Quickie Question: Veil or No?


When you’re getting married, there are so many questions to ask yourself, so many options… and yet people tend to assume two things about how you’ll dress: that you’ll wear some version of a long, white dress, and you’ll wear a veil.

I did wear the dress, but I ditched the veil. I’m just not a veil kind of woman. Besides, the woods are not the kindest venue to tulle. No, I wore a snood and topped it with a big silver straw bow. It took me all of five minutes to work out on my wedding day (when I woke up and realized I still hadn’t figured out what I was doing with my dome!), and when I look at the pictures today, I still like the effect.

It still amuses me that on my wedding day of all days I – Hat Woman – didn’t wear a hat, either. Still, I knew from day one that a veil was not for me. I’m betting you knew pretty quickly whether or not it was for you.

So, to veil or not to veil, that is the question. What did you decide, and why?

6 Responses to “Quickie Question: Veil or No?”

  1. katherine February 27, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    I think veils are beautiful. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog! Hugs, Katherine

  2. Katie February 27, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    I decided to wear a veil mostly because I don’t ever expect to have an opportunity to wear one again (at least, not without looking like a nut) However, I envisioned something sleek and elegant. My MIL made it for me (along with my dress) and I didn’t see it until the day. It was gathered and much poofier than I had wanted. I almost didn’t wear it at that last minute, and I’m still not convinced I made the right decision.

  3. Lisa in Berlin February 28, 2012 at 2:15 am #

    I made my own veil, which took forever, but was so worth it. It was my favorite part of my wedding getup because I had worked so hard on it. It made my very simple J.Crew dress more original as well.

  4. Jaf Gifts February 28, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    I believe the veil, an important element on a bride’s wedding dress, makes a wedding more solemn and classy. And imagine how dramatic the scene when the groom removes the veil from the bride’s face to give her the smooch! That’s the best part of the wedding that you don’t wanna miss. So put the veil on,

  5. shary March 1, 2012 at 4:29 am #

    wedding veil can be good for bride . it also important .

  6. telophase March 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    I’ve got a hat with a short illusion veil on it, which I will probably wear snooded back as I think it looks a bit dippy when brought over my face.

    I might have liked one of those short netting-type veils, but the Mr thinks they’re weird and I didn’t want one bad enough to put my foot down–after all, he’s going to be looking at me that day, might as well wear something he likes looking at!