Where did the wedding veil tradition come from? Rev Pam researches wedding traditions and brings posts the truth about the origins. Beautiful customs from around the world, traditions and ideas to personalize and create the perfect and unique wedding ceremony ritual.
Ancient Roman tradition brings us the veil. It was thought brides were desired by evil spirits and the veil would make them unrecognizable, and trick the spirits.
The Bride & Groom not Seeing Each Other Before the Ceremony.
Comes to us from Jewish tradition. It was customary for the couple not to see each other for one week before the wedding, then right before the ceremony, they would meet and the groom would put the veil over the brides face symbolizing modesty, and that his love was more then just physical appearance.