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Real Reasons Brides Wear Veils on Their Wedding Day

The wedding veil used to have a VERY different purpose…

Recently we’ve discovered some of the real reasons behind certain wedding traditions that we all just seem to follow without thought. Like when we found out bridesmaids used to exist as decoys for evil spirits so as not to ruin the bride’s day – and we immediately quit our various bridesmaid roles…

And this latest revelation has turned one of our favourite wedding accessories from the most stunning, finishing touch to a bride’s wedding dress, to a bit of a spooky device once used for very ulterior motives.

It turns out that veils first became popular in the Roman times when a red sheet, called a ‘flammeum’, was used to cover the bride from head-to-toe. This was supposed to make the bride look like she was on fire which, in turn, was intended to scare off any evil spirits looking to ruin her big day.

Over time, the veil became a method to disguise the bride from evil spirits and, of course, her husband who wasn’t supposed to see his new wife until the deed was done. The un-veiling of the bride – done by the groom – was to symbolise that ownership has changed hands; from her father, to her husband.

according to Bustle, trains and veils were designed to weigh brides down so that they couldn’t run away.

Veils make brides very pretty and we still love them, like we said they are just superstitions.

7 Foolproof Ways to Keep Your Wedding Day Drama Free

You may be able to control many things about your wedding day, but one thing that can easily spiral out of control is the drama that starts surround you and your big day. Whether it’s trying to find a vendor that’s running late or trying to sober up a bridesmaid that’s had too many pre-wedding cocktails at the rehearsal dinner, you may find yourself face-to-face with a moment of drama wondering what to do.

If you’re looking to keep your wedding drama free, here are seven ways to stay proactive to make sure that happens.

1. Plan Ahead

The more you’re able to plan ahead, the less uncertainty you’ll have on your wedding day — and therefore less drama. Be sure to plan out an itinerary for the day and pass it along to everyone involved, from bridesmaids to each and every one of your wedding vendors so that everyone.

2. Stay Organized

Keep all your wedding planning documents in one place and have them readily available, with paper copies and digitally, so you can refer to them if you have questions or need to double check anything.

3. Delegate Tasks

The less you’re responsible for on your wedding day, the less drama you’ll find yourself having to deal with. Delegate tasks to friends, wedding vendors, and even trusty family members.

4. Ditch Your Phone

You may have an urge to cling to your cell phone on your wedding day, but a helpful way to avoid unwanted stress via text messages and social media, turn your phone off for the day.

5. Give Yourself Alone Time

Schedule in some time for yourself on the morning of your wedding. If your bridesmaids are arguing or talking about something that gives you stress, tell them to stop or head out for a walk. Even going to a different room so you can have some peace and quiet is helpful for a few minutes.

See More: 3 Ways to Ditch the Drama at Your Bachelorette Party

6. Ignore Drama That Comes Your Way

If people present you with problems on your wedding day or perhaps stories about guests not getting along, exit the conversation and remember it’s more important, in that moment, to enjoy your party.

7. Think About Your Guest List

Before sending out invitations, review your guest list and consider taking people off who you know will add drama to the wedding day. Surround yourself with people who want to be there to celebrate you and the love that you have found in your life — and not make it about themselves.

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