(Closed) Veils, veils, veils

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

can you try again with the pic?

Post # 5
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I have had nothing but the best experience with wind and veil! The wind blowing the veil gave me some of the best, most romantic pictures – and I don’t even have the pro-pics yet, these are all non-pros. Oh and I had a cathedral veil at an outdoor wedding. I love it!! That was my one girly thing since everything else about my wedding was pretty simple and modernistic. 

Oh and my veil was a very affordable David’s Bridal one – and I think it worked just fine! 

Post # 6
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We have the same dress! I am wearing a cathedral veil for the ceremony, and then have a elbow length veil for the reception (FI idea, I don’t know why but he wants me to wear the veil the whole day!) You are probably not going to wear the longer veils past the ceremony and pictures, so I don’t think it matters that you will be outdoors. Go for it!

Post # 8
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Make one!  Seriously.  I was scandalized by the prices I saw for veils (even the “cheap” ones from online sites), but super nervous about making my own.  In the end, I found a GREAT veil tutorial on the bee (try http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/miss-perfumes-diy-veil-with-lacey-afterthoughts or http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/miss-perfumes-diy-veil-with-lacey-afterthoughts) and hit the fabric store.  For about $8 in tulle (plus a few more dollars on beads that I plan to sew around the edge) and notions, I was willing to give it a try. 

I made my veil last night – two-tiered – and it was SO easy!  (The whole thing, minus the beading, took about 20 minutes).  Seriously, if you are at all crafty, it is really worth the $10-$15 on fabric and notions to try it.  (BTW, I have all the fancy machinery and tools mentioned in the tutorials, but all I ended up using was:  regular sewing scissors, a needle and thread, a tape measure, pins, and a pen.  I did not use a pattern – I just folded the fabric over on one end (to make the double-tier) and then the other (to ensure that both sides matched), then trimmed the sides and used a big, round platter and the guide for the rounded edge.  Once the veil was cut, I unfolded one edge and then shifted the other fold so the top layer was shorter than the bottom layer, and then sewed and gathered along the fold.  Piece of cake, I tell you!)

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