(Closed) DIY veil fabrics

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

It depends on the quality you want. I bought a veil from Jasmine’s. It wasn’t expensive. I was then uning and ahing about doing a detachable blusher, so I tried to find material to match so that I could DIY it. Basically, I couldn’t find anything which matched the quality of my existing veil, and the closest match was very expensive. I also struggled to match the lace trimming, and it soon became clear that, if I had DIY’d the veil, it would have cost me more than buying it from Jasmine’s.

My advice is, therefore, to look at online bridal shops. This said, everything is cheaper in the US (automatically at least 20% cheaper, because you have no VAT) so you may have more luck than I did in finding cheap fabric.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

They do not sell silk tulle in many bridal shops. It is extremely difficult to find and very expensive. I wanted one too and did a lot of research but i think its out of my price range. 

You would have to buy firm silk tulle as soft silk tulle is too soft to sew anything onto without it just coming apart unless you now want a raw edge veil. Ebay has some sellers, ETSY has some deals. You can also look for a silk tulle blend which will give you the same flowiness at a cheaper price

 

Where are you from?? I found some sellers at a discounted rate in the UK if thats any help.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I went to Sposabella with my mother which is a veil specialty shop in the garment district here in New York. They’ve been there for 30+ years and have a website. I wanted exactly what you wanted- silk tulle, alecon lace for a mantilla style veil. Silk tulle is RIDICULOUSLY expensive and to be honest, when I put them side by side and talked with the shop owner, he was like “it’s not worth it, buy this instead”.  I appreciated his honestly in not trying to make an expensive sale. I did cathedral length and our materials ended up costing us about $100. The finished veil would have ended up costing about $700. My mother who has been sewing for 50 years and has made many bridal gowns will always tell me how hard it is to sew tulle- it’s slippery and the length makes it difficult to work with. In the end, I LOVED my veil and the fact my mother made it. AND we saved a ton of money for essentially a custom piece.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@kcanon:  It is… the Chinese place.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You will not find silk tulle for under $100/yd. Anything less and it’s a blend (usually 80/20) as i discovered. I thought I was getting a deal at $50/yd and was wrong.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@ddavila2001:  I LOVE Sposabella! Great recommendation.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

@ddavila2001:  I am also interested in what fabric that is, did it flow well?? I really want something that flows like silk tulle for a fraction of the price

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It was a blend, but was a very fine mesh and ultra light weight. A coworker of mine had Sposabella make her custom veil and it was a fraction of what the bridal salon she went to was charging.  It’s a good option…

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