Lauren came to me with only a month to go before her wedding. She was kind and wonderful to talk with. She had a bit of a problem. She purchased another veil markers veil that was called the Angle at a trunch show. The veil did not fit and she was asking for my help. With a little back and forth and her wedding fastly approaching, I decide to bless Lauren with a veil and fascinator from our site as a gift. Her story tugged at my heart so much, I wanted her to have a happy ending. Here is a note from Lauren, telling her story.
A Tale of Two Birdcage Veils….
After purchasing a champagne lace dress with a vintage feel, I decided the only kind of veil for me was a birdcage. I searched high and low for a store or website that sold them. Unveiled Bridal Designs was by far the best site I found. The site was elegant, the veils were customizable and the prices were fantastic.
I told my mother about the website but she insisted that “you cannot get something as important as your veil from a website.” We went to a local bridal salon where a woman who makes veils was having a trunk show. I tried on her birdcage veil, placed my order and was told it would take about a month to be done. Imagine my surprise when less than a week later it was ready…
I picked up the veil and it was smushed into a small box. The fabric was very stiff and the veil was sticking out in all directions. For the next few weeks I tried steaming it, shaping it with pins, pulling it, stretching it…it would not budge. I called the woman who I got the veil from and her solution was that “you need to use a lot of bobby pins to get it shaped the way you want.” Since I was only wearing the veil for my ceremony, I did not want to stick a ton of bobby pins into my hair and risk ruining my updo. Even after I explained this to her, she insisted bobby pins were the way to go. She had already made her sale and had no interest in helping me. What’s worse, it was clear that the veil had not been made correctly or with any care and I was stuck with it.
Photo of first veil (not Unveiled Bridal Designs)
I looked back at Unveiled Bridal Designs and saw all these gorgeous brides with gorgeous veils that didn’t stick out in every direction. I decided to email Dorene and asked her how many bobby pins her veil needs. She promptly responded “one, maybe two.” I told Dorene about my disaster of a veil and figured in her next email she would recommend one of hers to buy. Instead, she asked for me to send a picture so she could instruct me on how fix the one I already had. I could not believe I was getting such amazing customer service – and I wasn’t yet a customer!
I did what she said and took another picture. It was a slight improvement, but Dorene and I both realized my veil could not be fixed and she helped me pick one of hers. It arrived, carefully placed in a lovely hat box and was stunning. It was easy to put in, easy to take out, and I got endless compliments on it. Most importantly, it really went with the look I was going for on my wedding day and made me feel gorgeous. Dorene was a delight to work with and is one of the most sincerely helpful people. Ever.
When you are planning your wedding there are going to be a ton of headaches – what you wear on your head shouldn’t be one of them!
Here are the photos of the Unveiled Bridal Designs Angle veil with Kim fascinator.