“When is the Best Time to Take Off Your Veil?” is a question you may have never thought about, but it can be quite the conundrum if you do not think about it before hand.
The answer to this question lies in the type of veil (if any) you opt for. A blusher or birdcage veil will most certainly need to be whipped off or swept back before dinner if you intend on eating any of it! But mid length to long (fingertip, chapel and cathedral) veils can be worn all day and night if you want.
Some people may say,“You’ll never get to wear a veil again in your life. EVER. So you should make the most of it!”
Which they do make a make a very good point because a veil is by no means an everyday accessory!
However, the general consensus is that it is best to take off your veil before dinner or before the first dance.
We usually advise our brides to remove their veil before walking into the Reception. If you are wearing a tiara or headpiece, it gets a chance to be seen properly. The same also applies to beautifully coiffed hair that then gets covered with the veil.
Keep in mind that you would have had loads of photographs of yourself in the veil before, during and after the formal part of the ceremony, so it would have been thoroughly recorded.
It’s a surprisingly tough decision but we do recommend thinking about it before your wedding day and having one of your bridesmaids on hand to help you unveil!