thoughts on this homemade veil?

posted 1 year ago in Accessories
  • poll: What do you think?
    Looks great! : (15 votes)
    29 %
    It will do- no one will notice your veil much : (18 votes)
    35 %
    Go buy a new one. : (18 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

    claroquesi :  Oooh I love your suggestion! How beautiful. And it’s reasonable too

    Post # 17
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    636 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    Hmm while I don’t think it looks bad, it looks like the draping of the fabric is pulled too tautly… meaning, you need more width of tulle in there to create volume and depth. In this picture you can see how much more fabric is bunched into the comb, I think that’s what this veil is missing:

    Post # 18
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    444 posts
    Helper bee

    I agree with orangeblossomhoney, I dont think it looks bad but I think wider tulle will add volume and make it look better. 

    Post # 19
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    634 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I must be blind because I think it looks fab with your dress.

    Post # 20
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    6437 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    saradiana32 :  I don’t care for the asymmetry, but if that’s the style you tried on and liked, then I’d presume the expensive veil is also asymmetric and it’s something that works for you.  I think it otherwise looks just fine.  I wouldn’t know a homemade veil from a store bought one anyway.  

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I don’t want to be mean but it looks like your friend #nailedit! It looks lopsided. I’d wear it to your bachelorette to be nice and acknowledge your friend’s effort. 

    Go buy one! I wore a DIY veil that my Gran made me. It could mostly pass as the real deal because it was so simple, but the tulle was cheap and stiff and I would have looked better if I had just spent the $120 instead of being cheap. 

    Post # 22
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    200 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it’s a pretty good dupe for the one in the shop but I think the veil in the shop looks very DIY too. PP are right that to look finished, would be better to have edging all around OR if you purposely didn’t want a frame of lace, sewing random applique/pearls/crystals throughout the veil but *not* on the edge. Then the transparency of the tulle will make it basically impossible for anyone to tell if it’s not perfectly straight

    Post # 24
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    2621 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    Honestly? It does look homemade. But it’s not bad. People probably won’t even notice!

    Post # 25
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    Worker bee

     I don’t think it looks bad. I agree that it looks like it could use some more fullness, but that means your friend would have to start all over again. I’d say buy the veil you liked online as a backup and try the one your friend made again with your dress because I think it’s your dress that really sells the store bought one. As someone who’s made veils and sashes for her friends in the past, it’d be nice if you could find a way to wear the one your friend made since she put so much love and effort into it for you, but she’d probably understand if you couldn’t make it work. 

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