11NOV

Interesting Fact of the Month!

Today the tradition of wearing a veil is still adopted by some brides while others choose to go without. But where did this custom originally come from?

There are many traditions and stories behind the wedding veil.

Ancient Greeks and Romans thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits, as they could not be attracted to the bride without seeing her face.

In medieval times the veil was a symbol of modesty, purity and chastity. The veil would also represent a bride’s submission to obey her husband.

Another origin of the veil is from the concept of arranged marriage. Men would negotiate with an eligible lady’s father for their hand in marriage and to stop the groom from backing out if he didn’t like the brides appearance, only after the ceremony would the veil be lifted to reveal her features.

Today the veil represents many different beliefs and sentiments.

Will you wear a veil as an accessory for your big day? 

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