To Veil or Not To Veil?

The question that many brides ask themselves, to veil or not to veil? After doing some research we have come to find that the veil has is an ancient tradition and some reasons do not apply to modern day society anymore, so it has become a personal decision.

According to Wikipedia Veils covering the hair and face became a symbolic reference to the virginity of the bride thereafter. A bride may wear the face veil through the ceremony. Then either her father lifts the veil, presenting the bride to her groom, or the groom lifts the veil to symbolically consummate the marriage.

Personally we think a veil can be a massive fashion statement when done right.  With many different lengths, sizes and trims available, the possibilities are endless.

Bride with a veil

Here is some veil terminology:

Birdcage: Being a small veil just cover the face.

Blusher: Coming just below the chin and being free from the face.

Flyaway: Usually shoulder length or just past the shoulders.

Elbow: Reaching down to the elbows length.

Fingertip: Length reaching up to the fingertips.

Ballet: Being short in the front and longer in the back.

Chapel: A long veil at the back, nothing covering the front.

Cathedral: A long veil that reaches the floor in front and has a train at the back.

Which ever one you think suits your dress and your personality will make you feel dramatic, fashionable and feminine. If you prefer not to veil, it will also be amazing. You can substitute a veil for a flower crown or some hair jewelry. There are no rules to fashion as long as the bride is happy and confident.



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Asaba James and Twinomujuni Deborah via mikolo