(Closed) VEIL WEARERS: When did you take it off?

posted 4 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: When did you/when will you take your veil off?

    Right after ceremony

    After first dance

    I kept it on all night!

    Other...Please explain.

  • Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016 - Backyard

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    stevielee:  I took it off once we got home 9 hours after putting it on. It was ankle length. I so love my veil. It was fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 17
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    My bridesmaid ripped my birdcage off not 15 seconds after the ceremony. Fake eyelashes + netting = major annoyance.  But I had a flower in my hair for the duration of the night. 

    Post # 18
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Right after the ceremony and formal family photos. I think I had it on 45 minutes? I’m glad I only spent $20 on it instead of getting the $200 one I tried on at the bridal shop!

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

    I am planning to wear my veil all night long

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee

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    stevielee:  we’re doing a first look, i’ll be wearing it for that and the ceremony and then taking it off. it’s a cathedral length veil, so it’s not like i’m going to dance in it! maybe if i had a shorter one i would. but i intend to switch it out for a floral crown instead.

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee

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    stephncollins:  When I tried my dress on the lady stuck one on my head. I thought it was pretty, but you bring up a good point. The one at the shop was 200 bucks…and it seems people dont wear them for a long time…so is the expense worth it?

    I never thought I’d stick a veil in my hair, but it did look nice, though it wasn’t super long. However the price!!! eekk.

    Its interesting to see what other ladies have done.

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    We eloped, but had the cake cutting and toast and such, too.

    I wore it for the ceremony, and many of the photos, but we were on the beach.  During the ceremony, I was facing the right way for my tiny veil to blow in the proper direction, and in the gardens for cake cutting and photos, it was fine, but when we went back out to the beach by the water for other photos, I kinda ripped it off my head since it was now blowing over my head and just would not do.  But I have short hair and my hair style was not complex, so taking it out worked okay for me – I don’t know how ladies with complicated hair fare.

    Post # 24
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I’ll be wearing it for the ceremony up into half of our photos of just the two of us. (The back of my dress is amazing, and I don’t want to hide it for long!) My veil is also floor length, so I probably wouldn’t want it after my dress is bustled. 

    Post # 25
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

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    stevielee:  I never thought I’d the flower crown for the rehearsal to still get to wear one! Love the idea ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    DH kept putting his arm around my shoulders, and his arm would tug the veil, which tugged my hair.  I took it off when I went upstairs to change my shoes and bustle the dress during the cocktail hour.  

    I loved the veil and thought it was so pretty (plus it cost so much $!!!) and I wanted to get as much use out of it as possible but the tugging was driving me nutzo.  

    Post # 27
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Wore it for first look, ceremony and cocktail hour. I actually was going to go without one at all and was dead set on no veil until I had one of my final fittings and I felt I was lacking something.  It completed the look. My Maid/Matron of Honor took it off before we made our formal entrances into the reception.  

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Kept it on all day until the REAL dancing started. I changed into a light, cheap, and comfortable DB dress and took it off then lol. 

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    stevielee:  I think the length will make a big difference in the responses. I had a full cathedral length veil – there was no way I could keep that on at the reception without getting stepped on. After our ceremony we did a few more pictures and then I pulled it off. 

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

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    lindsayE:  when we met our photographers and had our engagement photos taken, the photographer said to my husband that he had to remember to put his hand at the side and slide under my veil so that he didn’t tug it. He then also told me to warn my dad too! Your DH is in good company as it obviously happens a lot.

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    stevielee:  I was only really concerned with having it in for the ceremony and even then only because my mum wanted me in a veil. The damn thing fell out before I’d even stepped in the church and it fell out again as I reached the top of the aisle. It then stayed in for the rest of the ceremony but then fell out as we were leaving the church and I didn’t bother putting it back in again then. The photographer got the photo as my veil is falling out and the best man picking it up.

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