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
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.
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.
Yes it used to be symbolic of purity, but meanings change over time and you can wear the veil any way you would like!
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.
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
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
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.