Post # 1
So today was my first fitting and I fell in love with my dress once again. I was determined to get a veil especially since the shop had a 20% off sale on veils. The assistant place a cathedral, off white, mantilla veil on me and I fell in love. I turned to her and said “this is it”. Then, thinking about turn around time for a dress I asked her if I could get the veil in a month (my wedding is in April). She assumed the veil was in stock, and just my luck, it wasn’t. I fell in love with a Pronovias veil that they could only retrieve from Spain.
So I’m now in my room, thinking about my dream veil and just at a loss of what to do. My planner said she would try to find someone who could make an identical veil, but I feel like I am running out of time.
Does anyone have any recommendation? Is it unreasonable for me to walk into a bridal store and leave with a veil that same day? This was just something I didn’t foresee as an issue and now I’m pissed at myself.
Post # 2
Best you can do is start looking, in person and on the internet for the same or similar veil. Check classifieds, many people sell their veils
Post # 3
Can you ask to buy the sample from the salon if it’s in good shape?
A consultant at a local salon told me that they always have a variety of veils on hand that they sell “off the rack” since a lot of brides end up buying their veils pretty late, so I don’t think it’s too unreasonable!
Post # 4
I think your best bet is buying it online, tradesy, ebay, preownedweddingdress are all good start
Post # 5
You’ll totally be able to get a veil. Lots of Etsy sellers can custom make one.
Post # 6
Thanks everyone! I’m going to try some local bridal shops today and if I cannot find anything then I will try etsy. I’m just hesitant to purchase a veil without touching and trying it on first.
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Post # 8
Go to a good etsy seller to make a replica of your dream veil. Just confirm with the seller you’ll get it in time. i had no idea you needed to order veils in advance. This is all news to me!
Post # 10
I bought my veil and left with it the same day, didnt know people ordered veils? I have however seen lots on ebay second hand, obviously worn for 2-3 hours for ceremony and photos and thats it and they are half the retail price and mint, would you consider those? Hope you find your dream veil 🙂
Post # 11
peaseblossoms: +1, ask to buy the sample as long as there is nothing glaringly wrong with it. You can clean it and make minor repairs to it if necessary.
Post # 12
shortsweetness: I ordered from https://www.etsy.com/shop/CustomVeils and they were wonderful! She completely customized by veil, and didn’t charge extra for a blusher! They are from TX and the communication was amazing. I also was nervous about ordering something I haven’t seen in person but was so happy when it came in.
Post # 13
So the following day I went to David’s Bridal just to see what I could find. I ended up finding a veil loved better than my “dream veil”. I purchased immediately because I did not want to be stuck again.
thank you for everyone for your help!
Post # 14
Beautiful! So glad you found one you loved even more!