Post # 1
I’m looking for a drop fingertip veil, simple cut edge, worn with the blusher in front, so definitely will be the focus of attention going down the aisle. Looking at ordering one for about $50 from Occasneydesigns.com or veilshop.com, rather than the 200+ designer veils.
My dress was our only big-budget splurge (more than a few thousand) – everything else is either DIY or done inexpensively. I tried on many dresses, and did feel there was a difference in quality and construction between the higher end designer dresses vs. some that were less expensive, especially in person.
I would love to save on the veil, but am afraid that possibly cheaper fabric could bring down the overall look. I know many Bees have been really happy and look beautiful in their online veils, so this post is in no way meant to offend anyone. Just wonder if there is really any difference in the tulle and if I can get away with ordering online.
Post # 4
I’d look around etsy. The have great veil sellers
Post # 5
I bought tulle from a fabric store for $15 and had my aunt who did my alterations make a simple one. I thought it looked nice. Simple no beading but fluffy and perfect.
Post # 6
I splurged on my dress as well, and I didn’t want to spend a ton more money on my veil since i don’t plan on wearing it very long anyways. I just ordered my veil from http://simpleveil.com and I can’t rave about them enough. They’re reasonable, fast, and good quality! All of the veils are made to order and you can design them yourself or choose from their selection. I found them through stylemepretty.com 🙂
Post # 7
I got mine for $20 from eBay. It looks very good with my Allure dress, if I do say so myself. Yes, different kinds of tulle may look and feel different, but at the end of the day, I have some tulle of the length I like with a beaded edge and it makes me look bridal.
Post # 8
I spent $7 on mine from ebay. It was just a super basic two layer one…
Post # 9
My sister had a $5000 Eve of Milady gown and a $20 veil. She looked stunning, and no one was the wiser.
Post # 10
Mine was $12 with shipping through Ebay. I absolutely love it. It is beautiful with my designer Mon Cheri dress. The pearls and beading appear to be hand sewn and very delicate. Since I only have to wear it once, I am not too concerned about the delicate hand stitching. It is very delicate. No one that has seen it can believe that it was ony $12. I refused to pay a ton of money for a piece of tulle…
Post # 11
Tulle is tulle is tulle is tulle, except when you want silk tulle, which is an entirely different fabric entirely.
There IS a different between regular tulle and bridal illusion tulle – regular tulle (also labeled “tulle” at the fabric store) is starched more than bridal illusion, giving it a slightly stiffer appearance. Either will work, but bridal illusion looks softer. If you get a veil and it’s too stiff, you can remove/lessen the stifness by steaming it with a steamer or in the bathroom while you shower.
Unless you want lace (which you don’t), there wouldn’t be anything different between a simple cut edge veil from occasney design or a bridal shop or a design house.
I ordered samples from occansey designs before I decided to DIY my veil and the fabric samples are the exact same quality as the samples I got from my bridal shop.
Post # 12
I bought my veil for $20 on eBay, and wound up wearing a $130 bridal shop veil.
The quality difference was night and day.
I’d find a US-based Etsy seller (more likely to use quality materials), or you could buy the tulle and have a seamstress make it! Which should be very cheap.
Post # 13
@Runnergirl47: awesome! They are my top choice for online ordering right now, since their 70″ drop veil seems to be the perfect length and I like their padded comb attachment idea – seems a bit more secure than the hat pin alone.
@StL.Ashley: Thanks for the info – yes, silk tulle certainly feels and drapes differently, but while Kate Middleton certainly looked beautiful with her silk veil, I’d probably manage to look like I got caught in a mosquito net with something that fluid, so actually would like slightly stiffer material. Had no idea about the difference between regular nylon tulle and bridal illusion though! Will make sure to ask for bridal illusion.
@BrandNewBride: hm, thanks for the warning. The two shops I mentioned seem to have good reviews, but will do more digging.
Post # 14
@sara_tiara: Glad you got such a great deal! Love your dress, you and your hubby look like a super fun couple!
Post # 15
I made my daughters sherbet colored veil for less than $10 to wear with her Lazaro gown. It makes me laugh every time I think about it. And I tell myself I can deduct extra $$$ from the cost of the dress because I saved so much by DIY. Only 6 days to go!!
Post # 16
Mine was super basic. It was a midlength one tier veil that I got off etsy for $50. My dress was a Theia Couture, which is designer, but I got it for really cheap on ebay brand new.