In the grand scheme of things, the main focus of your outfit will of course be your dress. But, when you have spent months, maybe even years agonising over the perfect dress, do you really want to compromise its beauty with bad accessorising? With a little nudge in the right direction, this will not be something that you have to worry about when it comes to your big day. Follow these simple rules to ensure you have the perfect accessories on your wedding day.
Rule No 1 – Don’t Over Do It!
Hopefully, you will only get one wedding day, so it can be tempting to buy every piece of jewellery with a touch of sparkle, however you must resist. You want to be the centre of attention on your wedding day, not your jewellery, so try to choose something understated and elegant. Stacking up on jewels and pearls, as well as a veil and tiara in an attempt to look glamorous can lead you to looking exactly the opposite. Try to work with the features of the dress, so if you have a high neckline, stick to a simple pair of diamond studs.
Rule No 2 – No Colour Clashing!
When it comes to accessorising your wedding dress, try to match your precious metals with the colour of your gown. Some colours work better together, such as ivory with gold, as it accentuates the hues in the material. If your dress has embellishment, or beading incorporated into the design, match your jewellery to this rather than the colour of the dress. If you have gold crystals worked into your neckline, but you are wearing a silver necklace, it will clash and people will notice.
Rule No 3 – Use Your Head
If a veil really isn’t your thing, don’t try to pull one off simply because you feel that is the right thing to do. If you feel uncomfortable on the day it will show, so choose something that not only looks good, but makes you feel good as well. There are a number of alternatives to veils, including tiaras, flower crowns, or even a hair clip, that can give an equally as dramatic effect. Be different and explore your options before settling for the “norm”.
Rule No 4 – Express Yourself
Don’t be afraid to add a little personality to your wedding dress. Experiment with features such as adding a belt to give it an unusual edge, or adding in a halterneck to create that pin-up look. Belts especially can be a great way of subtly tying your outfit in the bridesmaids or groomsmen. The dress is yours to explore, so don’t be afraid to add in different elements just because they weren’t in the original design.
Rule No 5 – Comfort is Key
On what may be the biggest day of your life, you need to make sure that you are comfortable with everything from your makeup down to your shoes. If you stray too far away from your normal style, you won’t feel or act like yourself. Of course you’re not going to be getting married in your pyjamas, but if you aren’t someone who wears jewellery, don’t drip yourself in diamonds and chandelier earrings. And, if you aren’t someone who can walk in heels, don’t try to risk it on your wedding day. You don’t want to be the bride who tripped head over heels whilst walking down the aisle.