Post # 1
i have been looking for THE veil for a long time now. then i came across this one!!
it’s just what i have been looking for: a cathedral length mantilla veil with flower appliques and embroideries……..!! so, what am i whining about?! the PRICE!! it’s $330 (with one minor customization).
i do have the money, ii got some monetary gifts as my masters degree graduation gift. i also do plan on selling the veil and my dress after the wedding. but i just don’t knwo whether it’s crazy to spend $350 on something i’d only wear for less than 40 minutes because i for sure won’t be able to recoup $350… but i just LOVE it.. it’s so sheer looking and so romantic!
please help me……….!!!
Post # 3
Buy it! It’s your wedding, and you only live once! You’ll get some $$ back when you re-sell, so I say go for it!
Post # 4
I loved my mantilla veil more than anything else in my wedding so I wanna say go for it…However that one seems overpriced. Have you looked at etsy or other custom veil makers? Mine was $250 with 3-inch chantilly lace surrounding the entire veil.
Post # 5
I overspent on my veil so if you do get it, we can commiserate together (when not bouncing up and down with glee). 🙂
However, it might be worth showing the picture to the folk at occanseydesigns.com — they may be able to custom-make a similar version for you for a lower price.
Post # 6
think about how awesome it will look in pictures!! i think that veil is just so perfectly delicate and beautiful and is the best compliment to any dress (i sound like a car salesman now dont i? o.O)
i mean, yeah, maybe you do only wear it for 40 minutes, but the pictures are forever and you will not regret it (at least I know I wouldn’t hehe)
Post # 7
Is it silk? If so, that’s a really awesome price. If not, go to etsy and put in an alchemy request…someone could definitely make you a nylon one for much cheaper!
Post # 8
@meliss, i found a veil maker in NY who can make a lace-edge mantilla veil for $100 (shipping included). the quality of the lace obviously isn’t as nice as the one you have, but the “look” of the lace is nice cuz it’s thinner, so looks more sheer. i was going to order that one until i found this one. i actually prefer the embroidery+applique over lace-edge, because embroidery+applique give the veil a more sheer look. (yeah, i’m addicted to a sheer look veil……….)
@cliffette, i actually emailed it to a veil maker in NY who’s prices are comparable to that of Occansey, and the NYã€€lady quoted me $300 for appliques only (no embroidery)! but thanks for reminding me about Occansey, i will email them right NOW!
@baybejen, LOL, you are so funny! you sound way more sincere than a car sales though 😀
Post # 9
btw, i was told by 2 different veil makers that having appliques and embroideries on a veil requires more work (thus, time) than having a lace edge. the reason is that, with appliques, they’ll have to sew each applique on one by one, but with a lace edge, they only need to sew the whole thing on all at once.
so i guess i cant really compare the price of a lace-edge mantilla veil to that of this embroidery+applique mantilla veil..
Post # 10
that. is. stunning.
I say go for it. when it comes to me and wedding attire, i just buy it because I’m only doing this once. I want everything to be perfect and I don’t want any woulda, shouldas haunting me haha. If your planning on selling it after you can make some of that $ back after the wedding.
Post # 11
Being a fellow expensive veil-indulger, I say go for it! I felt bad about adding an extra 25% on top of the cost of my dress, but having just got my bridal portraits back…it was so worth it! The dramatic veil just really makes the outfit AMAZING! I love my dress more with the veil on.
The one you’ve got in the pic is gorgeous. I’d be afraid of looking back at photos if I got a similar veil and regret not going for THE one…but years down the road, you’re probably not going to miss the few hundred dollars. Especially if you can create a heirloom (or sell it if you’re not the sentimental type).
Post # 12
I think you should go for it! You will never be able to wear a veil again in your entire life so you might as well love it. And $350 really isn’t that bad in the large cost of weddings.
Post # 13
Oh I totally get it, in fact I voted for the sheer veil in your poll 🙂 What I was just trying to say was there are not many appliques on that veil, so the material cost can’t be that much; and you should be able to get it made somewhere for much less than that if you’re concerned about the price. On the mantillas it’s the cost of several yards of lace that drive the price up.
I had researched veils sooo much (in fact I have some pics saved with that exact girl so probably from the same website) . I also communicated for while with this lady in Brea from Crowning Glory Designs. I didn’t go with her in the end because I found something else I liked more, but she has great reviews on Project Wedding. This was a sample veil she had sent me and quoted me about $350. Has a lote more ornate appliques so I’m guessing she would charge a lot less for what you want. She also could do a cathedral lace mantilla for as low as $60 depending on lace.
However, after writing all this, if I were you, I would totally buy the veil I want! If you have the money and tired of looking around, just do it! Especially since you’re only 4 weeks away.
Post # 14
Have you tried this veil on with your dress yet? A veil can be beautiful but the look with your dress can change it. If that makes sense?
Is it a exclusive boutique design? Or can you try looking at online retailers for a cheaper price?
I was able to find the veil I tried on at a salon for half the price online.
Post # 15
I’m an enzoani cambridge bride too! although my dress wont be in the shop til end of september -did you not get the detachable train with it which attaches on the back – it has lots of lovely lace applique on it…
couldnt you use it to make a veil out of it? i think another enzoani cheyenne bride did on here
i’m personnaly using it to attach to the dress but if you wanted a veil couldnt you use it?
Post # 16
What a stunning veil! I custom ordered a catherderal veil and it was over $300 as well and I love it! If you’ve got the mone I’d say go for it!