If you are like many budget-minded brides, you are uncomfortable with paying a lot for the veil you want. The good news is you don’t have to. There are discount veils available (these are all under $20-ish, many much less). But if you would like something more custom, why not DIY? Below is a series of tutorials on how to make your own wedding veil, step-by-step. You can watch videos and/or read instructions, however you prefer.
[Sidenote commentary, October 2017. These were the first videos I ever did, several years ago. You can tell I was SO NERVOUS. I don’t know that I’d be much better now, but that goes to show whatever you are thinking you do not have the courage to do, you actually can. Just do it!]
If you are thinking you do not have the talent to do this, think again. The number one rule for my do-it-yourself videos is I have to be able to do it all by myself. On the 10-point “craftiness” scale I am a 2-3. So if I can do it, you can too.
What’s in this “How to Make a Veil” DIY?
An overview of my five-step veil making process follows. Plus, there are additional videos detailing those steps and a few considerations. There is a corresponding transcript of each step as well.
Here is an outline of the contents, followed by the make a veil overview video:
Step 1: Measuring and cutting veil fabric with your own, homemade pattern. You can use things you already have around the house.
Step 2: Making your blusher (if you want one). I show you how to make the blusher a part of the veil, but you can just as easily leave it off or make it detachable.
Step 3: Gluing embellishments such as rhinestones, crystals, pearls, edging, or other decorations. This is the part that makes many paid-for veils expensive.
Step 4: Putting gathers in your veil. It is easier than it sounds!
Step 5: Sewing on a veil comb. This makes it convenient to securely attach the veil to your hair.
If you are trying to decide whether to make your own veil or not, read Your Veil: DIY or Buy?