(Closed) Who (and when) lifts the blusher?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Good Question!!! I want to know too!!!

Post # 4
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think this may just be one of those things that’s a personal choice.  I’ve also seen it done both ways.

Post # 5
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think tradition requires the dad to life it, but I had always thought the groom lifted it. 

Post # 6
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I have no idea what the “proper” way to do it is but i had my dad lift it. i didnt want it in my face for the whole ceremony.

Post # 7
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Traditionally, women wore blushers to hide their faces from the groom until after the vows were said. The grooms lifted the veil to see their wifes for the first time (marriages were based on building family reputations, not the courting that we are familar with today so in most cases all the couple had seen of eachother was a painted image that was usually doctored.)

Now the blusher in some religions symbolizes virginity and here the tradition splits. Some say the dad takes the blusher from his daughter to present her to her groom and give “permission” to consumate the marriage. In some the groom still lifts the veil after the vows to show possession and to symbolicly consumate the marriage.

So either way is correct. It is up to you who you want to remove it. Dad lifts before the ceremony starts, Husband lifts it for the first kiss.

Hope This Helps

Post # 8
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

I’ve seen it both ways and think its a personal preference.

Post # 10
3166 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

my mom & dad walked me down the aisle so my dad lifted it and my mom straightned it

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