Though your wedding dress is an important part of your big day, accessories can be just as important. Choosing the accessories to wear with your wedding dress is a personal decision that you should take the time to make carefully.
If you are following the something old/something new tradition, a piece of jewelry passed down to you from your elders is always a great choice. Even if you feel the jewelry isn’t your style you can still incorporate it into your wedding day outfit. One idea is to take, for example, an outdated brooch and attach it to your bouquet’s handle.
In the case of a veil passed down through the generations you can choose to wear it the way it is or you can have it adapted or even restored to its original condition. When it comes to something borrowed, most brides will obtain a piece of jewelry from their mother, grandmother or soon to be mother/grandmother-in-law.
For the something blue portion of your wedding day accessories, you can keep it to a minimum. Even simply incorporating a blue flower into your bouquet or a headpiece can fulfill this need.
When it comes to choosing the earrings and necklace you wear on your wedding day, keep your dress style in mind. If you really want to show off your necklace it is often best to wear a strapless gown. You can also pair a pendant necklace with a sweetheart or V-neckline. Pearl necklaces also work well with this type of dress.
Skipping a necklace altogether and making your earrings the most noticeable accessory is also a great option to pair with a strapless gown. If your wedding dress has a high neck you are better off not wearing a necklace with it. With a high necked dress the ideal earrings are those that are in the shape of clusters, as they will help frame your face.
The texture of the jewelry you wear should complement your dress. If your gown contains lace it is best to avoid jewelry that has a pronged setting. When your wedding dress is made of delicate fabric pearls and other stones with recessed settings are your best choice.
Some fancier wedding dresses will have either embroidery or a beaded pattern sewn onto them. If this describes your dress, your accessories should be beaded as well. You can also look for a pair of earrings that have a pattern similar to the one on your dress.
Don’t forget that some accessories aren’t really part of the normal fashion realm. Things like your bouquet, a beautiful corsage, or even wedding sparklers can all add to the beauty of your dress and should be considered accessories.
How fancy your wedding is should determine how fancy your accessories are. For a more casual wedding, such as a beach wedding, more casual accessories are a better idea than those dripping in diamonds or other jewels. The length of your wedding dress should be taken into account when considering your veil, as a long veil is best paired with a long gown.
Following these tips will help you choose the perfect accessories to compliment your wedding dress and complete your style for the day.