(Closed) Cost of veils?

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Future_Mrs.H:  I too was a bit shocked…me veil was $350 in the store…but I found it online for $250. Still pricey but at least I didn’t pay full price.

Post # 4
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14 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Future_Mrs.H:  My veil is a simple piece of tulle, cathedral length.  It was full price for $120, but I got it half off with a coupon.  I think mine is cheaper because it is without beading or lace or details, except a slight shimmer to the fabric.  But, yes, I have heard of veils that expensive.

 

 

Post # 6
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376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I really wanted a long veil but they were to expensive and not in my budget..so I got a birdcage and flower from etsy both for 60 dollars  not what I originally wanted but it still looks good

Post # 7
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2872 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I got mine custom off Etsy for $100 (it had beading etc or it would have been cheaper)

Post # 8
Hostess
11178 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Veils are IMHO the most overpriced wedding item. I paid $700 (or so) for mine to have it custom made to 140″ and covered in crystals. Yes it was gorgeous but I didn’t realize how much it really was compared to Etsy or online prices.

Post # 9
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1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I was definitely shocked by prices. I can’t believe hair flowers are $100+. I got a custome made one off of etsy for $30. And veils are crazy too. I did buy mine from a bridal salone for $100 but its the simplest veil! Ridiculous how much they charge.

Post # 10
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

Veils and accessories like this are total cash cows for bridal shops. They use them as add-ons to pad the bill and offer “discounts” (like the ones a few PPs described) by knocking a percentage of a really ridiculously inflated pricetag until it’s merely ridiculous – it mollifies the customer but they are still making out like bandits.

Veils are pretty easy to DIY and the materials are pretty inexpensive, especially if you want something fairly plain. Lace, beading, etc., requires a little more skill to produce and somewhat more expensive materials, but you can still find them WAY cheaper than what they sell for in bridal salons. In addition to Etsy, check craigslist, the Weddingbee classifieds, etc. Same with hair accessories: you can find blank barrettes/combs/clips and silk florals, birdcage netting, tulle, etc. at a craft store for way less than what they’re going to charge you in a bridal shop.

Post # 11
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1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I paid $315 for mine… I hadn’t looked on etsy or anything so I didn’t realize I most likely could have gotten it for less. I did, however, want to try it on in person before purchase!

Post # 12
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4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I bought all the materials for mine at $30 worth of tulle, and $30 of crystals off ebay and this was the result:

Post # 13
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2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I paid $7.50 for materials plus $100 to a seamstress for a custom veil to match my blush pink dress.  But before I decided to try to match the color, which I wanted to do in person, I was planning to buy online.  There are lots of good suggestions for where to buy a veil in this thread:  Where Did You Get Your Veil?

Post # 14
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10456 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

There is no chance in hell I’m buying my veil from the salon haha. Over $200 for a scrap of tulle!!! Online has much better deals. The quality may not be as perfect depending on where you get it, but I just want a very plain one anyway.

Post # 16
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1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Definitely look at etsy. I got mine for $30 off etsy. It’s simple, but I love it!

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