Post # 1
I love the idea of wearing a veil…it just adds so much to the bridal look and for me, once I put the veil on is when I truly feel like a bride. I’m torn between whether I should wear it just for the ceremony as most people seem to do, or if I should wear it through the reception as well. My veil wasn’t expensive and I know it will be easy enough to remove if I do decide to wear it all day so it’s really not a huge deal. I’m just curious as to what others have done!
So bees, tell me what you’ve done with your veil – did you wear it all day or just for the ceremony? Do you regret wearing it/not wearing it for something particular? Any particularly good/bad experiences you want to share? Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Post # 3
I wore it for our ceremony and pictures, but took it off for the reception (it kept falling off right after the ceremony anyhow :-P)
Post # 4
I plan to wear mine only for the ceremony/pictures. I’ve been told by more than one person that if you wear it during the reception (depending on how long it is, of course), that when people hug you they tend to pull on the veil, however accidentally, and that a headache ensues from the pulling.
Post # 5
I plan on leaving mine on until it bothers me. I LOVE my veil and when will I ever get another chance to wear one?
Post # 6
I was going to take it off after we did our first dance, but I actually forgot I was wearing it, so it stayed on the entire time. Looking at our pictures, I am glad that I didn’t take it off because when will I ever get to wear a veil again; probably never.
Post # 7
@Elarissa: That is my thought process EXACTLY!
Thanks for the speedy responses – keep ’em coming!
Post # 8
@Ree723: Great post, I was wondering this same thing. I think the veil adds to the bridal feeling throughout the day but I wasn’t sure if it would hold up with all the reception greetings etc.
My veil will be cathedral length but I had considered getting a shorter one for the reception. My friends however told me that people tugged on hers so much it ruined her hair and gave her a headache, so now I’m looking into other options.
Let us know what you end up doing (would love photos).
Post # 9
I`m wearing a cathedral veil for the ceremony & photos.
I love the idea of a birdcage veil for the reception! I CAN HAVE IT ALL
Post # 10
When my Maid/Matron of Honor got married, she demanded to wear her veil the entire day (mostly as she drank during the day she got more and more sentimental about her special day) and by the end of the day her hair was ripped out and it ruined her updo. Food for thought 🙂
Post # 11
i was planning to wear it for ceremony only and some photos, but i enjoyed wearing it so much that i just never took it off till the night was over!
Post # 12
We’re doing a first look and pictures before the ceremony, so I was going to wear it for those, during the ceremony, and likely take it off for couple photos just before the reception. So for about 4 hours I’ll have it on. Just enough time to get my use out of it, but I don’t want it on the whole time. It a floor-length veil.
Post # 14
@kermie: I was thinking this too! What does your dress look like? I’m afraid mine is too formal/ball gown for a bird cage.
Post # 15
Ceremony and pictures. Mine was chapel length, so there was no way I could wear it the whole time. I had considered buying an inexpensive bubble veil (love them!) for the reception but they didn’t look good on me.
Post # 16
I wore mine for the ceremony, pictures and first dance/father daughter dance. I took it off after that.