(Closed) Did you make your own veil?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My mom is currently making me two veils! I feel the same way about the price of veils and it is costing us about $40 to make 2! We are undecided about the style so I figure I can sell one or somehow be a 2 veil bride. =) No pictures yet but I will post them once they are finished.

Post # 4
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am in the process of making my own veil. I fell in love with a beaded veil when I was trying on dresses. I didn’t want a white veil since my dress is ivory and it only came in white. I also didn’t want the $175 bill that came with the veil. Making the veil itself was SUPER easy. The beading has been a bit of a pain but it’s coming out gorgeously!

Post # 5
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Made my own but depending on the feel of the tulle and if you want lace or anything it actually adds up and is a bit time consuming since you have to do everything by hand.  I purchased tulle for $3 a yard but it was kinda staticly. When I looked for other tulle the french tulle was $15 a yard so I decided the static wasn’t that big of deal.  Then I decided to put lace around it and the lace I want was $10 a yard.  So it adds up.  Still cheaper than buying one.  Luckly my Maid/Matron of Honor is a fashion design student and offered to sew the lace on for me(mostly because she thinks I’ll mess it up myself). She said that since the tulle was delicate the sewing machine might wreck it.

Post # 6
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I made mine and it came out really well!  I ended up with ivory tulle, two layers (the blusher layer is shorter), “butt” length, with a clip at the top (this will be bobby-pinned to my bun).  I covered the clip (about 2″ x 1/2″)  in fabric from my dress and then beaded over the clip with torquoise beads (to match my shoes!).  All told, it cost me about $15.  It took about 45 minutes to make the veil (the hardest part was getting the tulle to stay steady and flat while I cut it) and about an hour and a half to cover the clip and do the beading.

I will post pictures if I remember tonight.

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