Quality of Online veils? Any bees wear a budget veil with a designer dress?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 4
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Helper bee

I’d look around etsy. The have great veil sellers

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I bought tulle from a fabric store for $15 and had my aunt who did my alterations make a simple one.  I thought it looked nice.  Simple no beading but fluffy and perfect.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@hm_bride:  

I splurged on my dress as well, and I didn’t want to spend a ton more money on my veil since i don’t plan on wearing it very long anyways. I just ordered my veil from http://simpleveil.com and I can’t rave about them enough. They’re reasonable, fast, and good quality! All of the veils are made to order and you can design them yourself or choose from their selection. I found them through stylemepretty.com 🙂

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I got mine for $20 from eBay. It looks very good with my Allure dress, if I do say so myself. Yes, different kinds of tulle may look and feel different, but at the end of the day, I have some tulle of the length I like with a beaded edge and it makes me look bridal.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I spent $7 on mine from ebay. It was just a super basic two layer one…

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My sister had a $5000 Eve of Milady gown and a $20 veil. She looked stunning, and no one was the wiser.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Mine was $12 with shipping through Ebay.  I absolutely love it.  It is beautiful with my designer Mon Cheri dress.  The pearls and beading appear to be hand sewn and very delicate.  Since I only have to wear it once, I am not too concerned about the delicate hand stitching.  It is very delicate.  No one that has seen it can believe that it was ony $12.  I refused to pay a ton of money for a piece of tulle…

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Tulle is tulle is tulle is tulle, except when you want silk tulle, which is an entirely different fabric entirely.

There IS a different between regular tulle and bridal illusion tulle – regular tulle (also labeled “tulle” at the fabric store) is starched more than bridal illusion, giving it a slightly stiffer appearance. Either will work, but bridal illusion looks softer. If you get a veil and it’s too stiff, you can remove/lessen the stifness by steaming it with a steamer or in the bathroom while you shower.

Unless you want lace (which you don’t), there wouldn’t be anything different between a simple cut edge veil from occasney design or a bridal shop or a design house.

I ordered samples from occansey designs before I decided to DIY my veil and the fabric samples are the exact same quality as the samples I got from my bridal shop.

 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I bought my veil for $20 on eBay, and wound up wearing a $130 bridal shop veil.

The quality difference was night and day.

I’d find a US-based Etsy seller (more likely to use quality materials), or you could buy the tulle and have a seamstress make it! Which should be very cheap.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I made my daughters sherbet colored veil for less than $10 to wear with her Lazaro gown.  It makes me laugh every time I think about it.  And I tell myself I can deduct extra $$$ from the cost of the dress because I saved so much by DIY.  Only 6 days to go!!

 

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Mine was super basic. It was a midlength one tier veil that I got off etsy for $50. My dress was a Theia Couture, which is designer, but I got it for really cheap on ebay brand new.

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