(Closed) Price range for real silk veil

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think around $200 is an average price for a veil.

Silk tulle is actually the most opaque of the available tulles.  See:

http://thethirtysomethingbride.com/imported-20100102151706/2012/1/9/dear-t30sb-types-of-tulle-for-your-veil.html

I spent $250 for *just* the silk tulle for my veil (fingertip length drop), so I find it hard to believe that someone would charge $275 for a real silk tulle veil.  I believe I spent around $125 for the alencon lace trim to go around it.

I’ve seen boutiques charge ~$700 for the veil I want, for a price reference.

1) It’s not hard to make a veil, especially the one you want.  If you used nylon illusion, you could probably make it for about $5 more than you spend on your lace.

2) You can try tea-dying your veil (only if it’s made out of natural materials though) to match your dress color.  I honestly think you could get away with having a slightly lighter veil and it wouldn’t be a big deal.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Quality silk tulle starts at around $50/yd at the very cheapest. What you’re looking for can easily retail for $1K. I’d be extremely weary of someone charging only $275, that’s likely not for silk tulle.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@kcanon:  I know. I agree. It’s also apparently a huge pain in the butt to work with.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My veil was silk organza with no lace and not a hard to find color.  It was $200 originally.  I was just lucky enough to get it on clearance.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kcanon:  Yes, I’m planning on doing my veil DIY style.  I was told it was the more flowy form (there’s a stiffer form of it used for crinolines), but it feels quite substantial in my hands and it’s very opaque.

The very sheer look you like is most likely nylon or polyester tulle illusion; the alencon lace is heavy and should help it drape better.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

If you have a fabric store anywhere around you, go in and ask for “bridal illusion tulle”. That’s what most quality veils are made of. A simple fingertip length razor cut edge veil made of silk tulle will cost you around $150.00 but you can get one that’s made of bridal illusion for about $25.00. Silk tulle is more flowy and is gorgeous but it’s not as sheer as bridal illusion.

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