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BARGAIN BRIDAL VEILS
Tips on Finding an Inexpensive
Veil and When to Wear a Casual Bridal Veil
Now that youíve found your wedding dress, itís time to start shopping for a bridal veil. Not just a piece of flimsy fabric, a veil truly makes the bride who wears it. Unfortunately, this essential piece of the bridal wardrobe can sometimes cost upwards of $500. If you bought your wedding dress at a bargain, it makes sense not to spend a lot of money on a veil.
So, how do you find
a bargain bridal veil that beautifully complements your
wedding gown and doesn't look cheap? Read on to discover the best
ways to find an inexpensive veil for your wedding.
Custom Bridal Veils
Though the idea sounds expensive, itís sometimes much cheaper to find a seamstress to make a veil for you rather than buy one from a bridal store. Check out alteration shops that do custom designs or alter wedding dresses specifically.
Often the same
person who does the alterations on your wedding gown can create a
veil for you. Not only will you get a custom bridal veil at a
bargain, but youíll also have direct input as to what your veil will
be like instead of just picking a veil from the selection from a
Do It Yourself Wedding Veils
Making your own veil is a great way to save money. Though we donít recommend making a veil from scratch unless you are very comfortable with sewing, you can buy a simple bargain bridal veil of just tulle and a comb and create something special with it that looks a lot more ornate and expensive.
The first step is to buy the cheapest veil you can find that will work for the length you desire. Remember you can always cut the length of the veil, but you canít make a short veil longer. Then, if it has been previously used, give it a good hand wash in your sink and lay it out to dry. Once it is clean and dry, you can start making it your own.
There are lots of ways to make a veil your own. You can add embellishments like glitter, beading and jewels by sewing them on and using hot glue or you can remove decoration by clipping these items off with a pair of sewing scissors. Adding decoration to the comb or headband that holds the veil in place is another way to give a veil your personal touch. You can also decorate your it sewing on ribbon or lace to the edge of the veil.