(Closed) wedding veils, yay or nay?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
  • poll:

    yes, I will wear a veil (if ceremony only BUT removing during reception, it is STILL a YES)

    no, I will not wear a veil (not wearing to BOTH ceremony and reception)

  • Post # 31
    20 posts
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I’m wearing one. I was debating it until a friend gave me the one she didn’t wear at her wedding. You can also borrow one from the site Rent the Runway. 

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 2 months ago by Nickie_SD.
    Post # 32
    8674 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    Ill have flowers in my hair, and my Fiance and I talked about it and neitehr of us pictured a veil as I walked down the aisle

    Post # 33
    406 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I did veil during ceremony and took off for the reception. Best of both worlds!

    Post # 34
    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I was on the fence before but as soon I started trying them on I realized it was a definite no. I know this will probably sound strange to most brides but a veil just felt too bridal. Like I felt I was trying to be a virgin again or something lol. I’m not really big on being a bride and all the stuff that’s supposed to come with it, so it definitely fits my personality to not wear one. I love my long hair down, so I will dress it up with a nice headband and that’s it. 

    Post # 35
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    Im wearing one! I think they’re gorgeous.  I’m only going to be a bride once, why not go all out?!? 

    Post # 36
    1942 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I wore a cathedral length veil on my ceremony. It was heavy and annoying but I LLLOOOVVVEEEDDD how it looked.

    I took it off for the reception and that’s when I was able to show my gorgeous flowers and comb. 

    Post # 37
    1979 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    When else would you get to wear a veil?  If price scares you, then note, that I bought an awesome veil for 59 cents! On eBay! And another one for $2.99! Nobody needs to pay hundreds for tulle with a comb,  Just shop around. 

    Post # 38
    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I am, absolutely! I purchased a silk cathedral veil on eBay for $35. I think it makes the look.

    Post # 39
    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

     eh I think veils are just an expensive piece of fabric you drape on your head… Kind of awkward. Like putting a sheet or a towel on your head lol. I really don’t get it But according to the poll I’m a minority lol. So I wore a beautiful head chain from anthropologie in the back of my head with my messy updo. It looked great! a little sparkly and a lot romantic, and it didn’t cover up the beautiful detail on the back of my dress or overwhelm my dress. 

    Post # 40
    1178 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Wasn’t planning to.

    But then figured maybe only time in my life I would wear one. Found very simple sheer one. My updo was still visible through it so I kept it on even during the reception.

    Post # 41
    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

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    hahaemily:  same here

    Post # 42
    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I feel very strongly about this one- veils are a must! A veil is the one item that really completes the look and makes you look like a bride. It helps to provide that wow factor everyone is looking for.

    It should be worn to the ceremony only and briefly for pictures afterwards. Once you walk into your reception the veil should absolutely be removed. 

    If you haven’t tried on one you like you should keep looking because there are so many different types. It can be very sheer and thin or very wide and full which drapes over your shoulders. A fingertip veil is gorgeous as is a one layer chapel length veil. I love mantilla veils as well. Where you place it on your head can change the whole look too. Experiment!



    Post # 43
    1786 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    i plan to wear a cathedral long veil. I’m getting it off etsy and plan to have veil weights clipped on so no fighting in the wind. I will only wear it for ceremony and pictures but not reception. When I tried on veils it gave the omg im really getting married feeling. it actually wasn’t the dress. I wear formal gowns all the time so that didn’t seem like a big deal but for some reason a piece of tulle over my face made me ugly cry on national tv. haha. do what makes you feel like bride 🙂

    Post # 44
    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I will be wearing my mother’s veil, as well as a blusher. I never thought I’d want to wear one, but I agree with PPs who’ve said that it completes the bridal look. I tried it on, and it does. I got all weepy! Haha. I will definitely retire the veils for the reception, however; I feel it would get in the way of dancing and eating, etc!

    Post # 45
    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I’m planning on wearing a french style bird cage veil.

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