(Closed) To Veil or Not to Veil….

posted 11 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I think I have similar hair – just longer….which means I need to have it up so I don’t keep touching it, so the weather doesn’t affect it, and so it stays put.  so I bought a hair comb from Regina B which I aboslutely love and will be wearing it no matter what.  i had no intentions of wearing a veil, until I put one on when my dress came in.  And now I am wearing one on top (I have a strange aversion to the ones that go under the hair) and over my face.  It really complete the whole bride look.  SO basically, I am telling my hairstylist that she has to make the comb AND veil work.  I am taking the veil off completely after the ceremony.  So your best bet is to try things on.  Get your trial hair done, and go in and try on your dress, and experiment with veils.  Its really the only way you can make that decision I think.

Post # 5
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

My hair is wavy (especially in humidity) and about collarbone length at the moment. I’m trying to grow it out a little before the wedding. I plan on wearing my hair half-up with a veil, though I’m worried about how the weather might affect my hair and am tempted to do a full up-do.

I didn’t think I wanted a veil at first, but when I put one on, I loved it, and I also don’t really like the veils that go under the updo.

You can get a cheap veils at craft stores sometimes, so just play with that to decide if you want a fancier one or how you might wear it.

Post # 6
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

I would suggest that if you are uncomfortable with a veil over your face, then don’t do it.  You will just be uncomfortable the first moments of your wedding, and now everyone can see your smiling face as soon as you start walking down the aisle.  Where you place your veil will depends on your up-do. 

I had a half up half down, with wavy curls.  The veil was stuck in the middle of my half up mini bun to keep it secure.  For the reception, I worse a silk flower with mini tuffs of tulle that I created myself.  When you go for your hair trial, bring your veil with you.

Post # 7
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

I was under the impression I had to have a veil. So I researched and went to wedding shows where they wanted to charge me $200 for beads and tulle, and I decided that it wasn’t really for me. I did a half up-do and borrowed a pretty beaded comb to tuck in. It was a relief and fit my overall look well.

When I went to get my hair done, my stylist commented that she’s noticed two kinds of brides: hair brides and veil brides. It’s whatever is first or more important to you.

Post # 8
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I didn’t think I wanted a veil… then I tried on a super fancy Pronovias one…and it was all over.  The girl who didn’t want a veil now has a super fabulous cathedral veil.  You just never know until you try, I guess.  I found it on ebay for half price, so that was one plus 🙂

Post # 9
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m doing the same thing as dreambml.  I have long hair and will be wearing it in a high updo, and I’m wearing a double layer veil that will go over my face.  It will be secured at the top of my head and go over the updo, and then I’ll take the veil out after the ceremony is over.  I also really dislike veils that are secured under the updo.  You don’t get the full effect of the veil; to me, if you’re going to put it under your hair, you might as well just skip the veil completely and save the money.

Post # 10
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I was totally going to go no-veil b/c the back of my dress had lace-up detail, and I planned on having flowers sprinkled throughout my hair (half-up/half-down).  But, my mom offered me the use of HER veil, and I sort of crumbled…she hadn’t been too involved in the whole planning, and she seemed so into the idea of me using it.  Well, the headpiece was not in useable condition, so the whole thing needed to be removed and redone, so I planned on having my (F)MIL re-sew the veil onto a new comb so that it would be a veil from two moms.  She ended up not doing it b/c she was afraid she’d mess it up, but I did find super easy directions on veil making for her: http://www.wegotgame.net/jen/veils.html

I’m totally against the idea of spending hundreds on tulle and beads that you can buy for about $20, if not less, so I was really happy with using Mom’s veil, plus it had special meaning.  

I ended up keeping the hairstyle originally planned (flowers and all) and having the veil (basically just tulle on a comb, no embellishments of any sort) tucked at the top of the ‘do.  It was placed in very gently so that immediately after the ceremony I could remove it.

I say try one on and see how it makes you feel…I have to agree with others: it totally made me feel all special and bride-y to have it on.  

Post # 11
38 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

i’m going to have one because of that bridal feel, but my friend got married over the summer without one- just flowers in her hair. she still looked like a bride! (a beautiful one!) whatever suits you.

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