(Closed) Tiaras…tacky or fabulous?

posted 12 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Should I wear a tiara?

    Yes...so fabulous!

    No. It is tacky.

    My split personalities won't let me pick one answer...explanation to follow.

  • Post # 47
    1221 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I definately think that tiara is too…big or something.. I wouldn’t say that it’s “tacky” but IMO, it is too much.

    I think a smaller thinner one would be fine though 🙂

    Post # 48
    958 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Well, they are definitely not my style, and I am all about having my princess day.  I think it depends a lot on the style, as a tiara and a headpiece are different things.  I really don’t like them.

    I think you need to find your dress first and decide from there!

    Post # 49
    422 posts
    Helper bee

    tiaras are  alittle too “super sweet sixteen for me”

    Post # 50
    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Not for me, but I think they can work for other brides! It’s all about your personality and type of wedding you plan on having. But I say do what makes you happy!

    Post # 51
    45 posts
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think it depends upon the design – big gaudy ones are better suited to prom queens (except for vintage or antique ones, which I love dearly), but smaller, elegant tiaras are fabulous.

    Let the record show that while I plan to wear a cocktail hat on the big day, I own FIVE tiaras 🙂

    Post # 52
    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: Private home

    I’ll be totally honest, if I had long hair and a princess style ball gown, I would totally rock a tiara!  Not a Miss-America-HUGE tiara, but definitely something along the Hepburn-roman-holiday lines.  There are so few opportunities to dress up like a princess and get away with it!

    That being said, the dress I fell in love with is 1940s inspired with long lines, and I’m doing a birdcage veil instead.  But every once in a while I sigh about not being able to wear a tiara – Maybe for the vow renewal ceremony in 50 years…

    Post # 53
    1596 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    In My Humble Opinion I think tiara’s are for princesses (real ones) so unless they are real diamonds and you are a real princess don’t wear one. Having said that there are some awsome lace headbands around heaps on Etsy

    Post # 54
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

    Here’s my favorite pro tiara picture.


    I think it’s all about the circumstances. Large cathedral wedding? Yes. Small, garden affair? For me it’s a little too much, but again, you have to be happy, not me!

    Post # 55
    670 posts
    Busy bee

    I have seen tiaras look amazing and I have seen them look overdone.  I think it boils down to what you really WANT and what is becoming for you.  You may love a dress that doesn’t fit your body type – and this is no different. 

    I have a crystal and pearl type band like the one Sulli301 posted.  I bought it on clearance at hobby Lobby and paid under $10.00


    Post # 56
    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I haven’t read quite all of the comments yet… but you could consider switching from a veil to a tiara for the reception – many brides take off their veils at the reception both because the veil is sort of “for” the ceremony – I think it’s a symbol of modesty? – and because the veil gets in the way when you’re dancing and mingling. The tiara + veil look can be hard to pull off, and a blingy tiara looks fabulous on the dance floor but can be a little much than on the altar, In My Humble Opinion

    Post # 57
    27 posts
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I really don t care if I want something that others consider tacky.  I ll wear what I WANT, today followers will call it tacky, tomorrow others will call it vintage. Today some will call it outdated, tomorrow it will be the new trend. So in the end, who cares, I ll do what I please.

    Post # 58
    65 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Catholic church followed by a botanical conservatory

    I would say, find your dress first! Maybe a tiara (headband, something fancy, something simple) will go great with it, or maybe nothing at all… maybe a flower. This would be easiest to tell if you have the dress and can try things on with it at a store to find out what works. Good luck!

    Post # 59
    924 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @arobb81:I agree! Do what makes you happy! I love birdcage veils, and feathers, and while it’s “trendy” now, it may be “out” in 10yrs. I don’t care, I’m going to wear one anyways, because that’s the vision in my head for my big day.

    Post # 60
    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - Historic cinema

    I saw Roman Holiday when i was 16 and the second I saw my idol Audrey enter in this outfit I knew that it was exactly what I would like like on my wedding day! The whole shebang! Was delighted when I discovered the replica tiara, neckland and earring set on tiaratown and will get my dress made exactly like hers (minus the medals) I mean you can’t go wrong with Audrey and a design by the genius Edith Head.

    I get that it’s not for everyone, but I don’t do subtle! I’m aburlesque performer (former Miss Burlesque New Zealand, so already have in my possession a GIANT crown) and dress in the vintage way every day – swing dresses with petticoats underneath, so no one who knows me will be surprised that I don’t show up in some off the rack, strapless, plain dress – no offence meant to anyone, it’s just so far removed from my own personal style!

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