(Closed) Cathedral Veil Help!

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
23636 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think you should be wary of reviews of all of the stores you see online.  Sometimes if the prices are really cheap, the quality of production OR just sheer response time of store are less than stellar.  That being said, there are lots of great deals on cathedral veils out there!  Happy shopping!

Post # 4
7653 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I went to David’s Bridal for mine and it was $175. I think it depends on where you go, but I would also be aware that what you order online you may not always get. Personally, I wouldn’t go online for any of my accessories, veils, or my dress. I think there are many store that will have some beautiful Cathedral veils for you to check out.

Post # 5
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I made mine for $3.  I ended up not being able to wear it because of the wind. Tulle is VERY cheap and the markup at stores is incredibly high because brides will pay the price. My $3 one looked exactly like the $150 David’s Bridal one. If you want to DIY there are lots of tutorials on here or I would try etsy.

Post # 6
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Yes – veils are extremely simple to make and the markups are outrageous simply because bridal shops *can* exploit them to pad their bottom line … so they do. Just today I received the veil I ordered online from China, and it was lovely. I’m delighted with the quality. The only reason I ordered one rather than making one, actually, was because I wanted a lace applique edge, and that’s a little more complex than I was prepared to do DIY – but if all you want is a cut edge, you could totally make your own (or get someone to make it for you) and pay pennies on the dollar. Please don’t burn a big chunk of your budget on something that’s blindingly simple to make. All you’re paying for is a brand name.

Post # 7
1095 posts
Bumble bee

at first when I was at Vera Wang (where my dress is from) they told me 800$ for my cathedral veil, I cancelled the order and ordered one from David’s Bridal for 170$ but I noticed that the quality is not quite the same (the tulle is not as fine, it’s stiffer). It’s no big deal, not worth 630$ more thats for sure!

Post # 8
876 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine was $200 for a simple, unembelished raw edge cathedral.  Happily, I got it free from my salon with my dress purchase.  But be wary of some of those online sites.  There really is a difference in quality of materials used.  You want it to lay and flow nicely, not stiff and harsh.  That said, most brides wear their veils for an hour for ceremony and pictures (cathedral veils anyway) and then remove them, so maybe puruse some used sites such as RecycledBride.com or Oncewed.com or Preownedweddingdresses.com.  Or try David’s Bridal.

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