The more brides I’m around, the more I hear it; the age-old question about the wedding veil and who should wear it. Well, in my opinion, a wedding veil – while emitting grace and a unique aura of sensuality – should be worn for the sole purpose that the bride actually WANTS to…nothing more! The traditional societal view of the wedding veil has drastically changed in modern times and has gone from being a wedding wardrobe staple to a sexy accessory option.
Some things to consider when deciding for or against a wedding veil:
-What is your location? Would wind potentially ruin the veil mid-ceremony?
-Does the design and cut of your dress support a wedding veil?
-Do you prefer a long or short veil?
-Would you wear a full veil, a blusher veil or a combination of the two?
-Is there a different headpiece you’d like to adorn instead?
-What hairstyle are you planning to have? Does it complement a veil?
-Are you Kate Middleton? (Just kidding, but she does look absolutely fabulous as a princess in her wedding veil! See image below.)
Basically, the choice is completely up to you and your fashion tastes. If you love the traditional significance and the look of the veil…go for it! But also know that many brides decide against it and opt for decorative headpieces instead, and that’s awesome too! Remember, it’s YOUR big day and it should be perfect the way YOU want it be!
Blusher veil; perfect for short hair and up-do styles!
This full veil works well with long, flowing gowns and most hairstyles.
Kate Middleton is classic in this full veil with blusher. So royal!
HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: The background of the bride donning a veil on her wedding day is typically a religious tradition and dates back centuries. Much like wearing white, the wedding veil originated as a sign of the purity of the bride. And, as the father lifted the veil from his daughter’s face, it held the significance of her new life with the man to whom her father was releasing her to. Though it sounds a bit dated for current times, any hopeless romantic like myself sees the beauty and charm in the tradition!