Written by: Esri Cronje | Bruidsgids
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Deciding on bridal accessories can be a difficult task, as you do not want to overpower your beautiful bridal look. However, bridal accessories can add that final detailed touch of glamour to your selected bridal look if it is executed correctly. There are a wide variety of bridal inspired accessories – so how are you supposed to know what to choose?
Firstly, it is important to understand why you need bridal accessories. You might wonder why accessories are important when the wedding dress and you as a bride are the main attractions, but wedding accessories can truly add another dimension to your entire look. It is all it the details. Some accessories, like the veil, come from years of tradition yet there are various other minimal and extraordinary ways you can uplift and complete your look.
Here are a few ways in which you can add bridal accessories:
Combing through your favourite hair accessories.
- Hair vines & pins
This is the perfect way to add bridal accessories in a classic and minimal way. Use beautiful strings of pearls, crystal vines, or flowers and leaves within your bridal updo for an effortlessly beautiful look.
A veil is timeless and traditional, yet over the past few years various adaptions of a classic veil have been seen. Elements of lace and trims can be added to the veil to create a personalised aspect.
If you have always dreamed about a princess wedding, a tiara is your ultimate accessory. Be careful not to overdo it with a veil as well.
Show personality through your shoes
There are truly showstopping wedding shoes which can be implemented as the perfect wedding accessory. Make sure you always take your shoes to dress fittings, as the hem may need to be altered. Comfort is essential and keep your venue in mind – you do not want your shoes slipping into the mud while standing on grass.
Think about your dress
When deciding to wear bridal jewellery, think about the neckline of your wedding dress. If you are wearing a strapless dress, a necklace will elevate the look.
Here are a few tips for picking bridal accessories:
- Stay true to your own personality. DO not wear any item which you feel is not a reflection of yourself.
- Pick something you can wear again and in which you feel beautiful.
- Do not go over the top with accessories to distract from the perfect dress.
- Consider your venue as some accessories will ‘clash’ with the theme of your wedding.