How To Make A Wedding Veil
Videojug and our bridal brigade from Ellie and Charlotte, in London, have a few tips on how to make your own bridal veil. From the pros and cons of making versus buying, to tiering and trimming, these girls tell you everything you need to know to create your own unique veil for your special day!
Hi! I'm Ellie and I'm Charlotte, and we run a bridal boutique in Southwest London called Ellie and Charlotte's. Now, we're going to tell you how to make a wedding veil! Now, the first thing that you need to decide is what length of veil you want. Whether you want it as long as the train of your dress or whether you want a short one.
The next thing you need to work out is if you want one or two tiers. This has got two tiers, this veil, here. Or, one tier is just simply without that, just one, long tier.
And then you need to go and source the tulle that you want to use, whether you want to use a synthetic tulle like this which is manmade but actually still has a really good quality which is less expensive than a silk tulle or if you want to be more extravagant and buy a silk tulle but you will really be spending approximately 90 pounds a meter on silk tulle. And then once you've worked that out, you need to get yourself a comb. You need the comb to attach the veil to.
You know, it obviously doesn't have to be a plain, plastic one, it can be the accessory you're going to be using in your hair as well. You need to kind of weigh out the pros and cons and also the hassle of making a veil and trimming it at the end as well. This has just got a really small over-locking trim.
So, if you've got an over-locker, that's perfect, or you can just leave it plain. But, really, to make a veil is quite expensive and a lot of work so we would probably, well, we always suggest to our brides to actually just buy one because realistically, you're only going to be using it for about 2 hours on your wedding day, so for the ceremony and then coming out of the church and the pictures, and then you take it off for your wedding breakfast. But if you did want to make your own because you've either got some family, you know, tulle that's passed down but the veil's a bit damaged.
You can, also, lace in a trim which you can get from most haberdasheries. You know, you can get a nice, sort of lacy trim which you could hand-sew on just to give it a little bit more detail. So, lots of people pass their veils down.
But, the most important thing is making sure it's quite neat up by the comb so by doing that, you need to fold it over. You'll need to sew through to concertina it up. Do some smocking so that it, you know, it's actually about this wide but it will be, you know, shrunken down to about this wide just to get the effect so that you get that cascading veil effect. And that's how you make your own wedding veil! .