The veil was a deep yellow color reminiscent of a candle flame. In modern weddings, the ceremony of removing a face veil after the wedding to present the groom with the bride may not occur, since couples may have entered into conjugal relations prior to the wedding and it may also be considered sexist for the bride to have her face covered whether or not the veil is a sign of virginity. Veils covering the hair and face became a symbolic reference to the virginity of the bride thereafter. In many engagement ceremonies today, the ceremonies become more elaborate and modern, where wedding halls are rented and men and women sit together, music, mostly live, is played and the engagement is celebrated by family and friends of the prospective bride and groom. Today such kind of marriage is not practiced that much any more due to impact of urbanization. The veil is a bridal one, because the velatio virginum primarily signified the newly consecrated virgin as the Bride of Christ. When the woman emerged from her home and the protection of her male guardians, the veil rendered her both socially invisible and sexually inviolate and marked her as the property of the male whose honor was reinforced by both her invisibility and chastity.
Besides its enduring religious significance, veiling continues to play a role in some modern secular contexts, such as wedding customs.
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The principal aim of the Muslim veil is to cover the Awrah parts of the body that are considered private. Caroline Galt and Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones have both argued from such representations and literary references that it was commonplace for women at least those of higher status in ancient Greece to cover their hair and face in public. The consecrated virgins' veil has always symbolized being a bride of Christ and the indissoluble nuptial bond the sacred virgin enjoys with Christ. By veiling a woman could call attention to her high social status, lay claim to respectability, display her aidoscommand the aidos of others, and advertise her willingness to adhere to the established social code. In the traditional setting, the courtship process leading up to a marriage begins with seeing and looking for a girl.