Post # 1
I bought a Vera Wang dress as a sample and I totally love it. I still went over budget (clearly) for my dress so I tried to be economical and buy a veil at a nearby fabric store that was plain tulle chapel length for $50. I tried it on this weekend and it looked terrible. It just gathered behind me and didn’t have that poof and dreaminess that I think a veil should have. I have tried on the plain tulle Vera Wang veil ($400…crazy, I know) and it is beautiful. I am torn between giving in and buying a Vera Wang veil…which is beautiful but over my budget again or trying to find a veil somewhere else. Do any of you have suggestions for discount designer veils? Or stores where you had luck buying a veil that looked pretty? I want a plain ivory tulle veil or the veil that was designed for my dress with the lace trim.
With this economy, it makes me feel so terrible to go over budget but I also want my wedding dress to be perfect. My fiance is supportive since I have been under budget in other areas but since I have been over budget in other areas as well I am struggling with the decision.
Post # 3
My chapel lenght veil is going to be $60
Post # 4
You don’t have to spend $400 to get a beautiful veil that you will love. I personally would not recommend buying one online unless you are certain that you can get a full refund if you do not like it once you receive it. I would go to different bridal salons and try on different veils, you may actually find that you don’t want the style you think you do. If you don’t find anything, then maybe consider buying the VW, but I would certainly consider other options first.
Post # 5
Def suggest you shop around. The one you bought may be terrible but you should be able to find something in the middle. Or you could try on a few designer ones, find some you like and then try to buy one second hand. Just make sure you know what you want. I used to work at a consignment formals shop and we always had great veils for way under the regular price. Are there possibly any such shops in your region?
Post # 6
I second occansey. I got mine there for 50.00, but it wasn’t chapel length it was cathedral.