Post # 1
I don’t understand it, what makes designer veils so freaking special??? I mean, if it is hand embroidered or hand painted silk, then yeah sure I understand (somewhat)…. but I see these raw cut or pencil edge veils by peter langner or anne barge or lazaro going for $1000+ ?! Are these all silk veils handmade by elves and spun by fairies in Neverland?
I’m not sure, but what I understand most of these aren’t even silk right? Most are bridal illusion? Can someone explain to me this phenomenon please and clarify which designer veils are silk and WHY they’re still three to five times as expensive as other silk or bridal illusion veils?
Post # 3
I didn’t even consider the more expensive ones, the quality of the weave is more delicate and “tighter” than the cheaper ones. I got one from Etsy for less than $40.
Post # 4
@PMSJL: Oh ok, that makes sense, I also got one from etsy but it’s a phenomenon I just don’t understand!
Post # 5
You’re paying a markup and for the name. The only time this is somewhat justified is when you have 100% silk tulle. Wholesale the fabric runs around $100/yd and silk tulle is just all-around a pain in the butt to work with, so you’re paying more. Most high-end designers do use silk tulle. If you’re just interested in a no nonsense veil without embellishments, you’re better off just paying the $1/yd for bridal illusion and making it yourself.
Post # 6
I don’t understand why veils in general are so expensive. I went to a little home town bridal salon and her veils were still $75-100 for a piece of tulle. Really? I know you can make your own pretty inexpensively, but I guess you are paying for someone else to do it otherwise. Sigh. I opted for no veil because I thought it was a waste of money (no offense to those who chose one).