Response: Hello Shay, A veil that covers the face is called a blusher. It is originally a symbol of purity and modesty and at one time was worn by all brides. In fact, in early times when marriages were arranged, the blusher was made of a heavier fabric and the groom saw his brides face for the first time at their wedding.
Today, many brides choose not to wear the blusher because it doesnt work with the style of their veils. A veil with a blusher which is simply the top layer of fabric must sit on top of the brides head and the headpiece must be fairly flat so that the blusher can be pulled forward over her face. Many brides choose to wear veils that fit on the back of the head or they have a higher headpiece, so a blusher doesnt work for them.
During the ceremony, the blusher may be lifted back by the brides father when he kisses her and then hands her to the groom, or the bride may wear it during the entire ceremony and the groom will lift it back when he kisses the bride.
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