Making Your Own Wedding Veil
A La Mode
by Lynn Rosdail
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So, you are considering making your own veil? Good idea! You can have a beautiful veil and it's not hard!
There are several ways to accomplish the project:
- The easiest way is to purchase veiling which is already cut and gathered, ready to attach to a headpiece. Try being creative and design your own heeadpiece. There are lots of supplies available from your local craft shop. If you are a seamstress, try your hand at making the veil. However, considering the cost of patterns you may find purchasing a "ready-to-attach" veil easier as well as economically wise.
- Consider talking about your headpiece with your florist. A grouping of flowers on a comb or a floral wreath with ready-to-attach veiling is great for an outside wedding. Discuss price for an item like this with your florist well in advance. Some florists are quite reasonable and others on the high side, depending on the time of the year and the flower choices available.
- Do some research to see if you can locate a headpiece worn by your mother, grandmother or favorite aunt. This is a perfect opportunity to add the sentimental touch to your wedding. These headpieces will invariably have yellowed depending on the age and will blend beautifully with an ivory gown. In most cases, the antique veiling will have become brittle and can easily be replaced with a ready-to-attach veil.
A La Mode Bridal Veils has custom made over 7,000 veils since 1983. Their quality and service is beyond compare.