To veil or not to veil...I get asked this question at lot from my Mrs Smiths brides AND 'do I have to wear it all day?'. Wearing a veil on your wedding day is a tradition that has been around for centuries. While some brides may feel it adds to the romanticism...the answer is NO you don't have to have one for your epic day and if you do you DON'T have to wear it all day! In fact, some of my Mrs Smiths Brides buy a cheap one from amazon just the flying veil photo at sunset.

Wearing a veil on your wedding day is a personal choice, and there are both pros and cons to consider. Here are a few of them:


  1. Tradition: Wearing a veil is a long-standing tradition in many cultures and religions, and it can add a touch of elegance and romance to your wedding day.
  2. Symbolism: The veil is often seen as a symbol of the bride's purity and innocence, and it can be a meaningful way to honor this tradition.
  3. Photos: A veil can make for some beautiful and dramatic photos, especially if it catches the wind or is styled in a unique way. Just keep in mind you will need a certain type of veil (without beading) for it to fly in the wind!
  4. You will get two different looks in your photos - with and without your veil. This adds lots of variety to your wedding gallery.
  5. Dramatic effect: Wearing a veil can add a sense of drama and excitement to your wedding day, as it is often associated with the big reveal when the groom lifts the veil to kiss the bride.


  1. Comfort: Some brides may find veils uncomfortable or restrictive, especially if they are wearing a long or heavy veil.
  2. Practicality: If you are getting married outdoors, in a windy location, or during a season when there are a lot of bugs, a veil can be difficult to manage.
  3. Expense: Veils can be expensive, especially if you opt for a custom or designer veil.
  4. Personal preference: Ultimately, whether or not to wear a veil is a personal choice, and some brides may simply prefer not to wear one.

It's your day and you can do whatever you want!! The decision to wear a veil on your wedding day is up to you. It's important to consider your personal preferences, the practicalities of your wedding day, and any cultural or religious traditions you may want to honor.

Thanks for reading!!