Post # 1
I fell in LOVE with a veil at the bridal shop where I got my dress, but it was $150. I could rationalize spending a lot on my wedding dress, but I couldn’t rationalize spending an extra $150 on a few dollars of material. SO, I decided to make my own. I was terrified and determined that I could not do it, but I looked on here and was inspired to try it out. I bought some tulle, a comb, and some trim that was very similar to the veil that I wanted. And I am so happy with the results. I would say that I have about $40 invested in the veil, so I saved $110! And I love it more than the one I saw at the bridal shop =) What do you guys think?
Post # 3
That is a very nice veil! You did a wonderful job~! I love how your also decorated the comb, which I am now considering doing.
Post # 4
It’s gorgeous! I’m so impressed, I hope mine comes out as well.
Post # 5
You did a wonderful job and I must say I am doing the same thing. I couldn’t believe they want $200 + for these veils.
My niece and I went to Joann fabrics and got two different styles of Simplicity beaded lace and I ordered the blank tule veil with comb online from a website called: http://www.giftsintl-us.com/weddingaccessory.php for $6. You can also get these at Hobby Lobby, other places like Michaels for around $15.
My niece is hand sewing on the lace and in total will run me around $70. I’ll be sure to post pictures when it’s done!
Post # 6
Wow, this is so Gorgeous!!It looks way more than $150.
Can you please tell us how you did this. Especially the comb-it’s so pretty
Post # 7
Thank you guys!
I bought the comb at Hobby Lobby when their wedding items were 50% off, so it was only $5. It was just what you see at the very top – the line of pearls and rhinestones. I purchased tulle to match my dress and found the trim at Hobby Lobby.The trim was white, so I tea-dyed it so it would match the tulle and my dress, but it really doesn’t show up well in the pictures. I doubled my tulle and decided what length I wanted, then started cutting it so I ended up with a semi-circle. Then, I pulled the tulle to where it was uneven so it would create the layered tiers.
I sewed the top part where the comb would go together and scrunched the tulle close together as I went. Then, I sewed the comb onto the veil and added hot glue to secure it a little better. I added the piece of ivory ribbon right under the comb to hide the thread and glue. Then, I hot glued the pearl detailing onto the ribbon.
To do the trim, I just used hot glue. I originally planned on sewing it, but it just seemed easier to use the hot glue. I was afraid that the glue would show through and clump up on the tulle, but as long as your careful, it won’t. And no one that has seen it is able to tell I used glue. =)
Post # 8
You did such an amazing job!
Post # 10
I absolutely love this veil!!
I saw a cathedral length veil that had the small weil with it. It attatched to the cathedral length veil with velcrow on the comb. so you can just take the long veil off after the ceremony. It was between $150-$200 and it was very plain so I don’t know if I want to try it myself. If I do how difficult do you think it will be?
Post # 11
Could you show me a picture? It don’t think it would necessarily be difficult, but just time consuming.
Post # 12
It looks fantastic 🙂 I’m hoping to make my own lace-trimmed, two tier veil, fingertip length. How much lace did you use for this? How long is it, too, it looks longer than what I’m doing but it’s hard to say when it’s not on your head ;).