(Closed) How much was your veil?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How much was your veil?
    Under $50 : (49 votes)
    27 %
    $50-100 : (26 votes)
    15 %
    $100-200 : (46 votes)
    26 %
    $200-300 : (22 votes)
    12 %
    $300-400 : (12 votes)
    7 %
    $400-500 : (11 votes)
    6 %
    over $500 : (13 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I got my beaded cathedral veil from davids bridal. It was $149.

    Post # 4
    Member
    467 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m not terribly surprised that’s what you’re getting quoted. A lot of the veils I saw in bridal boutiques were far more expensive than I ever would have imagined.

    If you have an idea of what you want, I’d suggest taking a look on Etsy and seeing if you can find something similar there for cheaper.

    Or my mom is actually making my veil and (depending on how intricate what you want is) it’s actually not a very hard thing to do if you have some basic sewing skills.

    Post # 5
    Member
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Way too much I thought but then I read your post!  My veil is a Vera Wang and it matched my dress to the T and it was $110 plus tax.

    Post # 6
    Member
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    My grandma is making mine!  I paid $16 for silver ribbon, she paid about $5 for the combs, and about $25 for the tulle- so under $50.

    Post # 7
    Bee
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    $35 on Etsy!!

    Post # 8
    Member
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Um, my mom paid for mine.  I think it was about 150.  I was going to find a cheaper one online, but she ended up buying me that along with my shoes, dress, and garment bag.  I knew she was buying the dress, but I didn’t expect her to pay for all the other stuff too!

    Post # 9
    Member
    748 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I paid $45 on Etsy and ended up with a wonderful veil! I’d definitely second that you could take a look on Etsy to see if you can find something similar to what your bridal shop had. You’d be surprised at what you can find! 🙂

    Post # 10
    Member
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wore a bandeau birdcage veil, and it was about $25 on Etsy. Score! The bridal shop quoted me $150!!!!!!!!!

    Post # 11
    Member
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I got a heavily beaded cathedral length veil and it was £550 (about $850-900). Crazy expensive but I loved it.

    Post # 12
    Member
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I wanted a simple raw edged tulle veil, and I found one for $35 on etsy!  I wasn’t sure what color to order for my “natural” color dress, so I emailed the seller and she was super helpful.  It came out perfectly.

    What type of veil do you want?  I’d definitely at least check out etsy before committing to a $400 veil!

    Post # 13
    Member
    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    $2 I wanted a raw edge drop veil and it cost me two dollars in tulle.

    Post # 15
    Member
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    $18 on eBay. White bridal-quality tulle with a simple pencil edge, two layers, fingertip length (30″ and 36″). Metal comb, not plastic. Slightly better than what I tried on at salons. It would have been $150 if I bought it in a salon.

    If anyone is planning on making their own veil, I am all for that! You may want to check out a fabric store though and see if you can get a bridal-quality tulle.

    Veils are one of the most marked-up items in an already marked-up industry. Sashes are the same way. It’s like the $100 cables they try to sell you when you buy a new TV (but can get for $8 on Amazon). If you love something, look around online – you can probably get the exact thing at a fraction of the cost.

    On the other hand, for some people it’s totally worth it to be able to look at it in person first, have a shop to complain to if something goes wrong, and just be done with it. If that’s the case – rock on! I don’t begrudge anyone spending whatever they want. I have a few items of my own that I’m just throwing money at to be done with.

    The topic ‘How much was your veil?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors