Jennifer
Super November 2011

For the ladies who didn't wear a veil: Do you regret it?

Jennifer, on August 12, 2011 at 6:02 PM Posted in Planning 1 34
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I have never planned on wearing a veil since I started planning the wedding. And even getting my dress, I didn't even play in the veils because I didn't want one. Now I'm wondering, will I regret it? I could get a cheap one just for the ceremony, if I wanted to, or should I stick with my original plan and not wear one at all? For those that didn't wear a veil, do you wish you would have or are you glad you didn't??

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Latest activity by Mrs. Spring, on December 9, 2020 at 9:27 AM
  • Haley
    Devoted July 2011
    Haley ·
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    I did not wear a veil and I don't regret it. I even spent $100 on a beautiful veil because my mom wanted me to wear it. I figured I would just wear it for the ceremony, but I honestly felt better without it, so I didn't wear it.

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  • Celia Milton
    Celia Milton ·
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    Lots of my brides go veil-less. And Haley, I love your puppy!!!

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  • B
    Master January 2011
    bluedaisy ·
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    I didn't wear one and don't regret. It was never important to me.

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  • AllisaurusRex
    Devoted November 2025
    AllisaurusRex ·
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    *bump*

    I was really hoping to get more responses! I too am considering going veil-less.

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  • Mrs. S™
    Master October 2011
    Mrs. S™ ·
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    I'm going veil-less too. When I started planning our wedding, I asked all my friends what they would have done differently. Not a single person said anything about the veil. So AllisaurusRex, I hope that helps :-)

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  • AllisaurusRex
    Devoted November 2025
    AllisaurusRex ·
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    Thank you Sanya! From the beginning I was totally against having one, being that my personality and everything about our wedding is untraditional. But lately I've been hearing women say they didn't really feel like a bride until they put on a veil. I guess we will see how I feel after my dress is made and I get to try it on, maybe I will feel like a bride without it.

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  • Jennifer
    Super November 2011
    Jennifer ·
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    I asked my FH if he could picture me in a veil and he said no, which kinda hurt my feelings, even though I don't know why, since I never planned on wearing one. Now I wonder if I will look "bridal" enough without one for at least the ceremony, and so FH can finally see me in a veil since he can't picture it to save his life. Smiley sad

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  • Shannon S.
    Master March 2011
    Shannon S. ·
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    I didn't wear one - I'm 34, and it's my second marriage, so I would have felt silly.

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  • AllisaurusRex
    Devoted November 2025
    AllisaurusRex ·
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    Have you tried one on with your dress, Jennifer?

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  • maria
    Super August 2011
    maria ·
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    Me too, the way I want my hair doesn't allow me to wear one. Only would I would consider (if it'll even look good on me) is the bird cage veil. My hair is going to be a side pony tail with curls, with a mini white calla lily in my hair Smiley smile

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  • J
    Master November 2011
    J&R ·
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    I'm not using a veil. He knows who he's marrying; no need for a big reveal. Smiley winking

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  • Jennifer
    Super November 2011
    Jennifer ·
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    I didn't try on veils with my dress. I have no idea how I even want my hair, but I had said no veil originally and I don't even know why. But I was watching say yes to the dress last night (haha) and half the girls didn't cry and say "yes" until they put a veil on them and then they looked like a bride. So now I'm wondering if I will look bridal enough. Smiley laugh

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  • Mrs. Robinson
    Expert August 2011
    Mrs. Robinson ·
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    I loved wearing my veil, but my moom made me wear a blusher and I regret that! I hated the blusher by it was what my momma wanted!

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  • Torie
    Super April 2021
    Torie ·
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    Here's my thinking on a veil, you only get the chance to wear one once. it's not like something you can wear to the bar or something... I mean other then for the bach party but that one is usually cover in little plastic penis'. So if there is any part of you that thinks you might regret not wearing a veil even just a a little bit get a cheap one wear it for a few pictures and whatnot and then from there you can take it off or wear it down the aisle it's up to you. but you will never get the chance to wear one again so at least rock one for a few minutes.

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  • E
    Just Said Yes February 2012
    Elizabeth ·
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    I had been looking at the birdcage veils a little bit, but I would never even consider a traditional veil. Just my opinion. I'm still not sure if I'm going to get a veil, but I'm thinking more "no" than "yes".

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  • Mouche
    Master October 2012
    Mouche ·
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    I didn't think I would want one, maybe a flower in my hair I thought, but since looking around on WW, a lot of you have such beautiful veils I may be changing my mind.

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  • Mrs. Dees
    Expert November 2011
    Mrs. Dees ·
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    I didnt want one either but when i put one on(and the mother of veils too- a mantilla lace veil) it pulled it together,now i want it.ill wear it for some pics,not for the first look..then will wear it for the ceremony, but only a flower for the reception..lol..(hey,im a gemini)..i just wish it wasnt $150 dollars...lol

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  • Mrs. Dees
    Expert November 2011
    Mrs. Dees ·
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    Sorry double post

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  • Mrs. Dees
    Expert November 2011
    Mrs. Dees ·
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    I didnt want one either but when i put one on(and the mother of veils too- a mantilla lace veil) it pulled it together,now i want it.ill wear it for some pics,not for the first look..then will wear it for the ceremony, but only a flower for the reception..lol..(hey,im a gemini)..i just wish it wasnt $150 dollars...lol

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  • Mrs. Dees
    Expert November 2011
    Mrs. Dees ·
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    I didnt want one either but when i put one on(and the mother of veils too- a mantilla lace veil) it pulled it together,now i want it.ill wear it for some pics,not for the first look..then will wear it for the ceremony, but only a flower for the reception..lol..(hey,im a gemini)..i just wish it wasnt $150 dollars...lol

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