(Closed) Buying a veil without trying it on with dress- bad idea or fine?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
800 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

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lumibride: I bought my dress from Etsy without trying it on with my dress. It looked beautiful with my dress, and it matched pretty well. It wasnt identical color, but you couldn’t tell the difference unless you carefully examined it. It didn’t bother me. Also it looks the same colors on the wedding pics.

Post # 3
806 posts
Busy bee

I think the veil will really transform the dress. Every veil gives it a very different character and it helps trying it on. I think its very strange the bridal salon wont let you try on their veils with your own dress, after all you do plan on buying one of their veils. Maybe look at all the different length/style veils on other brides wearing a similar dress as yours to make sure what style you want it to look like. If youre really set on a specific veil though Id say get it. Worse case youll just return it if it didnt work out. Goodluck!

Post # 4
4556 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I plan on purchasing mine from etsy! The designer offered swatches so I picked the one closest to my dress color. I’ve also tried on two veils with my dress and know which one I prefer and the general style I’m going to get. It’s weird the salon wouldn’t let you try it on.  Have you tried Davids Bridal? 

Post # 5
2134 posts
Buzzing bee

You could always make your own. They sell kits at hobby stores.t mom made hers a million years ago and she isn’t crafty at all. I am considering wearing hers (haven’t decided if I want a veil). It has held up really well and you can pick what type of trim and stuff you want. And bring it home to see if it looks good with your dress before making it.

 If you didnt want to make it, which who knows how busy you are, that was just a suggestion, then I don’t see a problem with buying a veil without trying it on first. I guess it all depends on how paticular you are will details. Will it bother you if the color is a tad bit off? Etc etc. I love etsy though and think they have some amazing deals! Happy shopping!

Post # 6
994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I bought mine from etsy without trying it on with my dress. I had tried some on when I bought my dress but the one I bought was different than any of the ones I tried on. It was fine. My dress was ivory and it matched almost perfectly with the ivory veil I ordered. 

Post # 7
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I bought my veil before I even had a dress. I finally get to try the whole outfit on tomorrow when I collect my dress!! 

Post # 8
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

You don’t need to try them in together – just make sure that they are the same (or very close in) colour. Nothing annoys me more than an ivory dress with a white veil!

Post # 9
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

My dress isn’t scheduled to come in until within 4 weeks of my wedding. Since I’d have to wait until that late to try everything altogether, I went ahead and bought my veil from aliexpress. I did however make sure to get a swatch that matches my dress before purchasing my veil so I could see if they match.

Post # 10
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

nah, I’d do it. I think it’s fine. 

Post # 11
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I bought mine from Etsy! It was a bit scary, but it turned out great. 🙂 Just make sure that the colors are the same (especially in different light). My dress was a sample. I was sad because I realized that I forgot to try some veils on at the store because we were there during the week and they were about to close (and I was super tired). Oh well, it all turned out better than what I thought! I put them all on together to have that moment.

  • This reply was modified 6 years ago by Dutchie27.
  • This reply was modified 6 years ago by Dutchie27.

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