Hey all! I get married very soon! Everything is all sorted and my dress is all altered. I originally decided against a veil - however, I’m wondering if I will regret not having a veil. I don’t know if it’s nerves or what. What do you all think?
I didn't have one and I really didn't regret it. My hair was decorated with flowers so in any pictures I still look like a bride from the head up.
No.to veil think they are very old fashioned x
I didnt want one but then changed my mind at the last minute so glad I did x
My mum really wanted me to have a veil but I didn’t and haven’t regretted it. The back of my dress was so beaded and beautiful I a) didn’t want to hide it and b) didn’t want the veil to keep getting caught and restricting moving my head
I’ve won one and can’t wait see it all together
Got engaged June last year but no money so won’t be happening anytime soon unfortunately
But it’s all packed away waiting for the day
With bride dressing gown
And mood board and book lol
i didnt want a veil as i hated the thought of it over my face etc.. in the end to keep parents quiet i got one and had it pinned in the back a small one.. and did not walk down the church with it over my face and soon as out of church took it off
I didn’t have one don’t regret it I had nice tiara 👸🏽 instead xx
I’d get one anyway, they slip in and out easy enough. That way when you’re ready you can make a last minute decision (as long as your hairstyle will allow) I had a really long one for the ceremony and then swapped it for a short one for the party because people kept standing on it and yanking my head
I didn't have a veil, I don't regret it one bit, perhaps ask the dress shop if you could try it on again with a veil and see which you prefer? Xx
Maybe get a veil, for the sake of maybe £50, if having the choice on the day is gonna make you feel better then at least it won't be too late to change your mind 😊xx
I was same, ended up getting one month before off Etsy l, so much cheaper
I'm so glad I did in end
It's all personal preference but they're great fun for pictures 😍
It’s all personal preference but I loved my veil. It was so detailed but it was quite heavy so I had it for the ceremony and pictures but took it off for the meal and the party. Don’t just buy one for the sake of it if you don’t want it.
I haven’t picked a dress or anything yet but I would love a veil, I think it looks great and still has the traditional element I’d like for my wedding 🥰 Definitely personal preference though xxx
I was the same I didnt wear mine I got my beautiful one from Ebay for £5 it was gorgeous x but I choose not to wear it and was glad i didnt spend loads x was not for me x
I have got a veil but went for something plain-ish as my dress is quite lacy and detailed. I had pondered not having one as I'm pretty sure by the time we have our meal I'll have taken it off but wanted it for the pictures :) x
I didn't have one, I knew straight away that I didn't want one, everyone tried talking me into one and I tried one and it was nice but I knew I just didn't want one, I wouldn't feel like you have to have one it didn't make my day any less special by not having one - you just do what makes you happy xx
I wore mine for the ceremony only then took it off because it was bloody annoying 🤣
I wasn't bothered about a veil but my hairdresser said they do finish off Wedding hair, I've looked on eBay as didn't want to spend a fortune on something I might or might not wear but I got one for my hen do so wearing that xx
I didn’t want one. But I got one
It doesn’t have to go over your face. I had mine attached to the back of my hair style. and I took it out when I wanted. X
I had one just for walking down isle x
I had a veil I just think it finished off the look I was going for x
Looks great in photos x
I tried my dress without a veil then tried on with mine really complimented my dress xx
I had a veil to help me look more like a bride (I had a pink dress!). I wore it back though; not over my face. It had some glitz and was gorgeous...but I took it off at the wedding breakfast because it kept getting caught 😂 Most frequent comment from me up until that point: "someone's on my veil!" 😂 I wouldn't mind but it wasn't even long! Do what feels right for you 🙂
I had the same dilemma. I'm going for veil. Got two different ones for choice and will decide on hair trial day with the complete look
I only had one because my mum wanted me to.. It lasted half hour..
I borrowed my friends veil so it was my something borrowed. In my opinion it's the only opportunity to ever wear a veil so I jumped at the chance, it does make you feel extra special. However its personal preference.
I never had one and dont regret it. I had a lovely bold hair clip that would have been covered had I had one.
You can pick them up cheap from Amazon too xx
I decided no veil right from the start pretty much, we didn't have a church wedding, and having tried some with dresses realised they just weren't me 🤷🏻♀️ and if nothing else it was one less thing to trip over, get caught on stuff, tangle and otherwise irritate me! Besides which my dress was awesome and I wanted everyone to see the back 😅
I didn’t have a veil. I didn’t want one from the start... then I decided I did but when I tried it on with my dress I instantly changed my mind back! My dress so so beautiful it didn’t need a veil in the way!!
