(Closed) Veil Question, are you covering your face?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I won’t be.  I think covering your face is kind of outdated but that’s just my opinion. 

Post # 4
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride\'s residence

I wore a two tier bubble veil and wore the blusher over during my walk down the aisle. It was Mr. Dragon’s ‘vision’ of me as a bride so I went along with it, and I actually love the way it turned out.

Post # 5
3696 posts
Sugar bee

I had a four tiered veil, but I left it to the back. I tried it with the blusher and it just didn’t suit me. On many brides it looks lovely, but when I did it, it felt inauthentic and “costumey.” And above all, at our wedding I wanted to feel like myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

DH and I also had both of our sets of parents walk down the aisle together, and then we walked in together after them, rather than the whole “father-giving-the-bride-away” thing, so it would have been a bit silly for me to go the blusher route.

Try it with your dress and go with whatever you think feels best.

Post # 6
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t plan on it! I agree with 

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KCKnd2‘s sentiment that it just feels inauthentic for me.

Post # 7
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I will be wearing a gorgeous family heirloom lace veil which has been handed down for around 6 /7 generations. You can never inherit this veil, you just become the keeper.

I feel because it is something so special and traditional it would be a waste to not wear it over my face. By wearing it down people will be able to really appriciate it.

Plus I rather love the idea of the first time my Fiance seeing me at our wedding will be when he’s told he can kiss the bride Smile

Post # 8
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Nope! I’m having a very long sheer veil, (but sparkly :D) kind of like the ones you always see in the Pronovias dress pictures (at least, thats how I hope it kind of turns out. Hopefully I have enough fabric!)

I honestly didn’t think I’d do well with something being in my face, and I’d be swatting at it constantly. Not a very nice way to spend my ceremony haha.


Post # 9
456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I did, and it was so special!!! I loved walking in the church with the veil over my face and having my stepdad lift my veil for me. I have a pic of my husband smiling at me when he did lift the veil and it was such a genuine, sweet smile. It was an amazing, emotional moment, and I will never forget that. Made my day even more special and it really made me feel like a bride!


Post # 10
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am, for religous reasons.  I have a removable blusher peice that I will take out after the ceremony.

Post # 11
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am, I’m a traditional girl and my veil is pretty thin, so I think its actually flattering. I love the moment when the Father of the Bride lifts the veil ๐Ÿ™‚


The blusher is removable, so I plan on taking it off once our ceremony is over. But I might be a bride that wears her veil all night. I feel like once that veil is on, you really feel like a bride Laughing

Post # 12
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Nope. As PP said, I don’t particularly personally like the look, plus I know I would be fidgeting with it the entire time!

Post # 13
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

No veil for me, just an antique tiara/headband sort of thing which is lovely.

Post # 14
4438 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I’m not – I like the look of the veil covering the face but not really the symbolism… plus I will have paid a lot for my makeup and want good pics when I’m entering ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
7976 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I don’t like the symbolism of the blusher, but I love how beautiful it looks. I love it when the layer over your face is quite long though, like in

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RoyalPurpleBride‘s picture. Shorter ones tend to “cut you up” at the front, I think. I’m still playing around with the detachable blusher vs drop veil concept… probably I’ll just use a drop veil.

Fiance won’t half be surprised through, seeing as I’m (probably) not being given away and definitely not taking his name etc etc. But in this case I was just seduced by how lovely it looks. Not sure who will lift it for me though, or when. My father lifting it would be a little odd if he isn’t giving me away. Lifting it myself seems a little anticlimatic. Fiance lifting it before the first kiss would be fine, but it would mean that I have a veil covering my face for the whole ceremony, which is a little odd during a modern (Christian) wedding.

Ho hum…

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