(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 # 76
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I did. I wasn’t completely sold on it but I did want to hid a bit of my back and it added a nice softness. I wore it low, underneath my bun and didn’t have a blusher, so it wasn’t super annoying except that it kept feeling like it was falling out. Probably if I had it to do over I wouldn’t wear one or I’d find a different way to attach it.

    Post # 78
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Two reasons I am not, I rather wear my lovely orchids in my hair and I think orchids and a veil is too much.  Second, I thought the prices for decent veils that I would actually wear were ridiculous.  I would rather spend that money somewhere else.

    Post # 79
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I was going to take it out for the reception, but decided then that I wanted to wear it until the end, it was the only day of my life I would wear one!   I loved my veil!

    Post # 80
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Like everyone else said, I chose to wear a veil because it completed the look.  I chose my veil because it was my mom’s.  She really got her feelings hurt that I didn’t want to wear her dress, so this was my olive branch to her.  It doesn’t hurt that it’s a gorgeous veil that look like it was made to go with my dress.  I’ll take it off for the reception.

    Post # 81
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    Busy Beekeeper

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    @GreenEyedMoon: wow, i am surprised your mom was hurt that you didnt want to wear her dress. how can she expect that – its from a different time and style. i can imagine mothers offering and some daughters taking, but to actually be offended?  that was nice of you to wear her veil.

     

    another note about why i wore the veil – i used it as more of a fashion accessory. Yes it made me feel like a bride, but i also wore it under my hair as my hairstyle was more important to me and i didn;t want the veil covering it up.  For my at home receptoin last weekend when we went to do pictures, i had a different hair style that the veil didn’t work with, so i didn’t wear it.

    Post # 82
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m still undecided.

    Reason I want to wear a veil: because it’s the only time in my life I have an excuse to wear a semi-ridiculous and traditional headpiece. 🙂

    Reasons I’m not sure:
    — Unsure if the borrowed veil I have to use really goes with my dress and unsure whether or not it will mask the beauty of hte backside of my dress
    — Unsure if I will be annoyed by it
    — Unsure how to wear it…above the bun-thing or under it?
    — Unsure if it will look good with my antique brooch hair comb and then where to put that because I FOR sure want to wear it.

    I might have to write a new post to get some opinions!

    Post # 83
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    Busy Beekeeper

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    @Wannabe-diy-bride:  i was gonna say, the only way to answer those questions is to try it on and see how it all looks together!

    Post # 84
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    When else do you get to wear a veil!?  I used to play dress up when I was little and use a blanket or a towel as my “veil” but now I get to wear the real thing. Plus I feel like it completes the “bride” look 🙂  I’m definitely taking it off for the reception so that I can dance.

    Post # 85
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

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    @dynamic_duo:  Some of it was her being a bit sensitive, but it was mostly my fault.  My mom first told me when I was fourteen that when my day came, she had saved her dress for me.  I was fourteen and not the most diplomatic.  I can’t remember exactly what I said, but I think I called her dress ugly.  Cry  I also pointed out that our personal styles and contemporary fashion styles are totally different.  Anyway, it didn’t go over well.

    Ten years later, when it was actually time for me to look at dresses, she offered again, but prefaced it with, “I know you probably won’t wear it – after all, it’s old, and I don’t think it would fit you…  You have boobs in places I didn’t even know boobs could be…  But I would like you to at least try on my dress.”  I did, and I still don’t particularly like it, and it didn’t fit, but she was thrilled to watch me at least unwrap it after almost thirty years and then try it on.

    When I get my bridal portraits done, I’m going to bring her dress and get a few pictures of me in that.  I’ll give her a framed one as a big surprise.

    Post # 86
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    Busy Beekeeper

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    @GreenEyedMoon: thats such a sweet idea for the bridal portraits!

    Post # 87
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @cirrus: To me, veils are creepy. It just reminds me of arranged marriages too much. Not that arranged marriages are creepy, I just don’t like the idea of being covered up before I get to the alter or whatever. I tried on a lot and ripped them off instantly. I hated the way they felt around my face, on my shoulders and back. Def not for me.

    Post # 88
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I never really thought about NOT wearing one.  It always seemed like part of the outfit.  Plus, it’s so pretty :).

     

    Post # 89
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m not planning to wear a veil cuz I tried some on at David’s Bridal with the dresses and I don’t like the feeling. I really hate anything being draped over my face too. I’d rather be as comfortable as possible on my wedding day.

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