Post # 1
If you read my previous veil post you’ll know that I’m not a huge fan of them. However, I have decided to wear one for our ceremony to make my mom happy. With that said, I pretty much refuse to spend much money on it so I’m thinking about DIYing one. I know there have been threads on this before but I’d like some fresh input.
What was your experience like? Was it easy peasy or more of a challenge than you thought it would be?
Post a picture if you have one handy! 🙂
Post # 3
WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH CAITMARAE??
🙂 (I couldn’t resist… come ON… you posted something with DIY in the title!) 🙂
Post # 4
I did mine for $2, easy! You can do it and you really don’t need to attach it to a comb, simple hairpins work just as well.
Post # 5
My mom made mine. It cost about $50.
Post # 6
They are much easier than they may look =) The tulle to buy is extremely inexpensive so even if you want to just buy a few yards to try it out you wouldn’t take a huge hit on budget if you ended up not liking your finished product.
Post # 7
Haha, you crack me up. I’m a DIY machine! I’m totally loving all the personal (read: CHEAP) touches that I’m adding to our wedding. Hmm… I wonder what else I can DIY?!
That’s gorgeous. Ones that look just like that are being sold online for HUNDREDS!
$2?! SOLD! I guess I know what I’ll be doing this weekend. =)
Post # 8
I tried DIYing one and it was harder than I thought. Bought one on ebay for 15 bucks and called it a day 🙂
Post # 9
I was also apathetic towards veils and was determined not to spend an arm and a leg on a piece of tulle. The hardest part for me was getting the shape that I wanted. . . I knew how I wanted it to end up, I just wasn’t 100% sure how to get there. I bought more tulle than I would need and started with way too big of a circle (knew that was the basic shape, though I ended up with an oval) and fiddled with cutting bits off until it was the size I wanted.
I loved how it turned out, but was shocked at how many compliments I got. Definitely worth the 20$ and hour of work. Definitely an easy peasey project.
Post # 10
I bought 2 yards of tulle the widest they had, with a fabric tape measure I measured how long I wanted it. I wanted a simple drop veil which is just a big circle so I measured from where I wanted it to hit in the front, over my head, and down til where I wanted it to hit in the back. I cut that much fabric out and folded it in half, in half again, and again and pinned it. Then you use your second grade cutting skills and cut the edge to make it a circle or oblong in my case.
On my wedding day, I just laid it over my head until it looked right and stuck the pins in myself. These were the pins I used
You can also use a pretty broach or fancy hair come to hold it like these
My mom used to make wedding dresses and veils, if you need any help pm me and I will send you my IM info or phone number.
Post # 11
I have kick the ball around about diy my own veil too. I have a champagne dress and well there are not a lot of champagne veils. I found a youtube clip that showed how to do it!
she has 3 of them total….it was the only one that really it seem easy and clear to follow the instruction!
hope this helps!
Post # 12
I haven’t attempted it yet but here is a link with directions.
It looks simple enough!
Post # 13
My mom made mine and she said it was pretty straightforward, the hardest part was attaching it to the comb. If you really want to see, there’s pics in my recap post. I definitely recommend making your own though, the bridal stores don’t deserve those ridiculous prices for such a simple thing.