Veils, veils, veils… Advice & Input!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

This is very timely for me.

I tried a veil on when I purchased my dress but did not want to spend 200 on a veil when I wasn’t even sure at the time I wanted to wear one.

a few months ago I purchased a $25 veil online from eBay. It is fine but my mom was convinced it was too dark. I had ordered ivory as my dress was ivory. I agree with you though, there are only so many veil options.

Last weekend we stopped in a second hand wedding store and found a beautiful ivory veil. The shop keeper offered to hold it for us so I could  bring my dress in to try it on with the veil as my mom was still concerned that it was too yellow.

we went back yesterday with the dress…it matched perfectly. We also tried on a white veil and saw how it was the wrong color for the dress.

So ultimately, my advice is that you should try a few on to see what you like, then can find something similar online. 

BTW, the veil was 85, and I ended up also purchasing a 100 hair vine that I fell in love with. also, since my veil is a 2 tier veil, i am now going to have the blusher over my face when I walk down the aisle and have it lifted when my mom gives me away…I had never even considered that but when I started crying just trying it, knew I loved the idea. The older lady in the shop was a great source of options and ideas On everything! I’m so thankful we went there! 

Post # 3
12 posts

Luckily my mother-in-law has given me her veil from her wedding 27 years ago. It’s identical to the veil I tried on in a store and fell in love with. And with it being a cathedral length it’s saved me £225!!! Maybe one of your family members can give you one or help? 

Post # 4
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I also ummed and aahed about a veil. I loved the veil I tried on when I bought my dress, but couldnt see the point soending 300 euro on it. It looked really simple to make if I could get the raw materials. 

Its true there isnt really veil designers, though it all depends on what youre really looking for. A simple raw or pencil edge veil isnt that difficult to make, so its more something I would find on etsy (which by the way there are lots on there). It would be the more intricate designs with lace appliques that would be special designer necessary, but even then knowing how to makea veil and how to apply kace Iis enough for anyone to do it. 

Ultimately I ended uo just getting one online at a bridal accessories store,  my dress is satin modified aline with a 5 foot train. The veil I got is pencil edge ankle length. It is a big ovak shape, and while I thought I initially wanted a more rectangke shape where the veil kind of just all goes to the end, the oval shaoe kind of makes it more full in the edge, I added some beading to the comb and also some very small clear, but pearled beads around the edge (similar to the one I tried on when buying the dress). My wedding is outside at the beach so I figured the beads would catch the light a bit. 

If youre looking for something custom, I would recommend trying etsy and getting one custom made from one of the vendors. But you should definately know what you want first. Like how do you want it to fall, how full at the comb, the part that goes over y8ur face or not, etc. I checked up your dress and a elbow or fingertip would look great. 

Post # 5
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I actually just posted a review yesterday: I love my veil. It’s a cathedral length drop veil with lace trim on the back. If you decide to go with a veil (and I don’t have any knowledge re: lace vs rhinestone embellishment) I would highly recommend buying one from Her site is a little outdated in layout and therefore a little hard to navigate but she does great work and the prices are great. If you need ideas, The Knot has a veil gallery:


My veil (which I’ll be wearing with an A-line dress):

Post # 6
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I repurposed my mother’s veil. She had a cathedral length veil attached to a hat. Over 30 years later, the veil was now dirty and had a few holes. All I did was unstitch it from the hat, wash it (oxiclean), tea-dye it, and trim it into a smaller circle. I wore it as a drop veil. She had a comb inside the hat, so I took the comb off the hat and stitched it into the middle of the circle without gathering the tulle (a lot of drop veils are held with hat pins, but I thought the comb was less obvious.

I am NOT crafty, and it was pretty easy and painless. Plus, it was hugely sentimental for me. And much cheaper. Otherwise, I probably would have brought tulle and done it myself. Plain veils aren’t that complicated.

It looks like Jessica wore a drop veil, too! I think that type of veil would look gorgeous with your dress. Wear what you want to wear. And (I personally think) they are so elegant and romantic.

Post # 7
5 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

Veil shopping was a nightmare… and trying to find one online that I liked well enough to not see in person did not go well. I ended up finding a veil at the bridal shop where I purchased my dress. They were having an accessory sale so they took twenty percent off the price. My dress is more fit and flare than a-line but I went for a long cathedral length veil and absolutely loved it!

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