Post # 1
So I want a cathidral veil with a blusher to go in front. I found one I LOVED at a store but it’s $300. So because I am on a budget I went looking on Etsy, I found some I really liked for under $100. Problem is the veil is very important to me and I don’t want the nasty feeling tule. I am so scared to spend $100 on something from Etsy and then hate it. I also can’t seem to find reviews from these people. Have any of you bought from etsy? Any long veils that you loved and would suggest a certain retailer?
Help me PLEASE!!!!!
Post # 3
If the veil is important to you then keep shopping around in person or see if there’s any way to come up with extra cash. Ask to see if the store has any sales coming up. Most of the veils that I’ve loved have been 300 and up. So I have no suggestions there. Hopefully one of the other bees can suggest a good retailer.
Post # 4
I tell this to everyone buying from Etsy:
Research your seller.
Etsy is notorious for harboring resellers. (Example: A small (sometimes) company purchases items in bulk and re-sells them on Etsy at a much higher price, and many buyers assume that the item they are selling is hand made by the seller themselves)
If handmade isn’t something you’re going after, that’s fine, but I’d look somewhere else than Etsy.
I am very active within a community of people where Etsy is their livelihoods. These people work hard on their craft and are constantly undercut by resellers (Of whom Etsy claims to not support, but does not close them down or prevent them from selling in any way.) and buying from a reseller only reinforces that it is okay to take business away from people who are genuinely handmaking each of their items.
Post # 5
1. you should ask them if they send you a fabric sample
2. don’t buy your veil from store that doesn’t accept a return
Good Luck, darling:)
Post # 6
Ask for or look for illusion tulle. That’s the soft, fine stuff.
Post # 7
Post # 8
Thanks for the advice. I don’t need homemade but I am all about supporting crafters. I just can’t believe how much places charge for a veil.
Post # 9
@Soon2BStockhausen: I’m in the same boat as you! I’ve thought about saving money and going the etsy route, but I’m still hesitant. Elaborate stitches is an etsy store who will mail you green samples gift you’re interested.
Post # 10
If i was you i would message them asking about the material and the return policy, if you dont like it when it gets there, send it back.
Post # 11
You should ask for a fabric sample, I would go with the one in the store that you love. You only get married once, but you will see the photos for years to come.
Post # 12
I bought mine on etsy!!! I also felt the veil was VERY important but had a hard time with the cost. I LOVED the lady that made mine. We emailed MANY times and talked on the phone so that she would understand what I wanted. The price was fantastic and the quality was AMAZING!!! It turned out better than some I tried on at the bridal salon. It was my favorite part of my ensemble….even more than my dress!!!!
The store I used was facinatingcreations. I talked with Cindy. More than willing to do anything that I asked!!! here are a couple of pics!!
I’m holding it on my arm in the second pic because it had been raining all day and we didn’t want to get it wet before the wedding. It was 108 wide and 108 long with a 34 inch blusher.
Post # 13
Do you know someone who sews? A friend, grandmother, mother. Go to the local fabric store and pic out the tulle or even tulle lace, chiffon….what ever you feel comfortable in. Go then to the patterns and find a veil pattern that fits your style and length. A cathedral veil is approx 3 yards long a blusher is approx 18-20 ” long cost approx there should be a pattern for the blusher as well ($15-25.00) . Also buy a metal or clear plastic comb to attach it and some velcro to make the blusher detachable. If you want some bling or lace on the veil get on ebay and buy what you like, swarovski 10ss-12ss clear foiled hot fix flatback rhinestones about 300 (10-15.00) plus pieces and a hot fix tool (15.00). Total cost under 100.00
When you go to the fabric store ask around there is probably someone who does bridal don’t forget to ask to see samples and pictures of their work. Nothing speaks louder than the actual created finished work that you can look at try on and handle with your own hands.
hope this helps!