Post # 1
Hi all. So I have a question and I want your honest opions. I know a lot of you are going to be saying to do whatever I want. What great etiquitte. However I do actually want your honest opinions.
I am one of those women who has dreampt about a wedding since I was very little wearing a white gown for Halloween. I also always imagined myself as a princess on my wedding day. And while a lot of what I have decided for my wedding has changed since the days of prince charming and my glass slippers I still want to feel like a princess on the day.
So now to get to the issue. I used to always picture myself wearing a tiara. Specifically the one Audrey Hepburn wore in Roman Holiday. I even found a replica store online.
But now that I am actually planning my wedding I am wondering if it is tacky to wear a tiara? Most of the time I see pictures of brides wearing them I do think how tacky and childish they look. Most of the time it just looks like they are playing dress up as little girls or like they were just names prom queen. Neither of which I want to look like. I would much rather look elegant and classic than tacky.
So is the tiara tacky or fabulous?
P.S. No dress yet…but I am picturing a simple dress. Preferably ball gown or A-Line and off the shoulders neck line. Very little if any detail work.
Post # 3
I would never call it tacky because a lot of brides do choose to wear tiaras, but I would never wear one. I prefer a more simple look 🙂
Tiaras remind me of beauty pageants.
Post # 4
I don’t think tacky is the right word for it. They’re definitely not my style… I have absolutely zero desire to be a princess for a day. I think the Audrey Hepburn tiara is a bit TOO much, even for a wedding. She was a real princess in Roman Holiday after all (that’s where this pic is from right?)! To me, there is a BIG difference between being a bride, and being a princess. That said, I think a smaller and less conspicuous tiara would work better. Hope that wasn’t TOO honest! Just giving my 2 cents! 🙂
Post # 5
Oh no no ddubzz…that was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for your honesty!
Post # 6
its not my style but what style is your dress?
Post # 7
No dress yet. But it will be very simple and classic. Nothing modern with colors or lots of rhinestones or anything like that.
Post # 8
I think you could pull it off, but honestly, I have personally seen too many people NOT pull it off in my opinion, so I voted tacky. would you wear a veil with it? I think a tiara and veil together might be part of what I dislike. If your dress is simple enough and you go without a veil, it would look more classy, I think. good luck!
Post # 9
They’re cute, but not for me..
Post # 10
I wouldn’t wear one only because it reminds me of being a “princess.” I have a very natural and simple style so a tiara would never fit well for me. Every bride I have seen that has worn a tiara, has always been way overdone with hair, makeup and “bling.” So, they give me a bad opinion based off of what I have seen. However, a small headband style tiara would be beautiful if you ask me…Simple and just the right touch. Good luck 🙂
Post # 11
I was adamant about not wearing a tiara. However, I wanted something so that it’s not going to be just a plain veil on top of my head. Perhaps look into wearing some rhinestone/crystal hair ornament that is not in a shape of a full crown. Also, there are alot rhinestone headbands that look really pretty too.
Post # 12
I wouldn’t say they are tacky. they are just in poor taste, (in my opinion). you can be “princess for a day” without taking it so literally. doesn’t every bride feel like a prices on her day?
I think tiaras should be limited to actual royalty, beauty queens, and little girls playing dress up. Sorry, but that’s my honest opinion. To me tiaras on a bride always look forced and very juvenille.
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I’m voting “neither.” I don’t think they are tacky (I’m sick of “tacky” as a descriptor for anything wedding-related!), but personally I don’t care for them at all–but I’m not into the whole princess-y thing on any level anyway. I wouldn’t judge someone for wearing one, and I think they can actually look nice in limited circumstances, but you wouldn’t catch me in one, ever!
Post # 14
Tacky is too subjective to automatically pin on something. I just think that a “crown-like” tiara seems more beauty pageant than bridal. Modern interpretations on tiaras can be really classy…kinda like the rhinestone headpieces/headbands of Jennifer Behr or Regina B. You get the glamourous look without the “I’m a Princess” message.
Post # 15
I think every girl deserves to wear a tiara at some point in their life….I wore mine to prom, and again to work….hehee.
I personally think that this particular tiara would be a bit too much, but agree with everyone else that you can still have a sparkly headpiece without going too far into “pageant queen” territory.
Post # 16
Maybe I don’t fully understand the definition of tacky, but I think tacky (or in poor taste) is a way to describe if what someone is wearing is too revealing, flashy, takes away from the birde, etc. But not simply because a bride wants to wear something for her wedding day, that someone else doesn’t think looks nice. I guess I understand having an issue if someone wearing a tiara turns them into a bossy queeny for a day.
I think tiaras were a popular trend, but are now fading. I do think that they are OK, if they are scaled down a bit. IMO, the Audrey Hepburn one is a bit much. But I think that it’s hard to begrudge a bride who wants some sparkle in her hair.