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UKbride Member Request 18 Apr 2018

I'm having a very traditional church wedding and I've been thinking about...

I'm having a very traditional church wedding and I've been thinking about veils. I'm definitely going to wear one, but just wondering if anyone wore one over their face to walk down the aisle and what you thought of it? None of the weddings I've been to lately have had the bride with a veil over her face, but I quite like the idea of it as I think it's traditional. Any comments welcome :)

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Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 18 Apr 2018

Hi I am having mine over my face :)

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

I had mine over my face. Idea was to do it the traditional way and have him move it back off my face,until my 2 year old freaked out and did it,lol x

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

if you like it then do it

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

I'm going to have mine over my face

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

I had mine over my face, I don't like anything near mine, but i didn't notice it... my husband wasn't allowed to push it back... apparently it's the job of maid of honour/chief bridesmaid... x

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

I had mine over my face. I had side bits and when I was walking they covered my eyes so I would just say to try your veil over your hair to see how it is when you have your trial. Still glad I had it

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

I wore a veil but not over my face. Have whatever you like x

Lindi Kleu
Lindi Kleu 19 Apr 2018

A friend of mine got married last weekend and wore her veil over her face. She looked stunning. Ad because you don’t see it much these days it looked really unique and different x

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

I had mine over my face as I walked down the aisle. Father lifted it at the alter.

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

I had mine over my face and I lifted it off my face at the alter. Like others say it’s what you would like. If you buy a decent quality veil then you won’t even notice it over your face x

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

I had mine over my face, was a special moment for my Dad to lift it ️ x

Suzanne Hunton
Suzanne Hunton 19 Apr 2018

“I quite like the idea” - and there you have your answer. Admittedly, if your question involved slaughtering chipmunks at the altar, or something a little more radical, I probably wouldn’t be so laissez-faire, but in this case you’re probably ok to do what you want to do at your own wedding...

Michaela Sharp
Michaela Sharp 19 Apr 2018

I would say to try it both ways at your fitting, walk up and down to make sure it doesn't compromise your vision. Make sure you feel confident whichever way you choose to wear it.

Lisa Booth
Lisa Booth 19 Apr 2018

Hated mine girst time round and couldnt wait to take it off. Im not having one this time (Sept ) and im still getting married in church

Natalie Casey
Natalie Casey 19 Apr 2018

If you like it, do it! It’s your wedding you don’t need to do what everyone else does 🙂 but maybe try both and see what you look like? x

Michelle Sprules
Michelle Sprules 19 Apr 2018

Try it both ways. Do whichever you feel more comfortable in. I didn't have over face first time and not wearing one this time.

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

i wanted it over my face but when i had my hair trail. i have now changed my mind, try it a few different ways and see. what your comfortable with

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

I did, as did my sister. My friend did too. If you want to do it, do it, it's your wedding. At mine and my sisters we were both MOH and took each other's veil up when we got to the altar. My friend had her mum do it which was a lovely touch

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

I wore a sparkly, cat ears tiara.

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

I was going to and wanted to but it didn't look right so had it back. Try it out and go with what you like the look of x

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

I had mine over my face and my hubby lifted the veil when I got to the altar.

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

I had mine over my face but i wanted a very traditional wedding

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

It's your wedding, do what you want. I did and so did my daughter almost 30 years later.

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

When you have your final fittings try it both ways and see which you prefer. I will wearing a veil but my personal choice is a one tier cathedral veil.

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

Also think about your hair when deciding. Possibly speak to your hairdresser before making final decision.

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UKbride Administrator 19 Apr 2018

I felt it quite claustrophobic so I didn’t have mine over my face... try it both ways and see how you feel x

Rachel Connell
Rachel Connell 22 Apr 2018

I’m going to be wearing mine over my face. Then when he says you may kiss the bride, your husband lifts your veil to kiss you. Which I think is so romantic x

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