When I tried on my dress as I picked it up a couple weekends ago, I tried on a veil with it. It was pretty--unlined, had little crystals on it, fingertip length, one tier, and melted into the dress. It was perfect.
It was $250. My dress was just over double that. So I walked away.
Then, after some internet searching for accessories like a veil, this was purchased (in ivory), and it's the same thing as the $250 one, just without the brand name:
$15. Including shipping.
Then, with a bit more internet searching, some other accessories needed to be owned for cheap:
Like this Tiara. This may have been a bit premature, though, because I haven't picked a hair style yet. But, nonetheless, I now own this original-ish thing:
And this 2 ring slip...which I hope fits and I actually like it when it gets here:
Then I found these lovely ring bearer pillow/flower girl sets and will be getting this one, as well as a spare basket for our second flower girl:
$25+$16 for spare, plus shipping. Most expensive of all these accessories. Too bad our flowergirls can't drop the petals at the church :( I'm going to call and beg for an exception I think. I'm super sad about that.
Then we got these little candy hearts for the cupcakes:
But, only the blue and yellow ones. I think we're going to have them keep the cupcakes in the back until it's cake cutting time. We're having a 3-tier cake, but using the cupcakes to supplement. Having 14 dozen cupcakes, though. However, one 6lb bag of these is $20, and each lb has 650 candies...so we'll have 3900 candies--I think that will be sufficient!
And last but not least, we are going to go with this topper:
But haven't bought it yet. It's on the list! It's pretty much perfect for us!
We probably saved several hundreds of dollars by doing this stuff online rather than finding them in bridal stores. And they are perfect!