(Closed) Veil vs. headpiece?

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My fiance said that too…until he saw me in my veil at the wedding.  Don’t worry about what the guys think… they are often wrong!!

Post # 4
4824 posts
Honey bee

I think only the “blusher” piece is considered a bit dated. (the piece you pull down over your face) Is that what they are thinking of? Maybe show them a few pictures of different veils to gauge your FI’s reaction.

My dad always “dreamed” of removing the blusher and was a bit sad when I told him that not only am I not having a veil, but if I were, it wouldnt have that piece anyway. So your fiance may be thinking of that piece.

Post # 5
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Veils are outdated?! They have always been what makes a bride a bride. Please don’t listen to them. If you want a veil, wear one.

Post # 6
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

I LOVE veils. cathedral length.. blushers.. the whole 9. I know they are not for everyone but I wouldn’t even consider walking down without one. If you like them, go for it. It is the only time (unless you become a nun) that you will be able to wear one! Would you regret NOT having one after? I for sure would. That being said.. I also have a headband!

omg! why are these pics soooooooo big and how do we change that???

Post # 7
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly I dont think you should take advice from guys about veils. Have you seen any bridal runway shows? Trust me veils are not outdated, not even drop veils or blushers that cover your face, it all depends on how you make it work for you. I wore a blusher because I love the look of the vera wang & monique lhuillier cathedral drop veils when coming down the runway…plus it adds an air of mystery for a moment.

Post # 8
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I will be wearing both ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation

There are so many options with veils!  Maybe he has in mind the very traditional ones with the blusher over the face and thinks that’s kind of outdated and ugly–then, good, he wants to see your pretty face!!! You can still wear one and feel like a bride!  I had 2 veils (costume change!) and I loved every second of it, and a headband.  

What about something fun like a birdcage if you want something a little different??


Post # 10
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think you should wear whatever makes you feel the most beautiful and bridal on your wedding day. I promise your fiance is going to think that you are the most beautiful woman in the world veil or no veil.

@MrsNeutrino – I am in love with your veil! like you, I am going cathedral length with a blusher. I never thought I cared so much about a veil until they put it on me, and I instantly felt like a bride and knew I had to wear it on my wedding day.

Post # 11
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a cathedral length veil for the ceremony and a headband for the reception.  Men don’t know anything, don’t listen to them! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Post # 14
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You could always wear a headpiece and a low (tucked under updo) veil. They still give the veil look and feel without bein constraining or quite as traditional.

But if you really want a traditional veil, I say go for it, I doubt my Darling Husband even knows what a blusher is so taking guys advice on such things is a tough call.

Post # 15
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@MrsNeutrino:  I love the big pics!!  ๐Ÿ™‚  And the pp who said don’t worry too much about a guy’s input for wedding fashion- so true!  My Darling Husband had all kinds of thoughts on what he didn’t like, thing is, he had no idea how much he would like it on his bride!  Do what makes you feel like a bride.

Post # 16
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

To be honest,  felt that way… until I tried on one!  I didn’t feel like a bride at all until I was at the bridal salon, tried on “the” dress, and the salesgirl put the matching veil on me.  I had that moment where I was just like “OMG I’m a REAL bride!”  That was the first time I could actually envision myself walking down the aisile to Fiance. I feel like if I hadn’t gotten a veil I would have regretted it.  I think I’m even going to wear it over my face as I walk down the aisle!

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