- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
Hi ladies! I’m wearing my mom’s cathedral length veil for our ceremony (it’s gorgeous) and a few pictures, but there’s no way I’m going to be able to deal with it all night at the reception. So, I’m planning on switching to a birdcage veil and I am in love with the one pictured below. As in, I hunted down the bride who’s picture it is and e-mailed her to find out where she bought it. It turns out she made it, and would usually be willing to make me one like it but a)is in the middle of a cross country move and b)isn’t really sure how she got it to do the cool dip/curve across the front of her face, which is really my favorite part of the whole thing. I haven’t seen anything like this for sale anywhere, and I even posted a request on Alchemy. I got lots of responses, but nobody had any previous work similar to what I’m looking for, so I’m hesitant about going that route. I know a ton of people make their own birdcage veils, so I’m wondering if I should go that route, but at less than 6 weeks til the big day, I’m worried about wasting time and ending up with a lame veil and not enough time to buy another one.
Basically, my question is should I buy it or DIY it? If you think I should buy it, do you know any stores that sell veils like this, or etsy sellers you recommend? If you think I should DIY it, any tips on how to make it do the curve thing and where to buy Russian netting (either online or in Chicago or DC)? Thanks bees!