Congratulations! You found the wedding gown that makes you feel like a beautiful bride. Now it’s time to make this look your own with wedding accessories that express your style. Be the princess you’ve always dreamed of with a shimmering bridal tiara, add some color to your ensemble with a sash and hit the dance floor in classy kicks. The options are nearly endless, and each combination helps you dress the part for your own unique love story.
How to Choose Wedding Accessories
It’s important to curate your look thoughtfully when picking out wedding accessories for the bride. When it comes to accessorizing, Coco Chanel said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” The same can be said before walking down the aisle. If you can’t try on all the accessories you like all at once, curate a Wedding Vision with veils, hair accessories, shoes, jewelry, gloves, sashes and wraps – whatever makes you feel romantic and beautiful – and skip the last piece that puts your look over the top.
As you compile this collection of inspiration, imagine each item with your gown, your bridesmaid dresses, your partner’s wedding ensemble and décor you’ve already selected for the special day. Ask yourself whether each piece tells the same story as the rest of your wedding collection. Do the colors coordinate? Are you pairing complementary shapes and textures? Do the styles match or clash? Are you mixing vintage wedding accessories with contemporary pieces to create a look that’s all your own, or do they look mismatched?
What Bridal Accessories Do You Need?
Your bridal accessories depend on the look you want on your wedding day. That’s up to you. Most brides find this checklist helpful:
Veil and tiaras:Veils range from traditional and trailing lace to short and face-framing fishnet. Designs by Blossom Veils & Accessories and Paloma Blanca Veils Collection are popular wedding accessories for brides. Tiaras add fairytale magic and can be worn alone or with a veil. Dareth Colburn offers a lovely selection of tiaras.
Hair accessories: Adding decorative pins or combs can be the finishing touch to an elegant ensemble. For a modern and playful look, try a headband.
Wraps, sashes and jackets: Stay warm and elegant with a wedding shawl from Davie & Chiyo, add some sparkle with a beaded shrug or define your curves with a delicate sash.
Clutches or handbags:Clutches are important wedding accessories, but think small. Have enough space for your lipstick, breath mints and your hotel room key. That’s it. Let your bridesmaids carry the rest.
Bridal shoes: Choose wedding shoes that were made for dancing – or at least showing off – from beloved designers LE CHÂTEAU Wedding Boutique, Nina Bridal and more.
Check out these hot bridal accessory trends from The Knot as you shop your look, and say yes to the details that make you feel like the gorgeous bride you are.