Post # 1
That was the question… So, I said yes to the veil and bought one I thought I loved, but then I tried in on with my dress on Sunday and it looks terrible with the dress! So, now I need to buy a new veil. Thankfully I didn’t spend much money on the first one.
The bridal shop where I purchased my gown had one that I tried on that looked great (just a little too long for my taste) but it was $200! I’m only going to wear it for the ceremony — so for about 45 minutest TOPS… any suggestions? Has anyone here made their own veil? Any recommendations?
I’m looking for an "antique white" veil that is two layers, one just below my shoulders and one just above, with crystals or possibly only one later just below the shoulders. No edging on it.
Post # 3
Occansey (www.obridal.com) has great prices and great customer service, and everything is completely customizable…..I recommend them highly! I would think you could get a veil like the one you described at a very reasonable price.
Post # 5
I found mine on ebay and it was less than $20 with shipping!
Post # 6
hey girl! its me (ladyt)
when i read what you were looking for, it brought to mind a veil that i was actually ogling a while back. it’s one layer with a trim of twinklying crystals. $52. CLICK HERE a blusher could be purchased seperately if you want one for $20 (i think).
its delicate and i think it would compliment your dress well….
if not, veilshop has several other options. i have found them to be a bit less expensive than Occansey.
Post # 7
Veils are fairly easy to make. All you do is get enough fabric to fold over the lengths that you want. Then you take a large plate (yes like a dinner plate or a serving plater if you want larger curves) and place it in the four corners. You cut around the plates which gives you the curves. Then you mark where you want it to fold over. (Note: don’t like the dummy I am, use blue sharpy to mark the fold. Even if you think you can’t see it, when you gather it you WILL be able to see it. It will be ugly and you will be very upset with yourself! You will cry and consider just going out and buying one!!!) Anyway, then run a couple lines of stiches across where you want it to fold using the longest stitch setting possible on a sewing machine. Grab the bottom threads and GENTLY pull. It should gather right up. Once you’ve gathered it, knot the threads so it doesn’t ungather and secure it to whatever you plan to use to put it in your hair. Combs work nicely. I stitched little tiny hook and eyes onto the veil and the inside of a head band I’d covered in fabric. It worked out very well. Good luck!!
Post # 8
Mom mom is making mine out of organza, as the sheer look is perfect for my dress. As bonniebelle101 says, it’s not exactly rocket science, especially if you opt for tulle or something that doesn’t need a hem. Especially since you are looking for antique ivory, you may want to match a swatch of the veil fabric to your dress before buying the full amount to make sure you get what you want. If the fabric isn’t expensive, buy 2x what you need so you have some wiggle room if something doesn’t go right.
If you want a comb, you can also whipstitch the veil directly to the comb. Play around with the fabric to see what works with the dress and what you like, then go for it. That said, if you can find a cheap one, that would work as well. In case you may be like some of us who went a bit overboard on DIY projects. *ahem*
Post # 9
Thank you everyone for your great advice! I’ve decided that I can’t buy my veil online because I need to see it with my dress before making the purchase. My moh is going to let me try on the veil she wore at her wedding — her mom made it for her. If I like it I can borrow it, otherwise she will help me make one!
Lady T — I love the look of that veil, but I can’t tell the color. I bought one online before, and it was the wrong color. I’m a little trigger shy now. Have you made any decisions regarding your veil?