Wedding veil trim and beading (or other embellishments) are two of the elements that make a veil uniquely yours. Whether you are going to make your own veil or buy it, below are a video and pics with close-up examples to help you decide what type of finishing you would like on your own veil.
Note: The discount veils in the video and mentioned below are from this store, whose prices usually start at around $9.99.
To help you weigh your craft-making abilities against what you want when making the decision whether to buy or make a veil, I occasionally refer to how difficult it would be for “someone like me” to make a similar veil. (Sewing and craft projects are not my forte, which means my skill level is around 2-3 on a 10-point scale.) Depending on your own skill level, you may find purchasing a discount veil outweighs the time or expertise it would take to make a similar one…
- This veil has a scallop-edged design, floral appliqué and some embroidery. If you are a good seamstress, you may be able to do this one on your own.
- Pearls (aka beading), stuck randomly throughout the veil, adorn this rolled-edged veil. This one I think I could handle making.
- A ribbon edge adds a hint of elegance to an otherwise simple-looking veil. This looks relatively easy for someone who can sew well. I’d be able to apply a ribbon with glue, but some experimentation would definitely be in order, to see if it discolors or otherwise mottles the ribbon surface.
- Raw edges, with embellishments are throughout this veil. Different size beads or pearls and little pearl heart shapes will create a dramatic effect as you walk down the aisle. I could do this…anything that only requires gluing little things here and there is a go for those of us in the bottom 30%, when it comes to DIY craft skills.
- Fifth is a sequined, silver-edged veil. They have taken sequins and silver bugle beads and made a mini scalloped pattern all the way around the edges. This I could do, but making sure the scallops are even would be a minor nightmare for me.
- This chapel-length veil has a scalloped edge made from embroidered trim/appliqué attached all the way around the edges of the veil. Because this is a longer veil, it would take quite a lot of trim to go all the way around if you were to make a similar veil.
Attaching with glue may be within the realm of possibility for someone like me (but I wouldn’t have fun doing it).
- The last veil is a cathedral length with edging of seed pearl beads and clear sequins. Every so often, they have taken the same sequins and beads and sewn floral designs. This one is elegant and understated, but when you start looking it has some really interesting details. Could I make this one? Not a chance.