Post # 1
First off, I found my dress! While I was dress shopping, I fell in love with a crystal-decorated ribbon headband. It was similar to this: http://www.whiterosegifts.net/brriheacwicr1.html
Unfortunately, it was $200! Also, I’ve only seen them in bright white, but I’m wearing ivory.
I have two thoughts. First, I could take a headband and add a ribbon underneath it. Or, I could start from scratch and buy a ribbon and some crystals and try to replicate it. What do you ladies think? Will a headband with added ribbon look weird? Should I try to make it myself, or is it worth it to invest in the headband I really want? I’m not getting married until May, so I have time to search around, but I don’t want to waste money with a DIY gone wrong. Thanks!
Post # 3
There is another seller on Etsy called BelleNouvelleDesigns, and she sells some absolutely *gorgeous* swarovski headbands. She can also do custom orders – if you would like it done on ivory instead of white.
Not to mention she is a very friendly, helpful seller, and she was a delight to talk to. 🙂
However, they are a little dear – they run from approximately $90 to (maybe?) $250. But I think it would be worth it, if you have the money. I saved a lot on my dress and splurged in other areas, for example. 🙂
Here’s my favorite of her designs, the Sonia:
Post # 4
I got mine from Untamed Petals on ETSY also. A VERY reasonable $42 bucks! So gorgeous and sparkely in person!
Here is a pic of the one I got:
Post # 5
oops.. here is the GOOD picture!
Post # 6
So, I think I’m going to go check out these Etsy vendors now…. 🙂
Post # 7
goodness, those headbands are beautiful, i had been thinking about what would be a good idea for the bridesmaids to wear, i’m kind of sick of the flower pins, unless they’re in just right they fall out with any sort of dancing or head shaking. ps. i love how the ribbon hangs with some detail down the back of the neck!
Post # 8
@Roxy93401: Wow, prices at untamed petals have seriously gone up. That exact headband now costs 115$!
I really love it but the price is holding me back. Has anybody been able to find a cheaper alternative?
Post # 9
@arbuzunia: Check out DesignByPrius. That’s where I got my headband and it was about $50. She also does custom work.
Post # 10
This seller has almost the same headband, and for pretty cheap. http://www.etsy.com/shop/Luciabella1
I knew I didn’t want a veil, and I thought about doing a fascinator, but this seems like the perfect “in-between”. I love these headbands, I’ll probably be ordering mine later today.
Edit: Of course, it looks like it just sold out. It was called the Athena, so maybe she’ll list more soon?
Post # 11
@daffy123: Thank you so much! I just ordered the one below from Lucia Bella for 39$ including shipping 🙂
Post # 12