(Closed) Sticker Shock: they want HOW much for that veil?

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Which is exactly why my friend asked me to make her birdcage veil for her–the markup is ridiculous. We made one for about $5!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

RIGHT?!??!! I went with a flower/feather/crystal hair insert. I like it better honestly with my simpler dress I went with 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I feel your pain! I was in sticker shock as well…I paid $250 for mine..eeek! And I only wore it for the ceremony….silly me =(

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Go to Michael’s/Hobby Lobby/Joanne

Make veil/fascinator for $15 bucks.

Revel in glee

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@Luckygal5571:  Crazy, huh?  Find a friend that has a veil you could use…it could be your something borrowed!  That’s what I did! 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I knew from the beginning that I was not getting a veil.  I couldn’t help but think about other things we could put that money towards instead of a piece of tulle!  I will be wearing a flower clip.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

It depends on what the veil’s like. For a basic cut-edge nylon veil $100 dollars is crazy. If it’s got a lot of heavy beadwork or really fancy lace then $100 is cheap. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Veils are the most insanely over priced wedding item EVER. Bar none. Some veils are worth a lot (lace, embroidery, etc.) But most are just tulle. 

Also, the dress you wear all night, the shoes you might wear again, same with the jewelry. The veil? You will wear for the ceremony and pictures. 

However, I could see splurging if you intended to make it a family heirloom or something. 

Me, my needles and thread and my gem tac will be handling my veil 🙂 Its the perfect DIY project because it is near impossible to actually screw it up.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@Roe: Revel in glee… hehehe!

I got one on ebay for $15 including shipping.  It was beautiful and I am so glad I did.  Veils are ridiculously marked up.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Plain tulle ones are well worth DIYing. The tulle is so cheap that you can DIY a cathedral length veil for $15-30.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Mine was $65 which I thought was crazy.  But I was stuck buying it at the salon because it matched the color of my dress exactly and I really didn’t want to run around like crazy to a bunch of stores or search like frantic online trying to match the color of my dress to a veil.  So I sucked it up and bought the veil at the same salon I bought my dress from.  You know what, if it reduced some bridal stress then I suppose it wasn’t that bad of a purchase.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Yeah my sash is $270 and veil $150, ugh.. don’t remind me!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We ebayed FI’s veil and tiara. They’re the ones we wanted from David’s and they were potentially used once or not used at all due to cancellations (:-0), but they arrived perfect and shiny. I highly recommend getting those not through the retailers because you’re not going to pay the markup. 

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

im thinking im gonna have to DIY my own veil. im DIY everything for this wedding! I am borrowing my sis veil for the reception but want a cathedral length veil for ceremony!

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