Post # 1
I am buying a veil second hand and am wondering if I am getting a good deal or not.
I found this article: http://www.costhelper.com/cost/wedding/veil.html
For those of you who have purchased a veil, do you think it’s fairly accurate?
I am looking at a fingertip length veil with a fairly thick row of beads on the edges and wondering approx how much I should pay for it.
Post # 3
I paid $140 for an elbow length, two-layer silk tulle veil with a double row of irridescent glass beads. The beads are not seed beads, but are larger (a little smaller than the head of a corsage pin) and are set about an inch apart. The veil is pale gold, and the edge is finished in gold. I’m sure I could have gotten one for less, but I really love it – its like nothing I have seen online, and I’m sure it would have taken me hours of searching to find one like it (thereby doing away with the cost savings, if you believe that time is money).
Post # 4
i paid less than $100 for a custom-made veil. it was a bit longer than fingertip, but not quite floor length. it had scallopped edging with small glass seed beads and tiny pearls arranged in a flower along the edges. purchased at http://www.occanseydesigns.com. for what i purchased, i thought it was an excellent deal for the detail and the specifications that i was able to request. highly recommended!
here are some pics of me and my veil: http://dc-loves-hp.blogspot.com/2007/09/im-bride.html
Post # 5
i paid a ridiculous amount for the veil (in the article, i’m definitely in the "more" group) and kind of regret it because it is TOO long. i just asked for the matching veil. 🙁 lol. so i’m going to check to see if they can shorten the veil a bit. lame! 😛
Post # 6
Depends – I’m getting a fingertip length with lace edging on ebay for $42. I’m not sure how great the quality is, but I’m not sure I care. If I hate it I might just not do a veil. Obviously people pay over $100 plus for a veil all the time and I’m sure there is a noticable quality difference for the higher end veils. Since no one else at the wedding will have a veil, I’m hoping no one will notice.
I would hope I could pay a 40-50% discount if it was used though.
Post # 7
Thanks suzanno, aeodorothee, bride and guaudior23!
I’m getting this one for $70 and she said it was $250…. but there’s no way for me to really check and see if that’s what she paid (I’m always skepticle).
Anyone else want to weight in?
Post # 8
I just bought mine of of http://www.veilshop.com. I haven’t received it so I’m not sure about the quality, but I think the prices there are very reasonable from what I’ve seen. Maybe look at the site and the other one that was recommended and see if you can find something similar so you can compare the price.
Post # 9
i got mine from the bridal salon that i got my dress from. it was 220 for a fingertip mantilla with sparklies along the edge. i want to say they’re embroidered crystals, but i honestly was so swept up in the dress that i wasn’t really paying attention to the veil details!
Post # 10
You could always ask if she has the original receipt. Maybe she can provide you a copy with the veil. I think that $70 sounds like a good price for a fingertip veil, if its a nice one. You could probably pay less, but you could pay a lot more too.
Post # 11
Linda Lee in Omaha, who came highly recommended from the girls on theknot.com, is charging me $30 for a two-tier fingertip with rattail edge (no beading). She is using Bridal Illusion tulle. I got a chance to see the quality of veils in her samples and was pleased with her work. The ones in the bridal shops in my area are around $150-250 for the same quality.
Post # 12
I had my veil custom made by a woman named Candi Merle at Crowning Glory Designs (email: [email protected]). It’s an ivory fingertip length veil with alenon lace trim all the way around. It’s beautiful! I emailed Candi and told her exactly what I wanted. She sent me photos of similar veils she had made in the past, plus photos of lace trim that I could choose from. I paid $85 plus $10 for shipping. Had I chosen a different, less expensive lace for the trim, the price would have been about $40 plus shipping.
Post # 13
I bought mine off of ebay for $25.00 and it looks exactly like one I saw at my bridal salon for $185.00. My moh was married 3 years ago and she made her veil for less than $10.00 and it looks very similar to mine.
Post # 14
paying $500 for my mantilla veil – cathedral length, matches my dress perfectly
Post # 15
Ok. I am in the ridiculously expensive veil category (well over $500), but my mom refused to not buy it, since it was a gorgeous, alcenon lace mantilla that matched my dress perfectly. We are such suckers.
Post # 16
Yes, I too am in the ridiculous category. I just fell in love with it when trying on my dress and could not resist!!