Post # 1
So, I have kind of a random question. When I went dress shopping, I found the type of veil I liked but even at a sample shop it was $200. When I saw them, I literally said “I could totally make that”. Since in actuality I probably couldn’t make it cuz I’m not that crafty, I thought I’d look on Etsy. I found a ton of veils for about $30.
So my question is…is there a difference when it comes to veil quality beyond the quality of fabric? I just can’t justify spending that much more for a square yard of fabric. Thoughts?
Post # 3
i swear veils are just a circular piece of tulle. i bought a $30 veil and it worked just fine! i really don’t think that you can tell the quality in a a veil except for how it’s bound at the top. mine was bound to a plastic comb but you can’t see it because it hides in your hair. save your money!
Post # 4
I don’t think there’s a difference in the quality of fabric either. Bridal illusion is basically the same thing at whatever price point. Real silk is very expensive and not that common. Those $300 veils are often bridal illusion. I plan on buying mine on eBay. My sister in law made hers for about $9 and nobody would know the difference if she spent $200. Afterwards she gave it to her neices to play dress up. I say buy a cheap veil and nice shoes.
Post # 5
Nope, no difference. Bridal stores typically mark them up like 500%, they probably make more money on accessories than dresses.
Post # 6
I got my french silk tulle veil for a fraction that I could find it anywhere else at glamgal.com. She is great and can custom anything you want. I got all my hair jewelry from her also and it is so much better than I expected. I had been looking for a particular style of veil, a french silk tulle drop veil, and she was the only one who could get me exactly what I wanted and I spend over a month calling, emailing, and online searching for what I wanted. If you don’t see what you want, tell her and she can prob do it for you.
Post # 7
some veils are made of silk, but not at the $200 price point so the fabrics would be the same. go for the etsy veil — you’re only going to be wearing it for an hour!
Post # 8
I bought my veil on ebay. The only difference I notice is the comb is plastic…But like someone else said, you won’t see the comb anyway.
Post # 9
It always does depend on what type of veil you want – a veil with lace will probably cost more (although there too it depends on the quality of the lace). If you’re looking for something simple, I’d say to go for the 30 dollar one! I am totally sure no one will tell the difference
Post # 10
i totally got a $30 veil from etsy and it was perfect..
Post # 11
Agreed! I got my veil on etsy for $16 (birdcage) and it fit/flattered better than any I tried on in stores for $200+
Post # 12
I got mine at a re-sale shop for $60 and it has crystals sown on it. I would look at the re-sale shops. You probably know someone that could make a veil for you, if you feel that you can’t do it. Etsy is a great place too. I bought my birdcage veil there. For $6 I got a yard of Russian netting, I’m going to sew it onto some combs.
Post # 13
i obught a $30 dollar veil and love it! just as much as the $200 dollar ones in the bridal shops….i mean im only wearing it for the ceremony anyway- no need to spend the extra bucks
Post # 14
I found one I loved where I bought my dress and it was $365. I ended up buying one one Etsy from the veil lady for $35 and it looked fantastic. Go for it!
Post # 15
I had a $200 veil and I really wish that I had just gone with a much cheaper one. I only wore the veil for like 4 pics and the ceremony so probably a total of 30 minutes and then I left it in the bus my bm’s and I rode to the ceremony in. =( I didn’t want a veil and only got one because my mom insisted I did and I still feel guilty about forgetting it in the bus because of how much it cost.
Post # 16
I got my veil on Etsy – the seller was brendasbridalveils, and she had a great selection!