Before the wedding, Simply Bridal sent me a fabulous 2-tier 22″ pencil-edged bridal veil to try out. It came in a little box, but after fluffing it out and letting it hang loose for a night, it was once again veil-shaped. I wore it around the apartment, looking awfully silly in my summer dress, and it was prepped to be my backup veil if my birdcage veil from Etsy didn’t arrive (it almost didn’t). I admit – half the time when I’m writing this blog I still wear it for fun.
Keeps the mosquitos off.
But seriously, one of the rudest awakenings of wedding planning is buying your veil. If you take what the bridal salons are selling, you’ll pay $200 easy for a piece of gauzy fabric! Sure, it might have a little bling glued on here or there, it might be edged with crystals or lace, but it definitely is overpriced. One trip to the wedding dress store had me thoroughly depressed about the entire idea of wearing a veil.
Simply Bridal is a great company, precisely because they don’t overprice their wedding veils – or their dresses, jewelry, or bridesmaids dresses (great dresses for $99!). I haven’t seen prices this good since trolling the fashion district of Downtown Los Angeles. This veil, sitting on my head right now as I write, is on sale for $25.
For that price, if I want little sparklies on it, I can Bejewel them on myself. Right?
So, if you are tired of overpriced VEILS (they all come on cheap metal or plastic combs, so unless that tulle is hand-sewn by nuns on a mountain top in Switzerland, I don’t understand why bridal salons charge so much) – check out Simply Bridal. They even have the wedding veils with beading on the edge, full length veils, and almost any other style you can think of.
And – here’s an offer – since I’m just using this perfectly lovely veil as my Bride Blogging Thinking Cap, I’ll give it away for free to anyone who’d like it. Send me your address via email at RogueBride @ Yahoo dot Com and it’s yours.