Choosing to wear a veil has been the question for some brides today. When I got married I was not your true "traditional" bride when it came down to accessories. Heck, I wore a black satin colored belt (which my mother mentioned was not appropriate for a Catholic Church Wedding during the day) and a diamond broach with a bird cage in my hair. I wanted something "different" than the norm.
It all depends on the theme and feel of your wedding that you are going for. Since my wedding was held in the evening I went with more of a glam and sexy look for my accessories.
So if your wedding is more traditional and shabby chic why not go for the veil. But if you are wanting something different, brides today have plenty options to choose from.