Post # 1
I read recently that veils are a leftover symbol of male ownership over his wife.
Here is some info if you are interested: http://www.veilubridal.com/history-bridal-veil.htm
I was hoping to find a site with more information, but I was not able to. If anyone knows of a better resource, please send.
Post # 3
I hate the concept (and look) of a veil. It’s just too traditional for me. Of course I have to do everything totally out of the box. 🙂 This is the type of thing I plan to wear:
Post # 4
I am wearing a cathedral lenght veil for the ceremony and will be having it bustled for the reception. I think I was way more excited about buying me veil than my dress, it made me feel like a bride.
Post # 5
I wasn’t planning on wearing a veil, but I ended up with a different style dress that I was originally thinking, so a veil suddenly made sense. When I went to buy my dress, I was still debating about it, but the sales person told me she had never had a bride regret wearing a veil, but she had many brides regret not wearing one. So I decided to go for it. I’ll still take it off after the ceremony.
Post # 6
I think historically that’s what it’s from, but it doesn’t mean that anymore, I say do what makes you feel beautiful.
Post # 7
Many wedding tradtions are rooted in ideas that are very unenlightened. If we all based our weddings off this, none of us would have dresses, rings, veils or a million other things.
I think it is important to know where these tradtions come from, but also to recognize that their meanings have evolved over time.
Post # 8
no veil…but a lace headband instead. My hair is very short – it just fits me better. I didn’t think about any sort of meaning to the veil other than I didn’t like the way it looked!
Post # 9
I don’t really “get” the idea of a veil that doesn’t cover your face or your hair but just hangs off the back like a tail. How is that a veil? What is it veiling? Don’t get me wrong many brides look lovely and I think we should all dress however we want but the modern veils count as one of those things I’m utterly baffled by. Birdcages I understand and are adorable but don’t go with my face. So no veil for me. 🙂
Post # 10
whfileds, wow that’s pretty! Where is it from?
Post # 11
I’m wearing a veil just for the ceremony, not for the reception.
Post # 12
uhh, somehow i ended up with TWO veils, neither covering my face.
don’t ask me why. it just “worked”.
Post # 13
I wore one for the wedding, not the reception. Anybody who knows me would laugh at the idea of me wearing a veil as a “symbol of leftover ownership”.
Post # 14
@Arachna – Etsy seller Lottiedadesigns!
She’s awesome and has gorgeous headbands.
Post # 15
i loved my veil. and it meant a lot to me due to the jewish tradition of the unveiling.
Before the chuppah ceremony, the groom, escorted by his father and (about to become) father-in-law, and accompanied by relatives and friends, goes forward to veil the bride.
During this procession a Chassidic melody composed by the founder of Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidism, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812), known as “The Alter Rebbe’s Niggun of Four Stanzas” is sung.
The groom brings down the veil over the bride’s face, reminiscent of Rebeccah’s covering her face with her veil upon seeing Isaac before marriage. The veiling impresses upon the Kallah her duty to live up to Jewish ideals of modesty and reminds others that in her status as a married woman she will be absolutely unapproachable by other men. The covering of the face symbolizes the modesty, dignity and chastity which characterizes the virtue of Jewish womanhood.
The Jewish woman, being the strength and pillar of the home, is also reflected in these signs of modesty and dignity which will be the pillars and the foundation of their new home. With the above, she will fill her home (the sanctuary of the individual’s holy Temple) with security and warmth. At the conclusion of the Bedeken it is customary for the parents and grandparents to bless the bride.
Post # 16
I am wearing a cathedral length veil with no blusher. I also will have on a headband that I will wear alone for the reception.