Finding your dream wedding dress is a huge accomplishment. Especially when it fits exquisitely and you feel radiant any time you are in it. Alterations can ensure that it flatters you from all sides as long as you give yourself and the seamstress adequate time to fulfill your wishes.
Once the dress is set, wedding accessories complete the look by giving you a hint of sparkle and shine to create a cohesive statement from head to toe. Consider your dress as your foundation garment and choose your accessories to complement not compete.
Hair accessories polish to perfection
Glitzy tiaras, soft lace hair bands, clips, barrettes, hair extensions, facial veils, combo scarf-veil contraptions…whatever your style, there is something to compliment your dress and personality flawlessly. Perhaps you prefer a tiny hat to channel your inner Princess Diana. Maybe a handmade feather and crystal headpiece is more your style? Whether you prefer the decadent sparkly items on the bridal salon mannequin or want to go classic and tasteful, numerous options abound.
Decide if you are wearing an up-do or keeping your hair down for your big day. Be sure to bring your hair accessories to your hair consultation appointment (and have your wedding party do the same) so that you can see the complete picture prior to the big day. Take lots of pictures. This will help you determine if you need less or more or a completely different accessory all together.
It’s all about the shoes
Let your shoes be dictated by the specifics of your event. Are you getting married in the sand somewhere? Then barefoot sandals or au natural footwear would be more appropriate than six-inch platform stilettos. Are you planning on dancing the night away? Consider having matching running shoes with your wedding party. If you are opting for an above-the-knee party style shorter dress, showcasing your footwear may be more of a priority in comparison to those wearing a floor-length gown. Many brides prefer to kick up their heels in some cute cowgirl boots or even matching rain boots.
Have fun with your footwear and try a few different options with your dress. Be sure to bring your choice to every fitting so that the seamstress can ensure the proper hem length. Regardless if you are choosing slippers or glamorous pumps, be sure to break in your footwear ahead of the big day so that you will be blister free and comfortable.
If you want to add some additional sparkle to your accessories, consider the following:
- Necklace or pendant
- Hairpiece/hair combs/glamorized bobby-pins
- Plastic or fresh flower hair accessories
- Glittery shoelaces
- Bouquet wrappings
It can be easy to fall in love with all things that catch your eye. However, you don’t want to over accessorize either. Remember, wedding accessories complete the look but less is more. Pick heirloom items you cherish or start your own tradition by purchasing something you love. Enjoy the process of trying everything on together and take photos to refer to later. This will help you see where you may prefer more or less accessories. Keep in mind that you could have separate looks for your wedding ceremony and reception if you can’t whittle down your choices.
Whatever you need to have the ensemble you’ve always dreamed of, you will find it at New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh. We have a vast array of designer wedding dresses in every style you’d want. Plus, we carry a host of wedding accessories to complete any look. This is only part of the reason why we are the Triangle’s premier wedding salon. Come see us at your convenience — no appointment needed — and find everything you need for your perfect wedding day.