(Closed) How much does a veil cost?

posted 11 years ago in Accessories
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

okay, i’ve fallen desperately in love with OP’s gown. it’s from the 2008 collection. does anybody know of places that sell Victorio & Lucchino in the states? Kleinfeld does, but they only have a few from 2009. i feel like i need this dress, but i’ve looked all over th internet and can’t find it. 🙁

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

$400 is definitely NOT a lot for a veil. The price of the veil depends on:

1. materials

silk costs more than English netting which costs more than Bridal illusion (the standard low cost veil everybody wears). Lace trims or appliques cost more than regular edges, and the lace costs even more depending on whether it’s domestic on imported. On top of it, Swarovski crystals and pearls cost more than other crystals and glass pearls. Finally, embroidery requires more labor and therefore embroidered veils are pricier.

2. length

obviously, the longer it is the more fabric, trimmings, accents it takes… so prices go up.

 

So to answer your question, if the veil was made in bridal illusion and cheap domestic lace and trims, then $400 might have been too much. If the veil was made of silk and French lace, the price was fair.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I paid 70 euros, which is less than 100 dollars for my mantilla veil. There are a lot of great sites and places that you can get cheap veils at. Just google “veils”! GOod luck!

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m not sure exactly how much a veil SHOULD cost, but I can’t see myself spending more than like – $200 or something!

Post # 38
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Newbee

I realize this was posted awhile ago, but as it is still searchable on the internet and raises some good questions for current brides-to-be, I feel compelled to respond. 

First, there are no rules when it comes to accessories.  Your choice of accessories is how you make your bridal look custom to you.  While some brides wear two veils (one for the ceremony and one for the reception), many don’t wear a veil at all.  It is your personal preference.

Regarding veil prices, the prices of veils vary greatly from $20 – $1500.  Price is dependent on brand, quality, length, layers, edging, embellilshment, and material.  Most veils are made from nylon tulle, some of which is softer than others.  Veils can also be made from silk tulle (significantly more expensive), polyester or silk organza, and polyester or silk chiffon.  More expesive veils usually use higher grade materials and are finished more nicely in terms of the attachment to the comb, the way the edging is completed, and the embellishment (ex. beading, lace edge, pearls etc… 

To give you a reference point, a nice quality one layer nylong tulle veil with a simple edge typically costs between $100 and $250 depending on the type of edge (pencil, ribbon, cording etc..) and the brand.

 

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I spent about $640 on  my veil. It is a Malis Henderson design. Yes, it is a lot of money spend on the veil but I came under budget by $800 on my dress. I splurged on a high quality veil that I can hang over the bassonet when we have children and I can pass it on to the next generation.

Here is mine:

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

One of my friends paid only $40 for her veil and my other friend paid over $1,600 for her veil. I expect to pay $375 if I get the veil I want, but it is hard to find. I also plan to sell my veil and dress after the wedding in order to make my money back!

Post # 40
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Wannabee

fabulouslyengaged:  oh thank god! I bought the first one I liked without looking at any prices and it was 360! Glad I’m not the only one! 

Post # 39
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Helper bee

My wedding is almost 3 weeks away. I was not going to wear a veil and had a last minute change of heart. I went ahead a bought a veil from a bridal shop just last Sunday. The fingertip lace trim had pattern/beadwork matched my dress perfectly and I was able to buy it right there on the spot. I was surprised because its known to be an elegant bridal shop. They knocked down the price from 285 to 225 dollars. I originally thought anything over 100 dollars for a veil was ridiculous and I was going to order from Etsy. Time was not on my side so if the Etsy veil did not match, I would not have any time to look for another and be out of luck. But when I put that veil on, I had a piece of mind that it matched my dress perfectly and I can’t describe the feeling… it was like I was feeling so much like a bride and glowing. Since it has enough sparkle, I don’t need to add any more jewelry except for my earrings. I also look like I will have straps on temporary during the ceremony because of the trim so it was another bonus.<br />Some people like to spend a lot of money on wedding day jewelry. I consider my veil as a fancy piece of jewelry so it depends on what is important to you.

 

I will admit though.. 400 seems like a lot of money for a veil.  But again my intricate veil was fingertip length and I imagine any chapel or cathedrel veil would cost more unless it is very simple without any trim.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  AngelineRose.
Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

bisaZZa:  I paid 300

Post # 42
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Honey bee

I was just about to write that my mother borrowed her cousin’s veil and my 2nd daughter to marry borrowed her sister’s. Then I noticed that this thread was over 5 years old.

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