Post # 1
I’m getting married in May and it has been extremely busy for me at school this semester. It seems that everything that has to do with the wedding requires so much research because of the breadth of choices and disparities in price points. Unfortunately, I had not even thought about veils until I was at my last dress fittng and realized that I didn’t have a one. One of the consultants stopped by with three and I just chose one of the three offered to me. It was a beautiful Christina Garcia veil and I was happy with the choice until I spoke with a friend who told me that I had paid way too much for it because she got hers for $30. I could definitely use the $400 toward the wedding, but with the wedding just less than 2 months away, I don’t know if I should cancel the order and risk searching for a new one. To make the situation more difficult, the dress is a very ecclectic Victorio and Lucchino dress in a cream/ecru color. Do brides ever just not wear one?
Sara Gabriel has a nice collection of different veil styles. Does anyone know how her veils are priced?
Post # 3
I agree that $400 is A LOT for a veil. Usually the max that I see is $150-200. You can find beautiful ones online for a heck of a lot cheaper. If you love it and can afford it, then keep it… if you are on a budget, then I suggest looking for a different one. It is also common to not wear one at all. It is COMPLETELY up to your personal preference. Good luck and keep us posted with what you decide to do. 🙂
Post # 4
I agree with hisMrs, I orignally wasn’t going to wear a veil but i decided to poke aroujnd online and found a veil i absolutley fell in love with. I bought it from seller AnnMarieBridal http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6381101 I paid only 25.00 dollars for mine with a $6 shipping fee, it came withing the week and very nicely packed and she even sent me a thank you note. I do think that $400 is quite a bit for a veil, but like hisMrs said if you can afford it go for it
Post # 5
If you can make your own, it’s super cheap- or use etsy or ebay. I never saw one for $400- the most I saw in bridal stores was $150. BUT- I had a friend get married last year who had a fantastic veil, and it was up there in price.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception
Some veils can be veeeeery expensive, but if you want to put in the work you can definitely get one for cheaper. Try veilshop.com, they have a build-your-own veil feature, and most of the ones on there are around $40-$50 or cheaper!
Post # 7
You can get a cheaper veil, but there is DEFINITELY a difference. The quality of the fabric is definitely different, as well as how ornate the veil is.
Mine ended up being, don’t scream (or judge for that matter) $800. But seriously, it could kick just about any other veil’s butt.
Yet, I know some people just care about having something white hanging over their face when they walk down the aisle and that’s it. So, its just about where your priorities lay. My veil really makes my dress.
Post # 8
Wow. my dress was less than $500! I tried on a veil I liked for $500, but no way was I ever going to spend my hard earned money on that! I bought mine on ebay! It’s not insanely intricate, but simple white tulle with some swarovskies on the end. I’m getting married outside, and I don’t want to wear it after the ceremony, so I only spent $30 on it and I could care less!
Post # 9
400 for a veil seems like waaaay to much to pay. My veil was from this etsy seller: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5222898
Good luck! 🙂
Post # 10
First let me say … I can understand how you feel. I am in school this semester and getting married at the end of May (I have no idea what I was thiking, I should have taken a semester off but o-well)…
As for the veil, I would have to agree that $400 is outrageous and its so sad that people hear "bride" and all of a sudden a square foot of tulle is more expensive than your dress. I went to the bridal shop that I bought my dress and figured out what veil I wanted and then ordered it from veilshop.com and I couldnt be more happy. It was $35.00 and worth every little cent… HTH
Post # 11
Thank you everyone for your responses!! It’s exactly what I needed – a proxy for how much veils usually cost. It is a lovely veil, and I can see how veils really could be the centerpiece for a dress in some cases. In mine, I think the veil is just an accessory so I could go without it and I would definitely prefer to use that money toward other things in my wedding, so I’m going to go ahead and cancel the order.
Future Puida, I agree 100%. I don’t know why I wasn’t talked out of doing it right after school. And I am very shocked at how much everything wedding-related costs. It’s completely shifted my perspective because I end up justifying spending $400 for a veil, when I would never have paid $400 for…anything, having been a student for so long.
Here is a picture of my dress. If anyone can suggest a reasonably priced veil that could go well with it, I would be so grateful!
Post # 12
Wow, what a great dress! I honestly think that with such a unique design and look a veil might take away the focus from the dress. Have you considered other hair accessories like flowers (real or felt) or something? I don’t have any good suggestions, I guess for a veil. I just think that you could definitely not wear a veil with this dress and it might look even more spectacular.
Post # 13
I agree with Mrs. Spring. Your dress is spectacular… No, it takes spectacular to a new level. I don’t know that you want to distract from that. What about a fascinator with a flower and some feathers? If you do decide to go veil, I would think you would want to do something simple with a very Greek goddess kind of look… but really, I vote no veil.
Did I mention I love your dress? Because I do!
Post # 14
WOW on the dress… it is so unique and beautiful.. I would have to vote no veil actually. I love the idea of a flowers / feathers from Mrs Spring and doctorgirl.. great ideas!!
And I second the dress on the wow factor!!!!
Post # 15
Yeah that dress is incredible — I would definitely throw my vote in for just skipping out on a veil and getting some kind of flower hair thing.
Post # 16
Incredible dress! Wow. I definitely dont think you’d want a veil covering that baby up. I also agree with a hair flower, swarovski crystal hair clips or even a birdcage veil. Definitely check out http://www.etsy.com