Post # 1
For those who wore veils, just wondering roughly how much you spent on your veil / what your budget is if you haven’t purchased yet?
I’m only planning on wearing my veil for the ceremony and some pictures, and will be removing it for the reception… just wondering if an expensive veil is neccesary?
i bought my dress at a higher end salon, so I feel the veils will be expensive for what i’m looking for (plain, chapel or chathedral length in ivory). I looked at David’s bridal a few weeks ago, and noticed they were all around $100-300, but my mum’s friend recommended a website that carries veils ranging from $10 – $50
I’m interested to hear opinions on if it’s necessary to spend a lot of money on a veil.
I took a quick look and this is pretty much what i’m looking for, $28 CAD.
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess
I ordered mine from JJs House. It was about $30 and it’s great. Also, at least 2 of my friends have offered to loan me their veil.
It’s just tulle, which is sooooo cheap to buy. The veil they wanted to sell me at DB was half the cost of the dress. No, thank you.
For $28, take a chance at the one you want. You can probably send it back, or take a loss if you don’t like it.
Post # 3
I ordered this veil from Etsy
It was about $350 but I kept dreaming about it and finally splurged.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2016 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
I jumped the gun on this and actually bought a veil from JJsHouse for $20. 2 tier, cathedral length, soft tulle in ivory. I bought it to go with my dress, Vera Wang Gemma. I didn’t want the veil to have any embellishments or design. Just plain.
However, with shipping, the cost went up to $40. I thought, “ooook I guess – since this was coming from China. THEN I received my package and it had a COD fee of $30! So really this $20 veil cost me $70! UGH!
The veil is waaay to long and I think I will have to “modify” it. I hope it turns out the way I want it to because I don’t want to buy another. I plan to wear it only for the ceremony as well.
On average at bridal shops, I’ve seen veils starting at $100 (very plain and short) to very extravagant & long veils that can cost up to $500 and to me that’s ridiculous for some piece of fabric I will only wear for 30 mins.
Just make sure you are paying $28 and nothing more. But, if you’re willing to take the risk and buy it, and not LOVE it, just be prepared to get disappointed and possibly buy something else.
I don’t plan to return mine, but I do plan on altering it myself so I can be 100% happy with it. Right now I’m 80% liking my veil. At the end of the day, I guess that $70 veil isn’t so bad after all.
Post # 5
I ordered a raw edge fingertip veil from etsy for $23.00 including shippping. I love it! Since you are looking for a plain veil, I would suggest going for the less expensive option!
Post # 7
I took a risk and bought mine on eBay for less than $10 (also shipped from China)… I’m 5’3″ and the veil is also way too long for me. I’ll probably just use a pair of fine scissors and cut off the end to make it shorter. If I mess up then I’ll just buy another one at $10 and start over lol.
But overall I’m happy with the quality. Granted, it’s not AS nice as the ones I’ve tried on at the bridal boutiques, but I’m not paying $200 for a plain cathedral veil!
Post # 8
Thank you for the advice everyone!!
My mom wants me to sew my own since I have a sewing machine and have made PILLOWS before, but I’m like, uhh I think that’s a bit extreme for my newbie sewing skills haha
But since some of these are cheap, I better order ahead so I have time to play with it. At least if I mess it up if I need to make my own alterations, I won’t feel bad only losing some money.
I will watch out for expensive extra fees!
Post # 9
ClaudiaKishi: sometimes you have to pick your battles though! if you really love something, and can’t stop thinking about it, it’s worth it to buy it.. or else nothing else will measure up and you will regret getting what you reall wanted.
I’m like this with shoes right now. Debating on spending $200-300+ on beautiful Badgley and Mischka shoes that I love but will never wear again.. or buying more plain less expensive shoes from DB or somewhere in the mall.
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian
Elcey: Just take it to your alterations appointment and see if they’ll cut it for you/for how much.
ETA: Good find!!
Post # 10
I got mine from DB’s for $140 ish. I first ordered a $20 veil from amazon but it was so stiff and cheap looking. The one from DB’s has beading along the edges and is 2 tiered and fingertip length. I love it!
Post # 12
I think I only paid $3 or so for mine from China.