(Closed) To Blush or Not to Blush?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Would you wear a blusher?
    Of course! Blushers are so romantic and beautiful and bridal. : (34 votes)
    49 %
    Never! I love my veil, but why hide my face from my man? : (18 votes)
    26 %
    Only if it worked with the dress... or if it was an ultra-hip birdcage veil. : (18 votes)
    26 %
    Veils themselves are "anti-feminist", so you already lost the battle... : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    617 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I am wearing a blusher. I’m just very traditional and I think it looks beautiful.

    Post # 4
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    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I say go for it. I am Middle Eastern (Iran) and the bride wears the blusher while the marriage is taking place and then the groom lift the blusher up πŸ™‚ and i love the look. Thu that will not be my wedding i am NOT getting married the religious way (well we r already married legally the party is this August) I am not waring a veil at all but i too LOVE that romantic pretty look of blusher. Do it if u love it too πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
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    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I didn’t wear one because I was afraid that my dad would probably mess it up by putting it over my head and the reason for it is outdated so I didn’t care if I followed that tradition.

    Post # 6
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    631 posts
    Busy bee

    I wore a blusher, and my Dad lifted it when he “handed me off” to my fiancee at the altar.  I think blushers are probably most appropriate in more formal church weddings, but I think they can be worn any time.  When ELSE would you wear this?!  πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
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    1106 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m not wearing a blusher, but I think they’re really beautiful. The way I’m doing my hair, a blusher wouldn’t look as good so I’m forgoing that and just wearing a veil on the back of my head :]

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I’m not wearing any veil, not because I think they’re anti-feminist, but because I felt totally silly in them.  It’s just not me, I felt like I was playing dress up or something πŸ˜‰  But I have nothing against anyone for what they wear on their head, go with what feels right to you!

    Post # 9
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    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My veil comes with a blusher, but I don’t think I’ll wear it. I love the way it looks though!

    Post # 10
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    2820 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’ve never seen one worn either but if you think it’s beautiful you should do it.

    I wore a long veil but I really didn’t get the whole blusher thing and it didn’t look good with my dress.  I said something to my husband about it and he was like why on earth would you wear something over your face. Granted if I had worn one it probably would have given me time to compose myelf walking down the aisle, but at the same time I’m glad my husband got to see my full reaction (even if you can see through the tulle).  I feel like I would have taken something away from him if I’d worn one.  Also my dad was in the why on earth would you wear one camp so I’m happy I didn’t wear one.

    Post # 11
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    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i’m def wearing a blusher! i love the traditional look and i always envisioned myself wearing one and having my dad lift it at the end of the altar. i’m also getting married at a catholic cathedral and think its appropriate. πŸ˜€

    Post # 12
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    944 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m not wearing one but I do think they are beautiful.  Love your dress by the way!  So pretty πŸ™‚  I’ve seen some photos of gals with a blusher that comes down to almost her waist and it was very dramatic and awesome.  I do think there is a totally different look with blushers if it only falls to right around the shoulders compared to lower—I think lower is more modern.  I don’t think it’s anti-femisit or anything, I think it’s just preference.  While I will agree it’s not as popular as it used to be, I’m guessing it’ll make a comeback eventually.  Seemsl like wedding stuff does that—look at the birdcage veil!

    Post # 13
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I love them and will be wearing one. I think they are very romantic. I am an extremely independent outspoken woman so I’m not wearing one because someone owns me but just because I really feel like a bride with the veil and my mother and grandmother cried when I tried the blusher on. Whenever I’ve seen a bride with a blusher at a wedding I never thought about the original symbolism but just thought it was really pretty.

    Post # 14
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’m not wearing one, but I agree that they are absolutely beautiful. I will have a long veil, but just chose to go against the blusher. One thing to remember (and I’m sure you’ve thought this through already) – I had a girlfriend who when her dad went to hug her at the end of the isle, he got stuck in her veil and since it wasn’t secured well, it just came right off! Make sure when your dad lifts it up, it’s in there tight enough so that he doesn’t just take it right off. πŸ™‚

    Post # 15
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    1154 posts
    Bumble bee

    I like blushers a lot and wouldn’t think anything of a bride wearing one (except yay).

    However if the dad lifted the blusher… yeah I’d feel a little eeek and think about all of those property and hand off associations.  It just seems very passive to me which doesn’t seem appropriate for someone who is making lifetime promises.

    So maybe compromise and wear the blusher but lift it yourself?  After all you’re the one making the commitment… I think it would be nice symbolism.

     

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