Post # 1
There were a few reasons I was thinking of making my own veil. First, money. Wow, those mothers get expensive! Two, I’m an experienced seamstress (in my spare time) and quite crafty. I want a simple enough veil. Single layer and tire. Finger tip length. Not much embellishment on the comb. I want the “barley there, ethereal glow” effect. I have a few reservations about making it. I’m not a professional, so could I get the shape of the cut to look right? And to get a soft, almost drape-y tulle, what would that cost?
Then I found this beauty on Etsy. For a mere $50 (what I had budgeted), I’m ready to buy this! All the more perfect that it’s a American designer living in Venice, Italy—my favorite place ever, and the last city I was in before my now FI visited me in Rome where we officially started our relationship! My only hesitation about this veil is, I’m not sure how I feel about the shorter part over the shoulders. Not sure if I would like that on me . . . Anyone worn something like this??
I’m just wondering if anyone has any input on the cost and how happy they were with a DIY veil? Or any experience with buying one from Etsy? Thanks!
Post # 3
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
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
@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
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 # 7
Thanks for all the input ladies! I think you’re right. I could absolutely afford some trial and errors if need be! Thanks!
@Golden Ticket: That would be great! I will definitely contact you for instructions! Thanks!
Post # 8
@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
Post # 9
@lilmissangel03: absolutely – send me your email address in a PM