Post # 1
I have absolutely fallen in love with Christina Garcia’s elaborate edge veils, particularly “The Met” veil. The only problem is… they are so expensive! I spent quite a bit more on my dress than I had wanted to (2500ish), and I just don’t think I can justify spending that much on a veil.
I found someone on etsy and told them I wanted a Christina Garcia inspired veil, and they sent me the pictures below of “lace” trim. The only thing is, I don’t think lace will match my dress, which is why I loved C.G.’s veils. They are floral embroidery and I think they would look nice. I am not so sure of this lace with my dress.
What do you all think?
Post # 3
Oh I forgot to mention, I was thinking of asking them to trim off the thicker part at the edge to make it more delicate… that is another option.
Post # 4
That veil is beautiful! I think it’s ok if it is lacy, it’ll still look pretty with your dress.
I admit it, I spent a lot on my veil. I know a lot of people say that they’ll only wear it for a few hours (if that) so it doesn’t make sense to spend a lot, but you’re wearing during the most important part of the day, so for me it was worth it.
Post # 5
Maybe try Etsy Alchemy? You can specify what you want to pay and exactly what you are looking for, with pictures included. Maybe someone can make what you want for cheaper.
I tend to not think that expensive veils are worth it but everyone has different priorities.
Post # 6
@artbee: That makes me feel a little better… I also am sort of looking at the expense as an investment. It could be something that I pass down to my (future) daughter one day.
@sapphirebride: Thanks for that suggestion. I did try it out but was having some tech glitches. It kept telling me to enter a city, when I had already done that. That is when I searched and contacted this vendor, who seems to have already done work that I like.
I guess another problem with ordering a Christina Garcia veil is that it would be coming from Vancouver with my aunt. I would not be able to try one on with my dress before purchasing it, as there are no salons that carry samples even close to me.
Post # 7
i can’t really see the detailing on your dress. if you’re worried about clashing, why not try a raw edge veil? i think the etsy veil would be really pretty with the thicker edge removed though.
Post # 8
I had a lace veil with a kinda similar dress. I was really worried about them not working together but I ended up really loving the way they complimented each other. Mine was a really elaborate antique lace veil so it didn’t even perfectly match the color of my dress. That also worked out fine since it just made the details of the lace stand out more and didn’t have the color clash effect that I was worried about.
Post # 9
I think if you love it and can find room if it in the budget, you should go for it! Who cares if it is anyone else’s favorite look or if they agree with how you spent the money. The day is for you and your hubby and you shoudl od what makes you happy!