Post # 1
I need some advice. I found a beautiful cathedral veil that I love, it is very simple diamond white, two tier with little diamond details along the edging. Now, throughout this process when looking at dresses then caterers then locations, each time I felt a bit of sticker shock at the cost of things. We sucked it up picked locations, food and I have a dress. But, here’s my problem, the veil is $285! Is that a lot of money for a veil. It’s from the same place I purchased my gown, and I am little apprehensive about purchasing it from elsewhere b/c how do I know the colors will match? (As you can seem I am a worrier) How much did you spend on your veil? Is this the average cost?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
From what I’ve heard, that’s pretty standard for a veil from a bridal store. You can find them cheaper elsewhere (etsy, michael’s – if you want to DIY it) but that’s not a ridiculous price. Veils are crazy expensive, for some reason!
Post # 4
I always said I would never spend more than $50 on a veil. But then I started saving money on other things, and I broke down and bought the $200 veil that I loved. 🙂 I think it depends on your priorities. Do you or your FI have a friend, cousin, sibling, etc that you can borrow a veil from? Have you checked craigslist?
Post # 5
Your really have to scout veils out, like on ebay, or even shops that carry first communion clothes for kids, my sister bought her at a store like that for $15, not a cathedral, of course- but you’ll get lucky if you stay away from the bridal stores. Good Luck!
Post # 6
Gag! $285 is really a lot of money for a veil! You can buy one on Ebay for mcuh much cheaper (mine was $35, haha). Honestly, that whole “it must match” thing it kind of a scam I think. As long as you buy a white veil for a white dress or an ivory veil for an ivory dress, you’ll be just fine.
Mine was a 2-tier, white veil with little crystals and beads on the corners. Mine was waltz-length though. [attachment=546792,71741]
Post # 7
My veil was $350. I complelty understand your hesitation about buying someplace other then the store you bought the dress at. Could you try and negotiate with them? Did you also get your BM dress there? If so see if they can give you a break on it since you gave them so much business. If it makes you feel a little better some pricilla of boston veils are $700! nutsssss!!!!
Post # 8
Etsy sellers sell veils at a AWESOME price! Try looking for abusymother on etsy! She does veils as long as you want for under 50 dollars!
Post # 9
My veil is from Priscilla of Boston and I absolutely love it. Like previous posts on here, I think ‘how much is too much?’ is relative…
Mine is a cathedral length mantilla with some great detail…
Post # 10
My veil was over $300, but my dress was only $850. Either way I didnt care how much it cost because it matched perfectly and was gorgeous! You only get married once (hopefully). ; ) I only wore it to the ceremony but it was worth it!
Post # 11
Honestly, to me, this is one of those things that I freaked out about a little and then ended up finding one on Etsy for 30 bucks. That is WAY too much money to spend on a veil, in my opinion, and honestly, on the wedding day-your veil will (hopefully) be so far from your mind. It’s about the promise, the bride and the groom. Not about a million dollar veil. 🙂
Post # 12
Honestly, that’s one of the reasons I didn’t buy a veil from a bridal shop. I bought one from an online shop for about $50 but when I looked at it about a month before the wedding it turns out moths had gotten to it and ate holes in it! I ended up having to order one quickly from a seller on etsy and I loved it! And it was only about $30!
Post # 13
My veil was about $400, but it’s cathedral length and has gorgeous sparkle and embroirdery on it and it looks like its a perfect match for my dress. The veil that was actually made to match my dress was $800!
Post # 14
I tried on a mantilla veil from the bridal shop I bought my dress from and fell in love with it! But it was $385 for a fingertip veil, I didn’t end up buying it! Instead I bought mine from a Bee here in the classifieds for $80!! I’m so happy with it!! I also have a birdcage veil that I made myself for another ceremony I’m having!!
So I would try other sites too, like the classifieds here on WB or try preownedweddingdresses.com or even ebay or Etsy! And I agree with Ejsy with the color thing!
Post # 15
I’d suggest searching your local reviews and boards to get some recommendations in your area for someone who can custom make it. I’m in the same boat as you, I’m hesitant to buy on the internet as there’s no guarantee it’ll match my dress, and the veils I liked in the stores were anywhere from $400-$1000. I asked around on the boards and got two recommendations in SoCal. Both ladies have rave reviews and I expect they’ll make my dream veil for a fraction of that cost.
Post # 16
I think anything over $50 is too much!