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Chic: Wedding Accessories

Wedding accessories are on display in The Early Show's latest installment of Chic on a Shoestring.

As many brides can attest to, every detail counts as you make your trip down the aisle. But, Tania Ridell, editor of Modern Bride, says you can look like the queen of the ball without emptying your pockets.

Ridell visited The Early Show to put the Wedding in a Week couple, Marc Stein and Melissa Rihn, to the test along with weatherman Dave Price and co-anchor Rene Syler.

It was a tough challenge for the contestants to distinguish the accessory steals from splurges. Marc and Melissa took turns in choosing their single answer, with Marc being better at recognizing the steals. In the end, the winner was Rene Syler with a perfect score.

The following are the items featured on the show:

Purses are the perfect way for a bride to keep her lipstick and powder in one place.

Ostrich feather bag, Lauren Scherr, $200.00
Available at

Whit faux feather bag, La Regale, $28.00
Available at

Difference: The expensive purse features ostrich feathers.

Ridell says this is a trend that won't go away. Every bride wants to feel like a princess on her big day. Tiaras are perfect for keeping hair in place as well.

The Tiara Room, $390.00

The tiara is made with ocean and freshwater pearls. The piece comes in vintage and contemporary Swarovski Austrian crystals, plus rhinestones.

Available at the Tiara Room as well as online at

Amy's Bridal Accessories, $125.00

The sterling silver handcrafted tiara comes with Swarovski crystals. It has freshwater pearls.

Available at

Difference: The expensive tiara features more expensive stones and is slightly more elaborate.

Ridell says earrings are perfect for dressing up with little effort. These chandelier earrings are big enough to make a statement, but small enough that they won't weigh you down.

Nadri, $75.00

The rhodium Chandelier earrings have Austrian crystals and cubic zirconia.

Available at finer department stores nationwide.

Zingale, $1,900.00

The earring from Zingale is 18-carat white gold with 1.51-carat diamonds.

Available at Zingale on Madison Avenue as well as

Difference: The expensive pair is made with real diamonds.

If you're not an earring girl, bracelets are great accessories.

Pe Jay Creations, $6,370

The 18-carat white gold bracelet has a 2.46-carat diamond.

Available at Pe Jay Creations. Call (800) 292-1998 for more information.

Nadri, $172.00

Rhodium three-strand bracelet is made of Austrian crystals.

It is available at Nordstrom and finer department stores nationwide.

Difference: The expensive pair features real diamonds not crystal.

Ridell says pearls are really huge this season, and you'll see less-traditional designs everywhere.

Mary Viola Walker, $550.00

The necklace is a three-strand coin pearl necklace, strung with pearls, which has an antique silver double toggle and is tied with a silk Swiss ribbon.

Available at MVW gallery in New Orleans and at

Robin M., $1,100.00

This three-strand coin pearl necklace comes with peach freshwater coin pearls and sterling silver clasp.

Available at Dalton Brody in Washington D.C. (202) 244-7197

Difference: The expensive necklace is hand knotted.

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