New York Bridal Stores

Although it's an ancient tradition to wear them, NY Bridal Stores still get asked today for bridal veils. But what is the significance of wearing a veil on your wedding day?

Veils origins are in eastern cultures where it was customary for practical reasons to shield the face from wind, sand, and sun. There were also modesty issues taken into consideration and the need for women to cover their faces in environments where a husband could actually be killed if he had a beautiful wife!

There is also an element of surprise here too, particularly in the case of arranged unions. Oftentimes the groom would not see his bride until the day of the marriage, so the revealing of her face must have been a very poignant moment indeed.
New York City
L’Fay Bridal & Cymbeline
5E 19th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 1003
Phone: 212 671 1051
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