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

posted 9 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)
    40 %
    $100-$250 : (61 votes)
    26 %
    $250-$500 : (41 votes)
    18 %
    $500-$750 : (9 votes)
    4 %
    $750-$1000 : (8 votes)
    3 %
    $1000+ : (20 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 62
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My mom bought my veil – I had a bit of a snafu with it – the original one was $150 (ridiculous, I know, but it was perfect) but it got ruined and my mom felt so bad that she went and replaced it with the closest thing she could find. I’m guessing it was around the same cost.

    $37 for earrings from Macy’s – I saw them in an ad on SMP and fell in love with them. I would have bought them for 3x the price, so the fact that they were cheap was awesome.

    $83 for a bracelet I couldn’t pass up on Etsy. I will probably never wear it again, but it’s gorgeous and I can pass it down.

    $19.99 for sparkly flats from Target.

    And I haven’t purchased my hair comb yet, but I’m hoping to keep it under the $40 mark.

    Post # 63
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    13 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Probably looking at 350-400$.  Already spent 200$ on earrings and bracelet, now going to buy the necklace for another 120$ and then I still need shoes and someting for my hair.  Plan on buying inexpensive, cute flats (fiance not much taller than me) and hopefully something simple for my hair…I agree though that it adds up so quickly, it starts to feel never ending!!  I was ok with costume type jewelery but just couldn’t find anything that looked quite right, so ended up paying for pearls!! Beautiful but pricey ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 64
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    1346 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Well thinking about it….

    Hair comb $15 (LOVE EBAY)

    Earrings $69

    Bracelet: $0.00 (this has been handed down by my passed Nana)

    Shoes: $100 (my shoes came pre-blinged lol so that was the total price for them)

    TOTAL: $184.

    Adding it up i personally think i did pretty well!

    Post # 65
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    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Not planning on spending much.

    Tiara: $6

    Shoes: plan to spend no mor ethan $30 but i can’t find the shoes I want locally so it might cost more if I buy on the net

    Veil: My DIY veil is less than $5… but fi’s cousin offered to let me use her veil as my sometning borrowed.

    Jewelry: This is so tough… I am being SUPER picky about my jewelry but I am not going to spend more than $20 (that’s for necklace and earrings).

    Bracelet: hopefully not more than $10

    Now I am thinking of getting a sash for my dress as my dress is pretty plain and I want as much bling on my wedding day as I can get away with ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also going to get some a flower accessory for my hair for the reception but can find that for maybe $2.

    So in total: Not more than $100 total for everything.

     

    Post # 66
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    1094 posts
    Bumble bee

    Other than a pair of antique drop pearl earrings which I am borrowing from my Future Sister-In-Law, the only “bling” I will have is my beaded/pearled sash, which cost me 375$ (second hand). I tend to think that less is more as far as jewelry goes ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 67
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    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I plan on borrowing jewelry from the jeweler who made my ring (probably diamond drop earrings and maybe a tennis bracelet). 

    The one veil I’m eyeing is $600, I didn’t even look at the price of the cathedral lengthstyle but I’m pretty set on the shorter one. 

    Post # 68
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    3768 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I think I’m spending around $500 … the tiara I really love is $260, shoes were $40 but may buy some similarly priced flats for the reception, sash might be a diy, necklace will probably be $200, and bracelet I got (forced?) Fiance to buy for me during our last vacation ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 69
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    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Pronovias bridal sash: 225

    Pearl earrings: 100

    Haute bride bracelet: 200

    Untamed petals hair clip 140

    Tried everything on at the fitting last Thursday, can’t wait to wear it all again. I’m hoping to sell the sash and maybe the hair clip after the wedding. 

    Post # 70
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    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Blahnik shoes: $800

    BHDLN hair clip: $325

    Pearl and diamonds bracelet & earrings: free! (wearing my grandmother’s)

     

    Still debating whether or not to wear a veil. I just bought my shoes though and I am in LOVE:

     

     

    all in all the cost adds up, every day I remember something else to add to the “to buy” list!

    Post # 71
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    1575 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    $70 for my necklace, earrings.

    $35 bracelet

    $65 Wedding hat – a Victorian tea hat

    $20 Victorian lace boots

    Post # 72
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    2067 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Let me add up….

    Shoes – $6

    Necklace, bracelet, and earrings – $40 (I think a bit lower, but can’t remember for sure)

    Brooch – $0 (Came on a dress I bought for our honeymoon… the dress was only $30 anyways)

    Hair comb – $0 (Borrowed from SIL)

    Hair flowers – $10 (Approximating – bought 2… I think they were a bit lower than this, but I rounded)

    Veil – $0 (Borrowed from friend)

    TOTAL: $56 – It was probably actually around $50

    Post # 73
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    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I thought I spent a lot until I looked on here! hahah.

    $70- Necklace & earrings together.

    $20 on shoes.

    $20 on veil. ( i was able to use a park of my necklace for the veil too!!)

    So $110.

    Post # 74
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    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    WAY too much! My dress was only a touch above $500, and my accessories are going to be more than the dress..

    -Veil is $200

    -Bracelet is the Haute Bride B628, purchased second hand from a fellow bee- $225

    -Haute Bride Earrings and small brooch for my bouquet, another second hand from a fellow bee- $150

    -Shoes- $36.. killer sale at DSW

    -Sash- $145

    Post # 75
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    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I had what I felt like was tons of bling, but it was all free. I borrowed my earrings, necklace, and bracelet from a friend who had recently gotten married and borrowed my headpiece from a family friend. If you count my shoes (which did have bling on them), it would be about $12. If you count my flip flop reception shoes…about $24 total.

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    Post # 76
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    325 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Hrm, guess I spent a lot. None of my jewelry was purchased, all family heirloom type stuff. But my 2 pairs of shoes totaled about $200, and then my tiara was like $150, and I think my veil was also in the ballpark oround $150. 

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