We love to help OUR brides and OTHER brides who are planning their big day! We see it ALL! After photographing tons of different types of 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 wondering “You guys, 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.
So, when is the best time to wear the veil?! Here’s our opinion and some reasons why this option works REALLY well from a photo perspective!!
If our couple is sharing a first look and the bride has a veil to wear and doesn’t necessarily want the veil in EVERY portrait of the two of them, we recommend not wearing the veil for the first look and saving it for the aisle! Then it’s fun to bring the veil out to sunset portraits. There are a few reasons why we love this idea! :
1. It’s something that the groom hasn’t seen and will make the bride look EXTRA bridal when she is coming down the aisle!
2. It will take your romantic sunset portraits to a whole new level. We will fluff it, wrap it around you two, and do a whole bunch of crazy things with it.
3. It keeps the veil from being wrinkled or damaged in any way before the ceremony!
4. It allows us to have something new and fun to be creative with during sunset portraits!!