Accessorising your wedding dress is nearly as important as deciding on the gown itself. The additional extras either make or break your dream bridal ensemble, and of course, we want to help you in your decision making process. Follow this advice for picking the perfect bridal accessories.
- Match your metals
Some metals look better with certain dress colours. As a general rule, ivory is best paired with gold since it highlights the creamy tint of fabric. Choose accents in silver or platinum or with pearl detailing for a pure white dress, whereas with a diamond-white gown you can have your pick, as this dress looks amazing with yellow gold, rose gold, silver or pearls. If your dress is already embellished, let that dictate the colours of your accessories.
- Remember: less is more
You don’t need every bridal accessory, they are there to add a unique touch to your look, so don’t over-do it. If your dress has an ornate neckline, opt for a pair of drop earrings instead of a necklace, whereas for a gown with a simpler style, try a bold statement necklace or a fascinator. Earrings can be decided on from your hairstyle: an up-do may require dramatic earrings, but if you’re leaving your hair down, small studs will do.
- Top it off
If veils aren’t your thing, try something else; combs or fascinators are a perfect replacement. Consider your hair type – dainty accessories may be perfect for fine hair, but won’t be as noticeable with thick waves.
- Think beyond earrings
Why not try a belt or sash? Just because your dress doesn’t come with one doesn’t mean it won’t look great. Find one that works for you, as a general rule, stick with a style that’s no more than three-inches wide – you don’t want to overpower the rest of your gown.
- Keep it comfy
Finding the perfect compromise between height and comfort for your wedding shoes can be difficult. Don’t forget you will be standing for long periods of time, and you don’t want to be in pain before you’ve hit the dance floor. Consider the height of the heel, the type of straps and the material, and for the best fit, go shopping at the end of the day when your feet are swollen from activity.
- Stick to what you know
Although it’s a special day, don’t stray too far from your normal style. The goal is to look like the best, most beautiful version of your regular self.
We have a wide variety of wedding accessories in-store, and we are happy to provide any advice or guidance you may need. Call us on 01799 526982 to book your VIP appointment today