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#1 philanab

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    Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:06 PM

    Hey ladies, I just can't bring myself to pay $100+ for a veil, so I'm going to try to make my own. My goal is a single tiered, elbow/waist length veil with a beaded edge like the one I tried on with my dress. Posted Image So, I've been to FabricLand and bought 1 yard of tulle for $5, I got a plastic comb at Ardene as part of their 5 for $10 promotion, and I already have beads, rhinestones, and fabric glue at home. Now I'm trying to figure out what type of beading to do around the edge, what do you guys think, here are a few options. Posted Image I chose to glue the beads because I tried sewing them on and it looked horrible! I'll post some more pictures as I go.

    #2 pacificgirl

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      Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:08 PM

      I think a few of the different shaped loose beads will go a very long way. That way the veil will compliment your dress, and not take away from it. :)



      #3 AllieH

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      Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:12 PM

      I agree - I would mix and match the beads and crystals. Here's a pic from the detailing on my veil. It's pretty simple, but it has a lot of sparkle to it. Good luck!! 

       

       

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      #4 Mlite83

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        Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:05 PM

        I am 100% for trying to DIY your veil...I think the scattered beads will look awesome and catch the sun beautifully!

         

        I don't know if I'm sold on the idea of a veil for myself yet (or DIYing it) so I bookmarked this Etsy seller who has some reasonably priced veils, thought I'd pass it along incase anyone else was looking for a veil for less than bridal house pricing.

         

        http://www.etsy.com/...ref=seller_info



        #5 AllieH

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        Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:08 PM

        Yeah, I totally chickened out of the DIY. I have 3 yards of tulle in my closet and a comb, but I've heard it's really hard to cut, and overall hard to work with. Not sure I believe that..but I still wasn't going to shell out a fortune for a bunch of tulle! 

         

        I found some really inexpensive ones on eBay - Venus_Veils is the seller. My veil is GORGEOUS, and a cathedral with beading shown above for $37 (free shipping too!). It was a total bargain. 

         

         

        Originally Posted by Mlite83 

        I am 100% for trying to DIY your veil...I think the scattered beads will look awesome and catch the sun beautifully!

         

        I don't know if I'm sold on the idea of a veil for myself yet (or DIYing it) so I bookmarked this Etsy seller who has some reasonably priced veils, thought I'd pass it along incase anyone else was looking for a veil for less than bridal house pricing.

         

        http://www.etsy.com/...ref=seller_info

         


         

        Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

        Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

        El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

        AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


        #6 philanab

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          Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:15 PM

          Thanks guys, I thought I'd at least give it a try... If it doesn't turn out then I've only spent less than 8 on supplies...

          #7 FireyNurse

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            Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:16 PM

            Originally Posted by Mlite83 

            I am 100% for trying to DIY your veil...I think the scattered beads will look awesome and catch the sun beautifully!

             

            I don't know if I'm sold on the idea of a veil for myself yet (or DIYing it) so I bookmarked this Etsy seller who has some reasonably priced veils, thought I'd pass it along incase anyone else was looking for a veil for less than bridal house pricing.

             

            http://www.etsy.com/...ref=seller_info

             

            I bought my veil from this seller and it is PERFECT! She is a great seller to purchase from and work with and the quality is great. I wasn't sure about DIYing my own veil but was sure I didn't want to spend even close to $100 or more on one so I went with Etsy and I am so glad I did!



            #8 Mlite83

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              Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:19 PM

              Originally Posted by FireyNurse 

               

              I bought my veil from this seller and it is PERFECT! She is a great seller to purchase from and work with and the quality is great. I wasn't sure about DIYing my own veil but was sure I didn't want to spend even close to $100 or more on one so I went with Etsy and I am so glad I did!

              Great - thanks for sharing that, I'm definitely leaning towards buying one and then deciding day of if I'll actually wear it!



              #9 TheWolferts

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                Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:30 PM

                My grandmother made my veil. I think the total cost was $8. We picked out the tulle and had to buy an $3 metal comb at the craft store. She actually had a pattern for veil, but I cant imagine it would be expensive to purchase one. There were several patterns for veils at Jo Anns fabrics. I didnt want to pay a lot for a veil in case I decided not to wear it either, so this worked out perfectly and it had a little sentimental value because my grandmother made it.



                #10 dallace

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                  Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:51 PM

                  youtube it! I plan to make my own veil and if you search around enough (on youtube and internet) you can find step by step instructions. it looks super simple and you can give it your own pizzaz.






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