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Does the veil over the face really mean virginity???

Zaira , on April 4, 2018 at 2:16 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 17
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Ok. I know I’m clueless about this traditions, but I got a veil that matches my dress, it’s a cathedral veil and it has the double layer for putting over my face walking down the aisle. Coworkers today told me that stands for virginity and most brides don’t do that anymore. Will it be cheesy if I wear it that way? If I don’t, would I just walk down the aisle with both layers in the back? TIA

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Latest activity by CZARIE, on April 11, 2021 at 4:12 AM
  • Z
    Devoted April 2018
    Zaira ·
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    So I just figured out it’s called a “blusher”
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  • Katie
    Just Said Yes April 2018
    Katie ·
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    Wearing white is for virginity. I think the blusher over the face goes back to arranged marriages. Do whatever you want. It's your day and you have it, so wear it! 😉

    https://www.themantillacompany.com/blogs/the-mantilla-company/51470149-3-reasons-a-bride-should-wear-a-blusher-veil
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  • Lauren
    Dedicated August 2018
    Lauren ·
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    I think it’s looks romantic and gorgeous. If you want to do it then do it!!
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  • T
    Dedicated September 2018
    Turnicia ·
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    I just read a wedding superstition article that said that wearing a veil covering the face was to disguise the bride from evil spirits that wanted to take her happiness. It made me decide to cover my face. I like this meaning behind it, even if it's a superstition.
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  • K
    Dedicated September 2018
    Kelsey ·
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    It had religious significance in Catholic weddings (but it doesn't stand for virginity as far as I know), but I'm pretty sure most brides that do wear it over their face just do it because it's traditional and pretty. I don't think it's cheesy at all.
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  • WED18
    July 1993
    WED18 ·
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    Yes it used to be symbolic of purity, but meanings change over time and you can wear the veil any way you would like!

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  • Talullah
    VIP May 2018
    Talullah ·
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    I've always heard it meant purity. Times have certainly changed. I considered a veil over my face when I bought my dress (I changed my mind, but not for this reason). I'm 43, have a 14 year old daughter, so just based on that I am far from pure. I didnt even consider what it meant. If it's what you want do it, there are no rights or wrongs when it comes to this.
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  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
    Mrsbdg ·
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    Veils today are more of a style choice then a symbol of anything. If you like it wear it!
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  • rica
    VIP September 2018
    rica ·
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    The fact that you just got 3 or 4 different answers for the meaning of it means that no one really knows. I you want to wear it, wear it! I agree with PP that it’s more of a style choice today.
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  • Munchkin9218
    Master September 2018
    Munchkin9218 ·
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    Veils have had different meanings over the years. They originally date back to Roman times when they were used to ward off evil spirits, through the middle ages when it was used partially for modesty (Almost all women through most of history have had to keep their hair covered in public for various reasons, mostly religious) but also to keep her face from the groom during an arranged marriage so he would not be able to back out at the last minute. There are also historical tales that veils were partially used to keep the identity of the bride in case a rival suitor showed up and tried to break up the ceremony (this is also partially where the tradition of BMs comes from and the groom standing on the left to better be able to reach his sword and defend the bride)


    Considering that like most traditions - Veils have carried significant meaning throughout history, and that styles have changed I wouldn't stress over the traditional meaning. I won't be wearing a blusher because I want to see my FH when I come down the aisle and I don't think it particularly matters to have my face hidden - if you like the look and want to wear it then its up to you

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  • Disneydarlin2019
    Dedicated September 2019
    Disneydarlin2019 ·
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    Never knew these traditions fascinating
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  • CBD to Be
    Expert June 2018
    CBD to Be ·
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    My veil has a blusher but I'm keeping it in the back for more volume! To each their own Smiley smile

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  • AugustBride
    Super August 2018
    AugustBride ·
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    White means virginity. A blusher is traditional for when the father gives you to your husband. Once you get to the altar, your father puts up the blusher to give you a kiss then he puts it back to the front. Your husband then puts it all the back back to see you

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  • Powers2
    Master April 2018
    Powers2 ·
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    Loosely, yes.


    But it's your veil, and your face. So do as you like. I am considering doing this as well, per my daughter's request- so I am obviously not a virgin.

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  • H
    November 2018
    happeningmom ·
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    Honestly what the traditions were in the past are just that in the past. It is truly whatbyou and your FH want. If you wish to wear a veil/blusher wear it.
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  • Z
    Devoted April 2018
    Zaira ·
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    Thanks everybody!!!!
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  • C
    Just Said Yes September 2022
    CZARIE ·
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    Hey there!
    The wedding itself symbolizes the union of Christ with His church. The veil symbolizes that partition and separation. That is why at the end of the ceremony, the partition is aranged to flow at the back and removed and the two parties now have full support, reverence, access and love for each other. And never again be parted.

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