Happiness and veils are often associated with each other indirectly. They are an essential part of the life of a lady. Veils are a part of a process that changes a girl forever because now she’s in love, and nothing can undo it. She will always love that person, and everything will be perfect. From the smallest carnations to the type of wine served, from the seating arrangement to the wedding dress of the bride and the groom.
But you know what makes a wedding dress a wedding dress? It is a wedding veil. Otherwise, it is just a beautiful white dress. On her special day, everything should go according to her wish, so why not veils? They also hold an essential significance in the upcoming life of the bride. When the veil is lifted, she realises she is walking down the aisle, and her life is coming to a turning point for good. When the veil is lifted, she realises that the love of her life is standing in front of her, accepting everything about her.
A wedding is an emotional process that comes to life in the years after that day when the bride and the groom officially belong.
To understand why this is such an important topic, you should peep into the history of veils, to understand its emotional importance in the life of the bride and the groom for that matter.
You will be surprised to know that veils date back to the Mesopotamian civilisation, then it came into practice by the Romans. They thought of it as a protection against evil spirits for the clean and innocent bride, so the brides wore a flame-coloured veil to scare off the spirits. It was also said that the bride had to wear a veil to disguise herself from the spirits who wanted to take away her happiness.
Many others think that it symbolised proper delivery of the modesty and chastity of the maiden. People in the 21st century might take this in the wrong way, because well, it is wrong, but understand that this is the culture of Australia. When these ideas were prevalent, the common public did not open their minds and was rather conservative. However, the tradition has progressed into more of a finishing touch in wedding veil attire.
First, other than its importance, which was evident in the history of veils mentioned before, it is essential to know how to manage your veils if you want to wear one at your wedding.
- You should order your veil at least four months before the wedding so that they make it exactly according to your taste and there are no rushed orders.
- As for storing it, you should fold it properly and hand it on a hanger to ensure there are no creases and no wear and tear before the actual ceremony.
- You can take off your veil if at all you want to after you walk down the aisle. Many want to keep it for wedding photos, but the possibility of wear and tear is pretty high, so make sure to protect it (with your life) well.
- The cost of the veil depends on the kind of veil you order. The more intricate it is, the more expensive it is.
- If you want to keep your veil as an heirloom, make sure to keep it in a clean and dry place, so it does not get discoloured or weaken over time.
You now know the importance of veils, so it is totally up to you to decide whether you want a veil for your wedding or not (by the way, the grander, the better, and what is better than a veil to add that touch of detail?).