Post # 1
I recently found my dream dress that I fully intend to order once my mum visits next month and sees me in it.
The woman at the bridal store commented the veil is likely to be an additional $350 AUD. This is a lot of money for something I will wear for 1-2 hours!!!
I found what looks to be a good Australian website which makes veils (beautiful looking ones at that). How many of you purchased your veil separately to your dress? Did you find that it went well and gave the look you wanted?
Any suggestions for what I should ask about the veil when I try the dress on for the second time? I’m thinking scalloped lace chapel length at this stage. Obviously I’ll try to suck as much info out of the bridal place as possible then try to source myself as the dress is already a few hundred over my budget.
Post # 3
I had 3 veils, 2 of which I purchased on Ebay. They both looked great with my dress. I had bought 1 and found another one liked better and purchased that one. Then my lovely cat destroyed those two, did not know that until was trying on my dress for the last time for fitting. The bridal consultant was at my fitting and ended up giving me one of hers.
All veils looked great with my dress. And heck of lot cheaper than buying one at a bridal salon.
Post # 4
Got my daughters on Etsy. Very plain and floor length which is what she wanted and much cheaper than the stores, plus a little fuller.
Post # 5
I bought my veil on eBay for $16.99. It’s an ivory cathedral length two-tier veil, with a plain cut edge. I’m happy with it. I ordered it from Venus Veils. I also considered getting one from Etsy, but eBay had better prices for me in the U.S.
Post # 6
I’m currently debating over the same thing. Trying to figure out if spending $300+ on a veil from my bridal salon is worth it or not. I don’t like the feeling of getting ripped off and I just can’t justify spending that much on literally plain tulle and a plastic clip… And in terms of my veil, I don’t care about whether it is the upmost finest material or blah blah blah. It’s tulle.
I’m going to look on etsy.
Post # 7
I’ve decided to buy my veil on Etsy. my only issue is making sure the tulle is the same color as the lace on my dress. I’ve been communicating with the vendor & she has a great return policy. It’s much a cheaper route to getting something that is not as important as the dress for me.
Post # 8
I just purchased my veil from an etsy vendor for like $60 USD. Here it is:
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2014 - Latitude 41
@Charbelle: I feel the same way. I reached out to the bees about this issue a couple months back as well. Here is the thread for reference.
I haven’t purchased mine yet but I am going to do it online. They are just way too much money in the salons. I think I am going to wait until it’s closer to my first fitting so I can bring it with me to see how it looks and return it if it doesn’t go. Heck, maybe I’ll buy a couple veils and just return the one I like best. I haven’t looked into return policies on the sites I’m interested in yet though. That is on my to-do-list. Hopefully I can even take this route.
Post # 10
I got mine for around 40 on etsy and really loved it. I also lved that I had the option to add things like beading or lace. It was way more in the salon for the same thing.
Post # 11
@haker4: Ugh, after seeing that thread with the Light in the Box recommendations, now I kind of wish I went that way b/c they’re so much cheaper and I thought I got a good deal for $60.
Post # 12
@Charbelle: Hey there, I’m another Australian bride reporting in. I bought a veil from Etsy, and a flower/fascinator to put in my hair after the ceremony when I take my veil off. The prices were ok ($50 for the veil, plus I think $25 for shipping). When they arrived from the US the veil was all scrunched up (which is to be expected), but the comb was bent and veil itself wasn’t even cut in a straight line. It was really jagged. I emailed the Etsy vendor, and she said she would give me a refund of the veil price if I sent the veil back to her, but the postage wouldn’t be refunded – meaning I would be out $50 for the postage here and then to send the veil back.
Considering the cost of shipping internationally, I wouldn’t personally buy anything else like that from Etsy because if it turns out to be not what you wanted, you’ll lose a fair chunk of change sending it back. I got a new veil from weddingveils.com.au and its perfect, and arrived in a nice little box to keep it from getting all scrunched in the post.
Post # 13
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
I had considered purchasing online from light-n-the-box. The bridal salon where I purchased my dress from was charging $199+ for veils and I refused to pay that much. However, one day I checked DB website to look at their veils because I knew I could try them on in person at the store and then order something similar online from light-n-the-box. But when I checked they had a cathedral veil on sale for $39.99, from $129. So I rushed to the store! The consultant took forever trying to find one in the back…so I considered myself lucky.
Post # 14
I got my veil from an Etsy vendor and loved it. I wanted something really simple but apparently not common (two full-length tiers instead of uneven ones) and was able to find exactly what I wanted. I was even able to make a slight adjustment.
I highly recommend at least shopping around before making your final purchase. You might be able to save quite a bit of money while still getting what you want! Good luck.
Post # 15
@Chrissy26: Your veil is gorgeous – your whole look is! Can you tell me what seller you used?
Post # 16
@lil_possum: Hey lil possum – thanks so much for the Aussie point of view! That exact website is the one I’m looking at for my veil. Nice to hear you have had a good experience!