(Closed) Help!! Soft silk or firm silk?

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@minipenguin:  Hi!!! I’m actually going with soft myself. Firm silk is stronger and maintains a certain kind of shape. Soft is more delicate and just drapes no matter how much you try to “fluff” it up. Firm will wrinkle more easily. it is not going to look like bridal illusion but it’ll be more like bridal illusion than soft will be because it does maintain some shape. Firm is better if you want beading but if you want lace trims, both firm and soft will be fine. I’m going with soft because I love the flowiness of it and I don’t like volume. i got my sample of soft silk and it feels like cotton gauze/cotton ball.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Honestly? Neither. I bought a firm silk cathedral veil and I have no idea why I spent my money on it. It creases so easily and is so weightless that I would fear even the slightest breeze- apparently soft silk is even worse for that! If you go for silk make sure the edge is stitiched or has a ribbon or something so that it has some weight to it. I’ve just spent more money on a beautifully made veil and even though it’s just tulle it hangs so much better

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

@minipenguin: Yay for silk tulle veils, although my will be a silk tulle blend. Ive done a lot of research on this.

 

When I was researching I found these awsome pics showing the difference. If you want any type of details sewn on to it or a mantilla veil. Firm is more appropriate and soft is VERY delicate and is best for a raw edge veil

 

OK so this is firm silk tulle

 

 

 

 

and this is soft silk tulle

 

 

 

 

This is firm in the wind (see not stiff at all)

 

 

 

 

 

 

and this is soft in the wind 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is firm from the back, see how it retains its shape 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and this is soft from the back … see how it kind of collapses 

 

 

 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

and one of my favs of a soft silk tull drop veil

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@minipenguin:  I think the “intermediate” slik is the silk blend, where it’s 70% silk and 30% rayon. Where are you ladies getting your veils? I am hoping to get a drop veil for my wedding, but I haven’t decide what material I want, whether illusion or silk tulle or English net. I’m seeing Italian tulle vs English tulle and I wonder what that is, too!

ETA: This seller on Etsy has veils with different silk tulles and tries to explain/show the differences http://www.etsy.com/listing/107960913/sheerest-silk-tulle-drop-veil-with-raw?ref=usr_faveitems

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

@love108:  

@minipenguin:  Hi ladies. I have just finish winning a silk tulle blend on ebay. I am so excited about it and a little nervous. I promise to post pics on here and my other thread when it comes. 

and … an extract about the difference between french, italian and silk tulle veil 

Silk tulle is available in several textures. French silk tulle is the most delicate, most fragile, and hardest silk tulle to deal with in creating a bridal veil. It has a very fine soft texture almost similar to the feel of fine hosiery if you will. However, Italian silk tulle both have wider netting and coarse textures although still 100% silk. Italian and English silk tulle are best suited for veils with trims or applied beadwork. Silk tulle can be used to create any length and number of tiers for a wedding veil and is commonly available in widths from 60″ wide to 110″ widths. However, be prepared for a more expensive veil.  For a less expensive options is the silk blend tulle.  This is often just termed “silk  tulle” however, it is not 100% silk there is a little polyester blended in the silk to create an equally sheer and soft feel to the fabric but it does have some stretch.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@minipenguin:  Of course I don’t mind! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be getting mine from IHeartBride on Etsy. Eleanor, the seller, is just amazing. I only mentioned bits and pieces about my wedding to her and she knew exactly the veil I was going for! I haven’t purchased it yet because I’m bringing my swatches to the bridal salon next week to make sure the color matches my dress, but I’m definitely getting it from her. It’s going to cost me a fortune but we have saved on things here and there and I really, really want a nice veil….I’m so vain….lol. My veil will have alencon lace trim starting from my waist down. it’ll be a cathedral length drop veil. The blusher part will have lace appliques. I’ve seen pictures of brides wearing a silk tulle veil that’s completely edged with lace and i think it’s beautiful, too, but I’ll be wearing a lace bolero, so I don’t want to overdo it. Let me know if you have any more questions! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@leecy87:  I saw that picture of the soft silk drop veil a month ago and it totally convinced me that was what i needed…yes, i NEEDED…not just wanted…lol.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@minipenguin:  Sorry, I just saw your other question. Soft silk is not necessarily opaque. I asked Eleanor the same question. The sheerness and opacity of the tulles all depend on the hexagonal structures. IHeartBride has both the opaque and the sheer. i’m going for the sheer since mine is a drop veil. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

@WYAtocha:  Tha veil does look amazing on her

I have also got in contact with Iheartbride and would definitely choose them if what I wanted from them wasnt so expensive. They have got some good deals on there just not what i wanted

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