(Closed) Thinking of making my own veil…

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Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

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futureblagdon2018 :  I’m mulling the same idea. I went to the craft store last weekend and found some really lovely mesh net & a lace I think I’ll run around the edge. 

I’m planning to buy enough material to practice attaching the lace to the edge and gather the material to attach to the comb. I was just kinda planning on winging it, though.


Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

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futureblagdon2018 :  My mother made mine – a birdcage.  She was a home-ec teacher back when people learned to sew their own clothing, so basically winged it.  It was a lot of trial and error to get it how I wanted – far enough out of my face, the right amount of feathers/detail in the right location.  And even when it was all complete, I look back at pictures now and realize we needed to round it out.  Instead we pinned the corner and it blew out, resulting in a weird pointy part on one side of my head that I hate.

I guess I’m saying go for it – it’s less expensive and you can be pickier.  But start early, get opinions, take pictures, see how it holds up with a lot of wear (for example, will it drift down your head from weight) and make sure it’s all good before your wedding day!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

My mom made my veil! It took her less than an hour and less than $15 at Joanns. She looked at a YouTube video but basically just put a thread through and rouched it. Then wrapped it around a comb, also from Joanns. This is 4 layers FYI. And she did curve the bottom a bit. Totally doable!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

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futureblagdon2018 :  I’m also toying with the idea of trying to make the veil out of chiffon, and dip dyeing it. I have a lot of tattoos I’m trying to keep under wraps so another layer of opaque fabric between them and the light of day has a lot of appeal.

This was my inspiration:


I found it on Etsy, but they want FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS. 

I can buy a lot of chiffon and fabric dye and spend hours of experementing before I approach thinking that’s a good price. 😉

In my case color is the biggest issue. My dress is champagne/blush and I want some color in the veil too, but matching might be a challenge. I have lots of time to play around though, and I like the idea of making something myself for the wedding.


Post # 9
1146 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I made my own veil (and painted it lol). I would definitely recommend it especially because of how much money it saves. I also used materials from etsy. My biggest advice is you need a rotary cutter, I tried using scissors but it was so difficult. I used a fiskars rotary cutter and it made cutting tulle SO EASY.

I used these tutorials and then adjusted whatever I needed to. I also looked at inspiration like Debra Moreland’s painted veils. 



This was the end result (Although it ripped a bit right before the ceremony -_- but no one else noticed lol


Definitely a doable DIY project. Good luck!

Post # 11
2228 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

So, I went to the fabric store this weekend and bought some blush tulle and lace for the edging. I’d originally thought about doing chiffon but I ended up buying my gown unexpectedly on Wednesday and it’s organza. I didn’t want the fabrics to be competing with each other, or look liked I’d attempted to match and failed, so changed my approach.

I have looked at a few patterns, but havent decided exactly how to proceed just yet. Also, I have to set up the sewing machine, since at the moment, it’s just parked in the corner of the spare bedroom 😉 Also, I didn’t get the right kind of thread, so I’ll have to pick some up before I start doing any sewing. 

Here’s the tulle – It’s a fairly subtle color, but since I’ll pobably do 3 layers, it should be more obvious.



And here is the lace I chose for the edging. 


It’s ivory, but looks really creamy and nice next to the blush tulle. I love the nature motif (My name is Autumn, so the leaves were a no-brainer) and my ring has a similar geometric pattern, so I was delighted to find this. 

Anyway, I’ll post more photos as I go, but I’m excited to get started on this project!

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