Your bridal look isn’t all about your dress – your wedding accessories can truly add the finishing touch to your big day look and make you feel all the more beautiful. That’s why picking out the right accessories is so important!
Your wedding jewellery can include anything from the traditional earrings, bracelet and necklace to statement, on-trend styles such as chokers, back necklaces and anklets. We recommend that you don’t pick out your wedding jewellery until you have your dress picked out, as the style may affect your choices. For example, you wouldn’t pick out a super-sparkly necklace to wear with a gown that already had a busy neckline, or you may want to choose a bracelet to complement a three-quarter length sleeve. The exception to the rule is if you’re wearing a handed down antique piece as part of your ‘something old’.
No matter what style you choose when it comes to your wedding shoes, the most important thing is that they are comfortable. Your bridal consultant will often ask you to have an idea of heel height before your fittings start, so that they can hem your wedding dress to the right length. With that in mind, we recommend shopping for your shoes around 6 months in advance. If you’re shopping for ivory, champagne or white shoes to match your dress, then having a fabric swatch is always handy to avoid costly mistakes. Alternately, why not pick metallic or coloured wedding shoes? Whatever style you pick, be sure to wear them in long before the wedding so that you’re comfortable when the big day comes and you don’t get those new shoe blisters!
For lots of brides, their bridal look isn’t complete until they have their wedding veil. When you’re shopping for your wedding dress, your bridal boutique will likely have a range of wedding veils for you to try too. Take the opportunity to try them on and see which lengths, colours and embellishments suit your dress best. If you’re not a fan of the traditional veil, then why not try a cute vintage-inspired birdcage veil?
Wedding hair accessories
Whether or not you’re wearing a wedding veil, you may want to consider a wedding headpiece. Bridal hair accessories range from sparkling princess tiaras to elegant combs, and beautiful floral hair clips to boho beaded hairvines. Decide first whether you’re having your hair up, down, or a combination of the two (knowing your dress neckline with help with this!) before you start shopping, and chat with your hair stylist about how you want to look to get their advice.
You may not consider it a wedding accessory, but excellent wedding lingerie plays a massive part in the way you look on the day. When you’re buying your dress, be sure to discuss with your bridal consultant about what style of lingerie they recommend. A well-fitting strapless bra will work wonders in many styles, and you may want to consider seamless shapewear if you’re wearing a close-fitting fabric like crepe.