Post # 1
I originally got a simple cathedral length veil with glass beading along the edge. I realized that I may want to go more classic with my veil look and go with a lace-edged veil. So I went a local bridal boutique and she wanted to sell me a simple alencon laced veil cathedral length for $400!! Are you kidding me?!
I am looking on ETSY now for a cheaper alternative. The only thing I fear is poor quality along with the cheap price tag. Have any of you Bees ordered lace veils off of ETSY? And if so, how did it go? Thanks bees!
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I bought a cathedral length veil with horsehair trim, and I think it was about $400 too. Here’s what it looks like:
Post # 4
I bought my veil off ebay for $18 and it was really no different to what i tried on at the bridal boutique with my dress.
Post # 5
I saw nothing but dollar signs when I went veil shopping I was horrified.
I went into two different stores with $60.00 thinking that would be enough.
I mean c’mon….It’s tulle, with some beading…or fabric…..
My jaw dropped when I saw $100-200+ for veils! It is shocking.
I found a veil for $169.00 total (after taxes etc.) …..It’s crazy…..
They usually cost more because someone is making it, and then shipping costs, blah, blah, blah….
Post # 6
I got mine from Etsy for $31.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I tried a cathedral veil on when my mom and I went dress shopping and it was only $70 so we snatched it up (: I know that’s pretty unusual though. There are some beautiful and affordable veils on Etsy!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch
I got just a simple single layer cathedral length veil off Etsy and it’s perfect. I paid less than $30 for it. There are great veils on Etsy that are much more affordable than those at a bridal salon.
Post # 9
The beading on the edge is what’s driving the price. I paid a lot for my veil but it’s because I fell in love with the beading. Mine was fingertip and was about $200 but like I said… I LOVED the glass and crystal beadig I had on it.
Post # 10
@copewedding: which etsy shop did you purchase from? I am looking at etsy veils too and I would like to buy one where I know I can trust the seller’s quality.
Post # 11
My sisters fingertip veil with jewels & beading on the trim was $400. Luckily I’m using hers as my something borrowed! She tried a cathedral veil it was $700!!
Post # 12
The bridal shop owner said it was because of the lace! I guess I could see that…I have no idea how much lace costs…but I suppose good lace costs a bit of money. I am adding lace straps to my wedding gown…and if lace is that freaking expensive I am not looking forward to knowing how much alterations are going to cost!!
Post # 13
My first wedding was in 1989, and I paid $250 for my veil. It was pretty elaborate, though.
Post # 14
I’m having trouble deciding on whether or not to wear a veil, and this is one of the reasons! The one I like is $400, and I’m just having trouble justifying spending $400 on something that I will wear for pictures and the ceremony, and then I’ll take off and never use again!!
Post # 15
@lovelylight99: The lace trim for the veil I’m making for myself was $40ish a yard; it’s galloon style Alencon lace, so I can split it in half and use both sides. But I spent $150 after tax and shipping for just the lace of my veil. I’ve seen Alencon lace trims for as little as $10/yard (can’t split in half) to over $60 (heavily beaded/sequined). Allure wanted $70/yard for the matching lace trim of my dress.
Post # 16
I paid about $500 for a silk tulle veil