The title of this post would more accurately be “Why I decided to have my mom DIY my veil” as I'm not actually making the veil. WHO makes the veil isn't as much the point of this post, but rather the WHY. Here are some practical reasons to consider a DIY veil.
Making your veil can be inexpensive. Depending on what you're looking for in a veil, sewing your own can be done for less that $10. Some tulle, thread and a comb or two. Voila! That gets you a simple, beautiful veil. Perhaps you want to embellish it a bit. Add a bit of lace or some sequins and pearl beads and your set. Be careful though! I've been told that embellishments can add up, so if you want something ornate, it might be in your best interest to purchase a pre-made veil.
You can create exactly what you want. The back of my dress is my favorite part, and the veils I was seeing online weren't giving me the look I wanted around my face while keeping my back visible. Sewing your own veil offers you the freedom to create exactly what you're envisioning.
It's not that hard (or so I'm told). I've been assured by many that sewing your own veil isn't difficult. Even if my mom wasn't making the veil, this tutorial would give me enough confidence to do it myself.
You can incorporate a treasure into your piece. My friend was able to highlight a beautiful comb from her study abroad trip in Spain. I'm using the fabric from my mom's wedding veil. If you have a treasure that you want to incorporate into your veil, DIYing let's you do it.
Would you consider making your own veil? Why or why not?