(Closed) Holy Crap…DO Veils Really Cost that Much?!?!!

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • 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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I got mine from Etsy for $31.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • 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
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Helper bee
  • 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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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 # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My first wedding was in 1989, and I paid $250 for my veil.  It was pretty elaborate, though.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I paid about $500 for a silk tulle veil

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