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Wedding veils

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Sorry - I know this is not truly living history, but my latest "bride" who is getting married in a Victorian (tea-cosy style :roll: ) dress, has now decided she needs a veil, and I can only find really long ones on line. We are really looking for something that only reaches the shoulders.

I refused point blank to make one for her, as I no longer have the skill to roll the hem of a silk or nylon tulle - my fingers don't work that well any more. So I would be grateful for either a source, or someone offering one for sale.

And needless to say, we are on a tight deadline - I have two weeks to finish the dress!

S.

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She could go for a lace-edged one, tis what I did, I sewed the lace on myself (By hand, but could have done it on the machine).

Or how about a communion veil?
http://www.justbrides.co.uk/products.asp?i=2&d=38&c=538

http://www.bhs.co.uk/wedding/white_1.htm

They should be fairly easy to adapt for an adult.
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Post by Shadowcat »

Thanks for the suggestions - I can go into BHS early next week and see what they have.

It has to be plain - the dress is smothered in lace frills and flounces, so the veil needs to be plain otherwise we'll never match the lace!

S.

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Have a browse on here...don't know enough about lace myself but they clain to be all period/vintage/antique and theres some scrummy pieces! :)

http://honitonlace.com/honitonlace/veils/index.htm

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Oh, beautiful - quite drool-worthy. Makes me wish I was getting married, instead of celbrating my 30th anniv. this year. Unfortunately way outside the budget for this last minute thing!

S.

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