Wedding Accessories add that extra dimension to your wedding day, make it personal and yours.
The way you style your jewellery, your dress, your hair, your tables and your venue all comes under the heading of accessories. To help you get it right, we’ve got some tips here – so you can focus on what’s important.
Your wedding shoes
You may be thinking along the lines of traditional white or ivory. But you know something? You don’t have to. There’s no rule that says your shoes have to match your dress and in fact, having a pair of coloured or metallic shoes peeking out from under your dress just shouts that you are stylish and have thought about detail.
If you’ve ever dreamed of having a pair of Jimmy Choos or Manolos, then this is the time to splash out. You may choose some gold, silver sandals or pumps remember Jerry Hall on her recent wedding day? Or maybe you are a little more daring, how about blaze a trail in red or Tiffany blue. The thing is, if you buy shoes you really love, you can wear them over and over again. On a cost per wear basis a designer pair of shoes suddenly becomes much more realistic.
Oh and another little tip, whatever you choose, remember you need to ‘wear your shoes in’ before the big day. Walk around inside on carpet so you’re not in danger of scuffing them (or getting them dirty) and get used to heels if you’re not a frequent wearer.
A little bag
Obviously, you don’t want to be carrying around your handbag on your wedding day. But having a pretty accessory bag (that’s going to be under the charge of your chief bridesmaid) is an essential for keeping your make up, tissues and other bits and pieces you may need in place. It can match your shoes if you wish, be a vintage piece or something beaded and lacy.
On your wedding day, this is best kept to a minimum. Statement jewellery can date, so a simple row of pearls or a light chain necklace is best, with earrings to match. Kate Middleton got her jewellery just right on her wedding day and it’s a good place to start if you’re going down the traditional route. Of course, we don’t have access to the heirloom pieces she had, but inexpensive wedding jewellery can be found in many bridal stores and of course, if you ever wanted to wear a tiara, then now’s the time for you to consider wearing one. Have a couple of sessions with your hairdresser to try out hairstyles that suit your tiara, face and hair length. Tip, remember to let the hairdresser know if you’re wearing a veil too, as that will also impact on the look.
If you don’t fancy a tiara, you might go for a flower crown or a simple diamanté hair slide. Again, we recommend that you talk to your hairdresser about your ideas and experiment a little to make sure you get it just right.
As for your wedding and engagement rings, remember to show off your ring finger in the photographs when you’re holding your wedding bouquet.
Your venue and reception
Your venue and reception could also be accessorised according to the wedding theme you’ve chosen. So say you’re having a lace theme, this might carry through from your dress to your wedding invitations and then through to your wedding tables. You could have lace chair sashes and lace tablecloths.
If you’ve gone for metallic accessories, say you’re wearing silver or gold shoes, then you could keep this style going at your reception too with silver and gold sashes tied on the chairs, table runners, charger plates and vases. You could also have your cutlery in gold or silver sleeves.
Getting this part of your look together is something that our stylists excel at. Once you’ve decided on your wedding accessories they can discuss your ideas with you and show how you can pull it all together at your venue and reception to get the wow factor you’re after.
Best of all, you don’t have to spend time or money searching out the right accessories as our stylists have these all to hand and will know exactly how to use them in the right way.
They can find the perfect baskets for your flower girls, drape an indifferent room so it looks like a fairytale and use light curtains to make your venue super special.
So get in touch today, you’re under no obligation but if you want to get your wedding accessories right, then our stylists are happy to talk things through with you. There’s sure to be a wedding stylist local to you.
*Feature image credit: Olivia Headpieces