When I was at the Bridal Salon last weekend, I noticed that brides didn't know what certain terms meant...one being - a blusher.
The Blusher is the piece of the veil that you typically wear in front of your face, to keep evil spirits away. At least that is what they used to think it was for.
Now it's used as a tradition. You don't have to wear one, or a veil at all for that matter. But it's definately an option.
Most bride's take off the veil for the reception it gives you some fun flexibility with your hair too, up for the ceremony - down for the party!