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

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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...

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??

34 Comments

  • 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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    Triple post d'oh!!!! lol

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  • Pam
    Savvy January 2012
    Pam ·
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    For me it's about the total look. My dress has a lot of detail on the front and back and when I put on a veil it didn't compliment the back of my dress and actually took away from it's beauty. My FH and I already live together and have twin boys. There really is no need for me to have a veil (and I don't want to mess up my hair LOL). I have totally different reasons for not wearing one. For me it's not a big deal and I'm changing into a reception dress so I wouldn't bother spending all that extra money for something that 1. doesn't mean anything for me and 2. doesn't compliment my dress. I think veils are absolutely lovely and if YOU want one then go for it. It's about how you feel in it and the overall look you are going for. It's your day girl...go for anything that makes your heart flutter. :-)

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  • Heather
    Super June 2013
    Heather ·
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    I wasn't planning on wearing one either, I didn't even try any on.

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  • Amy
    Just Said Yes July 2012
    Amy ·
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    I tried on veils just to see how it would look, but I didn't really like any of them with my dress. Plus FH asked me not to get one because he thinks they look weird and serve no purpose- lol.

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  • Sarah L.
    VIP September 2011
    Sarah L. ·
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    I am wearing one ( I will take it off after the ceremony) but I am also having a traditional Catholic ceremony so i think that it is also a little expected. If you don't want one then don't do one. A lot of women these days are wearing fascinators or flowers in their hair instead of a veil. Don't wear something that you don't really want to wear just because you think you are afraid you will regret it.

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  • Wicked Lizzie
    VIP September 2011
    Wicked Lizzie ·
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    Im undecided i never wanted to and its also my second wedding and i didnt want to go so Innocent cause lets face it im no virgin mary with my divorced mom status but i keep going back and forth on it

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  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
    2d Bride ·
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    Both of us wore veils. However, NotFroofy's fell off during the ceremony, when my sister gave her an effusive hug, and never got put back on.

    Honestly, I wouldn't listen to those who tell you that you will regret it later. You could end up regretting any aspect of your wedding. However, I think you are less likely to regret those things you do because of what you want than to regret those things you do because someone else persuades you that you've got to do what's conventional.

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  • Adrienne
    Dedicated August 2011
    Adrienne ·
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    When I bought my dress I didn't plan on wearing a veil. After the first fitting I asked to try on a veil just to see how it looked - I wasn't sure if it would go with my dress. I picked up an ivory, finger tip length veil that is very fine wispy. Matches the dress perfectly. After trying it on, I finally saw tears in my moms eyes! I knew then that I had to get it - I figured that I would never have a chance to wear a veil again. I'm going to wear it with my hair up and then take it off for the reception and also let my hair down.

    Have you tried on a veil with your dress yet? If not, you definitely should because you may change your mind when you see the whole look together.

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  • Lady H
    Beginner October 2015
    Lady H ·
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    I don't plan on wearing a veil either. I just don't really see the point. And it's not very me. But my mom really wants me to wear one.

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  • Jennifer
    Super November 2011
    Jennifer ·
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    It was funny, although I knew I didn't want a veil, I knew I wanted *something*. Especially after I had my hair trial, and I knew how I wanted my hair, I could picture the headpiece I wanted. I looked everywhere never finding it. I explained it at length to my super crafty sister and she made it for me. So it was my "veil", and it really did tie to the look together in my opinion, but I have no regrets on not having a veil, it just wasn't me. But I'm glad I had something in my hair. There are so many other things you could put in your hair if you really don't want a veil, like a headpiece like mine, or a headband, or flowers, etc. Even the sparkly lace thing Kelly Clarkson wore in her hair for her wedding the other week is gorgeous and super simple, and really complimented her dress. Smiley smile


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  • K
    Beginner May 2015
    Katie ·
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    I'm not planning on wearing a veil. If you like the look then great but as a tradition there's no real reason to keep it. I'm against them in principle really because one of their main purposes was to hide an ugly bride from a groom until he was already wed to her. It's an accessory you can choose to have or not to have and nothing more.

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    I don't plan on wearing one and I doubt that I'll regret it.
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