(Closed) What is a reasonable cost for a veil?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@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 # 7
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
11418 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

my fingertip length with diamante dangling on ends works out at 110 $ but she gave me 20$ off

Post # 10
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
2447 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Mine is over $1000. It all depends on the tulle and whether there’s embellishment. 

Post # 14
14661 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

For me, unless it was real silk, which I didn’t care about.. < $50 was reasonable.

Post # 15
34 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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. 

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