How to Find the Right Accessories for Your Bridal Gown
By Mario Guirola, Alfred Angelo Beverly Hills
While brides may know exactly what they want in their bridal gown, they often become stuck when it comes to accessories. Accessorizing your gown is important. It completes your look and can transform you from “pretty” to “ohmygodthatissogorgeousi’mgonnacry.”
Here are some helpful tips to consider when accessorizing your bridal gown.
1. Decide your wedding style and theme and match your headpiece accordingly. If drama and glamour are what you’re going for, don’t skimp out on the headpiece and veil. Go cathedral! On the other hand, you might want to consider a birdcage veil or a crystal-embellished headband if your wedding is less formal and your look is more vintage.
2. Match your jewelry to the color of your gown and the embellishments. If there are pearl embellishments on your dress, veil and headpiece, wear pearl jewelry. A white ensemble calls for silver, platinum or white gold. On the other hand, yellow gold jewelry goes best with beige or ivory gowns.
3. Shoes: Environment is everything. You want to match your shoes to your dress style and environment. You don’t want to wear heels to your beach wedding and you might want to think twice about open toes to your winter wedding. Your shoes should match the color and fabric of your wedding gown, but don’t be afraid to get creative with color. Brides today are wearing shoes that match their wedding colors or as their “something blue.”
4. Choose a chic coat or capelet for fall and winter weddings. Fur coats and shoulder wraps look gorgeous in winter wedding photos. A little bolero jacket or capelet will help you stay warm and dry in the fall. Consider a jacket matches the fabric of your gown, and if you wear a white jacket, make sure it’s the same color as your dress.
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