Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and now it is time to prepare. One of the important things you must pay attention to on your wedding day is your accessories. Aside from picking out the best dress, it is also important that you choose the best accessories that go with your dress.
Because it is considered a very important aspect of your wedding day look, there is a rule made by wedding and style experts that all brides must follow when it comes to accessorizing. For you to be able to make the correct choice of accessories, here are the rules that you might want to follow to make you look your best on your big day.
Choose Your Metal Wisely
Certain metals used in jewelry look better on a specific color of your dress. For instance, an ivory-colored wedding dress will be best paired with gold jewelry as it can bring out the creamy tint of the dress’s fabric.
If you are going for a pure white dress, it is best that you pick jewelry with platinum or silver metal. A piece of pearl jewelry will also look nice if paired with a white wedding dress. Avoid wearing gold jewelry if you have a bright color wedding gown as it will not look good at all.
Furthermore, a rose gold, yellow gold, or silver with pearl accents will be nice on an off-white wedding gown. You must as well consider the beadwork of your dress when picking out your accessories. If your gown is embellished with gold-colored beads, it is best to choose gold-based jewelry to go with it.
Remember That Less is More
I know you love jewelry so much. Who isn’t right? But when it comes to your wedding day, less is always more. Do not let your accessories overpower your wedding dress. Your main goal here is to highlight your wedding dress and the accessories should only be used as support.
You must balance the accessories that you will use on your wedding day and either choose to have a pair of drop earrings or a necklace if your dress has an ornate neckline. You cannot choose both as it will look too much which is not good for your appearance.
If you want to wear statement jewelry make sure that your wedding gown has a simple style and wearing chunky or bold statement jewelry will not look overwhelming to your entire wedding day look.
Stick To a Theme
One way to keep you on track when accessories for your wedding is to create a theme and stick to it. The most popular theme brides always follow is the 1920s and 1950s theme. Both are very good if you want to play around with your dress, your hair and your accessories as you will have a lot of options.
When you already have a theme in mind, you will just have to make sure that you keep the theme constant from head to toe. This way you can make sure that what you wear complements each other.
Accessorize According To The Season
It is also recommended that you consider the season when your wedding is going to happen and choose an accessory accordingly. If your wedding is scheduled during the winter, it is appropriate that you accessorize with a fur shrug as your lace sleeves won’t protect you from the cold. Not only do furs make you warm but they can as well look nice and chic.
If your wedding falls on the hot days of summer it is best that you keep your entire outfit including your accessories to a minimum to keep you feeling light and airy. You do not want to feel uncomfortable during your wedding ceremony which is why it is important that you should consider the weather on your wedding day.
Veil or No Veil?
Nobody requires no one to wear a veil on their wedding day. Wearing a veil on your wedding day as a part of your entire outfit is just a matter of preference and if you don’t feel like wearing one then it is best to steer away from it.
You can opt for a headpiece instead if you think that having a veil will make you feel hot or if it bothers you. You have to remember that it’s your big day and it is you and how you feel about yourself is what matters. Even if your family or friends are pushing you to have a veil but you do not want it then follow what you think is best for you.
Don’t Forget The Shoes
Your shoes are the most important accessory that you must have on your wedding day. Your wedding will be officiated without any jewelry or a veil. However, you cannot possibly walk down the aisle comfortably without a pair of shoes.
Aside from its purpose, your shoes will also enhance your look. It is best to go for shoes that you feel comfortable wearing. You will need to take into account that you will be very busy on your wedding day. You will walk a lot, entertain guests, dancing and all the things a bride has to do on their wedding day and you do not want to deal with an angry foot.
If you are not comfortable with high heels then don’t wear one on your wedding day. You can go in flat shoes as they will not be that visible under your long wedding dress. Go with what makes you feel comfortable and what makes you feel good.
To Wrap It Up
As an endnote, it is always best to follow your instincts and choose an accessory according to your dress and preference. At the end of the day, it is your wedding and your thoughts will be what matters the most. Follow your heart and you will surely not regret your choices.