How much would you spend on a bridal accessory?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@aleachay:  Do you have a pic to show the Bees? Depending on what it looks like or your culture, it may be something that can be passed down.

Me, personally, I wouldn’t have spent that amount for one day, and I didn’t want to risk my daughter (if I even have one) not wearing it. I know I wouldn’t wear my mom’s headpiece or MIL’s.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Yikes!  I wouldn’t spend that much for an accessory.  What kind of headpeace is it? A veil, hair comb…?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

That seems like a lot.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was only willing to spend a lot on things that I knew I’d use again (like my necklace, which I actually have reworn a lot)

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I spent under $100 on all of my accessories (including my veil and shoes) so I would never spend that much. However, accessories were not important to me at all so I didn’t budget much for them.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I spent $600 on a Jennifer Behr headband, so I am not the best person to ask!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I spent $20 on my veil and $17 on the sparkly comb that went in front of the veil.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m getting more generous on the big things (decorator, entertainment) and increasingly cheap for the little things like this. 

I’d probably not spend more than $15 per item on accessory (earrings, necklace, bracelet) etc that I’m unlikely to wear again. Loved that cheap jewelry post that came up a couple days (or weeks) ago!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@aleachay:  I really wanted something for my hair, but refused to spend a lot of money (i.e. no more than $50).  My hair stylist told me to look at bracelets and earrings.  She used bobby pins to turn an inexpensive bracelet I can wear again into a head band.  She also bobby pinned a broach and earring of my grandmother’s as sparkle in the back of me hair.  It all looked amazing and only cost me $13.  If you really want stuff for your hair there are a lot of options outside of buying something from the wedding industry!  I also bought my cathederal raw edge veil from etsy for $30, including shipping.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I will be spending just under $350 on wedding accessories, but only pieces that I know I will wear again (earrings, bracelet, etc.). It depends on the person though. For the record, that headpiece is gorgeous!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@aleachay:  shop around you will defo find it cheaper….it is very pretty.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@aleachay:  Honestly, I don’t think it’s worth it – it’s very pretty, but is just crystals/zirconias glued together in a nice pattern with a huge ‘bridal’ mark-up applied.

I think you can find something similar for much much less. These (http://www.lightinthebox.com/narrow/hair-combs_v32495t0/headpieces_c4676) might not be exactly what you’re looking for, and I would recommend buying something a bit nicer than a $10 chinese-made cheapie, but it gives you a starting point for what else is out there. You will almost always pay ridiculous amounts for things billed as ‘bridal accessories’ when they can be found for much less once you take away the ‘bridal’ tag.

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