Tradition of moms putting on the veil?

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

I don’t even remember who put on my veil for me. My mom zipped up my dress and it was important for me to have her do it.

I’ve never heard of any traditions about helping the bride get dressed. Just have the important people in your life helping you and it will be great 🙂

Post # 4
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

my mom zipped me up, i ended up putting on my own veil – no one was tall enough to reach up there nicely!

Post # 5
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I put my sister’s veil on her, but it was just because I was the only person in the room who was done getting dressed. We had no idea there was a tradition.

Post # 6
1716 posts
Bumble bee

There is a tradition of the mom putting on the veil, but I think what happens more often is that the mom is the one that puts the veil/blusher over the bride’s face. 

Post # 8
1071 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

Until I read your post, I didn’t know about this tradition.
I think that would mean a lot to my mom, if she could put the veil on. Of course she would need a stepping stool. Haha

Post # 9
6632 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My hair stylist put in my veil. 

Post # 10
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh jeez!  I made a mistake with this one  😛   I had no idea this was a thing for the MOB to do, and my MIL had come to the hair salon with me so that the stylist could show her where best to place the veil.  So on the morning of the wedding, everyone’s in a fluster at my MIL’s house.  The photographer’s ready to start taking pictures and I had my MIL stick my veil in so we could get going.  I then couldn’t figure out why my own mom was suddenly giving me the cold shoulder– turns out, she was upset that I hadn’t asked her to put my veil on!  I forget that I am not as sentimental about some of these things as others are, and it didn’t even occur to me.  She got over it and I assured her that it didn’t “mean anything” for me to have whoever put my veil on, and that I truly didn’t know this was a thing for just the MOB to do.


Post # 11
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

At my BFF’s wedding everyone else was too nervous to put on her veil so they shoved it at me (MOH) and told me I should do the honor. It was like they all played hot potato with the veil until it go to me. I just went for it, and it worked out fine! LOL.

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