DIY Veil vs Etsy? Pic included!

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I made my veil and it was the best decision ever. Seriously. I did a two-tier veil (cathedral length with a removable elbow length blusher) in ivory. It was about $15 for the supplies and took maybe an hour (only because I had to move furniture to lay it out – actually making it took maybe 30 minutes, and I’m not an experienced seamstress!).

They way I figured is that it was so cheap for supplies that if I screwed it up I could still afford to buy a veil from somewhere.

Post # 4
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Make it.  Veils are such a steal-money-from-brides racket.  It’s raw edge fabric attached to a comb.  You could mess up 4 times and have to redo it, and still save money over the $50 you’d spend on etsy.  I got mine at Michael’s for less than $10, but it was fancier than what you’re looking for (2 tiers, finished edges).  So no need to spend more for less!

Post # 5
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@HopefulForLittleOne:  For real. 

I made my birdcage veil–with the supplies that I used, it cost maybe $3 ($12 total for everything that I purchased + didn’t use).

Post # 6
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a shop on etsy making veils but if you’re at all crafty and all you want is a single tier simple veil, definitely DIY and it would cost you less than $5.00. Let me know if I can help….will be happy to send you step by step instructions.

Post # 8
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Golden Ticket:  is there any way you could send me the instructions as well? I’m wanting to make an 80″ in long veil so badly and am nervous to order with the color of my dress being so odd

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