Blusher Wedding Veils: To Wear or Not to Wear?

The History This relatively small accessory has a huge history. There are a ton of stories, myths and legends behind both blushers and veils, with the earliest records indicating the most practical origin — to protect against wind, sun, and sand. Yet after that, things get a bit more complicated.

It is said that in ancient times, blushers were worn to protect against evil, and that in the times of arranged marriages, they were used as a way to cover the bride's face to prevent the groom from seeing her prior to their wedding.

As times progressed (well, sort of...) blushers became a signifier of modesty and purity, and the symbolic action of lifting the blusher served as a literal "unveiling" of the bride to her new husband.

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Our Verdict If you love them, wear it! If you don't, don't. After all, just because you may decide to wear one doesn't mean you accept all the history or tradition that comes with it. It's a great finishing piece to your bridal ensemble, and does add a traditional feel to the big day. If it makes sense with the rest of your look, go for it! It is YOUR day, after all, so be true to you.

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