Why do brides wear a veil?

Traditionally brides have been thought to be particularly vulnerable to evil spirits.  Many wedding customs and traditions were originated as an attempt to fight away such evil.  The veil was worn with the belief that it would disguise the bride and foil the evil spirits.  It was not until 1800 in Britain that the veil came to symbolize modesty and chastity.  Today, the veil remains the ultimate symbol of virginity.

Are you going to wear a veil?


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