Looking to save on wedding expenses?
Fortunately, it is easy to cut costs on a wedding veil and still keep it looking great. Provided the wedding veil matches the color and level of formality of the wedding dress, there is a lot of latitude available as far as the exact look of the veil is concerned. This is because the wedding dress is the focal point of wedding attire, while instead the wedding veil only needs to complement the dress. The wedding guests will be far more focused on the bride and groom than on the wedding veil!
Here are some tips for finding a great wedding veil at cheap price point. No matter which route you choose, always try on the wedding veil with the wedding dress if at all possible. This is to ensure the colors match and that the overall look and length of the wedding veil is appealing when partnered with the dress. A white wedding dress should only be paired with a white veil and an ivory dress only with an ivory veil. For color matching, white veils and wedding dresses do not pose a problem, but slightly different shades of ivory can appear unmatched. However, a close match is still fine. The wedding veil may be slightly lighter, but never darker, than the wedding dress.
1. Find retail alternatives to the made-to-match wedding veil for the dress
Don’t feel pressured into buying the matching wedding veil from the same designer as the dress. These can easily cost upward of $100, making a big dent in the wedding budget for the unwary. Instead, look around at other veils and other stores. Chances are you will find one that you like just as much or better for a much more budget-friendly price. In particular, try local stores which are having sales; wedding veils can often be marked down proportionally much higher than a dress. Cost: $30-$120
2. Borrow a wedding veil
A recently-married friend (or even a relative who married years ago) may have a wedding veil that they are more than happy to lend you for your special day. This option will leave you plenty of room in your budget! Again, make sure that your dress and the wedding veil are compatible. As a bonus, you will have your ‘something borrowed’ item (according to the traditional wedding rhyme). Cost: Free!
3. Buy an inexpensive veil from a craft store
Some craft stores and major discount stores sell inexpensive wedding veils in their wedding section. These are frequently very simple, but will go with many different styles of dress. Cost: $20-$40
4. Buy the wedding veil cheaply online
There are many online stores specializing in selling inexpensive, stylish wedding veils which can fit any budget. Most will offer the option of a sample (color swatch); you may wish to get this to ensure the look of the veil material is compatible with the wedding dress. Some offer different customizations to the wedding veil such as edge and accent options to make yours unique. Cost: $10 – $80