(Closed) It's true, you get what you pay for!

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Honey bee

Aw, that sucks. Thats why I am always nervous buying stuff online.

I bought mine at the same place I got my dress. It’s very simple, fingertip length and it was $150 but we got it for $100.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I also bought mine at the bridal salon where I bought my dress. It was *super* expensive, but the quality is fantastic. I couldn’t be happier!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I bought mine off of Ebay for $18 and it was great! However, it was pretty simple – pencil hemmed edge, no additional decoration. It is a finger-tip length (30 and 36″ two layer). Honestly, it’s nicer than what I tried on in stores, it has a metal comb and is really nicely sewn onto the comb.

So I think it depends on how intricate of an item you’re looking for too.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I bought mine on Etsy for $50 (including the shipping) and it was gorgeous.  I did have issues with the amount of time it took to arrive, but the quality was nice.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

I got mine from lightinthebox.com for about $20. It has a scalloped edge with beading and larger crystals that hang. The veil I tried on in the store was $200 and I couldn’t warrant spending that much for something I only plan on wearing for the ceremony and pictures. The veil needs to be steamed but overall it’s really nice. The tulle is heavier than the one I originally tried on but I’m hoping steaming it will help!

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@madteaparty:  I steamed mine last night and it made it SO much prettier!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@NAvery:  good to know! I’m a dance teacher, so I’m used to seeing costumes/tutu’s come in for the recital all wrinkly and once we steam them it makes it entirely different! I’m not worried. =)

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I bought a crappy, cheap one from a Ebay seller that I immediately re-sold, it was $30 and was definitely a “you get what you pay for moment.” But then, I found a used veil for $30 that the bride said she originally paid $150 for and it is AWESOME!  I was quoted $180 for a similar veil at my bridal salon.

You’ll definitely find your fair share of cheap-ass veils, but you can also get them cheap without paying an insane price.  I’ve heard great things about vuvuveils (spelling?) and other Etsy sellers.

Here’s mine:

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I bought a veil on Etsy for about $40 that I was really unhappy with. I ended up asking my seamstress to make my veil. It was $75, but it was EXACTLY what I wanted — and still only 1/3 of the price of the ones at the bridal salon!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@TheFutureMrsNguyen:  I got mine at Alfred Angelo (Belle Veil) and when all is said and done (Cost + Tax) it will be about $152

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I got mine from Brenda’s Bridal Veils on Etsy, and I felt like I got somethng great for only $36 🙂  I wanted a very simple, raw edged tulle veil though (which is exactly what I got!).  It was on a nice metal comb as well, which stayed firmly in place, but came out easily when I was ready to switch to my shrug 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I got mine off etsy and paid about $25 I think. I loved how mine turned out. I just wanted something simple, but it was perfect for me. I was worried about ordering online as well, so I searched through a lot of shops before choosing the one I chose.

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