You’ve spent plenty of time looking through gowns at bridal boutiques, online stores or other places and you’ve finally selected that breathtaking one you can’t live without! Now that you have the perfect gown, it’s time to accessorize. This wedding accessory guide will help you determine what kinds of accessories to choose.
The Ultimate Wedding Accessory: Choosing a Veil
When it comes to choosing a veil, many brides-to-be think the decision will be easy until they hit the boutiques. Even if you already have a particular type in mind, there are a few things to consider. First of all, do you want your guests to be able to see the back of your wedding dress?
If so, you will need to choose a sheer fabric for your veil or ensure that there is only one layer of fabric rather than multiple layers. The length is another thing you should consider. Try the veil on with your wedding gown to determine which length is best for this wedding accessory.
Wedding jewelry is such a personal thing that it should largely be determined by the bride-to-be’s style. However, there are a few simple guidelines to follow. If your wedding dress is simple and elegant, it’s safe to choose more elaborate jewelry to complement the gown. However, if your gown is a very fancy and ornate one, you may want to choose subtle and simple but elegant jewelry.
Also, when choosing necklaces – let your dress guide you. A low-cut neckline will perfectly frame a beautiful necklace while a high-cut neckline may demand that you skip the necklace and focus on other important pieces.
This is another very important wedding accessory. Not only should you choose shoes that are beautiful and complementary, but comfortable. Quality is definitely a good idea for the wedding shoes. Many brides choose a fabric shoe in white or off-white. However, it’s fine to choose something a bit more adventurous.
Be sure to try the shoes on with the dress so you can determine the final look – and if you haven’t chosen the most comfortable shoes in the world, you may want to bring an extra pair to change into after the actual ceremony.
Purses or Clutch Bags
If you choose to carry a purse or wedding clutch, you should follow the similar guidelines for jewelry. A simple, yet elegant clutch is best for an ornate dress. If your dress is more subtle, you can get away with a highly ornamental bag. Although many brides have opted not to carry a wedding purse at all, it can be pretty helpful as you go through your day. Using these simple tips will help you choose a gorgeous and fitting one!
Your wedding accessories help to make your overall look – and you want that to be perfect! By choosing complementary wedding accessories, you will not only look amazing, but you will create a lasting impression in the minds of your family, friends and guests!
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