Post # 1
I ordered a chapel length veil that is high quality nylon tulle rather than silk tulle. I am not thrilled with it, but it is nice. It has scattered swarovski crystals.
I am looking at pictures of fine silk veils and they look like they fall so much more beautifully!!
I found a site where I could custom order the same type of veil but have it be silk rather than nylon…
Is it worth it? I really do want the veil to look exquisite! It’s important to me…
But if there isn’t a huge difference between the nylon and silk, then I won’t change it…
What do you think?
Post # 3
Hey bees, any opinions? Sorry to bump, but I will have to make a decision about whether I will return my veil by tomorrow….
Post # 4
@Evie19: The nylon tulle never feels as nice as the silk but what I love is that the nylon usually stands up a bit more and has more depth. Have someone take photographs with you in both styles (hopefully without having to buy both) and then assess the photos for which one looks better. 🙂
Post # 5
@sfchick: Thanks sfchick, you are always helping me out!!
Unfortunately I don’t know if I have time to find and take pictures with both textures before I need to make my decision of whether I will send the nylon veil back.
If it were your choice, what would you go with? The silk tulle veils I see online look nice in the pictures…
Post # 6
Is there a price issue for you, or is that inconsequential?
Nylon, as a general rule, is going to have more of a sheen to it than silk. Can you post links to these veils? It would probably help us help you if we could see what you’re looking at.
Post # 7
@Evie19: do you like the veil to have more poof or not? nylon (like sfchick said) is stiffer and will stand up more. if you want it to be more natural, get the silk. if i were you, i’d go ahead and return it and then make a decision when you’re not as rushed since you have plenty of time
Post # 8
i would stick to the nylon. you’re only going to wear the veil for about an hour, so i would save the extra money. there’s not really that much of a difference unless you’re up close and touching the veil.
Post # 9
These are the only crappy picture I have of my nylon veil: (sorry for bad quality)-
And here is the pic online I like of a silk tull veil:
Post # 10
@lilacwire: No, price is not a huge issue- there are some aspects of the wedding where I am frugal, and others where I am willing to splurge- my veil is definitely something I’d be willing to pay more for- if it is WORTH it only…
I just tried on my nylon veil again (can’t help myself) 🙂 and it looks nice…I am just wondering if the silk will be just so much more elegant and refined!
Post # 11
I think stick with the Nylon, I think the veil wont be on very long and the money is best spent elsewhere.
Post # 12
@kittybee: do you think the nylon is still as beautiful? I am willing to pay more if the silk would be a big difference…Cost is not as much my concern as the quality and look of the veil, even though I will take it off after we cut the cake…
Post # 13
@kitzy: I agree. Save your money here and splurge elsewhere.
Post # 14
I have a french silk tulle veil and it was worth the splurge to me. Do you like the crystals? I would never recommend putting anything on a silk veil, it will run. They usually leave them as raw edge because the silk cannot hold up to sewing.
If you just want a simple elegant veil, than I say go for the silk. IMO totally worth a splurge!
Post # 15
I would just keep the nylon veil you have.. no one can really tell the difference.
Post # 16
Personally I would keep the nylon. Your veil isn’t going to be on that long anyway. They both look nice but I do like the nylon one little better.