I didn’t know what I wanted until I tried it on. Mine will be personalised with our initials on it at the bottom.
Make sure, if you do go veil shopping, to either take your dress or an off cut from it. The veils come in multiple colours and it can look really bad if the colour doesn’t match. Xx
When I chose my dress I was adamant that I didn’t want a veil but when I went for my accessories appointment I tried one on ‘just to see’ and have now decided to have one! It’s a long one but very sheer so doesn’t cover up the back of the dress. I’d say you need to try one with your dress to be sure x
I tried different types on with my dress but hated how I looked because the whole package just wasn't me. I just opted for a flower headband made me by florist and I don't regret it at all! X
I was dead against a veil until i tried one on and loved it!
I had a veil and loved it
I never imagined not having one it is totally me to have one 😂 but I appreciate it's not everyone's cup of tea
Mine was sparkly and it was custom made to be the same length as my train ❤️
I originally planned to have a very simple understated dress, no veil and no accessories. That soon changed as soon as I went shopping and trying things on. Ended up with the biggest and sparkliest dress I could find plus long veil and massive tiara. Oh well. 🤷♀️
I had a veil and only put it on just before getting in the car and it came off very quickly after the church service.
It was too uncomfortable to wear for any length of time outdoors as the wind kept catching it and pulling my head back. Most of my photos I don't have it on.
It looked great for the walk down the aisle though.
I had a veil for my first wedding but not for my 2nd (I was a widow). No regrets either way. If you have your hair done nicely and pretty accessories both look nice.
I didn’t want one and was adamant....... until i tried one, I then loved it and it stayed in all day until just before the first dance (a drunk guest caught it and pulled it out) I didn’t even know it was there but it felt perfect on!
I never wanted one. Was forced to try one hated it and didn’t have one and I don’t regret it at all it’s just not me and I didn’t feel right and I’m glad I stuck to me and didn’t give in because it’s the thing to do x
I had a veil first time round as it had lot of detail on veil but not my dress skirt.
I get married again this year and am not having a veil as my dress has lot of detail at the back xx
I didn't have 1 for my first wedding, but I said from the start of getting married again that I'd have 1. There's a lot of detail on the back of my dress so I've gone for a short 1 so that the attention doesn't get taken away
I went to a wedding where the veil ended up in a tree during photos and vowed I wouldn’t have one. Good job seen as I spent my wedding day walking around New York. It would never have survived the Brooklyn Bridge. I just had a very small headband to stop my hair looking plain.
My veil definitely made me feel more like a bride. It’s the most uniquely ‘bridal’ aspect of the outfit in a way - something you’d never wear any other time (the dress too but you can wear posh, lovely dresses at other times but you’d never wear a veil anywhere else IMHO!)
I'm still undecided so order 3 different styles to try on with my dress and can decide on the day.
Looking lovely Tash congratulations xx
I had a cathedral length veil at my first wedding. I wasn't going to wear one when I married again but when I tried a single tier elbow length one with my dress it just completed it. I am so happy I went with it.
I would suggest trying one with your dress and see how you feel. If you don't feel right then you know you dont need one. Good luck.
I think see how comfortable you are. I tried one on the extra material I just felt daft & felt like it was just OTT but I suppose depends on dress, the veil and how you feel xx
I'm reading some of these comments where people say they didn't have a veil because they had flowers in their hair... Just out of curiosity, can you not have both? Genuine question because i love flower pins but i also want a veil. Please help.
I chose not to have a veil. We got married in a pub and didn't follow a lot of traditions since they didn't mean anything to us. Didn't think twice about not having a veil 😊
I really wanted one, then found a wonderful headdress and didn't think I missed out. The headdress fitted with my dress better, a veil would have covered the detail. Was also pointed out by a friend as we had lots of children at the wedding and giving them hugs one was bound to take a pull of the veil. Was much safer with hair up with headdress. Worked with my hairdresser for style to look right with headdress and dress.
I bought one but changed my dress so the veil doesnt work any more. Decided to go with just a nice hair piece :) if a veil isn't fully your thing, you could go for birdcage or even a flower crown.
Not many modern brides wear veils. I bucked the trend when I got married in 1973 by wearing a dress and hooded coat, so no veil. Wear what you feel right in.
Get a veil! Just completes the bridal look! Can always remove it x
I had a veil for my ceremony and then took it off for the wedding breakfast and reception
Thank you everyone! This was my original post- you’ve all been super helpful!
I have decided to order one from a company on Etsy!
Only 4 weeks to go and I’m making changes 🙈 😂😂
To those who have married already- Congratulations!!
To those who are still in count down- Have the best day ever!