(Closed) Veil…or no veil? That is the question.

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I don’t want a veil. My hair is also short and I definitely don’t want to wear one to the reception. I’m afraid that if I wear one to the wedding, it will take so much teasing and whatnot to hold it in, that I won’t be able to take it out for the reception without my hair looking awful.

Pretty much the only reason I would wear one is because my mother is dead set on it. 

Post # 4
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88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’m not a veil person. I just don’t feel it’s necessary. I’m wearing my hair (which is pretty long) down with flowers in it. That’s it.

Post # 5
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97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

My dress is all lace as well with an open back. I’m planning on wearing peal chandelier earnings.. it will look something like this:

 I’m  5′-10" and have tons of hair so adding a veil in there would just be too much.  I know a veil is the tradional thing to wear but I think wedding style in general is moving away from the traditional. Its not like your wearing a black dress or something, you’ll still look like a traditional bride. 

Post # 6
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230 posts
Helper bee

I didn’t do a veil either, and didn’t really miss it. The only time I *might* wish that I had one is when I see a cool photo with one. It sounds like you will have plenty going on – lace, earrings, hair flowers and hair down, so I would go without if you don’t have any sentimental reasons for wearing one.

Post # 7
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2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Have you considered a birdcage veil? You could attach it near your hair flowers so it looks like all one piece and then remove the veil part after the ceremony, leaving the flowers. A birdcage veil wouldn’t "compete" with all the lace on your dress and bolero or look like too much (at least theoretically….you may have already tried one and hated it!). It would show off the back of your dress) and it would still be very bridal.  But if a veil isn’t important to you I don’t think you should feel obligated to wear one. You would look beautiful without one too.

Post # 8
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I also did not think that I would be a veil type of gal, but as a coworker pointed out, when else in your entire life do you get to wear a veil?? I think I’ll take advantage at least for the ceremony and pictures and will ditch it for the party.

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