(Closed) Veil Dilemma. Thrifty Bees, HELP!

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
1251 posts
Bumble bee

Etsy. Just search for veils.

Post # 5
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was going to suggest Etsy too…even if you don’t find one that matches, contact some of the sellers to see about custom orders and to get a quote.  I think another bee mentioned there is somewhere on Etsy to post what you want and then sellers can bid on the job and you pick who you would like to make it for you (sorry – not sure what it is called though!).  Otherwise, check out used wedding websites and ebay…

Hope you can find something similar because your dress and that veil together will be gorgeous!

Post # 7
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Like @dance said, you can set up an alchemy request on Etsy to have someone make it for you! You explain what you want (I think you can include photos) and sellers will make bids to you for how much it would cost, etc. Then you can just choose who you want to make it.

Mrs. Poodle also has an Etsy shop, and I don’t know that she’s ever made veils, but she’s incredibly talented and could probably make it for you as well. Her shop is here, if you want to ask her!

Post # 10
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Don’t despair – I was also freaked out by the cost of veils (I wanted a very specific design) and got mine at obridal.com for less than 1/4 of the cost. Yours is very complex with the petals on the edges but couldn’t hurt to forward pictures and get a quote…Kathy may just hook you up! 🙂

Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t say…consider not having a veil. Your dress is GORGEOUS with the draping over the shoulder and with a long veil it may all be a bit busy. At the very least, when your dress comes in, try it with a long veil like the one you want and check the back to make sure it doesn’t look odd.

Good luck!



Post # 11
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Also – I feel like I am always saying this – YOU could make this veil.  Seriously.  I know it looks daunting, but it is actually a super simple design.  If your wedding date is in November 2011, you have plenty of time to try it and start over or order something else if you hate it.

Post # 13
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I got mine off of ebay as well and it turns out awsome….had no problem or anything. It came up to 35.00 with shipping…it was a simple cathedral veil whith some rhinestones scattered through out….you could add the petals yourself then?!!

Post # 14
32 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I might be interested in selling mine after my May 2011 wedding.

Post # 15
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i would def try etsy.  i got my from bellabridalveils.  it was sooo much cheaper than from a standard bridal store.  I got my fingertip length simple veil for $29 and it was perfect!!

Post # 16
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

check out veilshop.com. That’s probably where I will end up getting my cathedral veil from. I trust it because my wedding planner said she got her own cathedral from the site.

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