Veil or No Veil?
The veil first made its debut in Rome. Fearing evil spirits were jealous of her happiness, the bride would wear a veil down the aisle to disguise herself from them and avoid any ill will they would bring upon her. Today, more and more brides-to-be are ditching this once sacred tradition. Is it right for you? Only you know the answer to this question!
History of the Veil
Wearing a veil is a custom dating back centuries to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who believed this headpiece protected the bride from evil spirits. It was also used to hide the bride’s face from her groom who most likely had not seen her before. Today, when worn, the veil has become a symbol of the brides style usually making a classic traditional statement.
Many modern brides are choosing to wear jeweled hair accessories, such as tiaras, flower crowns or something that better depicts their personal style and/or the theme of their wedding. But if your wedding day wouldn’t feel right without a veil, don’t fret, there are plenty of styles available as noted below.
Choosing to wear a veil on your wedding day is strictly your choice. You don’t have to toss a bouquet or wear a garter either. This is about your personal style. If you choose to wear one, YOU decide the style and whether it covers your face or not. Try out a variety of veils when you shop for your dress before making your final decision. When a bride finds one that truly expresses and amplifies her personal style, it’s a perfect accessory to the perfect dress. Just remember, the choice is yours.