(Closed) To Wear a Veil or Not to wear a Veil???

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

it all depends on the person. it’s certainly not necessary, so if you don’t want to wear one… don’t! flowers would be gorgeous anyways :]

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I think you should do your original idea! If you don’t want a veil you certainly don’t need one. I personally have always imagined brides in veils, so I’m wearing one, but that’s me πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Plenty of brides don’t wear veils… I wasn’t sure if I would, but in the end I did (along with a flower). My dress was pretty simple and the veil added a nice detail touch.  I wore it very low – coming out from below my updo – which felt more modern and understated to me.

Have you bought your dress? If you’re not sure, I would recommend trying a few different veil styles with your dress, and place them in different positions (high/medium/low). Take photos with and without so you can compare the looks more objectively.

In the end, do what you like! You’re going to look like the bride, with or without a veil. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was debating the same thing!  I wanted to show off my updo and my dress has a lot of detail on the back too… but then I love the way pictures look with the veil especially in the wind.  I’m undecided also.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i know what you mean…i always thought i was a no veil girl but it does add a little something. you can always take it off at the reception. that’s what i’m doing. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I didn’t know if I wanted one either, but I’m glad I wore it. I placed it under my curled and pinned hair, and it looked really pretty. I wore a big rose in my hair too, so flowers and a veil definetely go together. This is the only day you’ll get to wear one, so keep that in mind!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@pinkshoes: I didn’t want to cover my updo, either – here’s a pic that shows how low the veil was… and I removed it at some point during the reception.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had no intention of wearing a veil.  I really didn’t care if it was my only time to wear one.  After my mother whined enough, I ended up with a very plain chapel length.  I wore it higher on my head and I did feel like it “framed” my face in photographs.  It also looked good in the wind.  I took it off after the ceremony.  If you don’t want to wear one, I think that is just fine.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@NotYourTypicalBride: I did mine exactly like yours πŸ™‚ Just replace your orange daisy with a red rose.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Laura Elizabeth: You’re welcome! It was a very simple, single-layer veil  on a comb – it just hit my waist. I got it on etsy.com for about $25.

@SnowPeony: Nice! Wearing it low made it more of an “accessory” than a “veil” to me. πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@NotYourTypicalBride: I love that look!  I found one on ebay also for about $25, I figured for that price, I can’t go wrong with just buying it and then deciding and maybe putting it on for the ceremony and a few pictures

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

A friend of mine just wore a flower without a veil and I thought it looked very nice. Many of my friends have worn a veil for the ceremony and taken it off for the reception, too. Personally, I like a veil at least for part of the time because I do think it adds to the photos and gives more of that “bridal” look. It’s definitely not necessary, though!

@pinkshoes: I agree, Ebay definitely has some very cheap veils, so it could be worth it to buy a plain inexpensive one from a reputable seller and seeing if you like how it looks with your dress. You don’t necessarily have to shell out for the bridal salon veils, and if you decide you don’t like it, it’s not a major investment.

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