How much does it cost to DIY a veil?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@sunflower22:  I can’t give you a great answer, but my aunt sews things for fun (she used to sew all of our clothes, but now does curtains etc) and when she came dress shopping with us, she said that we shouldn’t buy a veil for $100 because she could make us one for $10. I don’t know if that’s actually on price, but we’re going with her option, hahah.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I made mine, edged with lace, for less than $10. It took under an hour to make. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@sunflower22:  SORRY FOR THE CAPS, STUPID KEYBOARD IS STUCK. BUT MY MOM MADE MY VEIL AND IT COST LESS THAN 5 BUCKS FOR THE TULLE, COMB, AND RHINESTONES

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I made mine! I did a lace trim, fingertip veil. The most expensive part was the lace trim at 7/yard. Tulle can be purchased for about 1-2$ a yard and a comb costs very little. It was definitely worth it to make it, and my friends and family were all shocked I made my veil. It was fun and something special. 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You can get one on etsy for like 40-100 bucks. Mine was 50 I think.

 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I also got mine on Etsy for about $40. Simple plastic comb, light ivory, waltz length. It was perfect and took a DIY project off my plate. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

My Mom made mine. It was two layers with a beaded trim and cost about $15 to make.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@sunflower22:  It cost me about $25 to make a fingertip veil.  This included metal comb, tulle, lace, thread, and pearl beads.  There are lots of tutorials here and on other websites and I loved being able to get the exact look I wanted!  Many fabric and craft stores have coupons and that makes it even more affordable to make your own.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

I did mine. Cost about $25.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

You could also find a good quality veil on EBay for under $25 for sure. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Highfield House, Stanley, Tasmania

It depends on the materials. the most popular sort, tulle illusion, is around $3AUD a metre. Cotton bobbinet, English net or Swiss tulle can be around $40, and silk tulle can be over $100. I know a lady who had a lovely, simple veil made from leftover tulle from her gown

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I bought netting for a birdcage veil off etsy, it was $7.00 including shipping. The headband I am attaching it to was regular $16.00 but I got it half price. So it will cost less than $20.00 for the whole thing if you including buying thread! 😀

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

It will cost you around $10-30 to make your own veil, even floor length. It’s pretty simple. You can get your fabric and supplies at Joann’s and they usually have a 40-50% off individual item couple off their website. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a veil shop on etsy…..if all you want is a fingertip length veil with simple cut edges, you can buy a yard of bridal illusion tulle from Joann’s for about $1.95 using the 40% coupon you can find on line….can also buy a simple comb from Joann’s using the same coupon….just go the next day :).

Cut it to the width you want (my fingertip length veils are typically 54″ wide x 36″ long)…..trim all edges neatly, round the bottom corners, gather at the top with a needle and thread and stitch it to the comb.

Total cost of veil? Around $5.00 and about 1 hour of your time.

Hope this helps 🙂

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