(Closed) How much are you spending on your bridal “bling”?

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: How much are you spending on bridal bling/accessories such as jewelry, sash, brooch, shoe clips,etc?
    Under $100 : (94 votes)
    41 %
    $100-$250 : (60 votes)
    26 %
    $250-$500 : (41 votes)
    18 %
    $500-$750 : (9 votes)
    4 %
    $750-$1000 : (8 votes)
    3 %
    $1000+ : (20 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    For what I’ve decided so far – 20$. 15$ for shoes and 5$ for double banded jewelled headband. I still have to decide on earrings (probably 10$) and a necklace (really not sure, but perhaps 30$).

    Oh and the most expensive piece is the bolero at 87$. Gotta have it!

    Post # 4
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    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’ll probably spend about $70 on a hair comb, bracelet, and earrings combined. You can save if you shop around. I love Etsy, but I’ve seen a lot of the same things on sites like Ebay and Amazon. You have plenty of time, so I would encourage you to check everywhere — your local mall and all over the internet, if you’re interested in saving money.

    Post # 5
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    19 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Although I spent quite a bit, I thought that it was easy as other people mentioned to potentially save on etsy! It’s a great place. I bought my hair flower there and it is just so beautiful! And I saw very similar ones that I didn’t like as much (and was unable to customize) for well over $200 at bridal boutiques. So for sure check it out. Otherwise, my earrings and bracelet are from Nordstroms (nadri brand) and although expensive, they are gorgeous, and I will wear them again! 🙂 

    Post # 7
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    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Truthfully, the only new bling I’ll be looking to buy is a pair of long drop earrings. I love the way those look on me, but I’m hoping to get some nice ones with more sparkle.

    The necklace I’m wearing I already bought – http://www.shopbop.com/divine-pearl-necklace-club-monaco/vp/v=1/845524441887220.htm – not specifically purchased for my wedding, but it was 200+ and they are nice freshwater pearls.

    Post # 8
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    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m planning to wear pearls that I either already own, or can borrow from a family member. We spent $50 on a purse, and I may try to track down a bracelet, but I’m not sure – the earrings and necklace are real pearls, and I don’t want to have faux pearls next to them, and I’m not sure I can afford several hundreds of dollars in pearls. 

    Post # 9
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    42 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I already purchased a necklace and earrings from Swarovski which together were $600, but I got them on sale for $300 (yay!). I also plan on spending good money on a fab pair of heels and a belt for my dress. Honestly, these are the things that I will wear again and again, not the dress, so actually the accessories are MORE important to me in a sense. Especially because the dress I love the best so far is very simple, plain, and structured, I really get to jazz it up 🙂

    Post # 11
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    3982 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Uhm… $15. That is it. lol

    Post # 12
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    4419 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I don’t know exactly how much I spent…  The hardest part for me was that I wanted authentic vintage jewelry and not just a vintage look. I found my necklace and earrings first, but then I got hooked on them and had to find the other pieces.  All together, I bought two necklaces, two pairs of earrings, a bracelet and a brooch…all of them were signed Lisner pieces from the 1950s. 

    Post # 13
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    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It depends on how much you want to “bling” your look.

    For example, I spend a big chunk of my jewelry budget on a beaded sash, it costed about $130 from Etsy. I had tried on a lovely tiara at David’s bridal, but instead of buying it there, I bought it on Ebay for less than half the price (about $80) and last, I bought earrings from Etsy for $36. I think that’s going to be it for my bridal jewelry.

    Like other bees, I recommend you to shop around especially on Ebay and Etsy, you can find great things there! And also, I would recommend to shope little by little, so you don’t break the bank haha; you still have plenty of time! I bought the tiara and the next month the sash and the next month the earrings. That way I didn’t feel like I made a huge buy together.

     

    Post # 14
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I spent too much… but it was one thing that I just wasn’t going to feel that badly about. I spent $35 on a headband from etsy and another $10 on extra swarovski crystals to add to the headband itself (it was plain metal with a crystal “brooch”). My bracelets were $30 from Express. My earrings were the big splurge at $120 but I love them. 

    Post # 15
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    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I agree completely with the recommendations to shop around on ebay and etsy! Bridal stores have beautiful accessories, but they can be very overpriced. The consultants can be good at putting together a whole “look” you fall in love with without sharing all of the accessory prices. I tried on a dress last week and she put a crystal sash on me that I fell in love with! The dress was about $750…when I asked about the belt, she revealed that it was $375! It was just too much for me for an accessory.

    I think it’s good to start early so you can get an idea of what look you like and have some time to shop around for similar pieces at lower price points. It’s so tempting to buy something when you first encounter it because you’re excited about it, but I think it’s best to try to keep budget in mind and not go overboard.

    Post # 16
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    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    So far $25 for wristlet, $65 for shoes, and I figure $100 or less for jewelry & hair accessories for the day.

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