Post # 1
Did anyone buy matching lace from their dress to use on their veil, bolero or other accessories? Was it difficult to negotiate that with the bridal shop?
I want to buy some edging lace for my veil; I know about how much I will need and thought it would be neat if the lace was the same that was used on the dress.
Post # 3
FYI, the bridal shop I bought my dress from was very easy to work with. Unfortunately the designer is very, very proud of their lace and wants over $60/yard for it (this includes the discount I get through the salon). Since the cost for the amount I want would be close to what half my dress costs, I decided to take the crazy down a notch and use a different Alencon lace (I’ve found galloon lace that I like, which I can split apart and use both sides, for ~$45/yard. So I’ll need half the length and it’s cheaper too!) for my veil.
Post # 4
@Anise: ooo it sounds beautiful! I’m a sucker for alencon lace
Post # 5
This is the lace I’m thinking about using. The two sides aren’t the same (the roses face different directions), so I think I would have them face one direction on the left side of the veil and the other direction on the right side. There’s also a coordinating Alencon lace fabric that I was thinking about getting a bit of (like a 1/4 yard) and cut out motifs to put on the veil as well. Maybe that’s a little too ambitious though!
Post # 6
We too had a hard time getting lace from the designer of my nieces’s dress to make her bridal fascinator. It was over 70 a yard! But anyway we found some very similar lace and didnt pay much for it (and no-one could even tell it wasn’t the same lace) at MayArts.com