(Closed) veil

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am not an expert, but I am pretty sure you don’t have to wear a veil at all!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It may depend on your church (some of the parishes in my area have different specifics), but I’ve been to many Catholic weddings where the bride did not have her face covered.  I’m having a Catholic mass also for the wedding and I prefer not to cover my face.  I’m actually trying to go sans veil, but my mom will never let that fly without a battle.  🙂 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You don’t have to wear a veil at all if you don’t want to.  I had a full Catholic Nuptial Mass and didn’t cover my face, although I did opt to wear a veil for the ceremony.  I took the veil off right after the ceremony though.  

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

@BrooklynBride10:  Beautiful Parish, is it your local Cathedral?  Ours is so gorgeous but unfortunately since I’m not a parishioner, they have steep costs to use it.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@mrtnza:  I’d ask the priest, but I’ve never heard it as a requirement unless you attend a parish that is Pre-Vatican II where women’s heads are covered.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wore a veil at my Catholic Mass, but I didnt cover my face.  I have see lots of Catholic weddings where brides dont cover their face, my priest didnt even mention this at all.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I didn’t have to wear a veil, but I opted to wear a cathedral and did wear it over my face. They told me something I could have done was wear the veil in front of my shoulders instead of over my face though. Then the dad or husband, whoever is doing the veil, would just push the veil behind your shoulders rather than lift over the face.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have never heard of it being required. I debated about if I wanted one for a bit, but ultimately decided to go for it. I figured for one that it would make my dress a little more modest (it exposed more skin than I was used to), but it was so sheer it didn’t really. I also just did it because it seemed like a traditional Catholic element. I remember being super excited about wearing my veil on my first communion!

My veil was really plain and didn’t cover my face. I had no reason to “veil” my face!

This is the best picture I could find of it. It’s on crooked! Oops.

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Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@beekiss2: No, it’s our local parish, amazingly enough.  It is absolutely gorgeous and does resemble a cathedral though. 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

There are a few here that require a veil, but most don’t.  I would just ask the church wedding coordinator or the parish secretary.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I never head of it being required–unless you are being married by the Pope (I am assuming not), then you have to have your head covered (and so would your female guests).  Even then, your face doesn’t have to be covered:)

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