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Help needed for a vintage veil

Toward the end of the summer, I was up in Cape Cod and visited this adorable vintage bridal shop with my future mother-in-law and bridesmaid Lindsey. I found a great veil with three rows of satin edges that was both beautiful and inexpensive, so I bought it. It has been in my car, in a bag ever since.

Two weekends ago, I went to Betsy Robinson to try on my dress for two out-of-town bridesmaids. I brought my trusty vintage veil only to discover that vintage equaled really, really yellow. Needless to say, I was disappointed.

It just so happened that there was a wedding veil trunk show that day. Lucky me! The first veil that adorned my head was floor length with lace at the bottom. It was so elegant. It was also more than double what my dress had cost. After a little agitation on the part of the designer, she agreed to show me a plain, floor-length veil. It was exactly what I had imagined and it came at a much more attractive price point.

A few questions for you, readers:

Is this something I can make myself or should I leave it up to the professionals? Can I still salvage my vintage veil by bleaching it and re-dying it to match my dress? Has anyone ever done this? If I cannot use it, what do I do with it?

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