Post # 1
Did anyone om here splurge on earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or anything like that, specifically for your wedding?
Ive seen that many buy “bijuteria” jewellery from etsy etc, that look very showy and beautiful, but did anyone buy jewellery with real diamonds to wear on your big day?
I usually wear really simple stuff, like silver or white gold earrings, mostly pearls, nothing expensive, but I was thinking about what to wear on my wedding day, and I thought that I might want something more “wow” looking to differ from a regular monday.
I would love to buy a pair of really gorgeous “forever” earrings, made of diamonds and white gold, for the special occasion. Preferably something bigger and more “showy”, you know the kind that Beyoncé would wear to att gala 😉
But everything like that is so expensive, ofc, so I feel crazy for wanting till splurge on that! A wedding is crazy expensive as it is.
Does “regular girls” even do that? Lol. I really am not Beyonce, unfortunately.
Please show pictures of your wedding jewellery!!! Real diamonds or not! 🙂
Post # 2
I bought “real” diamond and pearl earrings for my wedding day. My everyday earrings are diamond studs, I couldn’t imagine wearing genuine every day except my wedding day. But they were a SPLURGE! My headpiece is costume, and I’m not wearing a necklace or any other rings than engagement/wedding ring. I might get a bracelet, it might be costume or it might be real. But I do love jewelry, so to me the splurge was worthwhile.
Post # 3
I bought these earrings and thought they were a splurge for $40!! Lol. The necklace I wore was old and sentimental, so no additional money there.
Post # 4
I accidentally bought a choker for $500 and am still waiting for the panic attack to set in. I mean, in the grand scheme of things, $500 isn’t that much for jewelry, but I hadn’t actually budgeted anything for jewelry and figured I’d borrow something from my sister or my mom or maybe buy something cheap but nice. And then I went to this fancy, artsy shop, and somehow fell in love with this choker, and tried it on, and just stared at it and petted it and fell even more in love and then it was $500!! It’s not even gemstones!! There was no way!!
Except, next thing I knew, I had my credit card out. So. Oops. But I love it, and it’s perfect for my dress and the antique-romantic theme I’m going for. My dress is ivory lace over champagne silk, with a v-neck, and the colours go just perfectly. I’m so excited to wear it.
Post # 5
I don’t really wear a lot of jewlery anyway, so I bought a simple necklace and some teardrop earrings for the wedding off of Etsy. Not real diamonds or pearls (but they were really understated so they didn’t look too “costumey” to me). I think I spent about $80 total. Considering how much I spent on the dress, veil, and shoes that I will never wear again, it wasn’t worth it to me to buy “real” jewlery for a few hours.
Post # 6
Personally I wanted pieces I would wear again and I wanted them to be special. My jewelry is far from showy but it is expensive. I bought a rose gold necklace from Tiffany’s and I am going to buy the matching earrings soon. I also wanted a beautiful rose gold set to match my ring. My fiance is also going to get me a rose gold Cape Cod bracelet for my wedding gift so I’ll have pieces that match my ring, they will look beautiful with my dress and I will 100% wear them again. I say if you are going to spend the money then you should just make sure you’ll wear the items again and don’t let anyone talk you out of it!!
Post # 7
I have a very healthy collection of Art Deco jewelry, so I didnt need/want to buy anything.
Post # 8
I think I spent under $40 for stud earrings and a bracelet from J Crew Factory. Despite being inexpensive the items I purchased are special to me and something I can wear again and again. I also wore my mothers diamond anniversary ring at no expense.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard
Most of my wedding jewellery was borrowed from a close family member. For my ceremony I wore a lovely sapphire and diamond set that I love wearing whenever I am allowed to because it makes me feel like a princess!
For my reception I wore a pearl necklace given to me as a wedding gift from a close friend.
If I hadn’t been given these things I probably would have splurged anyway on a pearl necklace bracelet and earrings because my family thinks pearls are good for everybody and everybody needs a nice set. 🙂 The nice thing to me about pearls is there are many nice inexpensive beginner sets 🙂
Post # 10
The only jewellery I worse besides my rings were my mother’s pearl earrings (and flowers in my hair). I felt like we were spending so much money already, I couldn’t fathom buying myself an expensive extra present at the time. And I really prefer the “less is more” look when it comes to bridal accessories.
Post # 11
My family is Indian and I’m the only daughter of an only daughter, so I have plenty of family pieces to choose from. My mother gave me the set I’ve been in love with since I was a little girl and its going to be my something old.
Post # 12
I literally went on Aliexpress and bought like 10 earrings all for 30$. Yeah went a bit overboard but I want options on my wedding day and I’m not sure what will look best. I also bought (not real) pearl hairpins for .50 each incase I want them. Yeah I’m pretty indecisive person 🤷🏼♀️Oh well!
Post # 13
Not at all. My earrings were like $80? My bracelets were maybe $50-60. I borrowed my sisters headpiece.
Post # 14
I went for a less expensive dress with the intention of using what I “saved” for jewelry. I go to 5-10 black tie events (excluding weddings) per year so I figured I would get more use of jewelry that I can wear forever than my wedding dress that I can only wear once (it’s REALLY bridal, I definitely will not be dyeing it and wearing it again).
Post # 15
IRL I wear only simple but ‘real’ jewelry (mostly because my skin reacts to the metals used in many costume pieces). So I left a little room in my budget to splurge on one accessory and get something that I can wear for many years and eventually become a family heirloom (hopefully).
My dress has an illusion neckline and sleeves so earrings will likely be my only “bling” on the wedding day. So IMO it’s worth it to get something nice if I can 🙂 Budget would be $2000 and ideally much less.