I found my veil! It's ebay, not etsy, but I thought some of you frugal gals might be interested too.
I got a 1T cathedral veil with beading for a whopping $37, including shipping. And it's PERFECT.
I will say it's not the softest tulle, but the look is what I wanted, and the price can't be beat. It shipped fast too, and a US seller.
I had been agonizing over the veil decision for a while. I found one that I liked (but not loved) at the shop that's doing my alterations. Even with a trunk show discount, that baby was $200. yes, it was trimmed in swarovski crystals, but it was just fingertip length and I really wanted longer. Plus, the price tag gave me heartburn - what if it's too windy to wear a veil? I don't want to waste $200 for it and then not wear it. My mom even offered to buy it, but I didn't want to spend her money either.
So the $37 price tag was perfect for me. Even if it's too windy to wear during the ceremony, we can use it for pictures, and I won't feel guilty over spending that much on it.