Wedding Hair Accessories that won't break the Bank
We can't wait to share some of our new wedding hair accessories with you our new wedding headbands have been a big hit with our brides as have our wedding hair combs & gorgeous bridal tiaras.
Later in this blog post we will share a few other hints & tips to help you get fantastic value for money or indeed save money full stop ..... so watch out! Once a Bride has chosen her dress & shoes it is likely that her next item on her shopping list will be a wedding hair accessories. It is so important to get the right wedding hair accessories, there are so many to choose from it can be quite mind blowing but once again the good news is that a tiara, headband, wedding hair comb or hair pins need not be expensive even if it has been handmade in the UK just for you.
Now the prime wedding season is upon us here's a little info for you; did you know that over 40% of the UK weddings take place during June, July, August & September? These days however there is a growing trend to move away from the traditional July & August months in favour of the 'less popular' late Autumn / early Winter months or even early spring in February into March.
The other hot news is the decline of the 'WAGS' wedding with a move to a more traditional modest affair which celebrates the romance, passion & commitment as opposed to accentuating the OTT glitz & glamour. That's not to say that glitz & glamour are out they are just a slightly tamer version reflecting the finance constraints most Bride & Grooms currently face.
It is thought that the average wedding cost for a UK based wedding day will fall from around £20000 in 2012 to nearer £16000 in 2014. So what does this mean for you as you plan your wedding? Well quite a lot actually, whilst budgets may be falling there are some fabulous bargains to be bagged especially when it comes to wedding venues. Nearly 30% of a wedding spend will go on the venue, food & drink, closely followed by the first night hotel & honeymoon which combined accounts for another 20% .........so top money saving tip no1 from us is brush up on those negotiating skills & shop around for some great deals.
Wedding Tiara Headband ideas for you
A simple but beautiful UK handmade pearl & diamante wedding headband can cost from as little as under £30 more intricate or delicate designs will of course cost more however the 'off the shelf' pre-made wedding hair accessories which are readily available from most good online wedding boutiques often offer great value for money & these days the quality is excellent too.
By the way, don't forget to check for any hidden family heirlooms ..... how special to wear your Mum or perhaps Gran's wedding tiara on your big day? If you are not lucky enough to find any lost treasures & want to go for an authentic look & feel vintage hair piece then invest some time browsing through local Antique, Second Hand or Charity shops .... you'll be amazed what you can find!
Top money saving tip no 2 - OK so we said earlier that we would help with a few budget saving ideas & here's one for you ....make use of your family & friends art & craft talents by making your own wedding invitations, reply cards, order of service etc. It really is a lot easier than you think & you can find lots of help from craft shops such as Hobbycraft who stock a huge range of card making products. Why not hand deliver (where geographically possible) your invitations? This will really add an extra element of excitement, individuality & by adding the personal touch you will make the recipient feel a zillion dollars & of course save on postage too.
Wedding Hair Clips & Bridal Hair Combs
When thinking about wedding hair accessories do not be constrained by just considering or trying tiaras & headbands. Wedding Hair Pins & Hair Combs are a very modern, stylish & popular choice these days as they are usually a lot cheaper than a tiara but you can find some really stunning designs to suit all hair styles & wedding themes from 1920's vintage to shabby chic; to modern or traditional wedding day.
Money saving tip no 3 - so you have found some craft skills amongst family & friends next question are there any budding bakers or florists amongst them? Having a home make cake is becoming quiet the in thing especially cup cakes! They are relatively inexpensive, have the wow factor & taste scrummy! Whilst you may not want to venture full on into doing your own bouquet the current trend for button hole flowers is keep it simple & elegant. A single carnation or rosebud is an excellent choice & so easy to arrange & make.
Don't forget the often overlooked & under-estimated wedding hair vine using pearls & diamantes. Hair vines are very versatile & flexible & look great whether you are off for a far flung beach wedding or are staying at home for a traditional ceremony.
And, talking of jetting off .... the honeymoon, as we said that the beginning is normally the second most expensive item on your wedding planning list. So here is tip no 4 - why not ask your guests to buy a holiday voucher from the travel company you are booking your honeymoon with?
Well we have had great fun zooming through these gorgeous wedding hair accessories & we trust you have too! Hopefully we have shown that you need not blow a great hole in your budget when buying your wedding accessories for your special day. It just goes to shoe that you can look wonderful, feel fabulous & still have money in the Bank!
One final tip - check out wedding forums & bridal Facebook sites as quiet often there will be some great give-aways & competition prizes to be had .... here's a bit hint to get you started: Aye Do Weddings facebook page.
Until next time ...... thanks for reading & if you enjoyed this blog post please join in the fun on our facebook page with your friends & family.
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