- 9 years ago
- Wedding: November 2009
so i’m really so disgusted by the rip-offs so much of the bridal industry foists off on brides. you know? (like, for starters, why should a nylon and polyester dress cost $800 to even $2000?) right now, in particular, it really really bugs me that fancy, supposedly high-end veil retailers sell veils at a zillion-quatrillion percent markup. (and that anyone is charging $100 and $300 for nylon and polyester.)
as an illustration, here is a super-duper deluxe veil shop, which gives the impression that most of its veils are designed by them, hand-made by them…when 90 percent of their veils can be bought elsewhere for a fraction of the cost. many of them are mass-produced.
check this out:
looks fabulous, right? “designed by…” this person.
but, just to give an illustration, here is a veil their selling for $350 (AN-762 -Beaded scallop edge veil –):
so… just as an example, this veil that they are selling for $350 is manufactured by ansonia veils of new jersey. totally nothing in the world wrong with that! but … it’s nylon…. and i bought it at WeddingAccents.com for $150:
(i actually am not going to wear this one. i ended up getting something hand-made of silk illusion and vintage lace, for a LOT less, by commissioning someone on Etsy).the examples go on and on. see gorgeous truly handmade Belgian lace veils here at a huuuuge markup:
and then see them here, direct from belgium, at much less:
okay, sorry for the bridezilla vent!
but this stuff is true for, like, half of the things sold for weddings.
(and, no, the veil i got is indeed the real, original, exact same one being sold for a zillion dollars. it’s not some Chinese-sweatshop immitation. but, you know… it’s nylon. why is it even $150?)