A brides guide to wedding accessories…
When it comes to shoes comfort is key, remember that you will be wearing these shoes for the majority of the day, you will be standing, walking and dancing, so, go for natural materials, as they are more breathable and will stretch to fit your feet. Also, don’t forget to buy your shoes around the same time as you order your wedding dress. This is very important as your alterations, especially the hem adjustment, will depend on the height of your heel. Buying shoes early on will mean you are ready for all of your fittings and that you have plenty of time to break them in at home.
The timing of your wedding can be a deciding factor on your footwear choice. If you are getting married in winter, you might want a back-up pair of weddingtons (see what we did there!) to avoid the puddles, or if you are having your reception in the summer months you might want a pair of flats or wedges at the ready for walking on grass. In fact, having a back-up pair of flats is always a great idea, just in case!
Although not all brides choose to have a veil, it is traditional and allows for a very special moment between father and daughter when the veil is lifted. So really think before you decide that a veil is not for you.
There are different types of veil available...
- Birdcage veil. This is a very contemporary take on the veil that would be most suited to a modern slim-fitting dress.
- Elbow length veil. This is an elegant veil that comes to your elbows and looks gorgeous, while not distracting from the dress as a whole.
- Chapel length veil. This veil flows the length of your dress and is perfect if you are having a formal church wedding.
- Cathedral length veil. This veil provides the most drama. It flows the length of your dress and train. It looks absolutely stunning, but it is worth remembering that it obscures the back of your wedding dress.
NEVER buy your jewellery before you buy your wedding dress! We know it is hugely tempting, but trust us, fight the temptation! The majority of brides say that they end up choosing a different wedding dress to the one they originally imagined, so make sure your ensemble is perfect and wait.
Match your metals and your dress - Pure white gowns look fantastic with silver, platinum or pearls, whereas ivory dresses really suit yellow gold jewellery, as it highlights the creamy tone of the fabric.
Consider the neckline of your gown. Sweetheart or strapless gowns look great with anything from a necklace, to statement earrings, to flower hairpieces, to cuff bracelets. A V-neck dress most definitely needs décolletage decoration and a pearl necklace is perfect as well as a classic look, or a choker with earrings for more of a statement. Lastly, a halter dress look phenomenal with hair accessories: you can go for a headband, a tiara or some pins, our Alyson, Pearl and Crystal Hair Clips are great to add a bit of sparkle.
While jewellery is the traditional accessory, that doesn’t mean you should limit yourself. Depending on the style of your dress, you could sport a gorgeous belt (like our Giorgia Ivory, Beaded & Embellished Belt), to add sparkle and structure to the dress.
And finally make sure your accessories reflect your personality. Whether you always sport a statement necklace, or you’re never without a bracelet, you must feel like the best you on your wedding day.
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