(Closed) I'm tired of being practical, realistic, and frugal

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

ideeli.com. Got my $300 veil for $75. The do bridal segments about once a month ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

ps. I got my dress for $100 and am being frugal and realistic too. Dont give up. Just shop smart ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Try Etsy! The veil I wanted was over $200 at Davids Bridal (It was Cathedral length with crystals). I decided to get a plain Cathedral length on Ettsy, and got mine for under $30, and it looks great!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

No worries about it! Perhaps maybe you can have a friend make you the veil or check out the classifieds on here to see if any brides are selling a similar veil! I tried on a veil when dress shopping and LOVED it….it was $350!!!! A family friend said that she had some tulle at home and if I got her the crystals (thank you Fire Mountain Gems) then she would make me one similar. OMG I’m so glad I did! I saved $330!

Here is the veil I had on at the store that was $350:

And the veil my friend made for me:

What kind of veil are you exactly looking for? And how much are you willing to spend?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The way I look at it is that the whole point of being frugal is so you don’t waste money on crap that doesn’t matter to you, so you can spend that money on things that you find more important. Like, I save money by cutting my own hair and doing my nails myself, because I find no pleasure in paying someone to do that stuff for me. Then I spend that money elsewhere! As long as I’m not getting myself into the poor house, I’ll splurge on what I KNOW I can afford.

ETA this doesn’t mean that I don’t look for deals, though. My dress is being made in China because it’ll cost less than 1/3 of buying the original, AND it’ll be custom made to my measurements with all the changes I envisioned my dress would have (so any alterations should my minor enough that my mother can do them for free). AND that includes the underskirt and the veil.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

You can totally score an awesome veil without paying retail. Veils at the prices retail places charge are a total rip-off.

Try the WeddingBee classifieds, for starters, as well as RecycledBride, PreOwnedWeddingDresses, craigslist …

I had very good luck with LightInTheBox and a little DIY (story about that is here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/the-saga-of-the-veil-or-should-you-buy-from-lightintheboxcom) I’m also making a headpiece inspired by something I saw on Etsy (but tailored to our wedding colors).

And, if you absolutely can’t find something you love at these prices, I think that if you managed to get your gown for only $179, then you’ve earned the right to splurge a bit on a veil.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

I’m being frugal on most things so I can have the wedding band I covet ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s give and take.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If it is simple, you can make it yourself or have someone make it.  I am making my own veils (2 because I can’t decide on what I want) and so far it’s under 50 dollars.  The metal combs were from ebay at 1 dollar each, the tulle (6 yards) was less than 20 dollars and the lace for one of the veils was about 20.  So for around 40 dollars I have 2 veils, a cathedral length cut edge and a lace edge fingertip length veil.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You have time.  Put this purchase aside and tell yourself you’ll reward yourself for being PRF (practical, realistic, frugal) with a splurge veil if you are PRF with other items.  In the meantime, keep an eye out for low cost alternatives and you may surprise yourself!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Birdcage veils are pretty cheap in comparison to the long ones. If you don’t want that look, I’d definitely consider making your own, or consider borrowing a friends as your something borrowed!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

I’ve seen some gorgeous veils on Etsy for $30!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m looking at goodwill fingers crossed the $250 dollar cathederal veil i want from david’s will be there! we are being frugal too but for whatever reason the veil of all silly things has pushed me off the deep end! Of all things… it was the one thing that didn’t matter much and I was going to borrow from my friend but she can’t find it… so the hunt is on!

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