(Closed) Wearing the veil during the reception? Anyone? Thoughts?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I’m wearing a cathedral length veil for my cermony and then pinning it up with a hair pin for the reception. I think it is a matter of personal choice. No one will think you are strange for keeping your veil on. Go for it. Your venue is lovely by the way

Post # 4
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am wearing my veil throughout the evening.  I just feel like I will look more "bridal" if I keep it on.  Plus I think the particular hairstyle that I’m wearing will look better with the veil.  I say definitely keep it on!

Post # 5
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

The one thing I am doing to please my mom is wearing a veil at all.  I wasn’t going to be she seemed to really want me to, so I am.  I’m taking it off once we get to the reception though as I’m afraid standing up and sitting down might cause me to pull it out of my hair anyway.

Side note: Sooo jealous of your venue!  The Peabody is a GORGEOUS wedding location.  Went to one there about 6 or 7 years ago and it was just amazing!

Post # 6
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Logistically, I found it difficult to wear my veil through the whole reception, and ended up having my SIL take it out at dinner.  Here’s why:

1) People hug you a lot at your wedding, and people’s arms ended up pulling on my veil.  It kinda hurt, even though I know they didn’t mean to.

2) I had a fingertip length veil with very simple beading on the border.  I was trying to be aware of it every time I sat down, but once it got caught on my chair and ripped a couple of the beads off.  🙁  Luckily, my bridal shop said they can fix it.

3) Going to the bathroom alone was… an experience…  I didn’t have a long, heavy train or veil, but it definitely made things harder to maneuver, and I wish I would have taken it off before making that trip.  (I could just be a germ-a-phobe, and you could not have this problem at all, but it’s something to think about:  Do you want your veil possibly touching the floor or other bathroom furnishings and then touching your bare shoulders?  :Shudder:  It is still grossing me out.)

Post # 7
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I loved wearing my veil(s)!!! I wore them almost all night.  I wore a fingertip length, angel cut veil with beading for my ceremony. Then I changed into my grandmother’s elbow-length wedding veil for the reception.  Neither of them bothered me at all.   It’s the only time you will get to wear a veil – so do it up!  Wear it as long as you like! 🙂

Post # 8
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m keeping mine on for the reception, but it’s a birdcage veil, so it feels more like a hat to me. I might ditch it when I get my dance on.

Post # 9
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

gorgeous venue!

i’m wearing a fingertip length for the ceremony and cathedral for photos. i didn’t think about taking off the veil at the reception, but post Mrs Spring raised some good points!

i shall consider. perhaps leave only a flower in my hair.

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