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I could really use some help here!
When I ordered my dress, I also ordered a freaking gorgeous cathedral length veil. Never in a zillion years did I think I would want a long veil because I’m more of funky, birdcage kinda gal, but I couldn’t resist that beautiful lace edge and all that drama. But, to keep the birdcage dream alive, I decided to wear a birdcage for the reception. My problem is that they are hella expensive for just a little piece of netting AND I don’t want it to look like there’s a dead bird on my head. It seems like almost all birdcage veils have some intense feathers on them and cost like $120. I wouldn’t have a problem with spending money on one if I hadn’t already bought a veil.
IN SUMMARY: Who has made their own birdcage? Can you share pictures and a step-by-step process?
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My grandmother actually JUST took me to a fabric store last weekend and bought me all of the supplies I need to make my own birdcage veil. 🙂 I plan on making it tonight, so I’ll make sure I document the process with pictures and I’ll comment again on this thread.
I think she spent about $3 on the supplies (the fabric, a hair comb, and some pearl trim to cover the comb) and then $20 on rhinestone accents if I decide I want to add some sparkle. $23 isn’t too bad considering almost all of the birdcage veils I looked at were a minimum of $45.
Post # 6
I think you can also find birdcage veils at Michael’s for around $30.
Post # 7
I made mine and it was soooo easy! It cost me about $6 in total. These are the links i used. Seriously though it was so simple
I got the netting from ebay and it was lovely quality, much softer than ones in bridal stores
Post # 8
@LizLemon: You can find some on etsy that are just plain and you can add your own embellishments. They run around $20. This is what I plan on doing.