Recently we conducted a quiz to learn what details preoccupied brides when planning their wedding. From wedding dresses (bridal dress or bridal gown?) to accessories (pearls or diamonds?) to flowers (roses or lilies?) and more, we got a sense of the burning questions that brides must typically address. In this post, we’ll cover choosing accessories to go with your bridal wear.
We asked survey participants “What kind of accessories will you/did you wear on your wedding day?”. Some participants chose to honour the British tradition of “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…”. Others added a bit of sparkle with diamond earrings and/or necklace, while others preferred the romantic look of pearls. Participants also accessorised with hair combs or fascinators.
In the end, as with their wedding dresses, brides selected pieces that they were comfortable wearing, expressed their personality and personal style, and allowed them to look their best. To help you make similar choices, read on for some tips on finding the bridal accessories that work for you.
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Your wedding dress defines your look
If you prefer a simple look and have selected a minimalist gown, then you have leeway in deciding how much embellishment to add with accessories.On the other hand, if your dress has considerable detail, then a single statement piece may be all you need. For example, if your dress has intricate work at the neckline, then focus on finding appropriate earrings and forgo a necklace.
Your earrings should reflect your hairstyle
Depending on whether you’ll wear your hair up, down or half-and-half, your earring style should follow suit. If your hair will be down and covering your ears, then small earrings are all you need; For an up-do, you can embrace a more striking pair. As always, let any embellishments on your dress be your guide, but avoid matching dress ornamentation exactly.
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Your selected metal should match your dress colour and your skin tone
If you have cool skin and are wearing a white dress, then silver, white gold or platinum gold is ideal. For warm skin tones and ivory dresses, gold is for you. If you’re one of the lucky few with a neutral skin tone, you can wear cool or warm-toned metals equally well, so choose a metal that goes with your dress tone. Also, if your dress has embellishments, let the colour of the embellishments guide your selection.
You can do it with or without a veil
Some brides equate a veil with looking old-fashioned, while others feel that a veil is optional for practical reasons, namely that you only wear a veil one day of your life. If you fall into this group, you can play up your hairstyle with combs, crowns, tiaras or fascinators instead.
If you do decide to wear a veil, determine if you’ll wear the veil the entire day or only during the ceremony and/or for pictures. Nowadays most brides remove their veil once the reception starts.