Post # 1
Anyone wear their veils during the reception?
I am getting married at the Peabody Library, it’s such an elegant venue with ceilings 60 high, neo grecan style. It’s not a church setting, it’s not a religious wedding, but I still want to wear a veil. LOL. A fingertip mantilla veil too.
Any thoughts on keeping the veil on during the reception in this venue? I’m sure I could wear it, but I don’t want to be the odd bride that had the veil on all evening.
Plus most gowns have low backs, some really low. My fiance is pretty conservative and asks me whether there are any gowns that don’t go too low. So the compromise will be that I get a dress and wear a veil with it during the long reception, and/or that I keep my hair half up and half down to wear the gown.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.