When it comes to planning a wedding, many brides think finding the perfect wedding dress is the most important part. While the wedding dress is monumental, the accessories a bride chooses to go with and accent the dress are just as important. The right accessories can make you look stunning and radiating, while the wrong bridal decorations can take away from your overall appearance.
Brides should remember the most important part of choosing any bridal accessory is to choose the gown first. Once you have your gown, you can then decide what accessories will make it look good. Try to make sure your accessories, wedding gown and whole outfit match. For example, if your gown has pearls, choose a pearl necklace or earrings, while if it has rhinestones, make sure your accessories have rhinestones.
Veils are often considered one of the most important accessories wedding dresses are matched with. In ancient times, brides wore veils for two main reasons. One was from the time when women were given to men by their father as property. It was thought she wore a veil, and the lifting of the veil by her father at the wedding was the unwrapping of the package, as the woman was property changing from her father's hands to her new husband's hands. Another reason veils were important in the old days were that they disguised the bride and warded off evil spirits that would doom the marriage or the bride. When choosing a veil or any other type of headpiece just remember the most important thing is that it should draw attention to your face. When choosing your veil you might also consider getting a detachable veil, especially if the veil you choose is rather long. That way when you get to the reception or dance you can shorten it and make it much easier to maneuver.
Other great accessories wedding gowns look great with are wraps and shawls. This is especially great if you are having an outdoor wedding in the afternoon when it is warm followed by an outdoor evening reception or dance when temperatures start to cool off. Wraps and shawls can provide an elegant look and give you a little warmth once the sun goes down.
There are a variety of other accessories wedding gowns go well with. These include shoes, flip flops, tiaras, jewelry, flowers, garters, barrettes, hair pins, gloves, and much more. Remember though to not overdo your accessories. Wedding gowns are the most important part, and accessories should compliment them. Simpler is better. Also make sure that you choose accessories and a gown that make you feel comfortable on your special day. Find shoes that are comfy and you can walk in. If you choose gloves, make sure they are easy to take off.
No matter what accessories you choose to compliment your wedding dress, just remember to keep it simple. Don't overdo it, and do not choose a bridal accessory that you don't like or that you do not find comfortable. Remember, it is your wedding day and you are the bride. Choose bridal decorations that will make you look radiating and beautiful on your special day.