(Closed) mantilla veil needed…where did everyone get theirs?

posted 11 years ago in Accessories
Post # 18
33 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

I got mine from http://www.WeddingVeil.com its beautiful!!!!! 🙂 and very reasonable- $176! went perfect with the beading on my dress and I got it really quick even with the standard shipping. ANd they even let you order 2 and return one w/out a restocking fee 🙂

Post # 19
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I am having a birdcage veil so I ordered mine from Etsy.com

Post # 22
3226 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I want a mantilla veil too..but have yet to even try on a dress yet, so we’ll see!

Post # 25
15 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

I went onto ebay and found a mantilla elbow length veil for around $50.00. It has lace detailing and everywhere that I went they would ask for around $200-$300.


Post # 26
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

About the price, I did a lot of research on it, so there are some issues to consider:

(1) type of tulle used

The standard in the US is “bridal illusion”, which is the cheapest material you can find. In Europe, veils are more often made of cotton tulle (English netting), which is more expensive. Also, some people go for silk tulle, the most expensive (this is the case for couture designer veils).

Here you can find an article explaining the differences amongst these fabrics in details.

Depending on what type of tulle is used the veil can be very cheap or very expensive.

(2) type of lace used

More often than not, mantilla veils have an Alencon lace trim. In the US, oftentimes what is used is imitation Alencon (the cheapest), NOT the real thing. Of course, if what is used it’s imitation Alencon and not French Alencon the veil can be considerably cheaper than usual, however you are NOT getting the “real thing”.

(3) the length of the veil

The longer the veil is, the more material (tulle, lace) is used, the more it will cost.

(4) the embellishments of the veil

Rhinestones and pearls add to the price.


So the bottom line is: there is NO “right price” if that’s all you know about the veil. You need to know what fabric and what lace are used and THEN you can compare prices. The could sell you a bridal illusion with imitation Alencon for $300 which would probably be way too expensive, or they could sell you the “real stuff” and it could be a bargain! 

Post # 27
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My grandmother is going to be making my mantilla. We did price the alecon lace I want on the edge and it was about $4 a yard. But depending on the dress I decide to get, we may get a lace that matches the dress lace.

Post # 28
42 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I got mines at Pronovias. Its actually the same tulle as on my dress. It was for $470. :'( It also has beading.

Post # 29
42 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

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