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Choosing your wedding accessories

Posted: Monday November 09, 2015

Much of the excitement in wedding planning is that the seemingly small details can make a big difference to the overall look and feel of the day. Choosing your wedding accessories certainly falls into this category and getting it right adds the perfect final finish to your wedding look.

If you’re a traditional bride, wedding accessories are a great way to achieve your ‘something old, new, borrowed and blue’.

The right pair of earrings can really complement your wedding dress. A simple gemstone stud can bring out the colour of your eyes and create a lot of impact. If your dress is a strapless style then you could even consider wearing a statement pair of dangling earrings or hoops.

Headwear gives balance and proportion to the wedding dress shape, particularly if you’ve chosen a full-skirt princess style gown. A traditional wedding veil is perfectly suited to most dresses and gives an elegant and formal bridal appearance. If you prefer a more causal, polished finish, a tiara will make the perfect addition to your look. Vintage inspired brides can enhance their style with a hair clasp or clip, whilst fresh flowers can add dimension to a boho style theme.

A pretty clutch bag or purse will not only look stunning but it also gives you somewhere to store any bits and pieces you might need throughout the day, for example makeup, tissues, and hair grips. If you feel that a bag will take away from your look, you could perhaps ask your bridesmaids to carry your things in theirs.

Consider the shade of your dress when picking your bridal jewellery. Gold may clash next to a bright white dress, so opt for silver hues or pearl jewellery instead. If your dress is slightly off white; gold, silver or rose golds will all work well. Jewellery with golden yellow undertones matches perfectly with an ivory dress, the key is to keep it simple.

It's important to remember that you'll spend most of your wedding day up on your feet so you should choose your shoes with comfort in mind. For this reason, proper bridal footwear is designed to incorporate padding and extra support so it's best to avoid purchasing a regular pair of shoes, just because they look beautiful.

A bouquet is the ultimate bridal accessory. Whether you prefer real flowers or artificial ones, enhance your wedding day style by incorporating the colours from your theme.

Don’t overdo it
When choosing your wedding day accessories, remember that they should work to enhance your bridal look, and not overshadow it.

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