Post # 1
I have a pretty good idea of places to buy wedding dresses, their various pros and cons and prices to expect. However with veils I am completely clueless. I thought that a good place to get one cheaply would be David’s Bridal, where I bought my dress. But the veils there were $150+, close to 1/3 the price of my whole dress!!!
So, for lower-budget brides, where did you buy your veil, and did you get a good deal?
Post # 3
I had my mom buy a few yards of tulle at Joanns (using a coupon, of course), a hair comb thing, and some ribbon and strong thread. She sewed the tulle to the comb by hand with the thread. The ribbon is to cover the ugly sewing, along the edge where the tulle meets the comb. She did some X’s with the thread to sew the ribbon down, but made those stitches more for cosmetic purposes, than to hold the whole thing together. Total price was around $10 maybe?
I wanted a longer-than-my-train veil that would blow in the wind. I didn’t want any sparkle anywhere on it b/c if a camera flash catches a sparkle, it looks like (a) a mistake in the photo developing or (b) like a huge chunk of dust/dirt. I also didn’t want any edging b/c the back of my dress was pretty and I didn’t want anything detracting from it.
My teasers are here if you want to see pics:
Post # 5
I second etsy! I got the same veil for $30 on etsy that cost $60 at the bridal store.
Post # 6
Here’s a link with pictures and instructions:
Post # 7
You can make it! You can buy it on ebay! You can buy it on Etsy! So many options! That are way less expensive than buying one in a bridal shop. I simply cannot understand where they get away with charging 210 dollars for a veil (that’s how much mine was going to cost).
Sorry, I’m a little slap happy this morning.
Post # 8
I used veilshop.com, and I was extremely happy with my veil. They allow returns without a restocking fee for non-custom orders, and while the return window is pretty narrow, the process is super easy. I was deciding between 2 veils, ordered them both and returned the one I didn’t want without any problems.
Post # 9
I bought mine from etsy and it was great! There are some great sellers on there!
Post # 10
I ordered a new one on Ebay from “veilsbylesliev” – $19.98 including shipping for a 2 tier cut edge fingertip veil. Bridal stores are a major rip off compared to what you can find online.
Post # 11
I made mine. What kind of veil are you looking for? Places like JoAnn Fabric’s and Michaels have pre-made veils you can buy and jazz up yourself if you would rather go that route.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
I ordered mine from Tigerlilly Jewelry but it hasn’t come in yet, so I can’t vouch for the quality. You can customize the color, length, etc. For a single-layer waltz length veil, I paid $50.