Post # 1
Hi ladies! I generally don’t wear perfume and I only wear a few small fine pieces of jewelry on a daily basis (diamond studs or pearl studs, pearl stacking ring, engagement ring, and a watch if I’m going out…maybe a pearl necklace if I’m attending a special event). My parents were refugees so we don’t have heirloom jewelry or anything like that. My fiance’s family passed an heirloom ring from the 1800’s to us, so that is my “something old.”
The internet and my friends’ beautiful wedding photos have me in a sudden frenzy with the idea of a signature scent and timeless fine jewelry. I feel silly knowing that these are not usually important to me, and in my heart of hearts I know that I primarily want these things to look pretty in my wedding photos. I’m not sure whether I actually want perfume and nice jewelry as a special treat, or if I am finally succumbing to the wedding trap of wanting wedding things I don’t actually need! It’s driving me a bit mad as I am usually a very practical person, but at least I know that perfume and jewelry could still be worn after the wedding.
So my question is — do you plan to have a signature scent, fine jewelry, and/or other personal details on your wedding day (e.g. designer shoes or something else that you’re into)?
And, is/was it worth the splurge? Any insight is appreciated (especially photos). Convince me!
Post # 2
I’m wearing the same perfume I wear every single day – Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb – because it is my absolute favourite perfume. I’ve seen adverts on getting a “wedding scent” but I love what I wear usually so why spend the extra money? If however, there was a perfume I was DESPERATE to buy and I know I’d get good use out of it after the wedding then is buy it. Much like the YG pearl necklace I’m wearing. I saw it at the same jewellers where our rings are being made and I fell in love. FI bought it for my birthday and I won’t wear it until the wedding but I 100% know I will wear it again. Aside from my dress and fresh flower crown, everything I’m wearing on the big day I will wear again
Post # 3
Meh, I can’t wear perfume, so that was a non-issue. I would find it silly to spend a lot of $$$ on a smell just for my wedding day…but again, since I can’t wear it, I can’t relate to why somone would put in all that extra effort on a “signature scent.”
I don’t wear a lot of fine jewelry as well, other than my wedding rings, and my birthrings. I did “splurge” (it really wasn’t that much $$$), on a set of local pearls for my wedding. It was very worth it. I love the feeling of real jewelry, and on my wedding day, I didn’t want to feel like I had cheaped out on that.
..oh, and photos!
(my headband was a bit of a splurge too…)
Post # 4
These comments make me think I may use a perfume that I already have, just for photo staging purposes. I may also go with jewelry that I already own… no sense in buying something I don’t necessarily need. It might be better to apply that money toward other expenses…
linnylou_88: Thank you for your response! I hear flowerbomb smells divine and it makes sense to stick with something you know that you love. I like that you will be able to re-wear your detail items and that your jewelry is meaningful.
urchin: I get what you are saying about signature scents. I suppose in some ways, many perfumes are more or less generic unless you get one specifically concocted for you (e.g. Le Labo). Your jewelry and headband are absolutely stunning. Very simple and beautiful.
Post # 5
I haven’t thought of these details yet, but will probably stick to a signature perfume that I wear every day (Heavenly by VS). I sometimes use Burberry Brit or Light Blue… but those all remind me of exes (as they were bought for me by them when I said I liked the scents) – so at least the Heavenly is neutral, ha. However, it doesn’t last too long… but I suppose it wouldn’t really have to anyway.