To veil, or not to veil

posted 2 years ago in Accessories
Post # 5
7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Why not either make your own, or buy one from an online place like Jasmine’s Bridal shop for a fraction of that price?

I did… best decision ever!

Post # 6
48 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

I totally get not paying 150+ dollars for something you’ll only wear once, but you may be able to find a good deal with enough research or with the sales they have at the larger chain stores. Also, when is the next time you’ll be able to wear a veil/headpiece? 🙂

Post # 7
4673 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I didn’t wear a veil.  It just wasn’t me.  I had never really envisioned myself in a veil.  Instead, I wore a wreath with fake flowers and buds.  I was far more excited about that than I was about a veil.  Try to put your ideas about money, and what your family wants aside, and decide what you want.  

Post # 8
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

How about borrowing your mum’s veil? 

Then it’s free, your mum gets her request, and it’s also something heirloom.

Post # 9
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Buy an elbow length veil from etsy or another place online.  There are a lot of great quality ones you can get for 50 bucks or under.  I was kind of indecisive about the veil too.  I do think veils are beautiful, but I didn’t like the price tag at the salons, and I’m not really a traditional bride.  I bought one for 35 bucks, and it is beautiful, but I’m only wearing it in the church.  I love the veil, but I love the back of my dress too, so the veil in all my pictures is too much for me, and I don’t feel bad about just wearing it for an hour when I’m only paying 35 bucks.  

Also, if you at all crafty you could consider making a veil.  Tulle is a really inexpensive fabric and there are lots of tutorials online- they are pretty simple to make

Post # 11
760 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

I got a $15 one on eBay. My mom decorated it . . . I’d always thought I wouldn’t want a veil . . . During our hand fasting a breeze came up behind me and I heard people gasp . . . at the time I thought it was because the breeze felt good (it felt amazing to me, at least), but I heard later it was because the breeze blew my veil around my shoulders and wrapped me in it. There’s a beautiful picture of it I’ll post later.

Post # 12
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I have had the EXACT same problem. My mom is dead set on me having a veil because it is tradition. I would rather not have one, but didn’t mind getting one until I found one and is was $150 dollars 🙁


I have asked around to my friends that have recently gotten married and one of my bests said I can borrow hers! It works perfectly, makes mom happy and saves money! 

I have also been looking on etsy alot for veils — there are ones very similar to the one I picked for $40-50

Post # 13
5 posts

I didn’t think I wanted a veil until I found the perfect one Friday. We went to make a payment on my dress and they were having a sale. I got a $180 dress for $50 and I absolutely love it!!

Post # 14
93 posts
Worker bee

I second the PPs, check ebay and etsy or if you are creative you could go to Michaels, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby or another craft store and make your own for a fraction of the cost. 

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