Wedding Traditions from Amazing Alterations: The Veil

Western Wedding Traditions and How Amazing Alterations in Minneapolis Can Play a Role in Your Wedding

Much like the wedding dress, the veil has a rich history. In ancient Rome, the blusher veil was worn over the face to disguise the bride from evil spirits jealous of her happiness. Other sources speak of the veil as a symbol of youth, modesty, and virginity. During the age of business-like weddings in which the bride was a transaction to unite two families or businesses, the veil was worn to keep the groom from seeing the bride until the last possible minute, when it was too late to change his mind if he wasn’t pleased with her appearance. Though times have since changed, the veil is still worn by many brides to make the day as memorable and special as possible.

If you choose to wear a blusher or cathedral veil on your big day, Amazing Alterations can help you create a one-of-a-kind garment for your wedding. Call us today at 763-432-5243 or email us at to set up a free consultation. Stay tuned to learn about the history of the wedding garter!