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White vs. Black Veils
« on: January 11, 2009, 02:58:pm »
I know I'm rehashing an old debate, but what do you all think?
I'm getting married in May, and up till then I will be wearing my white veil in the mass. I've been wondering If I need to upgrade to a black veil after the marriage, to avoid any scandel.

What do you think? Is that tradition more concrete than some people give it credit for?

Also, where have you found the best quality veils? I've been pricing them lately, as I may upgrade to a larger mantilla anyhow.
Blessings and Love,


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White vs. Black Veils
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 03:09:pm »
Scandals sure do get less scandalous over time. As Rex posted a link to a VN church, all the women were wearing white veils. I think it is mostly a local custom colour, so you should do whatever you want.


White vs. Black Veils
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009, 03:09:pm »

Wear whatever you like, white, black, green, yellow (i have a yellow scarf, a white and gold scarf, a brown paisley cap, a brown knit cap, 2 classic black mantillas, a classic white, a cream--I have so many so I can basically grab and go. I'm that! disorganized and have trouble finding even ONE of these on Sunday morning. No scandal is attached according to color. Relax and blessings on your upcoming wedding! 

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White vs. Black Veils
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2009, 03:19:pm »
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! :)
I have two veils...a lace one, and then one I crocheted, which I use more often because it doesn't fly off of my head every time there's a gust of wind.

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White vs. Black Veils
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009, 03:43:pm »
A priest once said that he believes single women and girls wear white while married women wear black. As someone who has gone to a Latin Mass his whole life, I can tell you no such rule exists now and I have never seen anything to indicate that it ever has.
Women and girls of all states in life wear whatever they want, be it black or white. Though sometimes gold, brown and even light pink pop up every now and then.
"We're from Jersey. Not New Jersey, just Jersey.  We curse a lot. We say "yo" and we say it often. We sure as hell don't pump our own gas. We know what real pizza tastes like and we know that a bagel is much more than a roll wit a hole in the middle. We judge people by what exit they are off the parkway or by what mall they live closest to. We drive SUVs and we tailgate any chance we get.  All good nights must end in a diner, preferably with cheese fries. It's a sub, not a hoagie or a hero. and I wash it down with soda, not pop.  I have a dawg, and I drink cawfee.  ..and New York City, is "the city." We know 65 mph means 80 mph."-Anon

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White vs. Black Veils
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2009, 03:47:pm »
Lots of married women at our chapel wear white and ivory veils. I prefer black.


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White vs. Black Veils
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2009, 03:54:pm »
I wear black. I'm single. Most of the women wear white here, though, even the ones with kids in tow.


White vs. Black Veils
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2009, 04:07:pm »
Mine is black, but I have a gold one too, and often in winter I simply use whichever scarf I'm wearing.
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White vs. Black Veils
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2009, 04:38:pm »

My Grandma is very self conscious, so she always goes with the flow as much as possible to keep from being noticed. She told me she had two veils - white for summer, black for winter. If that had been a clear tradition she would have been sure to stick with only black, as she wouldn't have wanted attention paid to her. In living memory, "white=unmarried, black=married" has never existed.

“To live without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a steady struggle for truth, that is not living, but existing.” ~ Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, may he be canonized soon!


White vs. Black Veils
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009, 05:00:pm »
Halo Works has lovely mantilla's, also Devorah's

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