My Wedding Accessories

I had my first dress fitting last Thursday and it gave me an opportunity to give my new wedding accessories a spin to see how they look together with the dress. Now that I finally know what I will be wearing, I’d like to share some of my wedding accessories with you, starting with the most important one: the headpiece.

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Image 1 via Dolores Petunia; Image 2 via Twigs and Honey; Image 3 via Erica Elizabeth Designs; Image 4 via: Amanda Judge

The days of rocking only a veil on your wedding day are long gone. There’s an overwhelming number and variety of bridal headpieces that you can wear on your big day. I knew that I didn’t want to wear a veil or a large flower, but that left a dizzying array of options from all over the internet. The biggest issue? Price. Many headpieces run anywhere from $100 to $700! I know girls who don’t even have a $700 dress budget! Unfortunately, the very high cost deterred me from purchasing any of the lovely headpieces above, but I did use them as inspiration to find something more in my price range.

The other challenge was finding something unique that wasn’t over-the-top; something that didn’t overpower my overall wedding day look. This is actually one of the reasons I don’t own many accessories, as I often have trouble wearing statement jewelry and not feeling self-conscious. I already have a “wow” factor dress, so to tone things down I am skipping the necklace and earrings. I actually don’t even have pierced ears, so earrings have never been an option. And as if that wasn’t enough to worry about, you also don’t want to wear something that will look dated years from now. Granted, everything will look dated to some degree, but keeping it at a minimal is usually a good idea (says the lady who is having the shabby chic vintage wedding).

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Image source via Millie Icaro

Here’s the headpiece that I ultimately decided upon. It looks great with my dress, but I’m still debating whether not it’s too much or if it accomplishes the look I was going for. In the meantime, I am going to keep my eye out for something that might work better (or I might get lazy and just stick with this). It is incredibly beautiful and well-made in person, though! And it came beautifully packaged in a little keepsake box tied up with a ribbon.

The Jewelry:

As mentioned earlier, I am skipping the necklace and earrings in an effort to keep a healthy balance among my wedding accessories, namely the headpiece and sash that I will be wearing. I did, however, decide that I needed a bracelet and I found a really lovely one while shopping at Macy’s. I didn’t pull the trigger on it because it was $65, but it recently went on sale for $32! It has that classic, vintage look to it and I can’t wait to wear it on my wedding day!

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Image source via: Macy’s

What kind of wedding accessories will you be wearing on your wedding day? Will you be rocking a headpiece, a flower, or a veil?

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Mrs. Camel

Location:
Athens, GA
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 7:05 am

    You mentioned your dress, and I had this moment where I thought, “Omg! Did I miss her dress reveal?!?!” So I scoured your posts and then I remembered that we’ll be in suspense for two more months! Argh! But more to the point, I think that headpiece is lovely, and I definitely don’t think it’s too showy. I can’t wait to see your whole look.

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    Tasha, Guest @ 7:40 am

    So I thought your bracelet you picked was very pretty and thought about getting one myself. Can you link to the actual piece at Macy’s because I couldn’t find it! Thanks :)

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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 7:44 am

    @Miss Blue Whale: I know! I’m sorry! I just want my dress to be a surprise for guests and others who haven’t seen it yet. :(

    @Tasha: Sure thing! Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/11bXOGz

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    jlee28 298 posts, Helper bee @ 7:45 am

    I think your headpiece is wonderful, and compliments your jewelry choices perfectly! I am usually pretty frugal when it comes to bridal purchases but I lost all financial sense when I stumbled upon the twigs and honey page…all there stuff is simply swoon worthy. I ended up with a floral crown from them. I am keeping all my jewelry simple because it is more of a statement headpiece! i cant wait to see your whole look come together!

    http://www.twigsandhoney.com/collections/headpieces/products/rhinestone-rose-and-leaf-tiara-style-112

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    jmarvellous 550 posts, Busy bee @ 7:46 am

    What a gorgeous hairpiece! It would look great with almost any hairstyle.

    I wanted a bracelet just like yours, but my mom offered to make one for me using some of my own pearls I never wear, and I couldn’t pass it up. (Needless to say, I love yours, too!)

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    bracelet 1419 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:05 am

    I wore a simple fingertip veil, drop pearl earrings, a pearl necklace, and a pearl bracelet – which I also bought at Macy’s. Their sales are pretty crazy and make me think they waaay overprice their jewelry on “normal” days.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:05 am

    Your headband is gorgeous and it goes really well with your pretty bracelet! Can’t wait to see your whole look!

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 9:00 am

    I love the headpiece! If you’re not sure on the look and you don’t want to show us your dress, what about just a picture of the way you want to do your hair with the headpiece? I always love seeing the bridal look, but I suppose I can wait a few more months too :)

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    suburbian 1666 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:21 am

    I hope I am not out of line but I really want some other brides to know how cheap and beautiful a DIY of this type of head piece can be.

    I you go to etsy and search ‘rhinestone applique’ you will get plenty of hits of items like this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/122999482/rhinestone-applique-bridal-applique

    And then you can attach it to a ribbon or just have your hairstylist pin it in. (Can do the same for a ‘bridal belt/sash’ as well!)

    I know some brides like to have an area or two that they get to splurge but for those who can’t this is a great way to achieve the look for a much lower price. :)

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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:55 am

    Love the bracelet and headpiece!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:04 pm

    I love that bracelet! Art deco makes me swoon every time.

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 1:30 pm

    @Miss Camel: I like the surprise too :) I just got all excited, because I love wedding dresses.

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    adventurer 209 posts, Helper bee @ 2:24 pm

    I love the headpiece! Wonderful choice, very romantic looking.

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    mkelove 666 posts, Busy bee @ 4:25 pm

    Can I say I love the look of the inspiration photos? The headpiece you pick is beautiful! I myself will be wearing a headpiece, veil, necklace and earrings.

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    Ms_Maple 115 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:53 pm

    I love the headpiece! I am going the sentimental route for my accessories. One grandmother’s pearls and another grandmothers sapphire bracelet. Do they match? Not at all but it’s more important to have that piece of them with me on my wedding day.

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    Garden Wedding Venues, Guest @ 12:43 am

    These are the head pieces that will surely make brides look regal and lovely! Vintage items and weddings really go well together!

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    lealorali 4816 posts, Honey bee @ 4:12 am

    I wanna see your dressssssssssssss!!

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    sugarbox 226 posts, Helper bee @ 11:53 pm

    Wow,these headwears are so beautiful ,love them.
    http://www.fannybrides.com/do_list/headwear.html

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