(Closed) wearing a veil to a wedding as a guest

posted 9 years ago in Themes
  • poll: Is it okay for a guest to wear a veil if it goes with the wedding theme?

    certainly not!


    maybe make an exception


  • Post # 3
    14096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Is it like, a small veil on a fascinator?  Or like, a long bridal-type veil.  They’re very different looks!  Either way, I personally wouldn’t be comfortable with it, but…it’s grandma.  haha.

    Post # 4
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think that if you are going with a 50’s themed wedding then you have to accept that some of the hats will have veils. 

    Post # 5
    1144 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think she means more of a blusher than veil right? If so, I wouldn’t think it’s a huge deal, since odds are it won’t be white or bridal looking.

    Post # 6
    6244 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    If it’s like what I am picturing then it looks nothing like a wedding veil that a bride would wear so I wouldn’t even think twice about her wearing that.  I think it’s pretty cool that your grandma is getting in on the theme costume thing lol

    Post # 7
    2721 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I would look at it before freaking out. 

    It’s probably going to be more like this:

    Than this:

    In either case, I wouldn’t cofuse who the bride is because grandma wore a kickass 50’s hat. 

    Post # 9
    2721 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Then speak to her or get over it. 

    Post # 10
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    She’s your grandma – considering I have two in another country who can’t make it (one had her tickets booked and had a heart attack she survived thankfully 3 weeks ago) I would let them wear their old wedding dresses if I thought for a second they could make it.


    Honestly, you are lucky to have her there, let this go. NOONE will think she’s marrying your Fiance.

    Post # 11
    735 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I assume that your grandmother is talking about the small netting style veil that was so popular in the 50s, like one of these:  (which I find perfectly appropriate)

    However, if she’s ordered something like this, you might want to ask her to tone it down a bit.

    If you’re upset because you are planning to wear a hat with a small veil, like the first examples, try to realize that guests shouldn’t be wearing them in white, and you’ll still be the most beautiful woman in the room – brides always are.

    Post # 12
    2347 posts
    Buzzing bee

    The veiled hats from the 50s don’t look anything like bridal veils. You picked a theme that has veiled hats as part of it, and your grandmother is going with your theme. She’s not going to be confused for the bride. It’ll be okay.

    Post # 13
    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think its awesome she is dressing in theme. I don’t think anyone will confuse the two of you. But, if it really bugs you try speaking to her about it.

    Post # 14
    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    You’re making too big a deal out of this.  I would bet money that you will not care one iota on your wedding day, and your gram will look wonderful.  And, like the PPs have said, you picked the theme! 

    Post # 15
    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    If you’re actually bothered about it have a chat with your gran.  I doubt it’ll actually look like a bridal veil, even if you’re wearing a birdcage veil.  I think it’s great that she’s joining in with the theme!

    Post # 16
    9538 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Sorry but I’m with the PPs. If this were a themeless wedding I would say it was kinda odd, but given a 50s theme I think a hat with a little veil is spot on! And since your grandma was probably around for the period she’s going to know that and is just embracing the theme. I’d be excited that people are going with your theme. Plus, she’s your grandma. Let her wear what she wants? Are your really, seriously, afraid anyone is going to mistake her for the bride or that she is going to steal your spotlight? Really?

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