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So I fell in love with this mantilla veil at Davids bridal when I bought my dress, but didn't buy it then because it is $200!! (sorry pic is huge- I can't make it smaller in photobucket, what am I doing wrong??)

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I thought I would be able to find something similar elsewhere-(ebay), but no luck yet. The one's I've found just aren't as nice, and although I've seen two posted that are this exact style from DB, they have been in white, I need Ivory. I was to the point of convincing myself that I could live with out it and found a different veil I could totaly love, a floor length simple veil that would be all flowy and lovely, oh and I can get one on ebay for like under $30. Here is one that is ubber cheap: CUT EDGE IVORY CATHEDRAL BRIDAL WEDDING VEIL - eBay (item 170041827736 end time Mar-15-08 12:21:28 PDT)

But...here is my dilema...I was filling in my FMIL on the latest planning details when I told her this, she said she was going to surprise me by getting my Mantilla when we go back for alterations next month and that would be my bridal shower gift from her. So now she said it is up to me if I want the mantilla or would rather forgo the $200 veil for something else.

What should I do? It is so sweet of her to do this, but it's still a whole lot of money for a veil, I mean my dress was only $400. It would be extra meaningful since she went dress shopping with me, and was the one who suggested I try on a mantilla style veil. I'm so bummed about sorta-kinda ruining the surprise, plus I hate having to make decisions. I haven't even totally decided on colors, yet- but that's for another post.

Please, BDW peeps, I need your advice.

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all the more reason to splurge on the veil! You've been so budget conscious with your dress. If you love it and it will make you feel beautiful GO FOR IT.

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GET THE VEIL! If money were no object you would have gotten it in the first place and the fact that you've searched and searched and still couldn't find something that completely compares I think you should accept her generous gift. You'll feel like a million bucks and she'll be glad knowing she helped make your outfit so special for you!

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I'm on the BDW bus - get the veil. You're only going to marry once - wear the veil and feel beautiful!

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The veil is beautiful and looks great with your dress but if you are still worried about the cost check out these two sites. I was also worried about the astronomical cost of my veil and the BDW ladies recommended these:

 

Tami got her veil from here and it matched her dress perfectly!

Wedding veils, bridal tiaras and headpieces at discount

 

Ann (thanks again) suggested this website and I am currently working with them to custom make my veil. I was vey surprised at the prices.

http://occanseydesigns.com/index.html

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