What you’ll find behind a woman’s most important outfit of her life is filled with long-standing history. The veil, an accessory to many a bride’s show-stopping wedding day ensemble, comes from a variety of traditions and styles passed down over the years.
The definition of a veil is “a piece of fine material worn by women to protect or conceal the face.” In ancient Greece, the wedding veil served exactly that purpose as it was a way to keep evil spirits away from the bride on her wedding day. While the Greeks were worried about evil spirits, those in medieval times thought that the veil was a sign of purity. In some cases, it was simply thought to be a way of keeping arranged marriages from falling apart. In others instances, the veil was used to keep the identity of the bride hidden from the groom until the moment they were to be married.
The purposes of the bridal veil haven’t changed much, but the styles certainly have! Keep scrolling for a ride through the decades!
Now that you have a little background information on the wedding veil, it might help you decide what style you want to choose for yourself. Not all brides even opt for a veil but if you do, make sure it’s the right fit and matches your personality. Happy shopping!