Post # 1
So, as of right now my wedding is 5 weeks away and I don’t have a veil. I never really had it in my head as something I envisioned as part of my wedding look. I bought a really pretty crystal hairpiece that I love that I want to wear.
BUT will I look not bridal if I don’t wear a veil? Will I look strange walking down the aisle without one? If I got one, I think I’d basically just want it for a few formal portraits and the ceremony. They all seem very expensive! I am wearing a ballgown and I can’t picture myself in a short veil, so I think it would be a long veil or no go.
I am petite but not super thin (4’11” and a street size 8 and a bridal 12 (though apparently my chest measures to a bridal size 4, my waist is a bridal 8, and my hips are a bridal 12 – so I’m pretty pair shaped) and I don’t want to overwhelm my frame since my dress is already…a lot.
Will it look weird without one? Anyone go veil-less? Did you regret it?
Post # 2
Also: My wedding is black tie, my FH will be wearing a classic black tuxedo
Post # 3
I would say veil. Never have another occasion to wear one. BUT that’s not to say you won’t feel bridal without.
Post # 4
Thanks! Did you wear a veil? What kind?
IIRC you wore a hayley paige ballgown, my dress is kinda similar to that style which is why I’m concerned with throwing too much stuff on it!
Post # 5
Veil!!! When in doubt always go for the veil! Is the only time you’ll be able to wear one! Have you tried on one? Once I has the veil I felt magic!
and yes, for a ballgown and a pettite girl I would go for a cathedral, not a shorter style that cuts you in half!
Post # 6
When I was at the dress shop they put a short veil on me and it did *nothing* for me since I just thought it looked kinda tacky. Agreed that if I’m going to do it, I want it to trail behind me at my ceremony! That’s like, the whole point
Post # 7
I wish I hadn’t gone for the veil. They included mine with the cost of the dress, otherwise I doubt I’d have got one. I had a short one that came to about elbow length (no idea what type that is). When the bridal shop put it in on me it came clear it was really important to my mum, that stupid bit of material changed her whole demeanour. Honestly though, I hated it. My bridesmaid had to remind me that I hadn’t put it in. I wasn’t fussed about it and all that happened is it fell out as I reached the top of the aisle and fell out a further two times before we’d left he church. There’s a beautiful photo of me kissing my husband in the arch of the church doorway… and my veil is tumbling out of my hair. I didn’t put it back in after it fell out just after the ceremony and if it hadn’t been for my mum and bridesmaids I would have lost the veil altogether. As it was it spent the reception viewing the world from the window shelf.
You will still look bridal without a veil. Promise. Not having a veil will not make your wedding less formal. How did you feel when you tried your dress on? Do *you* feel it needs a veil? This is a call that only you can make but the veil will not make or break the day. If you don’t want one, be fabulous without it. If you feel you need it, grab a cheap one, rock the hell out it until you’re bored and then be fabulous without it.
Post # 8
I never thought I needed or wanted a veil, but once I tried one on, it just seem to complete the whole look. I refuse to spend 100s of dollar one a thin piece of fabric so I bought one from Etsy, it’s perfect. Australian dollar $50 inc shipping. Just a raw edge cathedral veil, one layer, so it doesn’t overshadow or block the dress and isn’t too heavy. My hair lady said she will secure it with bobby pins so it doesn’t fall out.
I’ll wear it for the ceremony and most of the photos, then take it off part way through before doing a bit more photos and head to reception.
Here’s a photo at my second fitting, with and without the veil. I know the hair style will look different, but it just looks so much more complete with the veil. I’m getting it cut a bit shorter hence the folded bit at the end.
Post # 9
The other photo didn’t show up, here it is
Post # 10
missyjz : Your veil is absolutely gorgeous! I’ve been looking for one just like it. Do you mind telling us the Etsy seller who you purchased yours from? Thank you!
Post # 11
I bought 2 veils and didnt wear either lol. I loved the back detailing on my dress and didnt want to cover it up or wreck my hair. I dont regret not wearing one at all.
Post # 12
- Wedding: Sandals Barbados
My wedding is in 6 weeks. I was team no veil until 3 weeks ago. I ordered one off Etsy for $50 I have small pearls in the beading of my dress so I found a cascading pearl veil that is floor length. The veil is beautiful and it makes my simple beach wedding dress more bridal. Only problem is I ordered the wrong color. I ordered another one in the correct color and I only plan on wearing it for the ceremony and a few pictureS. I figured if I didn’t like it or end up wearing it, it’s only $50.
Post # 13
You could just do a plain but long drop veil. Easy to take off, won’t mess up hair, can wear it over the headpiece you already have. Get that veil feel easily !
Post # 14
The seller is called julietcharms, I got the ivory (unless your dress is stark white, I’d go with ivory). I like that it can be cut to whatever length you like to suit your dress. vegemitetoast :
Post # 15
I’m also debating! I am leaning towards no veil (I’m getting married outside, and it is always super windy where I live), but am wondering if I will look “bridal” enough. I see many more people these days are going without one tho