(Closed) Did you or are you going to wear your veil over your face? Who lifted your veil?

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Post # 2
1709 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

Well I’m not close to my father either and he is coming to my cermeony too. Everyone thinks its best for the father to walk me down the aisle because its tradition. But I honestly don’t want him there or my older sister. They start stuff too much. It’s annoying. So maybe I’ll let them come and sit like the rest of the audience and let someone else walk me down instead. I wanted my mother to do it but shes all about tradition. So I’m with you I’ll just not wear a veil over my head.

I wanted actually for my FH to lift it up and kiss me after exchanging rings  but he won’t see me saying my vows becasue of the veil in the way. That is a disadvantage. Though then again the veil will cover your tears if you want to cry haha. Still deciding. :/ 

Hope you make a decision that fits best for you Bee! Your wedding will be perfect whichever you decide regardless becasue its all about you!! 

Post # 4
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016 - The Great Southern Club

I think either your Maid/Matron of Honor or your brother could lift it. i wouldn’t find either weird if i were at a wedding where that happened. i wouldn’t want to wear it over my head the entire time because i would want a clear view of my fiance 😀 whatever you decide will be fine, it is your day you do it the way you want!!


Post # 5
210 posts
Helper bee

Is someone walking you down the aisle? Maybe that person can lift the veil when you g t to the end of the aisle before you go to your fiancé.

Or if you are walking alone, you could stop where your mother is and she can lift the veil and give you a kiss before you make it to the end of the aisle.

Post # 6
3481 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

The traditional thing to do is for your husband to do it after they announce you man and wife. Like the white dress, having your face covered is supposed to be a representation of your innocense, like you have never been “seen” before. So I totally get not wanting to wear it the whole time, but cmsidering what the veil means, to me it’s kind of odd to have anyone other than your Fiance do it. I could see having someone help him I guess, if it’s a long veil and you want to wear it down the aisle. But hey, it’s your wedding. Do whatever will make you the happiest. 🙂

Post # 7
8620 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

tiffany7:  have you tried one on yet? I considered a blusher until I actually tried wearing one at the bridal store – it was annoying as all hell. I couldn’t stand it. I would see if it bothers you to have fabric in your face first and then decide to be honest. 

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Post # 8
701 posts
Busy bee

I second the previous poster who asked if you tried one on.  I wasn’t too crazy with how my veil looked when it covered my face, but I’m warming up to the idea of wearing it coming out of the bottom/back of my updo.  I’ll make my decision when I have a hair trial.

Traditionally the veil stays on until you are pronounced husband and wife but it’s your wedding- do whatever the heck you want. Your brother could do it after the aisle walk. Your mom’s your best friend and you want her to do it- I say go for it!

Post # 9
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

My Fiance will do it- part of Jewish wedding tradition, and I think it’s one of the most beautiful parts of the ceremony.

Post # 10
9326 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

we are jewish, and though is tradition to cover the face and then lift it (to make sure you are marrying the correct person).  i did not have my veil over my face at all, nor did i want to.

you can do whatever you want.

Post # 12
210 posts
Helper bee

I like that idea! It’ll make for a very sweet picture 

Post # 13
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think having your mom lift your veil would be lovely 🙂

I wore a blusher just for the walk from the limo to the aisle then down. My dad walked me down, I have a good relationship with both of my parents but I’m a little closer to my dad. Then I handed my bouquet to one of my two MOHs, then lifted my veil myself. I liked the tradition of walking down the aisle with my dad with a pretty blusher, but I knew I wouldn’t want it over my face for long, and felt like lifting it myself was a good way to assert my independence.

Post # 15
3442 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve never actually been to a wedding where this has been done but I think it would so sweet and romantic!


I remember – to this day – watching Days of Our Lives at my babysitter’s house – Hope was supposed to marry some guy she didn’t want to marry. The groom lifted the veil and everyone saw it wasn’t Hope, but an old man. The next scene showed Hope driving away with Bo on his motorcycle. It was, to my 7 year old brain, the most amazing thing I had ever seen!

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