(Closed) Veil over face for walk down the isle or not? what did/are you doing?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
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  • Post # 3
    5669 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    2693 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    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
    8878 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    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
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    13561 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    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! Innocent

    Post # 8
    5407 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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
    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I love the look of the blusher as well, gorgeous and bridal 🙂

    Post # 10
    481 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    1331 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    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
    7338 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I plan on wearing mine over my face so my dad can lift it. I’ve always wanted to do that.

    Post # 13
    191 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    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
    7605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    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
    1728 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    i dont plan on wearing it over.. i orginally wanted a birdcage but Fiance hates them.i have a  catherdral single tier 

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