choosing a veil…

August 27, 2011

image courtesy of pinterest

Choosing whether to wear a veil is a personal preference these days for brides. There are so many options to choose from including full length, teardrop, elbow length or birdcage while some simply opt for nothing at all and instead wear a vintage headband or flowers. But where exactly does the tradition for wearing a veil come from. In previous centuries the majority of marriages were arranged by the parents of the bride and groom and it was custom that the groom didn’t see the bride until she unveiled her face with the lifting of the veil.

However as with many wedding traditions, they are based in superstition and the veil was originally worn to protect against evil spirits and the evil eye. The bride wore her veil as a disguise so that evil spirits who hated weddings and were jealous of the bride’s happiness, would not know who she was and couldn’t create a disturbance on the day. Visit Twigs and Honey for a beautiful selection of vintage style veils or for a wider choice check out The Wedding Veil Shop.

 

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