Post # 1
I purchased my dress used from an online seller… but even while at bridal shops I never tried on veils. Now I think I want one and I’ve found a couple off etsy that I like.
There are so many different styles… I’m not sure if I should purchase online since a lot of veils are similar and I don’t know if they complement me, or actually go to a store and try some different ones on and pretend I’m going to buy one, to determine what looks good. There are not specific ‘veil’ stores in my area… I’d basically have to go into a wedding dress store and ask to just try on veils. Without my dress. Which might be weird.
What did you do? Did anyone purchase a veil without trying it on? Or did you try on many before deciding?
Post # 3
I would advise trying on veils before you choose one. There are so many variations- length, fabric, embellishments, blusher, no blusher, etc…
Maybe a bridal salon would let you try on a dress that is similar to yours for you to try on the veils…
Post # 4
I picked out a veil based on pictures and what I thought I wanted. When I first got it I loved it, but now I’m not so sure and wish I tried on different veils to get a feel for them and what I like best.
Post # 5
Thanks girls! I guess I better get myself to a dress shop asap…
Post # 6
I was wondering about this too. I am keeping my dress at the bridal salon I bought it at b/c they keep in insured. Their veils are all super expensive so I want to look around, but what do I do…bring my dress with me?
@Evie19 Do bridal salon’s really let you put on dresses similar to yours just to try on their veils?
Post # 7
I purchased online without trying it on and it turned our wonderful!
Post # 8
@antsy: I have no clue- some may and others may not…or you could just pretend to be shopping for dresses, pick one similar to yours, and then try on veils. 🙂
Post # 9
I bought mine online and bought something I thought looked pretty. I liked it even more when i got it.
Post # 10
I knew the length and type of veil I wanted from trying them on in the bridal shop (and consulting the hive!). I never tried on the ‘exact’ one, but it worked out great.
Post # 11
I would go to a local salon and try them on. Most salons will not let you bring your dress in (especially if it is one they do not sell), but I would call ahead of time just to be sure.
Most veils are pretty generic. Take a few pictures (full length front, back, and a close up of any detail) and a good consultant should be able to match you with a veil without trying on a dress.
As far as trying on one similar at the salon, some salons will and some wont. Honestly it will probably depend on how busy they are when you go in. Once again, call ahead and ask if this is an option and if so when would be the best time to drop by.
I would not pretend that you are dress shopping, be up front with your consultant and they will be up front with you. If you bring in pictures of your dress they can get you in a dress that is similar in a few minutes and then can focus on veils/accessories. If you pretend you are dress shopping it can take longer to get you into a dress, and the focus of the appointment will not be on the veils (which is what you came in for in the first place) it will be on selling you a dress, this can also lead to dress regret.
Hope this helps
Post # 12
Well, I got antsy and just bought this one online: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61958099/30-inch-lily-pad-wedding-veil?ref=pr_shop
Fingers crossed it works out, I just couldn’t wait to order it. Oops.
Post # 13
I tried on two fingertip length veils before ‘just’ trying on a cathedral length veil to see what it looked like and how it felt and I fell in love.