(Closed) What material is this veil?

posted 4 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The one with the garland looks like silk tulle.  (It looks like a Twigs & Honey one to me)

The bottom one looks like it could be illusion.

Bridal illusion is a kind of tulle, but the density in tulle can be as fine as bridal illusion, all the way to Russian netting.  There are also different stiffnesses to tulle; soft like netting, to stiff like ballet tutus.

Organza tends to be very opaque (when it comes to veil materials) and stiff, especially polyester organza.

The basic nylon stuff is *extremely cheap*.  I made a DIY mockup for about $5 worth of bridal illusion, and had more left over.

I purchased two yards of 100% white silk tulle from Britex a few months ago at around $250.  There are silk blends available on Etsy and other places that would be less.

Why not stop into a fabric shop to check out different fabrics?  You might not be able to get swatches of silk tulle, but you should be able to get samples of bridal illusion and organza.  If you don’t live near a fabric store, Mood Fabrics has an awesome swatching service and lots of choices.

Post # 4
769 posts
Busy bee

Tagging in to see anyone elses response. I am also looking at making a raw edfe drop veil and would love to hear other opinions.


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