Have you ever wondered why a bride walks down the aisle wearing a beautiful veil and some brides do not?  While widely accepted as a dazzling bridal accessory, most women don’t understand that the veil is more than a fashion statement.  To get a better understanding of why a bride often wears a veil, how to wear one, or if the accessory is even right for you, read further on!

Where Did the Tradition of Wearing a Veil Come From?

Although the veil’s history varies, most experts agree that you can trace its roots back to Rome, where a bride used to walk down the aisle with a veil over her face in order to disguise herself from any evil spirits who wanted to thwart her happiness.  a veil means different things to different faiths. Despite their current popularity, veils did go out style for some time, and only became a cherished accessory again after Queen Victoria’s wedding.

What Does a Wedding Veil Symbolize Now?

Diverging from past tradition, women around the world largely consider the wedding veil as a contemporary bridal tradition that’s demonstrates innocence and purity. Additionally, some women see it as an accessory exclusively for brides to wear at their wedding. Ultimately, whether to wear a wedding veil is entirely discretionary, and although some women choose not to wear them.  However, you should take into consideration that your wedding day is likely the only time in your life that you’ll be able to wear a veil, so you may want to try a few styles on to see if you like them.

Wedding Veil Facts

  • The best part of wearing a wedding veil is the attention it generates, so make sure the veil is well anchored onto your head so it doesn’t fall off during the ceremony.
  • Remember that it doesn’t have to look perfect: The point of a veil is that it floats behind you, so it will move as you do.
  • Longer veils appear more dramatic and elegant, while shorter veils are fresh and fun.