Veils

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 4
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2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

I think the veil thing is less to do with purity and more to do with when marriages were business transactions, and the couple would agree to be married without ever meeting each other. The veil was to obscure the bride’s face until the wedding was over so the groom wouldn’t back out if he didn’t like the look of her. (See also: Norse Mythology – Thor pretending to be his own wife wearing a dress and a veil to steal his hammer back from the giants who had taken it and would only give it back if one of them could marry his wife; Shakespeare – Much Ado About Nothing, when the women are all wearing veils to trick the dude into thinking he’s marrying someone else, when actually he’s marrying Hero, the girl he was in love with but who he was a dick to)

 

If you want to wear one, wear one! It’s definitely come a long way from those times, and it’s all about what you make it!

Post # 5
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5518 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think the veil is more for look than symbolism.  Try one out you may like it.

Post # 7
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2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@Plum4getful:  That’s the right way to do it! It’s all about what suits you and the look you’re going for in the end.

 

I’m wearing one, and a long one, so I can pretend to be Batman.

Post # 8
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284 posts
Helper bee

I’m a young bride, and I’m definitely not interested in a veil, just because I think they’re a very formal accessory and I feel uncomfortable being that dressed up, I guess. I’d really just rather let the dress speak for itself, and have a beautiful hair accessory, as the back of my dress is very detailed. A veil does not make a bride 🙂

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