(Closed) to veil or not

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
295 posts
Helper bee

If you don’t want to wear a veil then you don’t have to. I have like you never really pictured myself with a veil and will probably use a headband of some sort or make a little crown of fresh flowers. I have like you wondered if I would feel like I “missed” out on something for not wearing a veil, but I decided to simply go with what I am comfortable with, I like the headband idea so I will probably stick with it. The most important thing is that you are happy with what you are wearing, tradition isn’t important if it goes against what you first wanted. 🙂

Post # 3
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

KKR2014:  Where is your dress from? Can you take it in (or go back and try on the sample, so you dont risk anything happening to YOUR dress) and try it on with a veil? Mine’s from David’s and they’ve been great about me “playing dress-up.” I personally chose to wear one, like you said, it’s pretty much the only chance you get. But it will only be for the ceremony, no veil at the party. You can find affordable ones, if you’re worried about cost. What about birdcage?

Post # 4
6531 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

KKR2014:  you don’t have to wear a veil, although in my opinion I feel like it adds to your bridal look. <br />I didn’t feel like a bride until I put on a veil. It completed the look. I took off my veil for the reception as it was a cathedrel length veil 

Post # 5
11237 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

KKR2014: I had the exact same opinion! So I tried one on with my dress and loved how it felt so bridal.

Post # 6
4885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had a friend get married in May, and she did not wear a veil. SShe borrowed one from a friend and wore it for a few pics, but that was it.

I do plan on wearing a veil, and like others, think that it adds that bridal look. I have a lace back, but got a single layer veil that still allows the back to show through. It also has some crystals/beadings on the edging… I am excited to wear it!

Post # 8
1320 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

KKR2014:  I dont think people only wear veils for those reasons(olden days, covering head in church). Personally im wearing it as a fashion accessory lol.

Post # 9
720 posts
Busy bee

I can’t decide either. I bought one though so I think I might wing it and see how I feel. Lol

Post # 10
9550 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I didn’t wear a veil and I don’t regret it for a second! I tried some on, and was actually given a very simple one by a friend, but they made me feel silly and I found them to be a bit old fashioned for my personal taste. So I didn’t wear one and didn’t miss it and felt plenty bridal. Totally personal decision. No right or wrong.

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