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If you’re on the fence about wearing a veil, I 100% of the time recommend it!! Veils can really add to your bridal look and make for some dreamy sunset portraits! However, there are a few times during a wedding day that I do not recommend wearing a veil.
Before I share when to wear your veil, I want to explain WHY I only recommend wearing it during certain parts of your wedding day. The most common example is during family pictures. If the bride is wearing her veil, her groom, dad, grandma, aunt, or anyone else coming close to her often puts their arm on top of the veil which then causes the veil to either pull out completely or mess up the bride’s hair. The is super common with First Looks with your groom and dad too because you’re both so excited to see each other, you go in for a BIG hug and seconds later your hair is messed up and your veil is on the ground. So with that, here’s when I recommend to rock your veil and when to leave it off:
With this, I know some brides want to wear their veil the whole day and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that!! It just takes some more communication to everyone coming into contact with you to put their arm under your veil to not pull it out or mess up your hair.