Why do Brides Wear a Veil?

There are many different stories concerning how this custom began. All of them go back to very ancient times. We know that among many ancient peoples it was the custom to keep the bridge hidden from her future husband until the weeding day.

This was true in Egypt, where the groom never saw the face of his bridge until the weeding day! Part of the weeding ceremony was the uncovering of her face. This custom was also in existence among the Arabs, the Hindus, and other peoples of Asia and Europe.

The early Romans Hebrew also made the veil a part of the weeding ceremony. Some of these veils were so big that they enveloped the bride like a a shroud. In fact, after the weeding, the veil was put away and taken out only when the woman was ready to be buried in it.

Today, of course,the season a bridge wears a veil is simply to make the weeding more romantic and attractive. it is a symbol of her loveliness and modesty!

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