Your big day has finally come – after years of waiting for the perfect man to sweep you off your feet, your wedding and your dream guy have finally arrived. You’ve got the ring on your finger, you’ve even got the dress of your dreams picked out – but what to wear with it?
The accessories are often what make the outfit, and in the case of your wedding gown, the accessories are all the more important. This is a day where all eyes will be on you – where numerous photographs will be taken, where wedding videos will be filmed, where people will talk of what you do and what you wear for years to come. It’s imperative that you find the best bridal accessories to match your perfect dress. But where to begin? Relax – we’ve got you covered.
Let’s start with a sash. This little known accessory often goes underused. People sometimes think it will make their dress too frilly, or that it will take the attention away from the dress itself, but in truth, the sash is a great complement to your gown. It highlights your waist and adds a little bit of sparkle.
Why not show off your amazing curves? Imagine a crystal jeweled sash glittering in the light as you glide down the aisle like the princess you are. A horsehair sash with crystal embellishment, this sash is inspired by vintage estate jewelry, and it can be worn again and again! Wear it on a cocktail dress or with a t-shirt. You can even tie it in your hair as a headband! This sash is available in ivory or ebony, so you can go for a perfect match or choose total contrast.
Another thing you don’t want to go without is a beaded crystal hairpiece. This stunning piece is like jewelry for your hair. A little hint of sparkle in your updo is sure to set you apart from all the other brides out there. Glamorous and slightly vintage, this antique inspired design features clusters of sparkling crystals that resemble a floral corsage. This versatile piece can be worn with any hairstyle, up or down, and looks beautiful with or without a veil.
If a hairpiece isn’t substantial enough for you, consider a thin headband with crystal embellishment. Because this hairpiece surrounds your head instead of just clipping on, there’s less worry of it falling off as you walk down the aisle. A thin, hard headband with a large piece of crystal embellishment, this antique-inspired design is fit for a princess. This headband features a soft, raw-edged tulle underlay that adds a romantic, ethereal look, and is available in ivory. Talk about beautiful!
When it comes to wedding accessories, most women automatically think of the veil – and for good reason: it’s the most popular wedding gown accessory out there! Veils add a hint of romance to your look, and have been popular for years and years. If you’re looking for something ultra romantic, consider a two-tier chapel length veil with a lace appliqué. This beautiful veil features hand-detailed lace appliqués, which adorn the bottom edge of the longer tier. Two layers of raw edged tulle create an ethereal, romantic look that is fit for a queen. Timeless and classic, this is a look you won’t be able to resist.
Another great option, especially for those who favor some extra drama with their dress, is a large black horsehair sash. This oversized sash comes in black and ivory and is 120 inches long, which makes for a beautiful multi-dimensional bow. This sash adds some dramatic detail to your gown; think of everyone gasping as soon as you enter the church. Isn’t that what you’ve always wanted? It’s your Cinderella moment, so you may as well make the most of it!
No princess look is complete without a tiara. Some might consider the request for a tiara a silly, slightly immature bridal accessory, but we say this is your day and you should rock it however you see fit! If you’ve always dreamed of wearing a tiara, your wedding day is the time to do so. Whether you choose one that is encrusted with rhinestones or pearls, you’re sure to stand out from the brides that chose a simple veil as their central bridal accessory.
Another fun option is a pair of long gloves – white satin elbow length gloves instantly amp up any dress, taking it from average bridal gown to out of this world amazing. There’s a sense of old world charm in this look – it’s as though you’re a bride from sixty years ago, walking down the aisle in 1922. If you’re a girl that loves a vintage look, gloves are where it’s at.