WHEN TO WEAR YOUR VEIL | PRO-TIP SERIES
Part of the Stargazer Wedding Experience is helping brides plan their weddings. Since we’ve been shooting weddings, we’ve seen all kinds of fun ideas, things that work well and things that don’t!
Today I’m sharing my opinion about the VEIL and when I think it’s best to actually WEAR it! You may be thinking “Doesn’t the bride wear the veil ALL DAY on her wedding day?”! The answer to that is actually no! Most brides don’t wear their veils the ENTIRE day because they are a PAIN to maneuver! They usually only stay in as long as they absolutely HAVE to, unless it is a birdcage style veil that is very small and light weight!
So, when is the best time to wear the veil?
If you are sharing a first look I recommend not wearing the veil and saving it for the aisle! Here are a few reasons why:
- The groom hasn’t seen you with it yet and will make you look EXTRA bridal when you are coming down the aisle! If your groom gets overly excited seeing you at the first look he may hug you tightly and pull the veil out.
- It will give you more portrait time after the ceremony so we can grab some veil shots we didn’t get earlier.
- It keeps the veil from being wrinkled or damaged in any way before the ceremony!
- It allows me to have something new and fun to be creative with during sunset portraits!! Veils photograph best in sunset light more than they do in the middle of the day! They can tend to be way overexposed because of the abundance of sunlight and ambient light during the first look!
The bride gets TWO different “looks” on her wedding day! See examples below!
If you’re debating on what to do with your veil, just know that this is really a very small part of the planning process, and even though it does impact the outcome of the photography on your wedding day, it’s not a deal breaker!
If you want to wear that expensive veil all day to get your money’s worth then you go right ahead! It’s your day and you can do whatever you want!!