(Closed) Veil at the reception? Yes or no.

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Wear the veil at the reception?
    Yes : (21 votes)
    21 %
    No : (77 votes)
    79 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’ve actually never seen a bride wear her veil at the reception – this is totally normal if you want to only wear it for the ceremony.  I haven’t decided whether or not I’ll have a veil yet (I’ve never really been crazy about them), but if I do I’ll only wear it for the ceremony.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i think it’s fairly common. i didn’t wear my veil at the reception (fingertip length)… i think a few of my friends who had birdcage veils wore it for the beginning part of the reception, but eventually took it off as well. 

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I had a floor length veil.  I wore it for dinner and took it off before our first dance.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think it’s fine to leave your veil on, but I kind of like the look of taking the veil off after the ceremony.

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I definitely intend to take mine off for the ceremony. Because my dress is so detailed and I have a cathedral train, I’m still debating whether to even wear a veil. I’m thinking of just putting a vintage hair pin in my hair.

    I’ve only seen one bride wear her veil for the reception and it was a birdcage veil.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I love the idea of wearing a veil the whole time.  What other day can you wear one?  I’m wearing a cathedral veil for the ceremony and a shorter, figertip veil for the reception.  I think the veil just completes the “bridal” look.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’m probably going to wear my veil until the end of our first dance, and then take it off. It’s going to be chapel-length, and that doesn’t really work for a crowded (well, I hope it’ll be crowded!) dance floor.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m going to wear my veil for the reception. I figure it’s the only day I will ever were a veil, so I’m going to rock it as long as I can. I’m wearing a cathedral veil for the ceremony and a fingertip veil for the reception. 

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I planned on wearing my veil to at least enter the reception and do our first dance (it was a cathedral veil that bustled to floor length) but my hair ladies said that if I wanted to be absolutely sure I wouldn’t “muss” my hair when removing it, I should take it out after the ceremony and let them fix up my hair, so I did. I kind of miss having more pictures in it, but I’ve heard from lots of people that it’s terribly uncomfortable to hug and greet people in the veil because it always gets pulled on by accident!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I planned to take mine off, but kind of forgot.

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am not that into veils so it will come off after the ceremony.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I work for a gourmet catering company and have seen MANY weddings throughout the years. Some brides do choose to keep it on during the reception but that is the vast minority. Also some of the brides who were going to keep it on get annoyed with it and end up taking it off anyway. Usually when this happens they just pull it out and sometimes messed up their hair. I know it can be really annoying when greeting guests and hugging. It tends to get in the way. I would say the best bet would be to take some photos in it, then take it off and refresh your hair and makeup before stepping back into the spot light at the reception. This way you know everything looks good, is in place and your veil is in a safe place for when you want to get it later. That is just my advice, but of course it is your choice.

    For me I’m not doing a veil at all, so I guess I don’t need to worry about it.

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m going to start the reception with mine on and wear it through dinner, first dance, etc.  If I feel like taking it off after that, I will.  If not, I’ll leave it on.  We’ll see.

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I had a cathedral length veil and my seamstress showed me a way to “bustle” my veil. I think most brides just take their veil off for the reception but I loved my veil and wanted to wear it for more than the 30 minutes of the ceremony since we spent a good amount of money on it.  So I bustled it and wore it for the first dance and through the dinner, then took it off partially b/c the bustle came undone and partially b/c the pins holding it in were starting to hurt.  I’m happy I got to wear it for a little bit of the reception though b/c it was so pretty!

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