One of my must have items for my wedding was a monogram veil. I saw a picture on Pinterest and I was inspired to have this at my wedding. Well I am here to tell you, don’t believe everything you see on Pinterest.
I chose my dress with a low back purposefully, so I could have a monogram on my veil to hit at my shoulder blades. Easy enough right? Wrong! I bought my veil and thought I could just get someone to easily sew my monogram on it. After calling what seemed like every single person in the Dallas/Fort Worth area no one was brave enough to do it because the material of the veil was so thin. Everyone was afraid of ruining the veil because of the machine getting caught or hung on the thin fabric.
I found one lady online in Vegas who said she could do it, but I would need to mail my veil to her and I was just weirded out by the whole situation and didn’t feel like I could trust her. One night it hit me! All this time I was trying to get someone to monogram my veil, but why couldn’t I get a monogram applique and sew it on to my veil myself.
I went on Etsy and BOOM! I found exactly I want I needed! The Timeless Wedding Shop offered the exact thing I was looking for… I knew I wasn’t crazy! Debbie was so easy to work with and helped me step by step through the process and even included the type of thread I needed and a print out pattern so you could see exactly how big it would be on your veil.
A Tale of Less Fortunate Events
I have always said I am the type of person who works best under stress. I stand by that statement in all areas of my life except…while I was planning my wedding. The night before my bridal portraits I realized I hadn’t sewn on my monogram. So at about 10 pm the night before portraits my mom and I took on the task.
After we planned it all out and thought it looked great, we sewed it on. I looked in the mirror and it was crooked. *cue emotional breakdown*
I was in tears freaking out, not knowing what to do, I called one of my bridesmaids and the photographer and let them know what was happening. We agreed that we would photoshop it to look straight or hold the veil to make it appear straight for photos and I’d get it fixed for the wedding.
The next morning, I immediately called Altered to the Altar, the people who were working on my dress and knew about my desire for a monogram veil, because of course I asked if they could do it. I brought the veil in after pictures and they fixed with without a problem. Because the thread we used was so thin they ended up brining part of the actual veil up instead of risking taking it off and resewing it back on.
All in all I ended up with my dream veil and dream wedding dress, only after a few tears of stress and joy.
If you are looking for a monogram veil I recommend reaching out to Debbie with Timeless Wedding Shop on Etsy – just don’t sew it on crooked like I did! And if you are in the DFW area I can’t say enough amazing things about the mother daughter duo at Altered to the Altar.