(Closed) Why did you decide to wear a veil or not to wear one?

posted 9 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Are you wearing / did you wear a veil?

    Hell ya!

    Hell no!

    Just for the ceremony/reception.

  • Post # 31
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    Buzzing bee

    I’m very untraditional and I’ve never liked the look of veils so wearing one never even entered my mind. 

    Post # 32
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    $189 isn’t bad.  Mine was $310.00.  It’s very intricate though so I can sort of justify the price….

    Post # 33
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I never liked veils. I think they look fine on other people, but it has never been my style. Im not traditional enough for a veil and not trendy enough for a birdcage veil. I just got a really awesome sparkly headpiece. Way more my style. I am happy with that. 

    Post # 34
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I didn’t! Various reasons – my dress was very detailed and I didn’t want to distract from it; it would have been just one more damn thing to shop for/spend money on/worry about; and basically it didn’t really feel like *me*. I didn’t do a hair flower or anything either.  Just had it done in a low loose updo.  My dress and my necklace were eye-catching; I didn’t want to take away from either of them.

    Post # 35
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’ve never imagined getting married without a veil.  Probably will take it off for the reception, but most definitely planning on a veil for the ceremony.

    Post # 37
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I was 100% set on not wearing a veil. Then I saw Mrs. Star’s veil, and well, I’m picking it up tomorrow.

    Post # 41
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It was an easy decision. I never felt I needed to have a veil. I tried on veils when I first found my dress and it just didn’t work for me (the veil look). Months later when I went in for my fitting and had my hair grown out, I tried veils again. While they looked ok (the veils were all gorgeous), they weren’t me and just didn’t help to complete the look for me. So I am not a veil bride and loving it!

    Post # 42
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    @cirrus: and if you want good priced veils, try abusymother on etsy. SUPER reasonable. 

    I agree, a short veil with a tea-length dress would look really pretty. I hope you can make up your mind!

    Post # 44
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I didn’t think I wanted one to begin with because I was afraid it might overshadow the dress somehow. I’ve admired brides from afar but up until getting engaged have never really had dream wedding visions and such. When I went to pick out my dress I even told them I wasn’t going to wear a veil, so I never tried one on. Then about a month later I kept coming across pics of brides with their long flowy veils and they just looked sooo beautiful!!! Finally decided I wanted one, and at the worst I could change my mind at the last minute and not wear one. I’m going pretty simple though…cut edge plain veil that will go about a foot past my train and the front will be about hip length. I feel like it adds to the whole experience and what other time in your life will you be able to wear one!! Ha ha 🙂

    Post # 45
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I wore a bolero and I thought a veil would look too busy with it.  So I had my seamstress make a matching hair flower to wear instead.

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