Homemade veil for less than 10 percent of store cost
(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
my veil, made with bridal loops instead of a comb
Ladies, PLEASE do not buy your veil at a bridal shop! Make it, or hire a family friend to make it for you! Here's my story:
In the bridal shop, my mother and i looked at the different styles of veils that suited my dress. Once we decided on one, we searched the internet for methods of making veils.
We went to a specialty fabric store (so not a cheap one) because I wanted a shimmery tulle for my veil. We bought 1/2 a meter of bridal loops, 3 meters of shimmery tulle, and 12 meters of satin bias for 30 dollars, which is enough materials to make 2 full veils that are calf length.
In the end, I made my perfect veil for 15 dollars, and maybe an hour and a half of time. We are using the extra fabric and satin bias on the flower girl dress, and for other decorating.
Here's the clincher, in the store, the Veil I copied was 270 DOLLARS! Trust me, unless you are making 250 bucks an hour, it's worth your time to sit down and make your veil!!