Adding the right accessories
When you get engaged one of the first things most brides think of is their wedding dress. It’s important to know what you’re going to wear on your big day and most brides want to get wedding dress shopping as soon as possible. But, the work doesn’t stop there. There is more to how you’re going to look on your big day than just the gown, you need to think about your accessories too.
Adding the right finishing touches to your dress can create an entirely different look, and help you transform yourself into the bride you wish to be. Whether your dress is plain and simple or covered in sparkle, accessories really finish off the look.
Veil or no veil
Contrary to popular belief, there is no rule that says you have to wear a veil when you get married. Most brides do choose to wear one for the ceremony, but it is up to you if you want to wear one or not. If you really want to go for that complete bridal look, then a veil is an easy way to do that.
If you decide to wear a veil, make sure you choose one that compliments the colour of your dress. You want to go for one that is the exact same shade to make sure they don’t clash against each other. If you have a bright white gown with an ivory veil, the veil will look worn, and vice versa.
When choosing the length of your veil, keep in mind the type of look you’re going for. A floor-length veil is perfect for a bride who wants that traditional cathedral look, whereas a more modern bride might opt for a birdcage veil. Give a few a try to see which one suits you best.
Choose complimentary jewelry
Choosing jewelry for your wedding day is quite different to choosing what you wear daily. Certain metals complement various shades of white and ivory better. For example, gold accessories work well to highlight an ivory hue, whereas silver jewelry tends to look best with a bright white dress.
If you have a gown that already has some beading on it, use that as a guide for choosing what will work best with your dress. You should also try and make sure all the jewelry you are wearing has the same metal base, so that contrasting metals don’t distract from your gown.
Wear comfortable shoes
Whilst shoes are important, for most brides in their long dresses people rarely see them. This isn’t to say you shouldn’t wear a gorgeous pair of shoes, but make sure you choose comfort over beauty. Your wedding day is going to be busy, and you don’t want to be dealing with painful feet from wearing a pair of shoes that look amazing but feel like you’re walking on blades.
If you want to wear heels, make sure you wear a pair that feels right for you. Wedges or platform heels are often more comfortable to walk in than stilettos and will have you up on your feet all night long. You can also pack a spare pair of pumps to slip into when you want to get busy on the dance floor.
Alongside alterations, choosing the right accessories really helps to complete your bridal look. At fittings make sure you bring some options along with you so you can try on a few different items until you get the look you’ve been dreaming of.