Post # 17
@fabulouslyengaged: I agree with you…My veil wasn’t as expensive as yours (mine was 450), but boy, the material is so beautiful and soft. I am wearing vintage swarovski crystal jewelry and it shines so nicely under the veil. The less expensive veils were stiffer and I don’t think they fell as nicely as mine did. All that said though, it did almost make me choke to see the price. I see my veil as an investement, like my dress. After I am married, I am going have my dress made into things for my children (if I am lucky enough to have some). I am going to make their christening gowns and tooth fairey pillows and stuff like that with the gown and veil…
Post # 18
Agreed, especially since you are so fresh out of school! Save your hard earned money. I bet you won’t miss it the day after the wedding and wish you’d spend the extra $400, haha. I also agree with wearing no veil, but go with some fabulous hair accessory! But I can totally understand if you *must* have a veil. My mom was really adamant about me having a long veil (even though it doesn’t really go with my dress that much) so it’ll only be worn a little bit. Plus, you could do something really dramatic with your hair if you don’t have a veil to stick over it. And I think the dress commands a rockin’ hairstyle
Post # 19
Um. Yeah you’re dress is pretty darn amazing. It’s totally unique and I don’t think it needs a veil.
Right now I’m on the no veil route but I haven’t looked to deeply into it yet. I think if you don’t want to wear a veil then don’t wear one. Who cares what your Aunt Gertrude thinks. 🙂
P.S. You are going to rock that dress! Please show pics of you in it!!!
Post # 20
Just chiming in with another source for veil prices…
This thread on the money board should give you an idea of the average cost of veils!
and that dress is stunning!
Post # 21
Confession: I bought my veil at Hobby Lobby for $14.
So yeah, it wasn’t the softest thing in the world, and was pretty poofy, but it was functional, pretty, easy, and CHEAP! I literally picked it up a week before the wedding… it came crammed in a little box and I just hung it up in the bathroom on the outside of the shower curtain for the next week to let it uncrinkle a little.
For those interested in its "veil stats" it was an ivory, two-tier, curly pencil-edge fingertip length, attached to a clear plastic comb. I wore my hair down (I had a buttload of long, curly blond hair at the wedding… such a pain to keep up but worth it for photos!), and the veil was just basically there to be a veil, not to be a special adornment. And I agree with other posters — your dress is so gorgeous and unique that you should probably go VERY basic with your veil. Too much uniqueness will just make you look busy.
Post # 22
I just wanted to say, your dress is STUNNING! I’m thinking that less may be more with that dress as far as a veil goes. My veil is very simple (can’t decide if I really love it) and cost $75.
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Post # 24
i was going to tell you that i have seen veils anywhere from $25 all the way to $400. mid range being around $175.
but after seeing your dress…i think only a blusher at the most. your dress is spactacular! a long veil will take away from the beauty of your dress.
in my searching, i find that veils are cheapest online, but you have to act soon. like you, i forgot that i didn’t have a veil and it can take some time before they can come in. some bridal stores carry some veils in stock, or a special call to the supplier can ensure a reasonable delivery date. otherwise, soem places online are ready to ship. here are some of my fave links when i was looking.
if you end up with no veil, i think you would still look great. i think ribbons in your hair or one really nice, big, soft flower hair pin would be perfect. 🙂
Post # 25
So do you think $140 in an acceptable budget for a veil?
Post # 26
If you go to purchase one, they’re $100+ at least. However you can make your own from directions online for $10. Considering how much the material costs that they are made from, $100+ is a ripoff.
Post # 27
My veil was custom made for $65. It was a two-layered veil that was elbow length that I had made at a local bridal salon (that was able to do it for less than other stores since it got a lot of foot traffic).
Post # 28
Hmm, I must be looking at all the wrong places because most veils I tried on (lace mantilla style,cathedral length) were $600+. The matching veil for my Lazaro dress was a whopping $1000 even though it wasn’t lace. Even at Alfred Angelo which is supposed to be an inexpensive chain the veil they showed me was $400 when the dress I was trying on was $700! It’s awesome that most of you are either finding stuff at great prices or able to DIY, but I would say that the price range for commercially sold veils is a lot bigger than some of the posters mentioned.
Post # 29
omg. bisaZZa, i might steal your dress.
insanely gorgeous! 😀
Post # 30
Purrty dress! So different yet, still kind of vintage, it’s beautiful. I think a simple veil would look great with that. Mine was under $200 but that’s because it had some detail around the edges, so I am sure you cn find something under that. My best bet would be to go to bridal shops during their sales or trunk shows that way you can see themin person. I would be hesitant about ordering on-line since there are so many different shades of ivory and white, last thing you want is a non-matching veil.
Post # 31
there’s definitely a huge price range, but i’d say anything over $200+ is just a bit high in my opinion…btw your dress is so beautiful! if you chose not to do a veil, the dress speaks wonderfully on its own =)