(Closed) Veil regret… I need some advice

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: What should I do about my veil?
    Keep the veil you have- it looks great! : (8 votes)
    36 %
    Sell or return your current veil and buy or DIY a folded mantilla : (14 votes)
    64 %
    Neither of those styles complement your dress. Please leave suggestions in the comments section :) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    3696 posts
    Sugar bee

    A folded mantilla with no edging is the easiest thing in the world to DIY. Just go to a fabric store and find whatever kind of tulle you’d like to use, buy a long enough piece, and then cut rounded edges (if you don’t trust yourself to do this, find a talented friend or relative). It will cost you practically nothing to make and you’ll have exactly the veil you want. You can sell the other one if you can’t return it – you may not recoup all your money, but for a brand-new, unworn veil you should be able to get something (try the WeddingBee classifieds). For sure, though, if this is the veil you want, you can have it for pocket change by just making one.

    Post # 4
    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I agree with @KCKnd2 that the style of veil you want will be very easy to DIY. : ) And you never know what you can get back for the other veil — it’s not like they’re custom-made, so MAYBE you can return it for store credit (buy some shoes?). 

    Post # 5
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I agree with DIY if possible and return your veil to the store for credit.  Or try selling it on Ebay or Craigslist. 

    If your not confident DIYing it, try Etsy.  I got my veil from abusymother.  It was $40 for a fingertip length pencil edge.  I saw the same at bridal shops for around $100- $150.  I just wore it for the ceremony. Then I put on a ribbon headband with rhinestones I also got on Etsy!

    Post # 8
    3226 posts
    Sugar bee

    @ladybugs:  I just Love your veil as is. BUT if you feel you must change it I think the DIY would be your best bet so you don’t spend much more. Either way what do you plan to do with the current one you have if you get another?

    Post # 10
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    This might be blasphemy, but I would just cut the edge off the veil you have. I am DIYing my own veil because I want a simple cut-edge fingertip. Cut tulle really looks the same whether you do it or send away for it.

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