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