Really, How stunning is this?
But...the price of a mere accessory is hazardous to my blood pressure! Seriously, for the life of me, I can't figure out how a veil made mostly of tulle can cost nearly as much as the gown!
Future Hubby: Do not read any further, unless you want to ruin the surprise!
I tried on this veil at Alfred Angelo with my dress and I loved it:
The price? Not so much. I was not willing to drop $200+ on a veil, considering I would be wearing it just for the ceremony and photographs. Luckily for me, my aunt has offered to make my veil (along with the alterations, bustle and four flower girl dress, God bless her!) We went to the LA Fashion District and bought 7 yards of white tulle, 20 yards of lace and a hair comb for just $22.
So what kind of veil do I want? I'm partial to lace. No glittery stuff, no tiaras and I'm not really into the poof at the crown. I'm debating with myself over the blusher. But here are a couple possibilities:
Mantilla-style Veil w/ a blusher
I really love the Mantilla style veil, but it goes best with really nice lace. Lace can be very expensive (The ones we looked at were $4-$10 a yard). The lace we purchased is pretty, but more of a great embellishment than a focal point--of course, it was only 30 cents a yard! I'm leaning toward the second veil because I think it might look better with my updo (I'm going to wear my hair up with a flower fascinator).
So...are you wearing a veil on wedding day? If so, show us your veils! I'd love to see 'em!