Post # 1
Hey ladies, I’m looking for some help.
When I bought my dress I tried it on with a cathedral length tulle veil, and was in love with it but couldn’t afford it at the time.
So now I’m looking for suggestions! I know I want tulle (not lace), and I want a long veil. My issue is that most affordable ones don’t seem to be wide enough to cover my shoulders, which is what I want for in the church.
If anyone has pictures of them in their veils they can share for inspiration that would be amazing!
Post # 2
My advice is to look outside of bridal shops for veils. Ebay, Etsy, etc. offer cheap veils, and often you can get them custom-made to whatever length and size you want. I got mine custom-made from Jasmine’s in China. I was being quoted $1000+ for something similar at bridal stores in the States (lace mantilla cathedral-length veil), and it ended up costing a grand total of $80. Bridal stores really rip you off on the accessories.
Post # 3
lightinthebox.com, jjshouse.com, etsy.com
I haven’t bought my veil yet, but last time I was at the bridal shop, I tried on a very plain cathedral veil, and it was $400! I am trying to avoid that, seeing as I will only be wearing it for the ceremony (25 minutes) and some photos. The sites above have amazing prices. Also when looking, search “extra wide cathedral veil” if you want to ensure it will cover your shoulders- I too hate those tiny narrow ones! Good luck- if you find a winner, definitely post 😉 We’re getting married around the same time, and I am looking for a similar style!
Post # 4
Etsy. Etsy. Etsy. Make sure it’s bridal illusion tulle and you need is 108″ wide….plenty wide enough to cover the shoulders.
Post # 5
I just got my veil on Etsy from this shop and she can do custom lengths and widths as well: https://www.etsy.com/shop/abusymother?section_id=6491885&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2
lightinthebox.com is another great place. Here’s a Cathedral length that looks like it’ll cover your shoulders: http://www.lightinthebox.com/one-tier-cathedral-wedding-veil_p828547.html
Post # 6
Agree with PPs, I got accessories from lightinthebox and ebay, MUCH cheaper!!
If you feel crafty, you could make a tulle veil. 🙂
Post # 8
I got my veil through Simply Bridal. It isn’t the best quality ever, but I’m satisfied and saved a boatload over buying from a boutique. It does have lace, but maybe there is a plain one with a similar cut. I also wanted a bit more coverage for the church. It isn’t draped properly in the back here, but you can see how it falls around the shoulders.
Post # 10
I had to make one to get what I wanted so I actually bought mine on amazon for $11.00 and purchased lace from etsy, so mine was plain to start with. at the point in the pic it was falling out since I did not pin it in. 🙁 it was the perfect length though.
Post # 11
HuaYang Soft Tulle Single Layer Wedding Cathedral Long Bridal Veil Mantilla https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E94ZN2S/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_cLO0tb1PQH3P4826. You cant even see the lace I put on mine in my pic. Lol. Here is the link for the one I bought. It was among a few I purchased cheaply to see whay size I want. I was so surprised by the quality for the price I didnt buy another one.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2015 - Drury Lane
Etsy for SURE!!!! I wanted a long veil but it was $200 at the bridal shop and I plan on taking it off after the ceremony. I’m not going to spend $200 on something I’m only going to wear for an hour! I ordered my veil from Etsy shop abusymother. She does all lengths from blusher to cathedral and will personalize the width to whatever you want. I chose a floor-length light ivory veil and it was $45. MUCH better than the bridal shop!
Post # 13
Have you looked into having your veil custom made? Occansey Veils and Veils by Roxanne both have websites where you can select the legth, fullness, and edging. An extra full, raw edge cathedral length veil starts at $67 on Occansey.
Also, I’m having my veil custom made by Candi Merle of Crowning Glory Designs. If you read her reviews on Yelp, Project Wedding, etc. you’ll see that virtually every customer raves about how beautiful and inexpensive her veils are. She’s based out of Brea, CA but she takes requests via email from brides who aren’t local (this is what I did). You can find her email address on her Wedding Wire profile if you’re interested. I must warn you that today is the last day to put in an order she returns from vacation until August 20th, if you’re on a time crunch. I think she has a turn around time of about 2 weeks.
Post # 14
If all you want is raw tulle with no edging, that should be easy peasy to make! If you’re not crafty yourself, you could still go to a fabric store and pick out a fabric you like, pick up a comb at Michaels, and take it to a seamstress. It would take them very little time, basically all they need to do is cut the end into a circular shape and then attach the other end to the comb.