I just got my dress and it has a long sweeping lace train. I hadn't even really thought about a veil until the bridal boutique suggested I try one on. I love those couple kissing photos framed by the veil and how it looks for some photos, but otherwise I don't really feel any attachment to wearing one. The only reason I can really see to wear one is that it's the only time I'll ever get to do so and the veil can look amazing in photos. I have not yet decided how to do my hair, but if I did get a veil it wouldn't have a blusher/would not cover my face, and I would definitely want to remove for the reception. I don't need to worry about hiding ornate back details or buttons on my dress, because the back (while beautiful) pretty much goes along with the rest of my dress. I also don't think I need a veil to look bridal as my dress is quite obviously a wedding dress, especially with the long train.
Brides, can you share photos of you in your dress with and without your veil? I'm trying to get a better picture of how a veil can complete the look.
Also, if you have any practical reasons why you did or didn't choose a veil, that would be helpful. Thanks!