Finding the Dress & the Veil
I had the pleasure of going with my sister-friend (sister-in-law) to find her wedding dress. She found the dress she loved and she wanted to wear a veil so we grabbed a simple, chapel-length veil to try with the dress. The veil was purely tulle; no beading or lace at all. It beautifully complimented the full tulle skirt of the dress. It’s almost like it melted into it at the bottom.
*You can see the veil stand out more in this photo for a few reasons. The golden sunset is coloring the tulle of her left side and the light gray tulle within the dress shows through better at certain angles, but the veil and outer layers of tulle are white.
The veil (BHLND Sky Mist) was priced at $250. ***Mrs. Frugal (me) does a double take.*** “If you would like, I can make this veil for you.” Short story short, I made the veil… and it cost $32.
Now here is how YOU do it!
You will need to decide on what type of veil you want first. Here are a few questions you should answer:
- Single layer or double?
- If double layered, are they different lengths?
- What length(s)?
- How wide?
- What material? (most likely: bridal illusion tulle/nylon tulle. It is soft, not scratchy like craft tulle.)
- What color? (white, ivory, a color? Look in person if you can or buy samples if you cant.)
- Where will you wear it on your head? (measure from the spot you will wear it)
- Do you want to add any embellishment? (this will add significant cost and time)
Supplies I Used
- 3 yards of White Leonardo Soft Tulle from Mood in L.A. (up to $21 *varies depending on the length of tulle)
- 1 Metal Comb (up to $6)
- some All-purpose Thread (up to $5)
Video Sewing Tutorial
You can add your own embellishments, but only do this if you want to invest time and money (definitely more time than money). Experiment with a scrap piece first. Here is the edge of my veil that I bought. I did not bead it. It has tiny clear sequins, tiny pearls, and clear bugle beads.
Cheers to happy wedding days ahead!
Go get creative and make something you love!