So you are a bride on a budget? You want the glam and bling but can’t afford wedding dresses that are heavily embellished? If so, no worries. With so many gorgeous and affordable bridal accessories available these days, a simple wedding gown can be transformed into something spectacular with just a few smart choices. Below is a rundown on how you can add that sparkle without breaking the bank.
Chandelier earrings: Chandelier earrings came into fashion a few years back, and they are here to stay. If you have a simple dress, go for a very bold and large pair of dangling earrings. By wearing your hair up with these earrings, it can add even more drama. Chandelier earrings are available made with faux pearls, Austrian crystals and sparkling rhinestones… all of which are very inexpensive.
Layered necklaces: Think gaudy… yes, gaudy—but not in a bad way. Take at least three (and up to five) necklaces and layer them in different lengths for a WOW statement that brings your dress to life. Don’t be afraid to mix and match beading. Pearls and crystals are a lovely choice and the crystals capture the light beautifully, for a stunning shimmering affect.
Bridal bracelets: With bridal bracelets, you have two choices. Opt for a wide cuff bracelet encrusted with tons of rhinestones, pearls or crystals, or go for a stacked look of several stretch or bangle bracelets. Many companies that carry costume jewelry will have a wide range from which to choose. If you do go for the bracelet to add bling, stay with chandelier earrings and no necklace. There is such a thing as overkill when it comes to accessories.
Embellished bridal veils: Bridal veils have come a long way. Even if your wedding gown is plain, you can buy a bridal veil that is adorned with scattered pearls, a rhinestone edge, and even sparkling crystals. A great option is to custom order your veil with the exact detailing you want. It is not that much more expensive, and in the long run, you will be a happier bride.
Brooches: Brooches are one of the most versatile bridal accessories on the market. They are designed in so many styles and extra-large ones are very popular this year. Brides are wearing them at the waistline of the dress, in their hair, and some ladies are even wearing brooches on their shoes. It is a great affordable piece to play around with. Get creative!