Today we take a page from the book of Amye’s Advice – this chapter on brides, and specifically, The Wedding Veil.
Ready? Its pretty simple: take off your veil.
What? you say incredulously, Take it off? But I’m a bride!
Yes. By all means, bride, wear the veil (if you’ve chosen to wear a veil in the first place.) Wear it for the ceremony, wear it for *some* photos, and then … take it off.
Something awesome will happen – you’ll still be a bride. Something about the white dress and the marriage ceremony and everyone loving on you all day will make it so you’re still a bride.
I liked my veil, and was 100% for wearing it during the ceremony and a few photos.
But right about … here:
The veil kept getting in the way. I wasn’t sure if I was holding my head right for the photos. It would get stepped on and pull my hair. I was done.
I should have taken it out, but no one told me that was ok until after the photos, getting the train of the dress bustled. Can I take this thing off now? I think were my exact words while ripping the pins and comb out of my hair.
So this is me telling you: it is ok to take off the veil. Wear the veil for a little while, and then be done with the veil. You’ll still be a beautiful bride, I promise.
Actually, I have even better advice. Bridesmaids: check in with The Bride to see if she wants to take off her veil. Have some advil and water in-hand at that moment. You’ll be her favorite person that day. (Well, second to the groom, of course.)
All photo credit: Kahl Weddings
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Catch up here:
Week 1: Announcing: Wedding Wednesday series
Week 2: The concept
Week 3: Hair
Week 4: Oscar 2014 Red Carpet Inspiration
Week 5: Irish Blessing
Week 6: Oscar 2014 Red Carpet Inspiration for Mothers of the Bride
Week 7: A Checklist for Choosing Wedding Favors
Week 8: Not the Dreaded Seating Chart!
Week 9: Extending the life of your wedding flowers
Week 10: The Heart of Wedding Planning
Week 11: A Bridal Shower for Amye Mae
Week 12: A Pretty Preppy Bridal Shower
Week 13: Packing for a Honeymoon Beach Day