We’ve talked about wedding tiaras possibly being out of fashion, but what about wedding veils?

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Nowadays, wedding veils have no real meaning or symbolization to them; they used to be used to cover the bride’s face when she walked down the aisle to disguise and protect her from evil spirits on her wedding day. In today’s society, this motive is highly unlikely.

So why pay what can be a lot of money for something that could potentially be seen as pointless?

wedding-veils-katebarnardLike the wedding tiara, there are more modern replacements or substitutes that brides of today might go for – flower garlands, a statement hairstyle or other hair accessories can be used. These won’t blow in your face when it’s windy, make your hair static or have to be taken out after the service because they could get in the way.

Its traditional value is what gives wedding veils meaning to some people – not only brides, but also to the father-of-the-bride and groom, too, lifting the veil when giving their daughter away or when the groom kisses the bride. Veil-loving girls feel like veils complete the bridal look – it’s the final piece of the puzzle.

Recent celebrity brides who wore veils are Kate Moss, Natalie Portman and Rochelle Wiseman, but you don’t have to wear a veil, just like you don’t have to wear a white dress, or toss the bouquet.

These days there is a huge range of veils for brides to choose from. They come in different lengths, sizes, materials and designs that aren’t necessarily part of the traditional image. We’ve heard a lot of stories about brides-to-be who have the ‘no veil’ idea fixed in their mind, but after trying one on just for fun or curiosity, they can’t not have one! So don’t knock it before you’ve tried it.

What do you think of wedding veils? Do you think veils are getting a bit outdated?

Let us know!

5 COMMENTS

  1. After planning many weddings over the past 6 or so years, I realize that there are certain elements in a wedding that are classic and i truly believe a veil is one of them. When you show someone your wedding picture years from now, no one should be able to tell what era/year/trend you had your wedding. Timeless elegance 🙂 just my 2 cents

  2. I’m currently planning my wedding & i am looking for either a birdcage veil or crystal style comb to help make my short hair cute yet sexy. Short veils are elegant but long veils look out dated. Everone to there individual taste & style :0)

  3. I’m wearing the Narooma dress by Jonathan James Couture (on my wedding day not just y’know sitting in my living room right now) and I love vintage style. Would a birdcage veil go with the dress or just look odd? I don’t know how to get my love of vintage style across with this dress (which I love and wouldn’t change for anything!) Any ideas? xxxx

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