Post # 1
So… I have my dress (bought a sample, so it’s safely residing at my parent’s house until alterations this summer) and now I’m trying to figure out how to buy a veil. I feel a little silly asking this, but… don’t you usually have to try the veil on with your dress before you buy it, to see if it goes? Since all the different lengths, colors, edging, etc. would make a difference…
I’m guessing a lot of people probably bought their veils at the same salon as their dress (and so tried on veils while buying the dress, all at once), but I already took my dress home and I don’t want to purchase a veil from the salon because they’re suuuuuper expensive there. I might go the online route since I’ve seen some well-priced selection (I’m only wearing it for the ceremony and am not very picky). But, again, not sure how to know whether it looks good with my dress unless I just buy one that hopefully has a good return policy?
Any tips would be much appreciated!
Post # 3
Would it be possible for you to go to either the same salon, or a new one, and just try on their sample? If so, you could slip into your dress (though not actually YOURS) and start trying on veils. Or… maybe a very, very similar one? Ultimately, I think the best bet is to try on veils with your same dress. I don’t know of any websites that offer returns, but maybe you could find one, order a few, and do a little fashion show at home? Good luck!
Post # 4
I started thinking about this same problem this past weekend. I bought my dress at Filenes basement and never tried a veil with it. I’m just going to take a shot in the dark and order a beaded edge 1 tier elbow length off ebay. It seems like the ‘safest’ veil choice. It’s only $22, so if I hate it, its not too much of a waste.
Post # 5
I took a small piece of fabric removed from my dress during alterations (note, dresses often come with a swatch sewn inside) when I went and purchased the fabric for my veil.
Post # 6
I just found this site, that allows you to “preview” a non-custom veil for 7 days and not have to pay a restocking fee… I guess you’d have to pay shipping though… anyone ever used them?
Post # 7
hmm you definitely need to try them on with your dress, if the store has a sample I would use it, or go the online route with a good return policy! I wouldn’t worry about shipping, I mean if you buy the veil in a bridal salon (like I did 🙁 ) you will pay 10xs more!