Post # 1
Hi Everyone…so I really really want a mantilla veil. However, I haven’t been able to find one that I like and that I can afford. The one I feel like love with was 800 dollars & its cathedral lenght (which is the length I want). It is difficult to justify spending that much money on a veil that I will only wear for a few hours, because I can’t wear it during the reception.
So I was wondering…where did everyone get their mantilla veil.
Also, I found a person that makes them on etsy, for a reasonable price, and they look pretty in the pictures. Has anyone bought one online before trying the veil on? Have you ever bought one from etsy?
Any info will be helpful…thanks!
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2008 - Zen Garden in the East Bay w/ reception in a floor-to-ceiling window Atrium with views of the Zen Garden
Have you tried http://www.veilshop.com?
I went for a very simple veil that I bought through them but they have mantilla veils as well and is very affordable and you can build it however way you want.
Check it out! http://www.veilshop.com/Mantillas_c_10797-1.html
Post # 4
I am not completely sure I know what a “mantilla veil” is, but if its what I googled, it has lace on the edge? If its the case, I have a fingertip length one that my mother is letting me use from HER wedding day! I am so excited about it.
Originally it had this circular head piece and a blusher veil. I had both of those removed by my seamstress and will attach the “mantilla” veil with pins or a comb to my hair. Its so pretty, and in really good shape.
Its my something old, since my mom is letting me keep it, I hope to make it a tradition! She was the middle child, and I am the middle child. If I can have a middle child and she is a girl it will go to her, if not, to any daughter of mine or to a daughter in law ^__^
Sorry, randomness. I didn’t help you at all. I am sure the Etsy ones are good though, I have had nothing but good experience with Etsy sellers.
Post # 5
I have one that I’m selling. Its fingertip length and ivory, VERY pretty! $100 plus shipping, message me if you want some pictures 🙂
If thats not what you need, I would suggest ebay or etsy 🙂 I bought my other veil off of ebay and its beautiful!
Post # 6
I got my cathedral length mantilla from the bridal shop. It was $400 which I still thought was insane, but my mom loved it and offered to by it for me. I looked at the veilshop though and considered etsy. I think most of the etsy sellers are quite good. GL!
Post # 7
Well, my mom and I are making mine, we bought our alencon lace from the LA fabric district for $3 a yard. My veil will be finger tip length so we are thinking the cost will be about $35-40 total. Cathedral length would use a lot of lace so I would expect the price to be at least $150. So if you can find anything less then that…you are very lucky.
Post # 8
The price definitely depends on the type of lace you want. I am making my own but I need a specific pattern alencon lace to match my dress, and the lace alone costs $150 for me to create a fingertip-length veil.
Post # 9
oohhhh….mantilla veils are so pretty. i’m considering it, but haven’t looked into it yet for fear of the price tag….lol. i’m holding out hope…..maybe ms. poodle will have some simple diy instructions in one of her awesome tutorials….lol.
@kara: $400?? you could have had a bbq and invited a thousand guests and the queen of england to your wedding! what were you thinking?! j/k of course…i still cannot get over that email from your other post.
ok…sorry to hijack this post…..carry on please…because i too would like some more info if there’s less pricey options out there. thx!
Post # 10
I want to use a mantilla veil as well, but didn’t want to spend all that money. I’ve searched etsy, ebay, & preownedweddingdress.com. On Etsy, there’s a seller I contacted (i had a question) and she offered 15% off the price ($70 for fingertip, then 15% off that, + $2 for shipping), the seller is salchar. On ebay, there’s a seller pampered bride ($40 for a fingertip) that has good reviews, and on preownedweddingdress some sellers are selling theirs too, kinda still pricey.
I haven’t bought mine yet, but please tell me what you think or what you end up doing, as I’m still searching too. I figured I still had time.
Post # 11
I would just like to second the recommendation for veilshop.com Their prices are so reasonable!
Post # 12
i say EBay too. Remember, a veil is essential just a piece of tulle, if you look at it for what it is. Good luck!
Post # 13
I’m having a veil made by Sarah of Goffcouture on Etsy after putting out an alchemy request. I got ten responses within 24 hours, so that might be a good route for you. occanseydesigns.com/ also does custom work.
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Post # 15
I think that alchemy on Etsy is a great idea, just as some others have suggested. I’m fortunate to be using my FMIL’s mantilla that her mother made for her with Florentine lace. I love it so much that I wish that I could share it with everyone – if it were up to me, I would rent it to you!
Post # 16
I got mine at the same bridal shop as my dress…It is chapel length and cost 200$ and was a gift from my mother since we both loved it, but it was more expensive than we had planned…