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

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Veil over your face for walk down the isle or not?
    Yes : (23 votes)
    32 %
    No : (49 votes)
    68 %
  • Post # 17
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I did it–in our case, we did it because it’s a Jewish tradition and we had a bedeken (veiling ceremony). It is definitely very traditional, but I have seen it at a lot of weddings. I think it makes for nice pictures, too–here’s me with my blusher 🙂

    Post # 18
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I had a blusher and a cathedral veil. I wore the blusher over my face for the walk and my dad lifted it at the end of aisle. Loved the look in our pics.

    Post # 19
    23592 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love the tradition, but I didn’t do it since I didn’t really find it appropriate for our outdoor country club wedding.  Do it if you love it!

    Post # 20
    9028 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I had a veil over my face as I walked down the aisle. I wouldnt have had it any other way

    Post # 21
    5656 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I wanted a blusher when I first started planning my wedding, but I thought it may not have suited the kind of wedding we had. I ended up with no veil at all, ha!

    Post # 22
    1623 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m planning to use the blusher over my face.

    I think I’ve written countless responses to posts on what the blusher’s ‘real’ history is since it has been seriously changed in recent years.  But basically, the blusher or other facial draping exists in tons of cultures, and each has given it it’s own meaning. The “bridal purity” one is actually one of the most modern interpretations, and only came about at the same time as the white dress = virgin thing, which is only from the mid-1800s Victorian era.

    Wearing the blusher is extremely common among Jewish brides for example because the meaning has 0 to do with purity or modesty. The groom puts on the blusher on the bride before the ceremony as a symbolic gesture he promises to clothe/provide for her, and vows are said while the blusher remains on as symbol that he won’t marry her for her beauty (which will fade with time) but for her inner attributes.  Some say it’s an illusion to the biblical story of Jacob/Rachel/Leah, but since veiling was already common in the community for the ancients that is probably a more modern interpretation as well.

    The point is, the blusher has a zillion meanings, in a zillion cultures, and you take from it what you want. If you love the look of a blusher, do it. If you feel out of place with it, skip it!  There is no right or wrong way here.

    Post # 23
    65 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m not a fan of the way it looks in pictures, so I’m not going to. Besides, I don’t want anything between me and my groom.

    Post # 24
    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I plan to wear my veil over my face, I think it looks beautiful. But like others said I do not want anything between me and my groom. Justbefore my father puts my hand in my man’s, he will lift the veil. I know the whole thing grrom lifting veil before kiss but after a little research it seems to be pretty 50/50 anyway. What you think after all the advice

    Post # 25
    460 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @MrsButthead:  I feel the same way. Plus I wouldn’t want to run the risk of my dad pulling the blusher out completely or messing up my hair.

    Post # 26
    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    No way!  Some of my favourite pictures were those of my dad and I walking down the aisle.

    Post # 27
    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Mine was down during the ceremony, but my husband put it on, after I walked down the aisle.

    Post # 28
    434 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I did! I really loved it! Let me see if I have any sort of good picture of it. 

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