(Closed) Veil on or off for reception?

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: How long will you wear your veil?
    Entire wedding including reception : (18 votes)
    16 %
    Just the ceremony : (66 votes)
    58 %
    Ceremony and first dance at reception : (25 votes)
    22 %
    Other (please explain) : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I was wondering this too. I absolutely love my veil so I want to wear it as long as possible, but I’m not sure how long it usually gets worn for?

    Post # 4
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    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i was planning to take it off right after the ceremony and a few pictures. but then i had no reason to. i loved it do much, it was part of my hairdtyle. and its the only time in life i would get to wear it, so i kept it on all night!   i have a friend that did the same thing at her wedding.

    though i can see for veils that are super long like cathedral length it might be a different story. but mine was elbow length.

    Post # 5
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    after the ceremony I will change into a birdcage veil.

    Post # 6
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    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I am planning to wear it for the ceremony and the reception. I won’t be able to wear it again so I might as well!

    Post # 7
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    1556 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t think there is a “rule” about the veil.  It’s just the bride’s preference.  If you love it, then keep it on.  You only get to wear it once. But if you want to take it off, there’s no reason you can’t.  I’ve seen brides do it both ways.

    Post # 8
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    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I wore a fingertip Mantilla veil, and I had planned to take it off right after our first dance; however, it somehow became a part of who I was that day, so I forgot to take it off :-/

    Post # 9
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    i wore mine through the first dances – i didnt plan to…i meant to take it off right after the ceremony but i loved the way it looked and it made me feel like a bride so i kept it on for dances and then took it off for the remainder of the reception.

    Post # 10
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    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I wanted to wear mine for the first dance, but honestly it was drving me crazy! It was a cathedral length and it was pulling everytime I got in/out of the car for pictures. I was going to bustle it, but I took it off right after pictures.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    I’ve noticed a lot of my clients who wear elbow length veils keep them on for the entire reception, but birdcage veil brides take theirs off after photos.

    Post # 12
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    510 posts
    Busy bee

    I originally thought I’d want to take it off right before I got to the reception, but I actually really liked having it on….. so I kept it on through dinner and cake cutting, and took it off right before the 1st dance.  It worked out perfectly and made for some great photos 🙂

    Post # 13
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    6065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I want to wear my veil for the first dance and then take it off…I’m just wondering if it’ll be wierd when I skip off somewhere with my friend to take it out of my hair while we are supposed to be at the table.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I initially planned to take mine off after pictures because I was going to go with a cathedral veil. I have now decided to go with a fingertip veil instead and so will probably keep it on until after the first dance if I like the look/feel.

    Post # 15
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I wore mine through the ceremony and all the pictures. I spent a lot of money on it, I wanted to get all the use I could! But I didn’t want to keep it on through the reception and dinner b/c I didn’t want to ruin it.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    EmbarassedI’m planning on wearing mine throughout the entire night – I am hoping it will cover up some of that back muffin top

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