(Closed) Does anyone else want to scream when pricing Mantilla Veils?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i agree, veils are crazy expensive. and i know some people will say that it’s not worth it when you wear it for such a short time, but for me it’s the most important part of the wedding. and pictures last forever. i think it’s worth it.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

What makes it so expensive is the lace (not the mantilla per se!). In fact, most mantillas are made of the same fabric all other veils are made (that is bridal illusion). I think mantillas are a great way to finishing up a glamorous look…. so don’t worry what people say…. it’s better to have a mantilla than one of those puffy merengues over your head… that is if you want to look chic.

Post # 6
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31 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I can only imagine wanting to pull your hair out, but then what would you attach your veil too. lol… try this…  http://www.whitedovebridal.com/Files/mariell_veils_3.htm  it is one of the most reasonable prices i’ve seen for Mantilla veils (this site has others too, but this was the prettiest example i could find).  Good Luck!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I was shocked by how exy they are… but i think MrsDG has a tutorial somewhere on how to make your veil and one of the bee’s wore it for her wedding and to be honest, it was very much like a mantilla by memory… off to look for it

edit: to my uneducated veil eye it looks similar, what do you think?  http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/10/21/dg-veil-tutorial/

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I love mantilla veils!!  I was originally not going to wear a veil but when the bridal consultant put one on I was in love!!  So like you I freaked out about the price, the one I tried was $360!!  I searched online and I actually bought one from another member on Wedding Bee for only $80!!  I lucked out, but if not, I was going it either purchase:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mantilla-bridal-wedding-veil-Bride-IVORY-Shoulder-Elbow_W0QQitemZ310174366329QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Veils?hash=item4837d53a79

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33888292&ref=sr_gallery_4&&ga_search_query=mantilla&ga_search_type=category&category=weddings.accessories.veil&ga_page=2&includes%5B%5D=tags&includes%5B%5D=title

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I sat them in the stores anywhere from $400 to $1000 but I found an excellent lady who’s going to make mine for $80-$200, depending on my choice of lace!

Post # 10
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

My favorite thing about veil shopping is that most places fail to put prices on them. I tried on a couple of veil and there were 3 that I loved different parts so they told me I could create one with my favorite part of all three and then I found out that I had to pay the price of all three!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I’m right there with you!  I’m planning on taking a stab at DIY on this one–I’ll post it if it doesn’t end up a giant FAIL.

Post # 12
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3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

you all are paying more for these veils than i did for my dress! Crazy $

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

YES!!!!!!! they almost drove me insane.  then it was time for monique lhuillier’s sample sale! got mine for $200, instead of $1100. i was so happy!  although it was in diamond white (and my dress is antique ivory), i just had the tulle replaced and had the lace put in the new ivory veil.  i know it seems like it wasn’t worth it, but the lace was absolutely fabulous

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Msqthoney – Do you mind sharing a pic of your veil? I’m trying to pick a lace for my mantilla and looking for inspirations.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

So, I LOVE Mantilla veils, but I am dreading to hear what the price will be for a Mantilla designed by Pnina Tornai to match the lace on my dress. It might be enough to get me to go for another type of veil, as much as I think it would be PERFECT with my dress. sadface.

 

Edit: okay, holy crap, I just found this: http://www.instyleweddings.com/weddings/cp/general/photos/0,,20181881_20179080_20410975,00.html

That isn’t a Mantilla, but it shows that her veils run around $8500!!!!???? NO WAY.  Bye-bye, Mantilla veil. Cry

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