Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
I went to my first dress fitting last weekend and tried on some veils (after I had already taken off my dress, oops). I am leaning towards a fingertip veil (attached to a simple comb in one layer in ivory that has beading along the edges) that is $165. The saleswoman said that orders should be placed about 3 months in advance (which is cutting it close since my wedding is in May). I have no idea if this is a reasonable price or not.
Any suggestions on if this is too much and/or a good place to get veils that doesn’t have such a long lead time for receiving the veil? I thought I had more time to chose a veil…yikes!
ETA: What is up with the paragraphs on these boards lately? I know I put in paragraph breaks but it just shows as line after line of text…oh well.
Post # 3
@prisigtr: Isn’t it crazy that veils take so long to get in. Mine is going to take 3 months (should be here next month) and all it is is like a barely shoulder length piece of tulle with no beading. It was $30 at the bridal store for it but I asked them and they ended up giving it to me since I bought the dress there.
I think you might be able to find something alittle more reasonable online. I used Amazon.com to buy a hair piece I will also be wearing to my wedding and for $25 when the bridal salon wanted $100 for the same thing!
Post # 4
I have no idea, but that seems reasonable, I guess its subjective to each person’s budget. I didn’t think mine was outrageous, I paid $550. Its a cathedral length veil with silver threading and swavorski crystals along the edge.
Post # 5
@prisigtr: My cathedral length ribbon edge veil was $250. The first time I tried on dresses there were similar ones to the one I ended up buying elsewhere for $400-$500 which I thought was too much.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
Thanks ladies! I don’t mind paying that much, just didn’t know if that was considered outrageous or not…I guess I need to decide really quick if I’m going to get that one!
Post # 7
I think reasonable is subjective. I paid $150 for a custom length cap veil off etsy. Price inclueded shipping to the US from Europe. I also got it in about 4ish weeks. Unless you want something pretty specfifc I would check etsy.
I do hope weddingbound pops in. I know she ordered a fingertip crystal embellshed veil and I recall it was quite the steal.
Post # 8
My single-layer, raw-edged, Swarovski-crystal-sprinkled, cathedral-length, veil was $500. There also is a bee whose veil was more than $700. However, some brides choose to purchase their beautiful veils via etsy or ebay for much less. Others even make their own veils.
If you’re trying to save money on a veil, you also may be able to find exactly what you’re seeking at a bridal, consignment store or a site such as recycledbride.com, preownedweddingdresses.com, or oncewed.com.
Post # 9
my fingertip length with diamante dangling on ends works out at 110 $ but she gave me 20$ off
Post # 10
My cathedral veil with blusher was $490. I have no idea if that’s reasonable or not (probably not) but I cried when they put it on me and my credit card just flew out of my hand.
I did get a poofy tulle blusher veil for my reception from Etsy for $60.
Post # 11
I wouldn’t buy a veil in a bridal store, they’re totally overpriced. I bought my 9 foot long cathedral veil with blusher on etsy for $55.
Post # 12
my veil was, like, $60. it was a fingertip length (but i’m short so it was longer on me) mantilla. i got it from tulipbridal.com
Post # 13
Mine is over $1000. It all depends on the tulle and whether there’s embellishment.
Post # 14
For me, unless it was real silk, which I didn’t care about.. < $50 was reasonable.
Post # 15
Wow, you Bees have a big budget for your wedding attire.
I just bought mine, probably used, from Goodwill. It’s a double layered waistlength veil for $3 after taxes. I love how it looks on me. I just cannot justify paying more than $20 for a veil.
Post # 16
I personally think veils are the dumbest thing to waste money on. At the end of the day, your $300-500 piece of tulle attached to a hair clip will have the same effect as the one I ordered online for $30. Most brides only wear it for the ceremony anyway, and for what it is, i think spending over $100 tops on a veil is pointless. To each their own, but in pictures and to your guests, no one will notice the difference between a designer veil that cost hundreds of dollars and one that I can make for under $20 at a craft store.