Ancient Romans believed evil spirits are attracted to the bride, so they covered her face with a veil to conceal her features and protect her.
In the Medieval Times the veil was a symbol of purity, chastity and modesty and protected the bride from
“the evil eye.”
In more recent times the origin of the bridal veil is because of arranged marriages. Men bargained with fathers for their daughters hand in marriage blindly. It wasn’t until after the ceremony when the veil was lifted to reveal his bride. This was said to keep a groom from backing out of the deal.