Kristina Staal 


February 5, 2019

To Wear a Veil or Not?

To wear a veil or not? That’s a big question so many brides face when planning their wedding day. And, lets face it – there are SO many things to think about when planning a wedding. From your dress and groom’s suit, to your florals, music options, decor, food and more. It’s just another decision to add to the list, right? Well…sort of. It’s a big decision to add to your list! And, one that I know so many brides go back and forth on (unless you’re flat out settled on it from the get-go). So, if you’re struggling with whether or not you should wear a veil for your wedding day, here’s some food for thought.

1. What have you always envisioned? 

Trends come and go, but one thing that will remain constant is the vision you’ve always had for yourself on your big day. If you’re worrying that the veil trend may change and you may regret your decision, keep in mind that the styles of veils may change, but veils have been around for years and aren’t going away anytime soon.

2. What’s the style of your wedding? Is it more traditional, modern, bohemian, etc.? 

Depending on the type of wedding you’re having, your decision may be much easier. Some styles of weddings don’t really suit veils, but may suit other head pieces, such as florals. Or, if you’re getting married in a cathedral, a veil may be the perfect final touch to your bridal look. Typically your wedding style reflects who you are as a person, which should help determine if a veil is the right fit for your bridal look.

3. Think of the alternatives!

There are so many other options than a veil. You could do a gorgeous hairstyle without a veil or headpiece / hairpiece, you could a faux floral crown, or a fresh floral crown, or even a boho piece of jewelry. Check out the gorgeous ideas below to get some serious inspo!

4. Compromise. 

This is how I made my final decision. I always envisioned having a veil, but I also wanted to have my hair down with a small jewelled hairpiece. I settled on wearing a veil for my wedding ceremony – in a traditional manner with it covering my face as I walked down the aisle – and then I took it off after the ceremony and some pictures and wore my hair piece for the rest of the night.


There are so many decisions to make when planning your bridal look, so make sure to consider all of your options. And, know that whatever you decide, you’re going to be the most beautiful bride!

Imagery Credits:

Styled, Planned & Hosted by:

Tesora Photography

Jack & Grace Events

George & Claudia Photographers 

Kristina Staal Photography

Bluu Ribbon Events 


Fani Flowers 

Carrie Wilcox Floral Design

Designs by Ahn 

Faux Floral Crown:

Forever Brooch Bouquets 

Dress Shops:

Jessica Haley Bridal

Bella Bridesmaids Westport

A Little Something White

Dress Designers:

Reem Acra 

Alyson Nicole 

Marina Semone

Jenny Yoo 

Kelly Faetanini

Hair & MUA:

About Face by Meredith Hayman

Melissa Scrofani

Caravan Stylist Studio

MLP Makeup Creations


Beauty by Luna

Hair bye KT 


Maggie Wilcoxx

Suzanna Scorcia 



Maria Elena Perez 

Caesar Palotta 


Lounsbury House



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