(Closed) Veil question – cheap or expensive?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
4027 posts
Honey bee

@SimpleKitty:  All I can say is that I was not willing to drop $100+ on a veil. I bought a veil from LightintheBox.com for $20 and I love it! Sure it’s not a designer style, but it is very similar to the $220 veil I tried on in the store.

Another option you might consider is seeing if a sibling, cousin or friend has a nice veil you could borrow….

Post # 4
2285 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

$12 is pretty cheap. Good quality tulle is about $6/yard. Depending on the length of the veil it could cost in that range. I would look on etsy. There are plenty of veils listed for less than $30. 

Post # 5
484 posts
Helper bee

I bought mine at http://www.occanseydesigns.com/ for about $60, a beautiful chapel length drop veil. Great quality, I can recommend them! Do a google search for vouchers though, sometimes there’s 10% off one floating around! 

Post # 6
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

I bought a $23 veil on Etsy and I was really happy with it. Honestly, I don’t think anyone could tell what quality the veil was, and I was so, so glad not to pay over $100 on it. I even resold it for what I bought it for, so I was really happy ๐Ÿ™‚ What style of veil are you interested in? Long or short? Raw edge or detailed or lace edge? That will impact the cost a little, but you can still find some gorgeous cathedral-length mantilla (lace-edged) veils for super cheap on Etsy.

Post # 7
8434 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I love the mantilla veil I got on Etsy.  If you plan on doing a raw edge tulle veil, you can probably just make it yourself.

Post # 8
2022 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I ordered mine from Jasmines and I LOVE it… it was VERY reasonable compared to what it wouldve cost me otherwise.

Post # 9
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I bought a 2-layer elbow-length ivory veil with edge beading on ebay for about $15 or $20.  It is fine.  The beading was not as nice as those in the bridal shop that cost a couple hundred, but it was pretty decent.  

I ended up not wanting that type of veil for my look, so I recently bought a white floor-length veil – plain with white rattail edging for $10.  I do really like that one.  The tule may not be as high quality, but I can’t really tell, and I think it’ll work fine.

The biggest problem with ordering these off the internet from China is you can’t see it and try it on first, so you might end up not liking what you order, and mostly it won’t be worth the shipping to do a return.  Still, you can buy a bunch of cheap veils for what you’d spend on one, so hopefully you’d find something you liked!

Post # 10
11163 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Is there a difference between cheap and expensive, yes. Does that mean you need to spend a great deal? Well that is up to you.

I paid over $800.00 for a custom veil that was covered in crystals and a special length. The veil is amazing and lended for some gorgeous photos. That being said yeah I’m somewhat annoyed that I paid that much…consider it just another splurge.

I have seen several cheap veils and the materials seem to be thicker and not as well put together. That being said I know a few people that purchased veils on Etsy for around $50-$100 and they turned out beautifully. I would suggest just shopping around and find a seller that provides quality items.

Post # 11
8417 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@SimpleKitty:  Veils are crazy expensive especially in bridal shops! One thing about it if you got it and it was cheap looking you are only out $12…..might be worth the chance!

Post # 12
1201 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Depends on the look that you are going for. I spent $150 and I thought it was a lot but I have seen some gorgeous veils on ETSY that look like they are well made. I didn’t put as much focus on buying a super expensive veil, yes it looks amazing in pictures but since mine is cathedral length it is coming off right after the ceremony! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would rather put that money into paying for the wedding! Just my 2 cents, although I would look at the reviews on ETSY to see what other people though of the veils they ordered from a certain shop. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 13
3063 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I bought my veil for around $50.00 on Etsy. I put it on for the ceremony and took it off right after our couple portraits. I didn’t see a point in spending a fortune on mine, since I knew I wasn’t going to wear it for more than 1/2 hour.

Post # 14
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My veil was $135 for mine, it goes to my elbows. it’s flowy and soft and the beading along the edge matches the beading on my bodice. the only thing about buying it online is you don’t know if it’s going to be stiff material or soft material.  I wouldn’t want a stiff veil since I’m wearing mine into the reception.

I couldn’t believe it was that pricey too – until I saw that some veils were into the thousands! 0_o

Post # 15
4437 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@SimpleKitty:  I bought a $10 new veil on Ebay and it wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t the best.  The rhinestones were clearly cheap and didn’t provide the weight to keep it from flying away as easily and the color was kind of bright (like if white had a highlighter color….idk how to describe it).

Then I bought a $25 used veil on Ebay that the Original Owner paid +$100 for and LOVED it.  

You can tell the difference, but probably no one else will if you’re interested in saving the money ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
6255 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think elaborate, expensive veils are usually only worth it with a simple dress. Otherwise, all that fancy detailing just gets lost.

My dress is pretty detailed, so my veil will probably come piecemeal from Hobby Lobby.

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