your Bridal Accessories
So you’ve chosen your photographer,
the dress, the flowers and chosen a hairstyle, but what about
your Bridal Accessories? There are so many choices when planning
a wedding, however there are some golden rules that should
be applied, which will help narrow down your options.
Here are a few tips that will ensure you
look Absolutely Gorgeous when walking down the isle to say
Style of Wedding Dress
First and foremost is: choosing your gown
first, then choose your accessories to complement it.
Is the gown traditional, modern, simple
and flowing, old-world or romantic? Your accessories should
reflect the look and feel you are going for. Eg if you have
a modern dress, try choosing accessories with a modern edge,
a simple dress may mean that you can have fun your with your
jewellery and consider a striking necklace and smaller earrings.
Match the type of sparkle in your gown with
the sparkle in your accessories. Use crystals with crystals,
rhinestones with rhinestones and pearls with pearls, etc.
Look for a headpiece with similar detailing. Eg Gold-tone
or ivory pearl-accented tiaras are a good compliment to ivory/cream
gowns, while silver-tone, rhinestone, and white pearl tiaras
best compliment the tones of a white gown.
Remember, the big Golden rule when choosing
accessories and that is not to overdo it. If you dress is
more elaborate, try to keep the jewellery simple eg go for
and earring and bracelet set.
Neckline of Dress
neckline of the dress is another thing to consider.
Strapless gowns are very popular at the
moment however they mean that a lot of skin will be visible.
A gorgeous choker or elaborate necklace with drops can work
really well at completing your look without detracting from
the gown and will “fill in” more skin so that
you don’t look too bare.
It is also wise to mirror the necklace with
the neckline of the dress..ie a V-shaped or sweet heart neck
would look great with a V-shaped or Y-shaped necklace that
comes down to a drop.
For dresses with higher necklines, you may
want to consider have a more striking head-piece/tiara or
try some chandelier earrings.
Whether you are having a veil or not will
also help you decide on what accessories and head-pieces/tiaras
If you are having a veil you need to decide
if you want it placed high on you head or at the bottom of
your head i.e. above a low bun. If you are having a higher
veil, you will most probably want a tiara placed in front
of it to finish off the look. A lower place veil looks gorgeous
with a diamante combed tiara or floral headpiece sitting behind
If you decide not to go for a veil, then
there are some fantastic options around like Fascinators with
or without netting, diamante hairpins or a tiara.
hair will give you more options with hairstyles and tiaras.
Remember if you are having an up-style you will probably need
a larger tiara to balance out the look.
If you have short hair you will want to
decide on a lighter, more delicate tiara that will not require
lots of pinning to hold it in place. Brides with shorter hair
look best in headband styles or tiaras with a smaller shaped
The colour of your hair is something to
think about. Hair accessories with diamantes/crystals are
more noticeable in darker hair whereas you will need a more
solid piece if you have lighter hair.
Above all, the most important thing is feeling comfortable
on your wedding day and so choose pieces that feel like you
and that you can wear again. Don’t despair if you can’t
find what you are looking for as you can also draw a sketch
and get anything you like custom made….See our on-line
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