Second Thoughts

I bought a veil. It’s very simple (and inexpensive), which is just what I wanted.


Image via Elaborate Stitches on Etsy

But now I’m having second thoughts about it. I’ve been loving Mrs. Pony‘s recaps, and I’m obsessed with her mantilla veil (borrowed from Mrs. FroYo).





Photos by Jamie Grant Photography

I didn’t think I wanted to do a mantilla because I like the way the veil looks when it’s lower on my head, and mantillas look weird like that. But then I saw this veil on Style Me Pretty.



Images via Style Me Pretty / Photos by Olivia Griffin Photography

I LOVE the lace trim on the edge. I looked into lace-trimmed veils, but they were crazy expensive. I could buy lace trim and sew it to the end of my veil, but I can’t decide if it’s worth the money and time I would spend. I’m only going to wear the veil for an hour or so. But it’s soooo pretty!

What do you think? Should I go for the lace or keep the veil the way it is?


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  1. Guest Icon Guest
    KimbeeQ, Guest @ 1:45 pm

    You could do something like this where the lace does not go all the way up to the top, that way you can add some detailing, but you can still wear it low. Also, it will not take quite as much time or money.

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:07 pm

    I like your veil, but I have a thing for the lace trim, I’m planning on having one just as the one in the picture but fingertip lenght.

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    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 2:13 pm

    I love the lace trim. Plus, you might decide to wear it for longer than you think you will. I originally thought I would just wear mine for the ceremony, but I love it so much I wore it for half of the reception.

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    amethystmeg 235 posts, Helper bee @ 2:20 pm

    Hey! Both are lovely! If you want a lace veil…than I think you should get one! However, (and this is just my opinion!) it doesn’t look like the veil you already bought would be easy to attach lace to. You wanted to attach it to just the bottom, right? Only your veil is curved so there’s no obvious place to stop the lace…unless the lace comes all the way up to the comb that goes in your hair. Just a thought! Maybe try some lace veils on in a store??? Good luck!!!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:24 pm

    I (obviously) love lace trim :) I think you should go for it, that way you can add the lace exactly where you like and want it!

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    MsVoyageur 1384 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:26 pm

    Go for the lace trim, I think it looks really pretty!! If you DIY, it wouldn’t be very expensive at all. Check out the lace at JoAnn Fabrics. I don’t own a sewing machine so I’ve been doing all our wedding projects by hand, and I don’t think it would take too long to sew on lace, maybe 1-2 hours.

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    Dela2012 133 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:36 pm

    Have you looked for a resale lace one?

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 3:15 pm

    My veil looks a bit like what you’re considering making. It’s fingertip length and the lace border starts below the shoulder. I seriously love mine (though not a DIY), so I’m all for your embellishing yours!!

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    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 3:35 pm

    I just bought a veil today and it is nothing like I thought I wanted! I would go for the lace if you are gravitating more towards those now.

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    Mis Iris 218 posts, Helper bee @ 5:51 pm

    If you’re going to sew on the lace, may I recommend using nylon thread? It pretty much dissapears. I’m trying to make a shoulder length veil. For some reason they aren’t available to buy, and people look at me like I’m crazy when I try to explain I want my veil to stop where the dress begins. (shoulder length is perfect because it will be under my hair….)

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    coyote 1964 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:15 pm

    I’m no help because my veil is almost exactly the same as the one you have and I LOVED it! But ultimately YOU need to be happy with it. :)

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    Nicole, Guest @ 7:00 pm

    Go for the lace. I am wearing a cathedral length, lace-edged mantilla. I can’t wait. I did consider the DIY route and found some very pretty, reasonably priced lace at Hancock Fabric. You can do it!

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    SouthernmostBride 111 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:18 pm

    Lace… can’t you buy a gently used one? I can’t imagine all brides hold onto their veils…

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    cauldron 99 posts, Worker bee @ 7:42 pm

    Hmmm…is your dress simple enough to warrant the extra detail on the veil? That would be the tipping point for me, I think.

    Ultimately you’ll look awesome either way. :)

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    Lisa, Guest @ 8:24 pm

    I agree Elaborate Stitches creates beautiful wedding veils a great price and brides love her work according to her feedback on Etsy. Have you thought about contacting her to see if she would add lace to the wedding veil that you purchase from her all ready? I see that she does custom wedding veils. Just a thought I hope it helps.

  16. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:45 pm

    @KimbeeQ: That’s exactly what I’m thinking.

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    Army Wife 15 posts, Newbee @ 12:05 am

    Don’t have any regrets. Get what is going to make you feel exquisite the day of your wedding. The way you feel is really going to really show in your pictures. 😉

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:05 am

    I love the simplicity of your veil. I kinda wanted a really long veil like that and I didn’t get it… so I say go do what you want. If you want lace, make it happen girl. :)

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    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 5:43 am

    I love the lace, esp if it’s not too expensive

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    lolo7835 645 posts, Busy bee @ 6:09 am

    I made my own veil with lace the whole way around (using Mrs. Sunbeam’s awesome tutorial). I did a drop veil so it was just one big circle as opposed to attaching it to a comb.

    Nylon thread is tough to sew with, I ended up using a thread that matched the color of the lace and you couldn’t see it at all. I had to buy about 7 yards of lace for the entire veil and it only ended up costing me about $80 for the lace and the tulle.

    It was time consuming but the veil ended up being stunning and best of all-affordable. I priced out something similar from shops at it was 500+ for a all lace trim. If you have the lace go for it!

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    mitchiedoll 86 posts, Worker bee @ 8:41 am

    GO GO GO!! Lace it up! :)

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    Tuti05 30 posts, Newbee @ 9:43 am

    I am in love with your veil. I am look for the same thing. Do you mind sharing where you got it? How much?

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    potion 223 posts, Helper bee @ 9:09 pm

    Well if it were me, I would just stick with what you’ve got- but that’s because I’m at the point where no more decisions can be made and no more things can be changed, else I’ll go insane.

    But the lace is really pretty!

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    Lisa, Guest @ 6:28 pm


    You can find the chapel length wedding veil on Etys in Elaborate Stitches Shop. Hope this help, I looked at her shop and she has beautiful veils at great prices.

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:36 pm

    Lace is so beautiful — I vote for that…but, I’m 100% biased!

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