Friday, June 05, 2009

Homemade Veils v. Storebought

I've tried on so many veils since I got my dress in September. None of them really jumping out at me. While I appreciate the tradition of a veil, I didn't really care what it looked like. I knew I didn't want any sort of embellishments or lace on it so that kind of narrowed it down for me.

Last week when I was in my hometown visiting friends, family and running marathon number 3, my mother and I went into David's Bridal that had recently opened up in my hometown in Vermont. She picked out her MOB dress (separate post on that coming up) and I tried on veils.

First of all, it's difficult to try on veils when you're not in your dress. You wouldn't think that but it's true.

Second of all, I realized, there was no reason to spend more than $50 on a headpiece I didn't give a crap about and was probably only going to wear for a few hours anyhow.

So I did some research on "affordable" wedding veils and finally ordered mine last night over Etsy. I've heard great things about a lot of gals getting their veils on Etsy so I ordered this one.

For $25 (after shipping), not bad. Considering I tried on one exactly like it when I picked up my dress for over $100. It's simple. It's white. And it's elbow length. Exactly what i wanted.

There are dozens of veils/headpieces on etsy - I purchased mine from BellaBridalVeils but there are many others who make veils on etsy as well, you've just gotta be willing to search.

Now I only need to get my undergarments before I can schedule my dress fittings - both of which need to be done before the end of this month!!

(Funny that now that I'm getting so close to the wire, I have much more to write about!!)

Where did you find your headpiece? What type of veil (if any) are you wearing for your wedding day??

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Friday, June 05, 2009 8:40:00 PM  
Blogger Nat said...

I got my veil for $75 at a sample sale- original price was $400!! Can you believe that steal?? I surprised myself and got a floor length veil with satin trim- I never thought I would want one that long but I did and I love it!

Saturday, June 06, 2009 1:27:00 PM  
Blogger Just Jor said...

I am wearing a birdcage that I actually found from another bride on the Knot's trash to treasure board for $15. She actually got it from etsy. When we were going through all the things for the wedding that were "non-essential," the fancy veil was the first thing to go!

Saturday, June 06, 2009 10:00:00 PM  

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