Full disclosure, in case you didn’t know, we sell veils. We sell lots of veils. So it would make sense for us to tell you how important they are. We’re pretty smart cookies here at Betsy Robinson’s, but we’re also honest. And we’re here to help you.
I hear brides question all the time if they should wear a veil, and when they do, I feel myself have practically a visceral reaction to the question. I want to shout from the rooftops, “YES!”
Yes, you should wear a veil. But don’t do it for me. Don’t do it for us. Wear a veil because there are three really good reasons that you should.
1. When Else Will You Wear One?
This might not be the most compelling argument in my bag of tricks, but it’s true. You might have other reasons to put on a big fancy gown. You might head to a big gala dressed to the nines. There may be other times, or even many other times in your life that you get yourself extra fancy for an event. But it’s pretty unlikely that any of those events will call for a veil.
Oh, but what if you’re not a very bridal-y bride? Well, the thing is, whether you’re a super bride-y kind of bride or not, you’re still a bride. It’s that whole words meaning things, thing. You are a bride. And you should feel like one. Which brings me to my next point.
2. You’ll Feel More Like a Bride
This is true. The moment you put a veil on is like magic. In fact, no, it is actual magic. I’ve seen it in others, and I’ve felt it in myself. The veil is transformative. One minute you’re just an ordinary person about to embark on a great adventure, and the next minute you’re a goddess living on Earth powered by love and a really good pair of heels.
Wearing a veil can’t change your whole life, I don’t think, but it can make you feel like a bride. It makes your fairytale love feel real. It’s happening. Oh, yeah, it’s really happening.
3. It’s Going to Make Someone Really Happy
That person might not be you. You might not be swayed by the magic of the veil. You might not believe in its power, and you might remain unchanged by it. But wearing a veil is going to make someone in your life very happy. It might be your mom, or your aunt, or your best friend. It might make your future spouse happy. It might just make me happy, but it’s for sure going to get somebody excited.
It might also make you retroactively happy. As you thumb through your wonderful wedding portraits you might catch a glimpse of your veil trailing ethereally behind you and think, “Wow, I’m really glad I did that.”