(Closed) Has anyone ever seen or made a veil with pick ups?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hmm a veil with pick ups you say. To be honest, visualizing it in my head seems a little odd to me. I guess I would have to see a picture, since I have never seen such a thing. I hope you get a response!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Out of curiousity, what are ‘pick ups’?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

That might get pretty bulky, and with veil material being see through, it would look really weird from the underside… on a dress with pickups, you don’t see the underside of the gather… it will be like your veil has little veil puffs on the underside and it will be weird.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I also think it would look weird. I like pick ups on a dress, but on a veil…I dunno. Are you visualizing tiered pick-ups, where the veil gets a “ruffled” look (so essentially not a “pick up”, because rather than just one spot on the veil, the whole width gets pinned up)? Or are you visualizing traditional pick ups?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think it might detract from the ethereal lightness of the veil to have pickups. You could scatter crystals throughout, but instead of scattering single crystals, you could scatter patterns of them – like four in a diamond shape – which would give you some regular shaping patterns instead of an all-over shimmer effect.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle

If that is you in your dress/veil… it’s loverly!  I love it!  I would leave the veil as is, actually.  Doing too much to the veil might actually distract from your face!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle

OR just a lace edger at the bottom – that would be beautiful.  I don’t think I would do crystals or pick-ups though.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

nomerstoo I am with you….what are pick ups?

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Hm never seen it. I wouldbe afraid that it would be to trendy and like a PP said that it would take away from your face. I think the veil you have picked is AMAZING on you!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

A veil IS easy to make, but the pick ups sound like a bad idea to me. It’ll be bunchy and poofy. Tulle is not going to look as nice as dress fabric when it is “picked up”. It’ll be huge at the bottom; like a ginormous triangle at the bottom of your veil. You could always try it since tulle is super cheap

Oh and Ebay is great for cheap veils. I bought mine for $35. It’d be $20 cheaper to DIY, but it does take a long time to hand-wind a veil, plus you have to find the comb.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Actually, I think it might look really pretty.  I found a photo of this Erica Koesler veil that has a similar look to what I imagine a pick-up veil would have (though there’s no good photo of the back!): http://www.ericakoesler.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage2&product_id=122&category_id=6&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1

I would just suggest buying some practice tulle first, to play with.  It adds up if you keep cutting wrong and have to buy more!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think that veil is really pretty. I’d also say practice first!

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