A little background information first. My fiance was a "lapsed Catholic" as he calls it, for most of his life. I was raised Muslim, but was secretly baptized by my maternal Catholic side as a baby. We are both attending RCIA with the intention of being confirmed, as the Church recognizes us as Catholics in good standing. And I have therefore successfully convinced my fiance that a Tridentine Nuptial Mass is the way to go for our ceremony.
My guests are already aware of the dress code for the ceremony, and I took the liberty of telling them that head coverings will be provided for the ladies. I want them to wear one, regardless of the fact that they don't necessarily have to. My Catholic guests will understand my reasoning, so I don't feel the need to tell my non-Catholic guests that they don't have to wear a head covering.
So here's my question. Do I need to wear a veil or head covering? Because when I originally bought my dress, in March of this year, I had buzzed all of my hair off due to a medical condition. I didn't look at veils because of that reason, and because a veil would NOT look right with my dress. The back of the dress has an attached chiffon chapel length cape, and a veil would clash with that. For such a formal and solemn occasion, would I be remiss if I don't wear one?