(Closed) Can you show me your DIY (not birdcage) veils?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I just did mine on Saturday… Still need to attatch it to the comb but it is the best $200 dollars I have saved.  I live in LA so was able to head to the fabric district but the best material for a veil is Illusion or bridal tulle – http://www.save-on-crafts.com/tullebybolt.html.  I think I bought 5 yards and have enough to do my cathedral length veil with finger tip blusher x2.

there are a ton of tutorials out there but I found this one the most useful.

http://apracticalwedding.com/2011/05/how-to-diy-a-wedding-veil/

Good luck.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m on the wrong computer for pictures, but I made my long, raw-edged veil from ivory tulle that I purchased at my local craft store for 98 cents a yard. I honestly could not tell the difference between it and the $300 veils at Alfred Angelo. I would recommend purchasing some of this to play around with, even if you decide to go for a more expensive type of tulle for your actual veil.

My sense is that beading might be easier for you to control than ribbon (all that edging needing to look perfectly even) — but I think you could try both. Maybe blue pencil edging on the veil if you have access to a sewing machine?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

FYI- The tulle cost me about $20 for 5 yds, enough for two veils.The cheaper tulle is usually more narrow (45″ wide or 72″ wide) mine was the widest available at 108″

Here is another good  DIY tips for veil making.

Make Your Own Wedding Veil in Six Easy Steps

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