Bride-to-be Jasmine wrote us with the latest Ask Emmaline question and it’s a good one. Although, to be fair, all of your questions are good ones. :) (So keep ’em coming!) She has a question you may be wondering, too: how much does a wedding veil cost? She writes,
Hi Emmaline! I’m shopping for wedding veils online and found one I really liked. However, it was $450. I was wondering, is that too expensive for a veil? How much does a wedding veil cost? It is a mantilla veil with a cathedral length, in case that makes a difference in price. Thanks.”
How Much Does a Wedding Veil Cost?
Great question, Jasmine: how much does a wedding veil cost is a question that has no specific answer, but there is definitely a range.
Average cost of wedding veil
The range / average cost of a wedding veil is anywhere from $100 to $800, but generally around $250 to $400 is the average cost.
Could you find one under $100? Of course! Could you spend more than $800? Sure you could!
And, to be totally honest, you can find some seriously gorgeous veils at prices wayyyy less than that.
It all depends on what you’re looking for, the reviews of the veil, and how much of your budget you’d like to spend. And remember, as with all things… you get what you pay for. If you want a really cheap veil, you will get a cheap veil. If you spend a little more, you’ll get more customization and higher quality.
It really comes down to what you want and what you’re able to spend.
Cost of Wedding Veil
Of course, the cost of your wedding veil will also vary significantly depending on the following factors.
The length of your veil will cost more for longer veils, less for shorter. Obviously, this is because more fabric and detail is needed to make a longer veil, such as cathedral length (but they’re so incredible!)
Quality of materials + extras
If the fabrics are higher quality, you’ll pay more; similarly, if you have a specialty or vintage lace, trim, rhinestones, crystals, or other embellishments the cost will go up.
If your veil is being custom-made to coordinate with your dress color, a particular style, or a design you have in mind, you may pay more depending on how intricate the custom requests may be. For instance, we’re seeing unique embellishments this year like the butterfly veil and the starry night veil, just to name a few.
And last but not least…
Ordering veil online vs. in-store
The place where it is made online — or even in a specialty boutique locally — may impact the price. On the same note, if you need to have your veil shipped from an online order, you can incur additional costs.
Some online wedding veil makers have low overhead and can pass the savings on to you, which is why Etsy, BHLDN, Amazon Handmade, and the web in general make it possible to buy wedding veils online with such a HUGE selection. In addition, you can shop by price, location, read reviews, see examples, and more, all in one place… in your pajamas… with coffee in hand. :)
Back to your question, your veil cost is $450 and you mentioned it is a cathedral length mantilla. To me, it sounds beautiful, very elegant, probably has that gorgeous trim around the edges. If it’s the veil you dream of, and it will look perfect with your dress, there’s no right or wrong price. That’s a personal decision and depends on your own individual budget.
But there are other places to consider, just in case the cost seems a bit high to you. Let’s take a look at some veils we found online in a wide range of prices to offer you some options.
Wedding Veils Online
Ivory Tulle Cathedral Length Veil
This veil begins around $100 and goes up, depending on length. It is such a stunning choice and will look elegant with any gown. Veil by Blair Nadeau Bridal. Photo by Whitney Heard, gown by Catherine Langlois, makeup by Maya Goldenberg, hair by Ladylyn Gool.
English Net Veil with Blusher
This bridal veil cost is around $130 and varies depending on length. It is one of my favorite veils to date! I love the blusher. By Tessa Kim. See more in her shop! Like It, Buy It
Cathedral Length Veil in Silk Chiffon
This breathtaking wedding veil cost is approx. $225 and is handmade by Over The Moon Bridal (photo by Crimson and Clover Photography). Like It, Buy It
Lace Wedding Veil
This veil is by Blanca Veils, known for seriously beautiful veils at great, affordable prices. This one begins UNDER $100! See more in the shop. Like It, Buy It
Scalloped Circle Veil
This lovely circle veil has a scalloped edge made with Chantilly lace. By Paris by Debra Moreland for BHLDN. Cost is around $400. Like It, Buy It
Juliet Cap Boho Bridal Veil
This absolutely stunning veil by Jurgita Bridal has white opal Swarovski crystals and hand-cut 3D floral details. It has a boho inspired look to it. Wedding veil cost: $400+ Like It, Buy It
This simple yet elegant fingertip veil is a affordable price and great quality by Melinda Rose for BHLDN. Cost: around $100. Like It, Buy It
As you can see, price varies significantly; it really just matters where you shop and what you’re looking for. Bottom line: a wedding veil cost should be in-line with what you want in a veil… and how much you’re willing to spend.
Hope it helps!
And… as always, if you have questions leave ’em in the comment box below!
P.S. Want more veils? Read: 17 Inspired Birdcage Veils for Weddings | When to Take Off Veil at Wedding? | Lace Drop Veil | and for alternatives: What to Wear Instead of a Veil