Post # 1
I don’t understand the incredible variety of pricing for veils– I am looking for a very simple cathedral length veil with no crystals or edging. But, the prices I’ve seen online vary from $15 to over $100!
For those of you that have your veil, do you know what makes one veil better than the other? Is the actual veil material nicer? What am I missing?
Any input would be helpful.
Post # 3
I think tulle..is tulle..is tulle. The cost difference I see is mainly because of any additions to the veil and the length of fabric. I just ordered my veil from http://www.wedding-veil.com and they were the best hands down both in price and customer service. I worked one on one with a customer service rep (Sherry) via email. Sent Sherry a picture of my gown and she gave her opinion about what the best edging color could be. You can order free samples/swatches on their website as well. My veil is the two-tier, 30″/72″ x 50 (floor length) with beige edging. To get just the veil was around $37 but the custom edging brought it to $60. Not bad for a double floor length veil.
Post # 4
That’s very helpful– thanks!
Post # 5
I agree with GraySquirrelisBest. I bought my veil online through an Etsy seller (MARISOLAPARICIO) and I just wanted a plain fingertip length veil with no edging or beadwork. I did though want it rounded so it hung a bit nicer than just a square-cut piece of tulle on a comb. I got it in the mail last week and it is exactly what I wanted! For $36 plus shipping, I can’t complain! A similar veil in a bridal salon here would cost $120+! That is crazy for tulle on a comb!
Post # 6
I ordered my birdcage veil form an Etsy seller too. It was $18 plus shipping and I added scattered crystals for $10. It shipps tomorrow. So excited to see it. I did nto wan the fishnet material, I wanted tulle and I found one. Prices do vary but there is really no explanation. I would try Etsy for sure.
Post # 7
Just like the fabric used to make wedding gowns goes up with the quality, so does the price of veils. If you have ever felt or seen the difference in the fabric, you would understand the price difference.
Post # 8
@noritake22: So, you’re saying there is a nicer kind of tulle? When looking online, how can I tell? Is it called something different?
Post # 9
I emailed a pic of the $220 veil I wanted and they re-created it for for $30! They were lovely and I highly recommend them!
Post # 10
abusymother on etsy is amazing! she made mine, and she can do any custom order for you! my veil is cathedral length, single tier, and no fancy edge for $29!!!!
Post # 11
I’ve seen tulle called “bridal tulle.” There are different kinds of netting tulle can have – some wider spaced, some narrower. Some tulle can have sparkles or a shine to it.
However, tulle should never be terribly expensive. I purchased around 3 yards at the physical Denver Fabrics location (www.denverfabrics.com has a different variety, as it is run from a different warehouse) and it cost something around $4/yard. Ribbon won’t be more than $4 for the whole length I need to edge. A little pack of combs was probably $3.
What you pay for when you buy a veil over $25 is
a) Designer name
b) Time spent making it
As someone up-thread stated, there are nicer kinds of tulle, but they should still never break your bank.
Post # 12
I have no idea why some veils are so expensive. After seeing a veil for $220 in the store, I decided to make my own for about $8.
At the craft store they sell bridal tulle and regular crafting tulle. They seemed identical to me.
Post # 13
I havent bought a veil yet but I do admit that some veils are much nicer than others. but the price differences are insane. I tried on a pretty veil and it was $450!!! you can buy a wedding gown for that price.. I personally wouldnt buy online.. I would want to touch, and try it on before buying. I dont agree that tulle is tulle, because when you go to the fabric store there is more than one type of tulle. and some cost more than others. In addition the cut and craftmanship do make a big difference, so even if the same exact tulle is used, some veils still look better than others.
Post # 14
First question I have is what color is your dress? I used wedding-veil.com and in general I have had a good experience… but… I have a very odd colored champagne dress that is making the color very hard to match. Color samples are great from that site but if you are inexperienced like me at buying veils you could end up with a veil color you are not happy with. If you are going with a standard white veil I aboslutely say use wedding-veil.com. Also note… they have a very specific return policy. Just to let you know before you buy. But they have more choices than anyone else out there I have seen.
Post # 15
I got mine on etsy from bellabridal veil (okay not sure on the exact name of the shop) for $35. It was perfect and not overpriced!
Post # 16
Wedding-veil.com is amazing! I’ve used them for weddings and communions. (not all my own weddings, haha. I used to to be a consultant.) they’re beautiful and wonderfully priced.