Most people are under the impression that the most important decision to be made for your big day is the dress; what colour, what style, what shape? However, once you find your perfect dress, you just know. So, in some ways, if you’re willing to do a bit of searching, finding your wedding dress is the easy part. It’s the additional details (the jewellery, the shoes and other such adornments) that really make your look. With that said, here are 5 must have wedding accessories for your special day, and 5 potential ideas for fulfilling the “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” requirements!
A statement earring can sometimes make an outfit, regardless of the hairstyle you choose, and can pleasantly complement most dress styles. Extravagant jewellery often works best with a simple, less adorned dress, otherwise, the effect can be overwhelming, but adding a bit of sparkle to an elegant, modest ensemble can never be a mistake!
The importance of these must have wedding accessories should never be understated. Most brides choose to wear something on their head, whether it be a veil, a tiara, or decorative hair slide. Don’t believe that you’re restricted to a veil or that you have to wear one. It’s your day and you can wear what you want (and the truth is that they don’t suit everyone so don’t just unquestioningly follow tradition). Your hairstyle provides a chance to have some real fun in the general stress of getting ready, but I would suggest the elegant simplicity of an adorned headband; it’s very 1920s flapper chic and avoids the discomfort of a veil or tiara.
As far as must have wedding accessories go, this is the most practical and probably the most vital. On your wedding day, just like any other day, you have lots of little bits and pieces normally kept on your person that you need to keep track of. Phone, lipstick, keys – the list goes on! Only, on this particular day, your mind is thinking about 8 different things at once. So, make sure that your possessions stay safe and readily available for when you need them the most by investing in a small, stylish clutch bag. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to carry it all day (try designating responsibility for it to a close friend or bridesmaid!).
Depending on the neckline of your dress, a necklace can make or break your ensemble. If you choose a high-necked dress then this must have wedding accessory may not actually be for you. A V-neck or a sweetheart neckline, however, can really be brought to life by something shimmery. You may choose to layer necklaces if you have a V-neck or scoop neckline, a technique which is very fashionable these days. Alternatively, you could go for something simple and delicate, perhaps something with sentimental value or family orientation?
You’ve got to think carefully about your shoe choice. Their practicality and comfort must to be a priority over how they look, otherwise, you could be halfway through your romantic first dance and find yourself wishing for a chair. Also, note their height and how this could interfere with the hemline of your dress. Aside from practical pointers, your shoes offer an exciting opportunity to experiment with colours and patterns, making them a must-have accessory for your big day.
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