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Hi bees! I was wondering if you girls could help me out in my veil search. I found my dress in a store that usually doesn’t carry high quality stuff. They were able to get me an Allure Couture dress (pics in this link: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/hive-is-this-my-dress) because I requested it previously…. but I definitely don’t like the veil selection that they have there.
So that leads me to the problem that I will most likely buy my veil from somewhere else and won’t have the opportunity to try it on with the dress. I would like a veil like the one in the pics I’m attaching, and what I like the most about it is that it is so transparent/see-through. It seems that it must be a very thin fabric and something tells me that means high quality.
How can one make sure to accomplish this when veil shopping? What different types of fabrics are out there?
Is there a famous store in the US that carries nice veils (I’m thinking the kleinfield of veils??) or where can I start my veil shopping?
Thanks in advance bees.
Post # 3
You can make your own & it will match perfectly, they really aren’t that hard to make. Mine was harder because the fabric kept moving around (I did two layers), but one layer should be a snap!!
Post # 4
@CruiseWedding2010: Thanks for the advice, I am really BAD with my hands, but might try if absolutely neccesary… but can we go one step back? Which type of fabric should I buy?
Post # 5
I used Tulle. Since my dress was light ivory not only couldn’t I find a veil to match, but couldn’t find one as full as I wanted and the right length. So the bridal store that I bought my dress from gave me a swatch to use to match the color and I took that with me to the fabric store and found a match. The crystals I sewed on cost more than the tulle and comb. I got the instructions from a site called Chica and Jo and it was very easy. Let me know if you want anymore info. I paid around $15 for the material and comb.
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you can look around at other bridal salons, but you’ll be spending $300+. if you want something cheaper, look on etsy. heknowsmyname has cheap veils that look high quality.
the girl in the monique might be wearing a silk veil, but you can get tulle that’s just as thin. you only wear the veil for an hour at most anyway though, so it’s definitely an area where you can budget.
Post # 8
I got my veil from here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MARISOLAPARICIO
I got one of the really simple sheer “on the go” veils and it was perfect. Very sheer and simple. I know she is willing to add embelishments if you want them. I thought her prices were really fair too. I know tulle and a comb isn’t expensive, but I didn’t want to spend the time to go shopping and make it myself so I was thrilled with my veil. If you convo Marisol she will work with you to make exactly what you want.
Post # 9
Davids bridal has veils nice veils check out their website
Post # 10
We’re wearing the same dress so I am interested to find out what veil you end up wearing, ’cause I can’t decide on one to go with the dress.
Post # 11
I bought my veil from etsy. It made out of high quality fabric and lace and it was a waltz length. She let me customize it as much as I wanted for about $60. It was worth it!
Post # 12
@peasantsong: We definitely need to keep each other posted. Do you know if there’s a veil that Allure carries that goes with our dress? And another question: in which color did you get it?
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I made mine, technically my mom and aunt made it. I didn’t want full either so we used only a single layer of tulle. Specifically, I bought the bridal tulle because it was softer than the normal tulle and comes in varying shades of ivory. Just as a pp mentioned, I only wore my cathedral lengthe veil for the ceremony and a few pictures before taking it off and forgetting about it for the rest of the night.