Gloves can be made of kid leather, silk, matte cotton, crochet, and sheer. A bride should choose a matching color glove to her wedding gown as one of wedding accessories. White gowns dictate a white glove, while an ivory gown is paired with ivory gloves. The bride should wear her gloves for the processional and replace them following the marriage ceremony. She should wear them, while greeting guests in the receiving line, as well as dancing the special dances at the reception.
A special consideration for the bride wearing gloves is the exchange of wedding rings. If she is wearing short gloves, she can simply remove them and pass them to her honor attendant. Brides who opt for long, elbow-length gloves typically open the seams of the ring finger and tuck the fabric inside to expose the ring finger. The bride should remove her gloves while eating at the reception, to prevent any food staining on the gloves.
A handbag is also a wedding accessory. Most brides will use a handbag on their wedding day, but do not carry it down the aisle. The handbag is carried by the bride's mother or honor attendant. Handbags are most often made of fabric or lace. Specialty bags may feature pearl and metallic trims. A bride, wearing kid gloves, may opt for a small leather handbag.
Many brides receive a handkerchief as a bridal shower gift from an older female relative. The color should be either white or ivory, and the bride's initials can be embroidered to personalize the practical accessory.
Another wedding accessory are? the wedding shoes.
The material of the shoe should match the fabric of the bridal gown as closely as possible. The design of the shoe should complement the design of the gown, perhaps decorated with the same details as the dress. The bride should purchase a half-size larger shoe to wear on her wedding day and consider selecting a second pair of another style that she can switch into during the reception celebration.
The veil and tiara also belong to wedding accessories. Though, they are not necessary, especially if you are having an informal wedding. The use of the tiara and veil also depends on the bride's hairstyle.
Wedding favors can be either considered wedding attributes. As the bride and groom were believed to be lucky, anything they touched also should bring luck. Small gifts were given to the guests to bring them luck throughout the year.