The Wedding Unity Veil (or Couple Veil) is a traditional element of Filipino Catholic weddings. The Veil is draped over the couple's shoulders to represent God's protection (Catholic ceremonies) or the love of friends and family. The Veil symbolizes the couple's togetherness, now facing the world as one.
Though the Unity Veil is a conventionally Catholic tradition, we encourage you to incorporate Filipino ceremony accessories into your wedding day, no matter your religious background.
Our Filipiniana Unity Veil features scalloped edging with embossed embroidery, done in a classic style similar to what your parents and grandparents would have used. We recommend letting your veil air out a few days before your wedding ceremony to allow for the fabric to loosen and folds to smooth out.
How To Incorporate It Into Your Wedding
In traditional Filipino weddings, the Veil Sponsors drape the veil onto the married couple, pinning each end onto either the bride's veil, dress, or suit near or at shoulder height. The Unity Cord is then placed over the Veil as part of the Filipino tradition. Read more on Filipino Wedding Traditions