(Closed) DIY Veil Question- for anyone thats knows a little about veils

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I made my own veil and didn’t finish the edge!

Unfinished edges are called cut-edge veils and you can buy them that way as well!

Here is a pic of mine (sorry it’s hard to see with all the white)

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I like how they look without a finished edge.  Like you said, it helps prevent the veil from competing with the dress.

Future Mrs. Martin: How long was your veil? It’s hard to tell from the picture and I like it!

Post # 6
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6598 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@BlueChampagne: I know the pic doesn’t show it very well – it is finger-tip length. 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

thank you! It looked floor length in the pic.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I made 3 veils for my friend that recently got married; a cathedral length veil, a fingertip and an elbow.  Witht the cathedral length veil, I actually ordered a pre-edged one from ebay for $15.  For the amount of tulle you need for one that long, it was way cheaper.  I then sewed some venetian lace along the bottm, and then attached rhinestones and pearls to the veil (just scattered randomly).  For the fingertip length veil, I left it a raw edge and glued rhinestones and pearls onto the tulle, the elbow length veil was also raw edge and had swarovski crystal beads sewn throughout the tulle.

Why 3?  Well, she wanted  wear her veil for the whole night and she obviously couldn’t wear a cathedral, so I made shorter ones for her to change before dinner, but I really didn’t know which she would prefer so I made both and she decided.  She ended up wearing the elbow with the crystals.  Which was my fave, so good choice!Laughing 

I really liked the raw edge.  Sometimes finished edges on veils show up a little too much in pictures.  I liked te “invisible” look of the raw edges in the pics.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I made my veil and hand stitched ribbon to finish the edges.  If you don’t finish the edges, just be really careful when you cut the tulle – I noticed that when I cut mine, it’s wasn’t exactly perfect.  The ribbon covered all of that up.

 

Post # 10
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514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I machine sewed a pencil edge.  It took a little experimenting on scraps of toole, but turned out lovely.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

A cut edge “melts” into your dress–just like FutureMrsMartin.  A lot of photographers prefer this so they don’t get lines or shadows from the veil.  Just make sure your edges are neat and no problem.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

The edge was messy when I first cut mine.

But it was super easy to just go around and trim it up after the veil was done. And honestly I made it fuller at first and ended up cutting it down. Which is a great thing about a cut-edge veil is that you can change it afterwards 🙂

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