Blusher or no blusher?

posted 4 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Will you be wearing a blusher with your veil?
    Yes. I love the way it looks on me. : (14 votes)
    18 %
    Yes. I love the traditional look. : (17 votes)
    22 %
    Yes. My mom or relatives convinced me to wear it. : (2 votes)
    3 %
    No. It's not my style. : (31 votes)
    39 %
    No. It's archaic or sexist. : (9 votes)
    11 %
    I haven't decided yet. : (6 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 17
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Bunny_the_Bride:  I wouldn’t have any problem seeing, but I just can’t stand having anything in front of my face.  If it covered enough of my face I’d seriously feel like I was suffocating, and if it was only my eyes I’d go batty trying to look past the tulle or netting. I think it would be awesome for brides who aren’t so easily distracted, because they can and do look beautiful.

    Post # 18
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Bunny_the_Bride:  I had no idea blushers were still done, except in church (especially Catholic) weddings.  Not sure why I thought that, but I don’t think I’d seen any secular brides with them. 

    Post # 19
    Member
    1234 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I had a two tier veil with a blusher and I loved it. My Mom gave me away so she was the one who lifted it. It was a really sweet moment! 

     

    Post # 20
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    2127 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    My cousin and I were just discussing this…her wedding is in July, and she’s having a blusher on her veil. I really didn’t realize they were used anymore…I think of them as being so dated. I think it’s too……something, I can’t find the words now, but I always think of them as something from the times when fathers would trade their daughters for farm animals or something…Kinda as if they’re lifting the blusher to show the future husband their trade. Weird, I know…not sure why, but they really bother me. I don’t find them modern at all. I do love long veils that look like this:

    (photo taken from a FB page of a photographer I like)

    Post # 21
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    8014 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    @SquidWeds:  LMAO!

    @Bunny_the_Bride:  The modern tradition of wearing blushers stems from the Biblical story of Jacob, Rachel and Leah, where Jacob is tricked into marrying the wrong sister in order to keep him working for his uncle. I can tell you story, if you like?

    @kittyfinn:  They’re still a requirement for Orthadox Jewish services!

    Post # 22
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    12262 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I HAD to have a blusher! I love the way they look, and the modesty part of it.

    I wore mine down until the first kiss as man and wife!

    Post # 23
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    1445 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think blushers are romantic.  For my first wedding, I had a beautiful veil with blusher, which my husband lifted after we were pronounced husband and wife.  The only concern I had was that we had an outdoor ceremony with a slight wind and I was worried that the wind would make the blusher stick to my lipstick, lol.

    Post # 27
    Member
    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    i’m not sure yet. i love the idea of a blusher but i dont want my face too blocked when i walk down the aisle.

    if i do wear one then i wouldn’t wear it throughout the whole ceremony

    Post # 28
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    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Mine has a blusher, but I’m not gonna put it down over my face. I don’t want anything blocking my view… I know it doesn’t really block my view, but it would annoy me just the same. 🙂 I’m just wearing it and calling it a two tier veil.

    Post # 29
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    12262 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Bunny_the_Bride:  Thank you!

    I loved the two seconds we spent trying to flip the veil over. After having such an intense sharing of vows, it got us back into a light and fun place before our first kiss!

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