(Closed) Veil- over the face or not for the walk down the aisle?

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Are you wearing your veil over your face for the walk down the aisle? (assuming you wear one)
    Yes : (32 votes)
    40 %
    No : (48 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
    42 posts
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I did not wear blusher over my face.  I wanted to wear a blusher but was worried that it would obscure my face in the pictures.  Also when I tried it on, it kinda of mashed my hair against my forehead and didn’t look good. 

    I love the look but you need a really shear veil and also have your hair completely swept back on front for it to look good.

    Post # 4
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    i’m not wearing a veil over my face. i think drop veils are gorgeous actually and if i was having a more formal wedding, i’d consider it. but it’s not appropriate for what we’re having (no church, non-religious ceremony)

    Post # 5
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i think with certain dresses the veil over face is stunning but you say you dont want to wear it that way so i vote no…. its your wedding day not your stepmum

    Post # 6
    2344 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m not doing it, but a cousin did this summer and it was quite beautiful. Having said that, the tradition doesn’t have much relevance to me. You don’t seem keen on it – do what makes you happy!

    Post # 7
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i’m jewish, and we are doing the bekedin (uncovering of the veil) after the ketubah signing which is before the ceremony, so i’ll already have my veil off of my face for the walk. i think you should do it however you like it.

    Post # 8
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    i say no, if you dont want it. i dont want to wear a veil at all (i dont feel like its me.) but we shall see if my attitude changes once i actually start the dress shopping phase.

    Post # 9
    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I am wearing a mantilla veil that lays right on top of my head:)

    Post # 10
    3282 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    i just ordered a veil so i could wear it in front of my face, haha.

    Post # 11
    1037 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

    Ehhh this is definitely not a tradition I am going to be adhering to. I’m actually going to wear a hair flower instead of a veil at all!

    Post # 12
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    So, I had this conversation at the beginning of the summer with my fiance’.  I didn’t think anyone did this anymore either.  But then I went to 3 weddings this summer – and 2/3 of the brides had blushers.  Ha!

    I say do what you feel comfortable with.  I think I want an unobstructed view of everything when I’m walking down the aisle, so I’ll do a veil (not over my face) for the ceremony and a hair flower for the reception.  But to each his (or her) own!

    Post # 13
    999 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

    I think you should do whatever YOU want!!  – I know I want a veli but I still have no idea what kind or how I’ll use it, I know I’ll wear my flower and that’s it for now 🙂

    Post # 14
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Well, at first I didnt know for sure if I wanted a veil. I wanted a flower for sure, and no tiara. But then I tried on a tiara and had to have it… and the veil too lol So once I got the veil, I didn’t want it over my face, and even with my hair trial I said “no, not over the face, so put it underneath my hair.” But then, I tried on the dress with the veil. And, for the heck of it, I put it over my face. I was sold. I had to do it for walking down the isle. Just try it both ways when you have your dress on one day, and do whatever you’d like! Neither way is wrong, and I don’t think it’s really outdated, it’s just not mandatory anymore.

    Post # 15
    1489 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Do whatever you want – people won’t care either way (except maybe your mom :-)). I was thinking about a blusher, but I didn’t like the way it obscured my face and made little fabric folds over it. Also, I was warned by the ladies at the bridal salon that men need practice moving blushers and that they often fold them all up in strange ways at the altar. They also said to warn men not to yank on the veil (blusher or no blusher) when kissing the bride since they tend to pull :-).

    Post # 16
    674 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I think it depends on religion now-a-days, and of course whether you want to or not.

    I wasn’t going to wear a veil at all but my mom insisted. Luckily I found a veil that I absolutely love so, win-win.

    I’m not doing the veil over the face because one…I need to have the clearest vision possible so I don’t trip, and two I want my fiance to be able to see my face. 🙂

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