Post # 1
Would love to hear from you guys about the cost of your veil, and how did it look like (raw edge, with beading or lace, or trims etc, length). Especially fingertip horsehair trim, but others are very welcome as well.
Bridal salons have quoted me $300-$800 for a double-tier fingertip horsehair veil. The tulle was soft and non-itchy, but obviously not silk. I’m not sure I want to pay that much for a not-silk veil.
I bought a lace-edged veil from China for a photoshoot, and it was super itchy, annoying and the lace wasn’t stitched properly. So I’m not sure if the expensive veil would be worth it? I’d be wearing it the whole day from the ceremony right into the after party (unless it gets too wild lol), so it’s somewhat important?
In no way I’m judging those who pay a tiny or huge sum for their veils, whatever makes you happy! I’d just like an estimation of veil cost and their designs, and if you think it is worth it 🙂
Post # 2
Madame Tulle on Etsy for $99 and I loved mine.
Post # 3
I bought mine from Etsy for $30. It was absolutly perfect!
Post # 4
Just a thought – I seen veils (without beading or bling) reused over a baby’s crib.
Post # 5
I could never justify spending hundreds of dollars on a veil that is essentially fabric right off the loam (loom?) with lace around the edges. That is just me personally. I bought 2 from china and will probably end up reselling them on FB because I probably wont do a veil, but I wasn’t too picky about it (and would only be wearing it for pictures, so scratchiness wasn’t something I even thought of!).
If you didn’t like the china one, what about one from etsy? I’ve seen a few that are $100-$200 that are still really nice. Might be a nice compromise.
Post # 6
Mine is finger tip length, ivory with rose gold decorations around the edges, one tier,m and cost $275 (I live in a small town in the Midwest…that makes a big difference generally). I originally said a big ole NOPE to an expensive veil because I didn’t think it was worth it but then my salon got this one in and it was just beyond perfect…so I of course said yes.
IMO: worth it, BUT my mother is paying for my whole ensemble. My dress was $2,500 belt was $380 and veil was $275…if I had been paying them my dress would’ve been less than $500 with no belt and a cheap veil. It’s all relative and I would’ve been just as happy with the cheaper outfit if I hadn’t had the option to buy the “better” items.
Post # 7
jellybellynelly : yeah I’m ok with a scratchy veil for a quick shoot, but being itchy for half the day would just kill me haha. And my dress is (surprise!) strapless so the veil would be all over my arms and back.
I’ve seen some etsy ones, but as they don’t accept returns and can cost somewhere around $200, it could be a bit of a risk hmm.
BEEelegant : That’s such a cute idea!
Post # 8
I ordered a custom single-tier, lace-lined cathedral veil from my dress’ designer for around $1200. Unfortunately, I realized too late that I prefer the look of a drop veil, so I’m probably going to get a second veil. Britten sells silk-style tulle veils at really affordable prices (around $200 for what I want), so I’ll probably go with one of theirs for my second veil. I’d just add a blusher to the original veil, but I’m certain that would cost more than just getting a whole new one!
Post # 9
I’m making my own fingertip length with the extra lace trim from my dress so it matches (that was $50, but most of it was added to the dress during alterations) and I went to the fabric store and bought some soft tule for about $5. If you’re crafty or a sewer, look into making your own! Aside from being really cost effective, it’s something special that I get to do with my mom 🙂
Post # 10
Mine was quite pricey but the lace matched my dress perfectly so I couldn’t say no! It was $1,500.
Post # 11
I got mine off Etsy and loved it. It was elbow length and didn’t bother me at all and only cost $20.
Post # 12
Mine was $200 in the Southeast but when I bought my dress last July they said they were throwing them in for free if you bought your dress at your first appointment. I wouldn’t have purchased it separately.
Post # 13
I’m making my veil my something borrowed. It matches and I save money. Win win!
Post # 14
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
chachamaru : Mine was $300 fingertip length with beading on the edge. Honestly, I didn’t even want a veil, but my Godmother bought it for me as a gift because she loved how it looked, so I will wear it just for the ceremony. I don’t think it was worth that amount of money.
Post # 15
I bought a cathedral length Leeann Belter $700+ veil for $200 on preownedweddingdresses.com. It MADE my bridal look and I thought it was very worthwhile!