Post # 1
I posted this in accessories but I thought about it & it may be a better fit for DIY:
So I am going to be a two veil bride for sure, since I have fallen in love with birdcage veils! At the bridal shop, I fell in love with the look of the cathedral veil for the ceremony, so I decided I would just make my own since tulle is sooo cheap in comparison to the mark up at the bridal shops.
I originally wanted to scatter crystals throughout the cathedral length veil, but yesterday I had an ephiphany about making a veil with pick-ups and a little bit of crystal bling.. Am I crazy?? I searched high and low for a picture of a veil with pick-ups but there was none to be found. What do you ladies think?
Post # 3
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
Out of curiousity, what are ‘pick ups’?
Post # 5
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
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
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
- 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
- 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
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery
nomerstoo I am with you….what are pick ups?
Post # 11
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
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
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
I think that veil is really pretty. I’d also say practice first!
Post # 15
Wow that Erica Koesler veil is beautiful!! Thank you blushinaudrey for finding and inspirational picture!
I bought 25 yards of tulle at Joanns with a coupon for $11, so I have a lot to work with in trial & error.
The veil in the pic is just what I tried on and liked the best in the bridal shop, but after seeing the $70 price tag I figured I would try it myself & since my mom is a pretty handy dandy seamstress she could help when needed!
Here is an example of a wedding dress with pickups on the skirt for those who were asking!
Post # 16
ejs4y7: What does hand-winding a veil mean?