Selecting the correct accessories for your wedding

Accessories can make or break a look. The wedding day is no exception either. A wedding outfit should be perfectly paired with great accessories to make for a complete look. Here are some tips for selecting the correct accessories for your wedding.

Veils

often seen as an integral part of weddings, the veil can be as simple or as sumptuous as a bride will want it to be. Some brides choose something really simple and short, like the fun birdcage veil or even the bandeau. Some love the idea of a long veil, trailing the ground behind them. You must keep in mind your hair and jewelry when you decide on the veil. If your hair is worn up, then a heavy veil may not help an intricate hairstyle. Modern brides are forgoing the veil too, and that’s fine as well. If your dress is already ornate, choosing a plain and simple veil will be a good way to go.

Hair accessories

Choose from hair jewels, clips and pins to style your hair in beautiful forms. A popular choice is the hair vine that makes all hair glamour look impossibly chic. You can look for trendy options like crystal, pearl and ivory for your hair vine needs. Staying with hair, why not a tiara for that ultimate in elegance? Crystal tiaras are a good choice as is a flower crown- it depends on your sensibility. Make sure your accessories are easy to wear and remove.

Shoes

Wear your dress when you try out your shoes. Heels do add a style quotient that flats do not, but all this depends on where your wedding is going to be held. If it’s in a church then heels will not be out of place. If it’s the outdoors, then flats may be a much better idea. Some brides are happy wearing sneakers too. The length of the gown should determine the length of the shoes in question.

Jewelry

Bridal jewelry can be as simple as a pair of earrings and the engagement ring or as complicated as earrings, necklace, rings and bracelet. Gold and platinum are popular choices, as are diamonds. If your gown is ivory and vintage, gold will go very well with it. If it’s a dazzling white, you should look at platinum and pearls to accessorize your dress. Off-white goes well with silver, rose gold and yellow gold. If you’re looking for something unusual, take a look at the pink pearl. Made from freshwater pearls, the pink could be as bright or as subtle as you want it to be. It’s a nod to your femininity and perfectly showcases being a bride. A wild pearl is more expensive than a cultured pearl. Cultured pearls can be made to order, so you can decide what shade you’d like. When it comes to jewelry, less is more- the beauty of the gown, the bride and groom and the ceremony are enough to make a lasting impression on the guests there.

Remember to stay true to who you are and the style you’re most comfortable with. That confidence is the best accessory to have at your wedding.