Tasha Flower Fascinator Headband, $48 from Nordstrom

Fashion History: The wedding veil was invented in the 19th century as a way to convey the bride’s modesty and virginity.

Let’s take a moment to absorb that…

A lot has changed in the past 200 years.

We’re all friends here, so we can be honest with each other: the modesty and virginity train has left most of us a looong time ago. So, unless you want to go traditional (just faking the whole modesty thing for grandma), choose a different option for your wedding veil. Non-traditional options like flowers, fascinators and hair pins all add quite a spin to your wedding day outfit by giving you the ability to create your own look. Even for my own wedding, I wore a floral hat: just a hat made of real flowers. Every time I look at photos from my wedding, I smile.

Wedding Veils on a Budget: Where to Find Them

Etsy- This marketplace for all things creative is perhaps the best place to find a unique veil for less than $30.

Amazon- If cheap is more important that style, then you want to check out Amazon. During a recent search, we found wedding veils for less than $5.

Local fabric shop- While the local fabric shop may not be the first place you think about when looking for a veil, these shops can be great places to get supplies to make your own veil.

eBay- The online marketplace is a great site to find vintage veils and fascinators.

So here are a few options for awesome wedding veils on a budget.

Wedding Veils on a Budget

Traditional

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One Layer Tulle Birdcage Blusher Wedding Veil

One Layer Tulle Birdcage Blusher Wedding Veil, $31.95 from Amazon

Fascinators

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Ostrich Fascinator

Ostrich Fascinator, $24.99 from Etsy

Flowers

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Bridal Light Ivory Silk Flower Hair Clip Fascinator

Bridal Light Ivory Silk Flower Hair Clip Fascinator, $6.50 from Etsy

Birdcage Veils

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White Birdcage Blusher Veil

White Birdcage Blusher Veil, $28.00 from Etsy

Hair Pin

Silver Fascinator Barrette 11 Great Wedding Veils and Hair Pieces on a Budget

Silver Fascinator Barrette, $15.00 from Etsy