(Closed) How to tell if my veil looks cheap??

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
14 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

i’m wondering the same.  i ordered mine from http://www.valuveil.com and paid $13 for a cathedral length.

Post # 4
38 posts

Well, I am not really sure how to answer this question.  There are two things that come to mind: 1) If the material is super crunchy/doesn’t move well 2) How it lays. 

I don’t think most veils match perfectly to your dress color (mine doesn’t) and, I don’t really think the veil is the main thing that people will be looking at.  Maybe if you bought a really expensive veil and wanted it to be your main focus, but you obviously want your dress to be the main focus, so I am sure it will be.

However, if you are self conscious about, it will probably show, so you may want to consider another veil, but if you are mostly worried about what other people think, I wouldn’t worry about it – if you feel stunning – you will look it!!! 🙂

Post # 5
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Bridemarie pretty much covered it. A good quality veil moves well and is very soft looking. It gives a wispy effect when you move or when wind is blowing. It drapes over things by contouring it (imagine like gently hugging the item), not hanging or standing at all.

Post # 6
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Ditto Bridemarie and JCM9608 – the veil shouldn’t stand by itself, or hang like a curtain.

As to whether the color is okay, that just depends.  My dress was Diamond White (sort of vanilla colored); my veil was champagne with gold edging, and my shoes and jewelry were gold.  So the veil was just a bit darker and more gold than the dress, and matched the accessories. It’s just fine if your veil isn’t the same color as your dress, as long as the veil doesn’t end up looking either dirty or really stark against the dress.

As to whether it looks "cheap" – I’m a strong believer that you get what you pay for.  I bought my veil at the bridal salon – it wasn’t terribly expensive (about $150).  It was really gorgeous.  I have read about brides making their own with the 99-cents a yard tulle from the fabric store – IMO, that’s going to look "cheap."  And hey, it is.  My girlfriends made me one of those to wear with my bicycle helmet, since we went riding the day before the wedding.  It was scratchy and stiff and annoying.  Nothing like the real one. 

The good news is, you’re only wearing it for a little while.  I fully intended to wear my veil all evening, and I did, so I felt like it was reasonable to get a nice one.  I wouldn’t really have considered spending less on the veil than I spent on my shoes.

Post # 7
122 posts
Blushing bee

Totally agree.  Your veil’s fabric should flow, not crunch.  Wrinkles will also fall out much more easily in better fabric.  I brought a swatch of my dress fabric when I picked out my veil to make sure I was comfortable with the colors together.

Post # 8
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

If you’re not feeling it, then don’t use it. I had the same doubts about my veil, but everyone tried to assure me that it was fine. I look back on the photos and wish that I would have gone with my gut and left it at home! (Fortunately I only wore it for the ceremony).

Post # 9
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

if you’re veil was made of Bridal Illusion Tulle and carefully cut out and attached to your comb, then it won’t look "cheap".  the key is  craftsmanship.

 i bought my 1 tiered, fingertip veil off of ebay. i think i spend $12. its soft. drapes well. sheer and flowy. i’m on a budget and spending more than $20 just didnt make sense to me since Bridal Illusion Tulle is pretty standard no matter the "designer". tulle that is not "Bridal Illusion" will be scratchy and stiff. but a veil has to have some "body" to it in order to give the characteristic "aura effect"

since your veil is 1 tier, no one will be able to see any possible color difference. its too slight to be really noticeable with only one layer so no worries.


Post # 10
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I don’t think the veil has to match EXACTLY because that is harder than people think.


I had a one layer veil and when I had the wrong color, it was REALLY obvious…but mine was a regal length veil so the weight of it made the bunching at the top more obvious since it was heavier.

Post # 11
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’m with everyone else – shouldnt crunch and shouldnt stand up on its own. Other than that, you’ll kow when you see it!


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