Back >>

What's Typically Included in Attire & Accessories > Dress Accessories

The most commonly-searched and –shopped wedding dress accessories include:

Additional Cost Items to Look Out For

In addition to the ‘usual’ accessories, today’s stylish brides are dressing up their look, and perhaps using Accessories as a more budget-friendly way to achieve their wedding day 2nd Look than a second gown or dress. Here are some additional accessories to keep in mind as you plan your accessory budget:

Why Does It Cost This Much?

For any accessories, the price will of course be affected by the brand and the rarity of the piece, as well as the quality of the materials and construction. Just like with a wedding gown, price elevates when there is a tremendous amount of hand-done embellishing or construction to be done, such as an elaborately-accented crystal tiara.

Wedding shoes are one element that’s affected by brand, with many brides choosing top-tier designer shoes as their big indulgence, and we know that some brides spend more on their shoes than on their gown.

Accessories must be durable, to withstand your movements during the entirety of the wedding day, so quality construction comes into play here as well as for looks. And there’s no doubt that the best-made, most effective and most flattering undergarments cost a pretty penny, owing to the quality of their construction and their importance to the bride’s appearance.

Any hair accessories or jewelry marked ‘bridal collection’ will almost certainly carry a higher pricetag, since marketing gurus know that these particular buys so enticing in a bridal gown shop and in online collections often create such an emotional connection in the bride that they’re willing to spend more. The styling of these accessories creates a vision of the bride’s wedding day look, which can lead to self-forgiveness for spending more than planned.

And finally, the popularity of the 2nd Look trend has opened the gates for pricier accessories deemed to create a stunning new look for the reception, again marketed as a savings compared to the cost of another wedding dress. These stunning accessories may be the top-tier designer items, like those Louboutins or a diamond jewelry set that may be a gift from the groom or parents...and the tag of ‘Gift’ when it comes to what the bride will wear – immortalized in her memories, something she will be photographed in, and keep forever, accounts for the higher cost of these important and eye-catching pieces.

Help make these results even better!

Take The Wedding Survey