(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 # 48
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I want that very bridal look… so that meant veil for me =)

    Post # 49
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i feel the same way about veils as i do about trains…this is really the only time in my life i’ll be able to wear one, so i wouldn’t feel particularly bridal without it.  which is really silly, when it boils down to it, since i don’t want a white (or even nearly white) dress, but i still want the train and veil.  (i’m opting for a russian net bandeau veil.)

    Post # 50
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I chose not to as I dont like the any of the meanings behind it. I did a quick google search and came up with these three meanings:

    1. ‘Related to the days when the groom would throw a blanket over the head of the woman of choice when he captured and carted her off’

    2. ‘The bridal veil has long been a symbol of youth, modesty and virginity’

    3. ‘It was intended to shield the face of the bride from the groom in arranged marriages, so he wouldn’t cut and run before he was married to her’

    My Fiance is not a barbarian who captured me (though he would like to think it sometimes lol)

    I am NOT a virgin, nor am I modest and being an agnostic-athiest I dont really feel this reflects who I am.

    We do not have an arranged marriage!

    Post # 51
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I originally planned on not wearing a veil and just having a flower fascinator. But I chose a dress that, I think, has a vintagey sort of quality to it, so I decided to wear a birdcage with my fascinator for the ceremony, then probably just the fascinator for the reception.

    Post # 53
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    No veil. Too old. Tongue out

    Post # 54
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Not wearing a veil has ever been a consideration for me.  My dress is already completely different from what I’ve ever imagined wearing, not wearing a veil would just be too much!

    Post # 56
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I will not be wearing a veil during the ceremony/reception. However since a veil was included w/ the dress that i got from a bee I will be taking some pictures with it on

    Post # 57
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I had always wanted to wear a veil. The minute I put it on in the bridal salon I felt like a bride!

    Post # 59
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    For the professional photos, I am going to wear a large tulle fascinator. For the ceremony, a chapel length veil. For the partying… nothing! 

    I love how ‘couture’ the tulle fascinator looks… and I am wearing a veil during the ceremony to appease my mom (she asked for 1 thing, and it was for me to wear a veil). 

    Post # 60
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I didn’t want one…and then I did. Then I tried them on and was just very overwhelmed. The consultant was helping me try different ones on when I picked up my dress, and at some point was finally like, “Are you sure you want to wear one? You just don’t look as happy in any of them as you did without.” And she was right – for some reason I just really wasn’t feeling it, so I’m not wearing one!

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