(Closed) Veil on or off for reception?

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

you can do whatever you want.  some brides take it off because they say that it gets in the way when people hug them.

Post # 4
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ll be taking mine off after the formal pictures are done, mostly because my veil is kind of poofy and cumbersome, and my hair is thin and short and doesn’t hold the veil in very well. I don’t want to feel like I can barely move my head all night, and I know it’ll get pulled out eventually during a hug. I’m going to put a flower clip in my hair for the reception, just to dress it up a little bit.

You can do whatever you feel most comfortable in, though! I’ve been to weddings where both were done, and both worked out just fine.

Post # 5
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I kept mine on, because I wanted to. It’s a personal preference. I wanted to because when would I ever wear a veil again? Never. So I loved wearing it for the reception. And mine didn’t get in the way at all. When people hugged me, they were careful not to yank it by accident, so I had no issues. But I have heard of women complaining of this happening.

Post # 6
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I switched mine out for a flower for the reception. I wasn’t as lucky as Jenn23. Everyone yanked on my veil when they hugged me after the ceremony!

Post # 7
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I took mine off. I had a cathedral veil for the ceremony. I left it on for some pics during cocktail hour. I liked wearing it, but it was too long. I think it’s personal preference.

Post # 8
7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i was planning to take it off, but i forgot at first, then because i loved it and it wasn’t bothering me at all, i decided to leave it on the whole time!

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