Veils…why are they sooo expensive!

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
Member
697 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@haker4:  +100. Mine is $450 – it’s chapel-length tulle with silk satin edging. I don’t get it, either.

Post # 4
Member
10986 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@haker4:  

They certainly can be expensive. My cathedral-length, raw-edged veil did not even have any lace, but it did have some scattered Swarovski crystals. It was $500. At least one bees paid $800+ for hers. However there also are many bees who have purchased beautiful veils from pre-owned sites, etsy, or ebay, or who have DIYd their own veils. There definitely are options.

Post # 5
Member
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Brielle:  That was probably me– my veil was around $850. The easing matches my dress though and I couldn’t say no. 

Post # 9
Member
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@haker4:  No problem. I try and recommend her to everyone because she was so kind and I was so happy with mine. Mine was similar to this one, cept no blusher and I picked out an alecon lace instead. 🙂

 Ivory  2 Tier Cathedral length 110" custom made  Wedding bridal Veil plain lace bottom & edge trim pencil edge

Post # 10
Hostess
10856 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@haker4: That does sound expensive I think my cathedral veil was no more than £200 but I don’t know what that is in $

Post # 13
Member
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@haker4:  Bridal things are EXTREMELY marked up and that lady is full of crap if she says the lace makes it that expensive. Yeah right! I’ll tell you (even though this may not be what you want to do) my mom made my veil the night before my wedding because I was not beat for spending what these bridal places charge for some tulle on a hair clip. The one I liked at the store (elbow length) was almost $200…the one my mom made cost $3! See what I mean when I say they mark them up like crazy? Yeah girl, not worth it in my opinion. 

Post # 14
Member
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I got a plain one from etsy for like 30 bucks and sewed on the comb myself.  No one could tell!  The one I was originally going to buy was about 850.  I couldn’t stomach spending that much.

Post # 15
Member
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@haker4:  You could always hire a seamstress to make one!

The materials are reasonably cheap if you can find someone to put them together!

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