Your wedding day is finally here! Don’t you think this is the perfect time to pull out the big guns and accessorize like never in your life? Sure, you do! This is when you (have to) bedazzle your guests and just emphasize the fact that you are the most beautiful person at the wedding. First things first, though… you have to take control and not overdo it, otherwise, you might end up with a label “too much”, “cheap” or “trashy” – and that’s not what we’re after.
Anyhow, cutting to the chase – here are some of the most important aspects of your wedding accessorizing that we feel you should take in:
Complete your dress
Although your wedding dress has already been picked out (and we’re absolutely positive that it looks perfect), you shouldn’t forget to choose a veil to go with it. After all, it’s an essential part of a wedding dress that adds to its whimsy and romance. Still, unless it complements your dress in terms of color, cut, and style, you may not achieve that desired glamorous look. Naturally, you may want to go with something unusual to avoid being too plain. In that case, go all out and pick a veil which suits your personality.
Go for a crown
If you prefer not to wear a veil at your wedding, why not go with something more boho, like a floral crown? Such a detail will make you feel like a queen while keeping you sensual at the same time. Also, tiaras are a bit traditional, but an excellent choice for all the daddy’s princesses who were dreaming of their Cinderella “I dos” since they were little. As a simple addition to your hairstyle, you can always leave a hair comb piece with a minimalistic detail (tiny diamonds, flowers or any other ornament that matches with your dress) so that it doesn’t attract too much attention.
Can you walk the walk?
One of the hardest things for any bride may just be the hardship of spending half of the night dancing in her brand new, yet very uncomfortable shoes. In order to make sure that your feet don’t give out midway walking down the aisle, choose wedding shoes which fit perfectly. Go with a comfy yet fashionable mold and you’ll be happily dancing the night away. Although we do associate comfy with granny design, this definitely isn’t the case.
Cover it up
Depending on the season you’re getting married in, it might be a good idea to look for a cover-up you will use while you are exchanging your vows. A simple bolero is a nice touch even during the warmer months; not only it can complete the look but also add a little sophistication to the mix. Elbow-high silk or lace gloves will add to the 1950s Hollywood glam vibe, so don’t shy away from flashing them if luxurious and edgy is what you are going for.
Jewelry is a must
Even though your wedding rings are secured, don’t forget to bring your diamond engagement rings with you. After all, they are a symbol of the everlasting love you’ve got for each other and should be there as a reminder. And it doesn’t harm that they look absolutely gorgeous, does it?
Don’t forget to enjoy yourself while getting ready for your big day and give your best not to stray from your original style… otherwise, you might end up feeling out of place. Accessories are meant to help you spruce up your outfit, so make sure you treat them as such. Keep things tasteful and avoid being “too much”. Less is more, remember?
Contributing Author: Claire Hastings is Australian designer, writer and regular contributor at ripped.me. She’s been writing as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat. Social media links: facebook, twitter.