(Closed) Wedding Accessories: Do I Have to Keep My Wedding Veil on at the Reception?

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Depends how comfy it is and how formal your reception is! I took mine out after the ceremony was over. 🙂

Post # 4
1126 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I took all our pre-wedding pictures with my veil off and just my hair flower.  I put it on right before I walked down the aisle, have all these great bride-y pictures with my beautiful veil, and then I took it off again right after the ceremony.  Of course, mine was cathedral-length, so it would’ve been a total pain, but still.  You can totally take your veil off.  I think most brides do unless it’s a birdcage or something else really small.

Post # 5
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I also wore a fingertip veil on our wedding day.  I chose to take it off after the first dances and cake cutting at the ceremony.  I didn’t want to wear it when I was dancing…one less thing to “carry” around and get sweaty.  lol

Post # 7
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve also seen some girls tuck it underneath their hair and wear it just above the base of their neck to get it out of the way.

Post # 8
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Maybe it’s just an LA thing, but at every wedding I’ve been to where the bride continued to wear her veil at the reception, a lot of guests made comments about it like “why is she still wearing her veil?” So I wouldn’t keep it on. When I was at my fitting the other day, there was a bride asking if she could have her veil bustled so she could wear it at the reception. The seamstress said, “that’s ridiculous. Veils are for ceremonies.” Blunt, but I agree.

Post # 9
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

In my area it seems to be more of a comfort thing. Some brides keep it on and others don’t. Personally I will be taking mine off after the ceremony. You could always play it by ear. Just make sure your hair do is something that would work with or without the veil. Then later in the evening if you decide to ditch it you can.

Post # 10
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I love the idea of keeping it on but I don’t know how practical that really is. My best friend tried to keep hers on and every time something brushed past her or gave her a hug it tugged on her hair and was quite uncomfortable. She ended up ditching the veil after dinner.

Post # 11
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wore mine the whole time and it didn’t even phase me.  I loved it (even though I made it myself in the eleventh hour)  and I am glad that I did at least for the dances with my Darling Husband and dad.  We did a swing dance later and didn’t get in my way at all.

Post # 13
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m taking mine off after the formal pictures following the ceremony. I bought a seperate comb to wear, maybe you could do something like that?

Post # 15
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

yes, yes you do. 

if you don’t, your head will fall off.

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