(Closed) Is this insane? Headpiece question!

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Is $400 way too much for a headpiece?
    Yes you psychopath : (128 votes)
    78 %
    Nah, it's gorgeous and totally worth it : (26 votes)
    16 %
    Other (I'll add deets below... Including comparable options for much less $$$!!!) : (10 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    That is crazy pretty!

    Post # 4
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    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @mu_t:  I was ready to say, “of course not!” But then I checked out the link…and it’s not worth $400 (though it is exquisite). You can find something almost exactly the same for much less or you can simply DIY it (with tulle/mesh, crystal applique and fabric petals). 

    Post # 5
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    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    if it makes you feel any better, i spent $360 on a veil that i fell in love with and couldn’t leave the salon without. i later found it online for $150. whoops. if you feel really guilty about the money, try to find something just like it a little cheaper, but honestly, i’m happy i got my veil. it may have been a bit impulsive, but i love it so much! and you’ll probably wear the headpiece the entire day, and not just for pictures and a ceremony like i will be my veil – so it’s even more cost effective! plus, if you end up having daughter(s), she/they might love to wear your headpiece as a family heirloom. i’m hoping to pass my veil on to my daughter(s) one day!

    Post # 6
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    491 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted “Yes, you psychopath”

    I don’t have any specific alternatives for you, but if you google beaded applique, you will get a whole bunch of options, glue one of those to a piece of ribbon, add a couple of chiffon or mesh petals that you cut out from 1/5 yard of fabric. You’ll have essentially the same thing, but one of a kind and exactly how you want it for probably less than $100 and an hour of your time. 

    Personally, I couldn’t justify spending that much money on something like that. 

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee

    @mu_t:  LOL if you’ve already spent time trying to DIY one and can’t find one you love just as much, I think you should go for it (as long as you aren’t sacrificing “necessary” funds to buy it). If you really think about it, everything about weddings are ~splurges~ anyway (except for the civil licensing fees). 😀

    Post # 10
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    294 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @mu_t:  You could totally make that for less than $400…If you aren’t a DIY-er and want it? Then spend the moeny. But there is no way it costs even close to $400 to make that.  Beautiful? Yes. Rip-off (in my opinion)? Yes.

    Post # 11
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    491 posts
    Helper bee

    Also, http://www.etsy.com/shop/DIYBrideBoutique?page=4  That etsy shop has a bunch of rhinestone/beaded appliques that you could use to make something similar. 

    Or you could just glue rhinestones to a piece of fabric. 

     

    I just saw that you’ve been trying to make one. You may not want to, but maybe if you post pictures of yours we could offer suggestions?

     

    Post # 13
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    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @mu_t:  I don’t think it’s crazy honestly. . If you love it and can afford it – then go for it! I paid over $600 for my headpiece and its 100% Swarovski crystals custom made – so my opinion may be invalid since most people will probably think I’m crazy LOL

    Post # 14
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    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @mu_t:  hey just get your moneys worth…wear that sucker anywhere you go. Wedding…check! Grocery store, shopping, dinner…why not! 😉

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @mu_t:  I, like @MlleFabuleux:, was ready to say, “Go for it!”  Yes, it’s a lot of money, but you don’t want to look back on your wedding day and regret not getting something you thought would make the day, your look, etc. perfect.

    But then I looked at it.  Yes, it’s really pretty, but not $400 pretty.  My hair wrap was about half that at $205 (before tax), and I feel like I got a gorgeous high quality product.  I ordered it from Sara Gabriel.  I would definitely suggest checking out the site:

    http://saragabriel.com/collection/headpieces/products

    The prices aren’t listed, but since I know mine was much less than $400, I’d imagine the other pieces are pretty comparably priced (maybe $350 or so for some of the blingier pieces).  Everything is handmade, so it’s similar to Etsy in that sense.

    Haute Bride might also be a good option for you.  Again, I’m not sure of pricing on these.  The bridal shop I bought my dress at carries Sara Gabriel and Haute Bride accessories, so I’d imagine they’re similar in price (maybe a little more expensive than the Sara Gabriel items).  Here’s a link:

    http://www.hautebride.com/accessories/

    Even if you can’t find anything you love on either of these sites, it gives you an idea of what else is out there.  I honestly think you can find something just as pretty (if not prettier) than the original headpiece you posted at a fraction of the price.  You don’t have to sacrifice your look to save money!

     

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