(Closed) Veil at reception?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Should I wear my fingertip length veil at the reception?
    Yes! : (13 votes)
    18 %
    No! : (60 votes)
    82 %
  • Post # 3
    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    i probably will wear my short one 

    catn say its because i fear not being distinguished at the reception, i think the big white dress will give me away hahaha

    Post # 4
    1805 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @idaho1745:  I’m definitely taking mine off after the ceremony.. I don’t wanna be eatIng dinner and dancing with it on! I have a crystal headband I’m gonna put on after, maybe you could do something like that? I have never heard someone say they’re afraid of not standing out as the bride… You’re the bride! Everyone came to your wedding! They’ll know you’re the bride… You’ll be the one in the white dress lol your hair dresser sounds a little crazy

    Post # 5
    9548 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Your hair stylist is a moron. Most brides take off their veils at the reception (unless they’e really short like a birdcage). She should be able to style your hair so it doesn’t get destroyed when you take off your veil. If you leave your veil on it will pull your hair (painful and messing up your hairstyle) every time someone hugs you. Which will be like 8 million times. And, seriously, there is no chance at all anyone is going to forget who the bride is!!

    Post # 6
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You’re probably not going to know until THE DAY if you want to keep the veil on for the long haul or not.  For me, the damn thing got in my way, so I removed it.  (Actually, my sister and a friend had to gently remove the comb holding it in so it didn’t muck up my hair.)


    Veil or not, people are going to know who the bride is.  Who says that???



    Post # 7
    4984 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Wait, so people think that their guests are going to forget who the bride is… really?? I think your stylist is off her rocker.

    Some people wear their veil at the reception. Some don’t. For a fingertip length one, you definitely could, if you decide that’s what you want. 

    Post # 8
    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I am giggling at all the comments. I can’t imagine anyone being confused about who the bride is. Every wedding I have been to the bride has taken the veil off after the wedding. Half the time it was falling out anyway.

    Post # 11
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Considering my veil is cathedral length, I’ll definitely not be wearing it during the reception.

    So, what if a bride decides not to wear a veil at all? Would she not be recognized as the bride during the ceremony?  That is a pretty silly statement to make, in my opinion.

    Post # 12
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @idaho1745:  Actually, now that I think about it, I think it fell out on its own. Of course, again…if memory serves, when I had my hair done, the stylist specifically asked how secure I wanted my veil in my hair.  I figured I wouldn’t want to wear it all day anyway, so it wasn’t too tightly bound to my updo.


    With all the pins from my updo, that damn comb on the veil kinda hurt my head.  I was glad to see the sucker fly out onto the dancefloor.



    Post # 13
    8471 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    YES! You are the bride and your veil comes with your whole ensemble! Keep it on. You don’t even realize it’s there if it is nice and light. 

    Post # 14
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wore mine during the ceremony and even though it completed my look and looked great it was a pain.  Mine was medium length and every time somebody hugged me they would pull down on my veil and it would yank my head back and rip at my hair.  If I could do it over again I would have done things different.

    Post # 15
    341 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I took mine off for the reception because everyone told me that it would just get in the way and get pulled all night every time that someone hugged you.  If you leave it on and someone gets a good hold of it accidentaly during a hug, it might pull your whole updo down, if you think about it lol.  And trust me, nobody will forget that you’re the bride during the reception if you take off your veil.  🙂

    Post # 16
    3120 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I took mine off because it was Chapel length and I didn’t want it to be ruined.  I didn’t feel like I was recognized as the bride.  I think the white ball gown helped….

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