Post # 1
I apologize if this topic has already come up in the past, it’s not showing in the “related topics”.
I just want to know who lifts the blusher and when? I’ve seen dads doing it after they give the bride away. But, I’ve also seen the groom lift it when he goes to “kiss the bride”. I’m confused =/
Post # 3
Good Question!!! I want to know too!!!
Post # 4
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
I think tradition requires the dad to life it, but I had always thought the groom lifted it.
Post # 6
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
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
I’ve seen it both ways and think its a personal preference.
Post # 9
Thanks guys. I’m thinking I’ll have Fiance lift it for the first kiss. I don’t know why I like it that way, but I do.
Post # 10
my mom & dad walked me down the aisle so my dad lifted it and my mom straightned it