Post # 1
Are any of you planning to wear your veil during your reception? I have read mixed things on wearing it and not wearing it. Some even say to wear until the cake cutting and then take it off for the dancing/party part of the reception. Would love to hear your thoughts!
Post # 3
I wore a cathedral length veil, so that came off as soon as we entered the reception.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I wasn’t planning to, but I did because I didn’t like my hair (was nothing like the trial) hah!
Post # 5
@ClassicLady: No, I took it off as soon as pictures were done. We came inside and I bustled my dress, took off my veil and then we were announced in to the reception.
Post # 6
If you’re doing a birdcage veil you can get away with wearing it during the reception. But if you’re wearing a longer veil it will pull your hair every time you hug someone. Which will be a lot.
Post # 7
@JenGirl: I hadn’t even thought of the hugging! I guess it will have to come off since it will be cathedral length.
Post # 8
I wore a cathedral length veil, wore it for the ceremony and most of the formal photos. I tore it off for the reception. It was raining that day so the bottom was soaking wet and muddy so I definitely couldnt have worn it, I wouldnt have if I was able though.
I wore a crystal belt/sash on the dress for the reception and family photos.
Post # 9
I’m not going to wear it to the reception but that’s just personal preference. For one, I’m terrified I will lose it if I decide to take it off. (my mom made it) Also, I want people to see all of my pretty hair underneath! Otherwise I will feel like paying to get my hair done will be a waste of money. I have seen it done both ways though 🙂
Post # 10
@ClassicLady: I too wore a Cathedral length and thought I’d find it difficult sitting and eating with it still on.
Post # 12
i wore mine all day. i bought a pretty headband to wear just in case my veil became a nuisance, but it didn’t bother me at all. i didn’t have issues with people tugging on it or anything, so it stayed on my head until we got to the hotel that night. when i was planning my wedding, i remember reading somewhere that it’s considered bad etiquette for a bride to wear her veil to her reception, but i was like, “F that. i’m the bride and i can do what i want.”
if it matters, i wore a mantilla. it was supposed to be finger tip length, but i’m short so it was longer than that on me.
Post # 13
I was going to, but took it off during cocktail hour Everytime someone hugs you, it pulls, and the way I had it in, that meant the comb digigng further into my skull!
Post # 14
I took it off right before we did the receiving line. I didn’t want everybody tugging it. Plus, I had a fear of it getting set on fire by candles.
Post # 15
There was no possible way. My veil was 140″ long…people would be stepping all over it. I changed into a fascinator for the reception.
Post # 16
I only wore mine for the first dance (guest pic):