Samantha
Expert December 2021

Veils!

Samantha, on October 17, 2021 at 11:53 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 17
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52 days until our wedding and I'm still indecisive about my veil. How long did you, or will you, leave your veil in before taking it off?

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Latest activity by Emilia, on October 25, 2021 at 5:18 AM
  • Cece
    Rockstar November 2022
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    I only plan to wear mine for the ceremony and some of the photos afterward. I hadn’t planned on wearing one at all, but just fell in love with some of the beautiful photo ops with cathedral veils, so I caved and bought one. For the insane amount I spent on my veil, I have to say it’s not worth it! I wish I had just purchased a simple veil for under $100 🤦🏼‍♀️
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  • Samantha
    Expert December 2021
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    I spent $250 on my veil since it was custom made for my dress. I felt obligated to buy it since other veils didn't seem to go with it. I figure I'll wear it again for our 5 year anniversary/vow renewal! Are you wearing yours for your first dance?
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  • Cece
    Rockstar November 2022
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    I was in a similar situation! My dress really doesn’t look good with most veils, so I had one custom made for a whopping $600+ (and tbh, I’m not even completely sold with how it looks with it either 🤦🏼‍♀️) We aren’t doing any spotlight dances, but if we were I definitely wouldn’t be wearing it due to the length- I’d be stepping all over it! I’m going to remove it after our posed photos with our families and replace it with a headpiece for the rest of the photos and the reception.
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  • Sharon
    Super September 2021
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    I got a fingertip length veil from Amazon for less than $40. I wore it for pictures and the ceremony but took it off for the reception.
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  • KYLIE
    Super May 2019
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    I had a cathedral veil and only wore it for preceremony photos and the ceremony, taking it off immediately after. It was also stupid expensive (over $500) and not worth it
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  • Cece
    Rockstar November 2022
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    Ugh. Don’t you wish you could go back in time and not get caught up in the hype and just have that money back?? 🤦🏼‍♀️
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  • Samantha
    Expert December 2021
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    Veils seem overrated but we get swept up in the moment of having one I think. I love the way it looks with my dress but I'm definitely not wearing it all night.
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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
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    I'm planning on keeping mine on through the ceremony and maybe some photos after, but then will remove it for the rest of the time. I know a lot of you are saying you spent a lot and didn't think it was worth it - I don't plan on spending too much on mine, but think you guys need to give yourself a break, because many elements within weddings seem overpriced for what you get, after all, and you don't know what you don't know! Plus, you could easily be in the opposite situation of having not bought one, and ending up regretting it and wishing you had.

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  • Samantha
    Expert December 2021
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    Beautiful advice, thank you! Smiley smile
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  • KYLIE
    Super May 2019
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    YES!! I got talked into mine by a salesgirl during a fitting. I had no idea how much it cost until we got to the register! So dumb on my part and totally wish I had turned to Amazon or Etsy for something just as beautiful and cheaper! Mine did have beautiful bead/sequin/stonework on the edges—but still not worth it!
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  • Fiona
    Expert May 2024
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    I borrowed my veil from my sister-in-law and we added a layer of pink in it to match my dress. I wore it through the ceremony and the photos and think I wore it for a while that night too. It was a short finger tip veil. Smiley smile

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  • bevbabe
    Dedicated June 2023
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    I'm only wearing it for the ceremony and photos.

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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
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    I took mine off a little after we had our grand entrance into the reception. It was in the way and I was hot lol

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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
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    I wore a veil for our elopement and removed it immediately after we did all the formal stuff we planned (vows, cake cutting, first dance) - it was beautiful but just not "me" and I was so much more comfortable once I took it off, and I like all of the "non-veil" photos much better than the ones of me with a veil.

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  • CountryBride
    VIP April 2022
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    I am wearing mine during the ceremony and then taking it off during the reception

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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
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    I only wore my veil for photos. We got married outside and veils outside just don't work well.

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  • Emilia
    Expert June 2019
    Emilia ·
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    Hi ! I put it for the church ceremony. Then I kept it till late at night, to have a tradition of tossing it ;-)

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