think it took away from anything and was a great addition. I actually wore it through our First Dance and could have easily kept it on the rest of the evening.

Post # 7
767 posts
Busy bee

I love veils so much- Not everyone likes them, but to me it makes a bride look and often feel like a bride. It depends on what you want. If you feel good without one then don’t wear one. If it makes the moment, then wear one you love

Post # 8
1724 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I have short hari and knew I wanted to veil to “look” more bridal.  Also, how many other days in my life would I have gotten to wear one?  I had thought of hair jewelry, flowers, clips, birdcages, fascinators, and finally settled on making my own chin length two layer veil.  It was easier than you’d think, and my friend who does my hair stuck it on my head to help me cut it the right length.


Post # 9
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

It’s personal but I always love the look of a veil!

Post # 10
958 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

When else in your life will you wear a veil??? Because of the details of your dress, it sounds like a single layer that goes at least as long as the train on your dress would be the way to go. 

Post # 11
1378 posts
Bumble bee

Agre with other posters. You can wear a veil for 20 minutes and then remove it for the rest of the evening.

I originally didnt think I wanted a veil, but my dress is quite simple so I wanted to add some drama. Don’t buy from the salon, lots of affordable veils on Etsy, or you can always make your own.

Post # 12
1688 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I went back and forth a lot with this one. I ended up making my own veil. Everything I tried on seemed to cover my dress and take away from it. I finally realised it was because they were just too wide. I ended up making a sort of copy of a barely there BHLDN ankle length veil and added Swarovski crystals to it. I think it looks great and doesn’t hide any details or compete with my dress. For reference, most veils I tried were 90 inches wide, the one I sort of liked was 54, and the one I made is only 48 and narrowed to 24 before it gathers onto the comb. 

Post # 13
4231 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I didn’t wear a veil. To be honest, it didn’t even occur to me! I think the right veil is very beautiful though!

Post # 14
432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Country Cottage and Gardens

Did they try placing the veil different ways? I told my consultant that I was on the fence and I think she sensed that I have non-traditional style so she suggested placing it under my updo. It totally transformed the look to me and I liked it so much better. 

Post # 15
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I am going to wear a veil!  I didn’t want to at first but after I tried on mine I loved it!  I feel so ethereal and like a bride.  Also, it almost feels like I have 2 dresses since the veil covers the back detail on my dress.

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