From a reader:
Hello. My sister is getting married in March in an Ordinary Form Mass and I am a bridesmaid. I wear a chapel veil when I go to Mass, whether I assist in the Ordinary or Extraordinary Form.
My question: is there traditionally a "correct" headcovering for a bridesmaid?
Should I wear one of the small, circular veils that sits atop the head, as opposed to a longer (eg, shoulder length) veil? Should the bride be the only woman in the wedding party wearing an actual veil? (I will be the only woman other than the bride who will be wearing a hair covering at the Mass.)
Sorry if this is a crazy question! Thank you so much for your assistance.
It is not a crazy question, but I can’t give you an answer about "traditionally correct" in this case. I simply don’t know what women did about this, "back in the day".
His dictis, I cannot see how a woman wearing a chapel veil in a Catholic Church is a bad thing or wrong or "incorrect".
I suppose you can argue that were such an apparition be so foreign in some parishes to provoke spasms and cause others to bleed from the eyes at the very sight, then it might be a good idea not to put it on.
Work this out with the bride and then let us know what you decided to do.