Post # 1
Does anyone have any experience with renting a veil?
I really love beautifully beaded cathedral length veils, however my fiance isn’t a fan of veils. After talking we agreed that I would wear one for the ceremony, but not the reception and leave it off for half or more of the pictures.
It’s a reasonable compromise, but since the sort I like tend to be costly and I’ll only be wearing it for a short time, I don’t feel I can really justify the cost of one of the ornate veils I love. I’d decided to either try to buy one from a resale shop or to buy a plain veil online. But I just found out about a gown rental shop near our venue that rents veils. I wondered if anyone has done this? What was the quality like?
There’s still plenty of time to search the used clothing stores, but I was hoping perhaps some Bees would have firsthand experience with renting a veil.
Post # 3
Usually veils aren’t worn at the reception, anyway.
I’ve never heard of renting veils and none of the bridal stores by me do that. Renting out crinolines, yes (which I’ll be doing).
I’d keep a lookout on etsy and eBay.
Post # 4
If there is a freecycle group (freecycle.org) in your area, post a Wanted. You may be able to borrow one from a nearby freecycler, either with the promise to return it to her, or with the promise to send it back onto freecycle once your wedding is done. If you have friends in larger cities you may want to ask them to post on their freecycle as well. You might not end up getting what you want but it’s free to ask so it’s worth a shot. Just take a little time to familiarize yourself with how freecycle works before posting there!
At one point we were planning to use christmas light strands for decor and I got about 20 boxes from various freecyclers; since we decided not to do that idea, I posted them back on freecycle and got them out of the house.
Post # 5
I don’t see anything wrong with it as long as you like the veils. Another option would be to ask a friend who recently got married. I know a lot of girls have borrowed veils from each other and I’ve had friends ask me to borrow my veil when they get married.
Post # 6
I’ve never heard of renting a veil either but if you can find a place to rent one, do it!!
I second the idea of checking with any friends who are recently married.
I bought a Vera Wang veil used from another bee on this site and it cost $60. I am planning on reselling it so in the end it will hardly cost me anything!
Post # 7
Check on craigslist, and on the Weddingbee Classifieds.
Post # 8
I know there are a few accessories like boleros, shawls or petticoats that you can rent, perhaps you can do the same with veils, just ask your bridal shop.
Post # 9
I have never heard of renting a viel. But I do have a cathedral viel for sale right now. I can send you pics if you would like. PM me
Post # 9
I know it’s been 3 years since this conversation started, but I found “Happily Ever Borrowed”. They rent veils and acessories.
Post # 10
There is also another website where you can rent veils and accessories for your wedding day called “ClassyFunkyBride” and the shipping is free both ways. I honestly think renting makes much more sense since you are only going to wear it once!