Post # 1
Hey ladies, I’m trying to decide between wearing a veil or skipping it. Is it absolutely neccesary to wear a veil? Has anyone here not worn a veil on their wedding day before? I’m not getting married inside a church & we’re just doing the ceremony at the venue inside. I tried some veils on before, but just not with my actual dress yet. The veils I tried on were with wedding dresses I didn’t particularlly care for- so I think that kinda made me not wanna wear a veil b/c I didn’t like the dress & it kinda didn’t suit me I think. My style is very modern & I felt like I looked like Mother Teresa with a veil on for some reason??? So I then thought maybe a birdcage would be more fitting for me perhaps but the store didn’t have but 1 birdcage to try on & it totally wasn’t stylish looking so I didn’t even bother to try it out.
I attached some pics of my dress so you ladies can see whether you think a veil would even look right on me or with this particular dress or I should totally skip the veil scene? Forgive the odd looking pose I made in this pic… my gf snapped it w/o telling me & we had to do it quickly b/c the sales lady had her back turned lol. Yeah the place I went to wouldn’t allow any photos. The 2nd & 3rd pic are stock photos of my dress.
Thanks! Looking forward to your feedback ladies 🙂
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Post # 5
I’m not wearing a veil. Getting married in a church, but looking at just getting some sort of halo hair piece with a flower design to wear.
Post # 6
It is absolutely NOT required that you wer a veil. I would actually opt to not do so with your dress, and do some other type of hair adornment…like a really great comb perhaps. That being said if you absolutely want to wear one I’d say traditional vs. birdcage.
Post # 7
I think a birdcage would look nice with this dress. Kind of a vintage look.
Post # 8
I planned to wear a birdcage veil for ages until I tried one on and hated it. But I didn’t want anything with lace or beading or crystals. Something simple was all I wanted but stylish (to me!) I ended up with an ivory veil that had a horsehair trim. I copped abit of flack from my dress shop but I freaking loved it!!!
I only wore it for the ceremony and a few photos.
Post # 9
I don’t think veils are a requirement.
that said, I’m wearing a chapel length veil for the ceremony no a birdcage at the reception. Try a birdcage or a fascinator, maybe?
Post # 10
A plain, raw edge, cathedral length veil would look beautiful.
That being said, of course you don’t need a veil, but I always think something on the head makes a bride look “finished” and not just like a girl in a beautiful dress. You could wear a fascinator (like the model picture). If you do want a veil, why not a tulle birdcage with some sparklies? Like this:
Because you like modern things, you could also get away with a shorter, poofier veil that can be hard to pull off, but I think would look great with that dress.
You might even like a bubble veil, which can be styled as poofy as you’d like.
Post # 11
Love the shorter poufy veils too!
Post # 12
- Wedding: February 2017 - Outdoors
You don’t need to wear a veil unless you want a super traditional wedding, how are you wearing your hair? if you have your hair out and curly you don’t need one, if you wear it up I think it looks nice to have some sort of head piece 🙂 not necessarily a veil though, Have a look at some bridal blogs for inspiration! PS. what a stunning dress!
Post # 13
I love the contrast between a fitted dress and a traditional long chapel length veil
but at the end of the day, you cant go wrong with any option. Wear what will make you feel beautiful
Post # 14
Btw that dress looks stunning on you!!!
I didn’t even realise they were the stock photos of the same dress till I went back and read what you wrote
Post # 15
I agree with PP, that dress looks AMAZING on you! Way better than teh stock pics.
If you don’t want to do a veil go for it. I think your dress will look great either way.