(Closed) Veil: remove it after ceremony or keep it on during the reception

posted 11 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think this is personal choice.  I’ve decided to wear my veil for the ceremony, but then take it off for the reception.  I think the back of my hair is going to be beautiful the way my stylist is doing it and I want people to be able to see it.  I also don’t think it is going to feel natural or comfortable during the reception.

Post # 5
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

So far, planning to take it off during the reception when I change for the first dance, but I may take it off earlier if it gets in the way. 🙂

Post # 6
12 posts

I just got married a couple of weeks ago and left my veil on (it was about waist length). It was such the right choice! The pictures look great, I felt very "bridal" in it, and people kept commenting about how pretty it looked.


I hope that is helpful! 

Post # 7
267 posts
Helper bee

I’d take it off at the reception. It’ll pull when people hug you and get in the way when you dance.

Post # 8
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I kept my veil on the entire time.  I loved my veil and I didn’t want to take it off.  It was a fingertip veil and the hair dresser secured it pretty good. 

 It’s totally your preference,  it depends if you’re more of a hair bride or a veil bride.

Post # 9
40 posts

i love my veil so much, probably even more than i love my dress 😛 so, i’m planning to keep it on the entire time. We will not be having any dancing, so i guess that should be okay. i’m still debating though because I kind of want to let my hair show a little bit as well. i guess i’ll decide once i’m done with my hair trial.

Post # 10
11 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m actually going to be wearing two veils; a fingertip length veil for the ceremony and a birdcage veil for the reception.

Post # 11
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I had a fingertip veil too – I hadn’t really thought about when I would take it off. I had it on for the first dance and for a bit after but just took it off at some point when it become bothersome – I think during dinner?  I loved my veil too but at some point it just became a nuisance!  And we danced a LOT 🙂  Don’t stress about it too much – keep it on until you don’t want it on anymore!

Post # 12
39 posts
  • Wedding: March 2008

I got married back in March and orginally planned on leaving it in all day, but after going through the recieving line and getting hugged a bunch (and in turn having my veil yanked on with each hug) my head was killing me.  It was pretty but I already had a ton of pictures in it from before and during the wedding so as soon as we got to our reception site the veil came off!  I had also purchased a tiara but when my hair was all done up it didnt look right with both the headpiece and the veil on so we opted for just the veil for the ceremony.  Thus it worked out really well removing the veil for the reception because then I could still wear my head piece at that point.  It worked great and I still looked plently "bridally" And yes it will get old having the veil on and having to watch it everytime you sit, dance, or get hugged since believe me otherwise you jerk your head back pretty hard if it’s secure (which it should be). 

Post # 13
44 posts
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’m planning on wearing mine the whole day. Although my hair is at 9 am and our wedding isn’t until 4 so I might get sick of it being on. I just felt like a bride the first time (and every time since..) I put it on! I think it’s really personal preference.

Post # 14
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I took mine off.  I loved it, and kind of wish I got to wear it longer, but I bought a beutiful comb from Regina B first off, which everyone commented on, and also my husband kept pulling the veil every time we danced or had a picture taken or came near me!

Post # 15
41 posts
  • Wedding: June 2008

I had a fingertip drop veil that was very simple and light, and I LOVED it — I wore it through the receiving line, in the car to the reception, dinner, LOTS of dancing.  I didn’t notice it getting tugged or in the way, and it looked fab in pictures.  I thought about taking it off because it was humid and I was getting hot, but it looked so much better on I kept it.

Post # 16
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I wore an antique chapel length veil for the ceremony. It would have been impossible to wear at the reception unless I was willing to drape it over my arm all night.

At the reception, I changed into a 2-layer shoulder length veil for the reception. The "party veil" was so comfortable that  I forgot I was wearing it.

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