Choosing the right bridal accessories can be devastating for any bride. When do you know when it’s too much or too little? Over-accessorizing can create a huge mess and choosing minimal accessories will not make you shine as bright as you should.
I was at a friend’s wedding and I was blown away by how tastefully she blended her look with a stunning gown, matching shoes and bridal bouquet. As she walked down the aisle, everyone could see how gorgeous she looked and of course her attractive choice of jewelry could not pass unnoticed.
It was from her wedding that I couldn’t stop thinking of the must-have wedding accessories for every bride. Here are a few pointers on the wedding accessories that will make you shine and have a beautiful, lively and memorable event.
Shoes are the most overlooked wedding accessories, and this should be the case. Remember that on your wedding day, you will be on your feet for hours and hours. If you are not used to stilettos do not wear them on your wedding day. Trust me, uncomfortable shoes take away the facial glow and you do not want to ruin your look, Right?
Quick Tip: Before your wedding day, wear your shoes around the house for about a week
Choose your jewelry according to your budget and of course personal taste. Make sure that the jewelry matches your personality and wedding theme as well. For African themed weddings, a blend of unique African wedding jewelry will be ideal. It is your wedding and you must look beautiful, however do not exaggerate your look. Believe me; too much of everything is never pretty.
Quick Tip: Match your jewelry with your outfit and if the outfit has heavy detailing, go easy on the bling.
A clutch bag will help you keep your essentials and still look fabulous. The clutch or purse that you choose for your big day should tastefully compliment your gown. Perhaps you are questioning the size of the purse. Well, of course you are not planning to carry your entire ward robe in there. Keep it small, simple and elegant.
Quick Tip: Do not forget to check if your personal items perfectly fit in the purse
Having been to several weddings, I can say that there is one important item that a bride can’t go down the aisle without; a bouquet. Flowers bring life and color to a wedding
Quick Tip: When buying flowers for your big day, ask the florist for a throw bouquet and do not forget that the colors must compliment your outfit
Even for the most organized bride, choosing hair accessories and headpieces can be overwhelming. Headpieces have the power to make or break your entire look, so one needs to be keener when choosing such. First choose a wedding dress before you settle for the headpieces and hair accessories. If you have no idea what accessory works best, try tiaras, veils, flowers, and hair pins or head bands.
Quick Tip – for the perfect look, choose bridal hair pieces that are best for your facial bone structure
Bridal Garter set
In different cultures, the bridal garter set is an outstanding tradition where the bride tosses to women who are not married. Another wedding tradition that is celebrated by different cultures includes bridal hankies. A customized bridal hanky will be an ideal keepsake gift for the bride’s mother.
Quick Tip: With bridal garters and hankies, consider ones that match your personal taste, style and theme
Thank you Cards
The guests play a major role in a wedding. They are not only witnesses to your union, but they come as friends to support you and share the happy moment with you. It will be only courteous for you to give them thank you cards for finding time to come and be with you at the most important celebration of your love.