Post # 1
I am seriously freaking out. I purchased a veil from the bridal store I got my dress at, except the sample veil I tried on was a different length and color (gold/fingertip), so my veil was “custom” made into an ivory cathedral length veil.
Well, I had a fitting a couple weeks ago and I asked to try on my veil with my dress, they obliged and got the veil out. Well it wasn’t steamed, so it was a rumpled mess, and I couldn’t really picture what it looked like. I was a little freaked out, but the girl assured me it would look fine once they steamed it.
So fast forward to yesterday, I go to pick up my dress and veil because my bridal portrait session is Friday. They had finished my alterations and said that the dress and veil has been steamed. I go home, take the veil out, and it is a CURLY nightmare. The edging is nothing like the sample I tried on. My pictures are tomorrow and I CANNOT wear this veil.
The store doesn’t open until noon today, so I’m just sitting at my desk silently freaking out. I’m not sure what they can even do. I honestly just want my money back so I can get a new veil. I’ve looked at craigslist to see if anyone in my area has a cathedral veil for sale, and I found a couple but they aren’t exactly what I was looking for. I guess I can’t be too picky right now.
Here’s a picture of the sample veil I tried on:
And here’s what I got:
Do you think more steaming and/or ironing will help? Has anyone else been in this situation? Any advice?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@futuremrsgo: I think they actually forgot to steam it… Do you have a humidifier you could run with it hanging above? Or put it in the bathroom when you shower.
Post # 5
@futuremrsgo: take it back in and tell them to steam it again if they didn’t already. no need to freak out!
Post # 6
I’d bring it back to the salon and ask how to relax the edging! Ironing could help, but be sure you know what the fabric is first!
Post # 7
I would try to steam it before you freak out. It may be an easy fix
Post # 8
Thank you ladies for talking me off the ledge! I’m going to run home during my lunch break and try steaming it myself. If that doesn’t work, I’ll call the salon and see what they say.
Post # 9
@futuremrsgo: I agree with PPs, it looks like they forgot to steam it. It’s a really pretty veil, don’t give up on it so quickly 😉
Take a shower when you come home and take your veil to the bathroom with you. It should give you a pretty good idea about whether to go murder someone at the bridal salon or just be happy 🙂
Good luck, I hope your veil uncurls!
Post # 10
It looks like there is twice as much fabric as in the one you tried on! But steaming may fix that. I look like I have twice as much hair when its curly to when its strait. Good luck.
Post # 11
@MsMeow: LOL – It should give you a pretty good idea about whether to go murder someone at the bridal salon
Thanks for the laugh. I needed it!
Post # 12
@futuremrsgo: You’re welcome 🙂 Keep us posted about your veil!
Post # 13
That’s so frustrating! They clearly didn’t steam it. I wouldn’t try to do it yourself though. God forbid something happened to it, you would probably have to pay for/order another one. At least taking it back to the salon would ensure if something happens, it’s on them and not you! If you don’t have time, the most I would suggest doing is putting it in the bathroom with the shower on as hot as you can possible get it for as long as you can leave it in there. Good luck!
Post # 14
They either didn’t steam it, or did a really half assed job of it. Tell them to steam it again, or if you have a steamer at home do it yourself (personally I wouldn’t trust them anymore and would have to do it on my own, but thats the control freak in me lol).
Post # 15
A handheld steamer or bathroom steaming – do not try to iron it……I make bridal veils on etsy and I get so many paniched emails from brides in a bind needing a new veil becaise they bought a veil from somewhere else and tried ironing the veil and burned a hole in the tulle.
Also, the cathedral length veil looks to be 72″ wide and the fingertip veil you tried on originally looks to be maybe 54″ wide. The fingertip veil does have curled edges but it looks like they’ve relaxed from wear and tear…..your new veil is fresh and new so that’s why the edges are so curled.