Post # 1
I recently heard about this tradition that your mother is suppose to put on your veil. I was planning on having someone else do it for me anyway just so it would be straight and I wouldnt screw up my hair, but I didnt know this was a tradition for the mom to do it. Anyone know what this tradtion is suppose to mean/symbolize?
Post # 3
- 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
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
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
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 # 7
I got a lace up style dress which my mom can do and shes really ocd about getting stuff perfect so more then likely she’ll be doing that. Shes much shorted then me but I can always croutch down for her to do my veil.
Post # 8
- 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
My hair stylist put in my veil.
Post # 10
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
- 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.