Post # 1
I mentioned walking down the isle with my veil over my face to my Mum the other day. Needless to say she looked at me like I had two heads. This has got me second guessing if I should or not. I’m curious what you ladies have chosen to do or have done.
Veil over face for walk down the isle, a nice traditon or what our Grandmothers were expected to do?
Post # 3
I did it and had my father lift it at the end of the aisle. It’s the one thing my dad has always asked for and since we had a traditional church ceremony I didn’t see the harm in it at all.
Post # 4
I don’t plan to, and did not consider it. Personally, it seems a bit dated/old fashioned and pointless. Isn’t the historical significance of that something along the lines of representing a brides virginal qualities before she’s married? Either way, nope. Not for me.
Post # 5
I’m not wearing mine over my face, although nearly everyone has told me I should. I’m clumsy and knowing my luck I’d not be able to see and trip lol
Post # 6
I didn’t do it personally since I had a very small informal wedding.
I do think blushers can look really lovely with more formal gowns and with certain hairstyles.
I especially like drop veils which seem softer and more natural to me.
Post # 7
I didn’t. I don’t hate the tradition. I was honestly just being a little self-centered — I didn’t want to be hidden behind my veil for my big entrance!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I love the look of the blusher, to me it’s very bridal and pretty (: I’m going to wear it for my walk down the aisle and then have my dad lift it at the end. I know that some brides, like Mrs. Scissors for example, wait until the kiss at the end of the ceremony and have their husband lift it, but I’m afraid it’ll be too hard for people to see my expressions haha.
Post # 9
I love the look of the blusher as well, gorgeous and bridal 🙂
Post # 10
I will admit that the historical significance of a veil over the brides face is really really sexist to me. I know there are a few theories about the origin of the veil, but one theory is that it had to do with arranged marriages. In days past, men bargained with an eligible young lady’s father for their hand in marriage. AFTER the ceremony, the veil was lifted to reveal the brides features. This was to keep a groom from backing out of the deal if he didn’t like what he saw. I certainly don’t want symbolism like that on my wedding day.
BUTTTTT, that being said, I think veils and blushers are SO pretty. I love how the pictures turn out and I am ashamed to say that, purely on this basis, it makes me want one! haha. I compromised by getting a beautiful cathedral length veil – I will not wear it over my face but I figure I can get some cool photos with it before/after the ceremony!
Post # 11
I did! I always loved seeing it, and it’s kinda rare nowadays. Plus it softens your face so nicely, and doesn’t hide it.
Post # 12
I plan on wearing mine over my face so my dad can lift it. I’ve always wanted to do that.
Post # 13
I originally wanted to just since I thought it was tradition then have my dad lift it at the end of the aisle but my Fiance said he assumed I wasn’t going to since it is old-fashioned now….said that he wanted to see my face walking down the aisle…..so idk i’m torn!
Post # 14
I’m having a veil over my face for the ceremony. The Bedeken (veiling of the bride by the groom) is a beautiful Jewish tradition – I totally wouldn’t skip it 🙂
Post # 15
I literally could not care less about the origins of the tradition. Obviously my Fiance knows what I look like already and clearly he does not “own” me. So really, since those things don’t apply to me, who cares? I doubt everyone who wears a white dress is rich, but no one seems so have a problem with that!
I will be wearing mine over my face simply to have that moment when my dad lifts it at the front. 🙂
Post # 16
i dont plan on wearing it over.. i orginally wanted a birdcage but Fiance hates them.i have a catherdral single tier