Veil Dilemma – Etsy vs. Bridal Store (that ol’ chestnut)

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

$199 is way too much to pay for a fingertip veil……you can absolutely get the same quality veil on etsy as you can in the bridal salons. Look for veils that say they are made from bridal illusion tulle – and you can ask for a sample of the tulle they use. Look at the store’s feedback, especially if they mention how soft it is.

Hope this helps.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

Vsmart:  I went through the same delimma. Didn’t think I cared about the veil…until I tried on a $1200 cathedral veil at the salon. Well that was not happening, but then I found one I loved even more at the salon that was $600. Still WAY more than I wanted to spend. I ordered a couple from Etsy, but they just didn’t hold a candle to the one I loved so I returned them. I ended up buying the bridal salon veil, but paid $450 due to a credit we had with the salon and an extra percentage off because I bought my gown there. It was still way more than I wanted to spend, but I don’t regret it. The veil I ultimately ended up with was very unique, so I think that is why the other ones didn’t do it for me. If you are looking for something that can easily be found on Etsy or Ebay, go for it, but if there’s something specific you have in mind, you might find you want the real thing!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Just read a lot of reviews – I got my veil off etsy and I am thrilled with it. It wasn’t super cheap, but was just under 100 and is chapel length. Also, the vendor sent me samples of the tulle she used so I could check colors and see them with my dress. I wanted raw edge though – I’d be careful with anything more complicated than that.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Try the website occansey designs. They’ve been in business forever and have really great customer service- you can probably get the veil you want for $70 from them, and they’ll send you tulle samples so you can check the color against your dress. I really liked them but ended up DIYing my veil.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

CaroBee:  What was the name of your etsy seller?  I’m also looking for a raw edge chapel length veil.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

Vsmart:  Sorry, I was asking CaroBee who she purchased hers from.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I love my veil.  It is Illusion Bridal.  It is carried in some bridal salons, but other bridal places sell it.  I bought my mine from a wedding chair/table/place setting rental place for 35 dollars (it sounds somewhat similar to the one you want).  I would look and see if there somewhere near you that sells them, because the prices are awesome.  I’ve heard good things with etsy too, just have no experience with them.  Definitely don’t buy the salon veils- they are way over priced and the quality is really no better.  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

dancindavinci:  SimpyBlueBridal – she was AMAZING and so helpful!

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Search illusion veil on Ebay. There are at least five veils listed and you can get one at a huge discount 🙂

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