The veil and cord wedding tradition originated in the Philippines. Many traditional Filipino couples, as well as others who like the tradition, may wish to incorporate it into their ceremonies. If you are planning on incorporating this into your wedding make sure you have informed your minister prior to the rehearsal so that he is familiar with the procession and feels comfortable performing the ceremony you desire.
Place the veil over the bride's head and groom's shoulders. This should be done by your veil sponsors, typically one female and one male. When choosing your veil sponsors, consider choosing one from each side of the family for added significance of the melding of your families.
Pin the veil into place on the bride's head and the shoulder of the groom. The veil tradition occurs during the Sanctus portion of the wedding ceremony. The veil is used to symbolize the couple's unity and the church's blessing to live under one roof. The pastor will explain the significance to guests and proceed to offer the couple a prayer. The veil sponsors should remain silent throughout the ceremony.
Place the cord in a lose figure eight around the bride's and groom's necks. This is done by the cord sponsors after the veil has been pinned into place. The cord is a symbol of the lifetime bond the couple is entering into.The cord also represents that the couple is now bound to walk life in the same direction, at the same pace. The couple will finish the ceremony wearing the veil and cord.
Tie the Yugal around the couple's necks in a figure eight. This is performed by the cord sponsors. Similar to the cord that has already been laid on the couple, the Yugal is a nuptial tie or a decorative silken rope, flowers, coins or diamonds. The Yugal symbolizes the infinite bond of marriage -- a lifelong union between the couple. The cord ceremony concludes the traditional Filipino wedding.
How to Tie Handfasting Cords
Proper Wedding Attire for the Wedding ...
How to Tie a Love Knot for Wedding ...
The Customs of Filipino Wedding ...
How to Dress for a Bris Ceremony
Wedding Prayers of the Faithful
What Is the Symbolism of Jumping the ...
How to Officiate a Wedding Renewal
Marine Corps Marriage Regulations
How to Make a Wedding Core Lasso
The Meaning of a Flower Girl in a ...
Christian Wedding Prayers and Blessings
Romanian Orthodox Wedding Traditions
Japanese Engagement Customs
How to Court a Christian Girl
What Are the Duties of a Mistress of ...
What Religions Do Not Allow You to Have ...
How to Announce a Newly Married Couple
How to Get a Divorce in Barbados
Philippine Wedding Gift Ideas
Nikki Van De Walle began writing in 2005. She has written articles for Humber College's "Daily Planet" and Guelph-Humber's "Radix." She graduated from the University of Guelph-Humber in 2010 with honors, receiving her Honors Bachelor of Applied Arts in media studies as well as her Diploma in Journalism.