(Closed) How much did you end up spending on accessories/jewelry?

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think this was the only area I didn’t bargain hunt for, only because they were my first 2 purchases and I just did it without even thinking of looking around.

Headband $200

Bracelet (made to match) $150

Veil 140 (gift from cousins so for me..free) 2 layer fingertip veil with satin thread edge

Diamond Earings borrowed from sister

Shoes $60

Post # 4
4419 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010


Let’s see….

Necklace, Earrings, Bracelet: $98

Hairpiece: $25

Shoes: $112

Total: $235


Additionally, I bought vintage cuff links for my husband:  $65

Post # 5
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sorry for the grainy photo, haven’t gotten the pro pics back yet :).


I spent:

$50 on the hair accessory

$50 on the earrings

$7 on the bracelet

$30 on the shoes

Total: $137, but the earrings were a gift from my grandma, so semi-technically less than that :).

Post # 6
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have gotten all of my accessories on sale but I think my veil was the best deal.

Fingertip length crystal accent veil: $19 (originally priced over $100)

Shoes: $54

Tiara: $11

Earrings: $7

Bracelet: $14

Total: $105

Post # 7
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

These were some of the things I refused to spend a lot of money on, but I have always felt that way about most accessories. I almost laughed at the bridal store employee when she told me the veil I tried on was $179. So here’s mine:

Custom DIY veil: $9 ($6 for the tulle, $3 for the beading embellishments, and I had the comb)

Shoes: $24 (got DB dyeable on clearance, then $4 to dye)

Headband: $13

Earrings: $12

Bracelet: being made by my mom, so free!

Total: $58

*All these prices are after tax & shipping

Post # 8
14657 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Beaded edge veil: $25

Shoes: $30

Necklace: $23, but didnt get to wear it.  My necklace was a gift, dont know the cost.

Earrings: $65

Bracelet: $45 diy, but didnt get to wear it, sold it for $40.  I wore a diamond and sapphire tennis bracelets, and gold bangles, dont know the cost.

So I guess total:$148 out of my pocket

Post # 9
5009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve really splurged on my outfit and accessories even with DIYing quite a bit.

Shoes: £144 + £275 (on Swarovski crystals to strass them)

Tiara: £75 (for all the tools and materials to DIY them)

Earrings: £40 (eBay)

Necklace: £0 (something borrowed)

Veil: £550 (It’s very heavily hand beaded, cathedral length and in a custom colour. Still ridiculous but I love it.)

Total: £1084 ($1750ish)

Post # 10
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

$10 on materials for my silk DIY hair flower

$25 on shoes (50%off sale)

$10 swarovski glass pearl studs

pearl strand necklace belonged to my mother and she gifted it to me (it was swarovski glass pearls so worth about $25)

My big splurge was my first piece of nice, real jewelry (except my rings) it was a 3 strand antique pearl bracelet with a silver filigree clasp that I spent $250 on, I intend for it to be an heirloom.

so total, $295

Post # 11
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was very lucky to get all of my items on sale, except for my hair comb.  I loved them all!

Veil: $17

Shoes: $15 (clearance item at DSW, I was so excited!)

Hair comb: $28

Necklace: $25

Earrings: $10

Bracelet: $25

TOTAL: $120



Post # 12
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

veil from etsy: $80

white shoes: $15 (on sale)

blue shoes: $35

sparkly headband: $15

necklace/earrings: already own


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

Veil on Ebay: $19

Necklace: Borrowed, so free!

Earrings: $14 on sale from Macy’s

Bracelet: $18 on sale from Macy’s

Shoes: $50 on sale for 50% off at a boutique

Total: $101

Post # 14
16 posts

I feel guilty for spending so much after adding it all up!

Bracelet: 190 pounds (around $300)

Headcomb: 107.50 pounds (around $170)

Earrings: $395

Necklace: gift

Shoes: $200

The bracelet, headcomb, and earrings were all actually gifts from my mom though I obsessively shopped around fro them. 



Post # 15
877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

What I spent myself: 

Flower fascinator: $8 from etsy

Veil – $15 in Vietnam, but I didn’t end up wearing it

Shoes – $50 to go with my wedding gown, $20 to go with my Asian dress

Faux Fur Wrap – $15

Total: $108

My mom also got me a Japanese Akoya pearl necklace and earring set, and Mother-In-Law got me a moissanite pendant and earring set to wear as accessories with each dress. Those were $1000-$1500 each set.

Post # 16
2 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am on the lower side, mostly because I used a lot of items from my family.

Veil – My mom’s mantilla, paid tailor to shorten and add new bottom trim I bought: $42

Shoes – waited until last minute before alterations, so didn’t shop around much: $65

Jewelry – borrowed pearl necklace, received pearl bracelet and grandmother’s ring as gifts: free

Total: $107

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