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Audrey
Savvy October 2020

When Do You Take Off Your Veil?

Audrey, on October 8, 2020 at 12:11 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 26
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Hi ladies!!!

9 days out!!!! (YAYYYYY!!!!!!) and in my process of throwing myself into everything to make sure it's completed, I realized--I have no idea when I'm supposed to take my veil off.....do you do your first dance with it on? Is it tacky to leave on through dinner? It's a fingertip, so it's not super long. Any advice or ideas???

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Latest activity by Molly, on October 9, 2020 at 2:33 PM
  • Kimberly
    Expert October 2020
    Kimberly ·
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    It’s not tacky to keep it on. I’ve seen people keep on their veils all night if they aren’t the super super long ones like cathedral length. Fingertip veils are great to keep on because no one will step on them. I personally am taking mine off right after pictures and before our entrance to the reception. Basically the same time we are bustling the dress.
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  • Audrey
    Savvy October 2020
    Audrey ·
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    Ooo thank you Kimberly!!! That makes me feel better. That's a good idea, too, to take it off when bustling!
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  • Minimalist Bride
    Master April 2021
    Minimalist Bride Online ·
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    I normally see brides wear it until they are getting hot and heavy with the dancing.
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  • Audrey
    Savvy October 2020
    Audrey ·
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    Thanks Kell!!! I was thinking of keeping it on for first dance and cake cutting and such for pictures.... that helps a lot!
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  • L
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    I don't think there's any rule for when you have to take it off. Especially since this is your one chance to wear it, I'd say wear it until you don't feel like wearing it anymore (or you can always take it off and put it back on later for specific pictures).
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    No set "rule" that I have seen. However, most brides I have seen take it off after the first dance/parent dances. I took mine off after photos.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    You can wear it however long you want. I had a chapel length veil and removed it after photos. No way I wanted to dance with it dragging behind me.

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  • V
    Master July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    My was fingertip length and I wore it the entire time.
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  • Alexandria
    Expert November 2020
    Alexandria ·
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    I was totally wondering this same thing! I also have a fingertip veil so I'm thinking I'll keep it on for pictures and then it will probably come off lol Smiley heart

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  • Anais
    Dedicated May 2021
    Anais ·
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    I am having a cathedral length veil and I want to wear it as long as possible until I dance. So just like PP said
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    It's really up to you. I had a fingertip length veil, and I took it off after the spotlight dances (very beginning of the reception). Even though it was shorter, it was still kind of annoying lol. Plus, I was in love with my hairstyle (braid with a hair vine), so I wanted to show it off lol.
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  • J
    Just Said Yes November 2020
    Jaclyn ·
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    Uhg mine is cathedral if I could I would wear it all night
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    I took off my veil and bustled my wedding dress before joining the cocktail hour so I was ready to dance!!

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  • Tanyia
    Expert February 2020
    Tanyia ·
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    I took mine off after the ceremony & pictures.
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  • Arlene
    Dedicated October 2020
    Arlene ·
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    Hey Audrey,

    We're not having a reception so I'll be taking mine off after we get done with all the picture taking. But even if we were having one, I would probably still take it off after the pics so I could dance dance dance

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  • Anna
    VIP October 2020
    Anna ·
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    I’m planning to keep mine on through the whole reception. I’m changing dresses for the send off and I still want the veil on. It may come off in the car on the way to the cabin, but we’ll see. Mine is also fingertip and will be attached lower on the back of my head.
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  • Nicole
    Savvy June 2020
    Nicole ·
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    I kept mine on only for pictures after the ceremony, which is when we did most of our pictures. As soon as we hit the party bus I took it off! But mine was a cathedral length beaded veil that kept getting caught on the ground and other things. I really think it’s all personal preference. I wanted to get a few pictures without it as well, just for some extra variety.
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  • Anna
    VIP October 2020
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    I get that. My hair stylist, during my trial, pinned my veil under my hair, not how I originally envisioned it but it was beautiful that way for my bridal portraits. And because we’re putting the veil there, I’ve ordered a beaded sparkly vine to add to my hair for the big day.
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  • Hanna
    Super June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    It’s totally up to you. I had a finger tip length veil and I took it off directly after the ceremony.
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  • Jessica
    Dedicated August 2020
    Jessica ·
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    I did too!! I wanted only my ceremony pictures with the veil on and the portraits and group/family pictures without it. 👍🏼☺️
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