Must-Have Bridal Accessories

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When you think of a bride, you probably conjure up images of stunning dresses and flowing trains. But looking your best on your wedding day is not all about the dress. Little touches can bring your beautiful bridal look together, and put the icing on the cake. If you’re getting married, here are some tips to help you get your jewelry on point.

Channeling your personal style

Every bride is different, and your wedding day is a chance to showcase your individual style and personality. When you’re choosing jewelry, don’t be afraid to stray from the classics. If you’ve got a quirky sense of style, embrace it. Likewise, if you don’t really do accessories, don’t feel like you have to crazy with bracelets and necklaces. Opt for styles that you like, rather than following the crowd.

Less is more

When it comes to getting married, many of us choose to pay attention to the less is more mantra. If you’ve got a show-stopping gown, you don’t want to detract from it with tons of bangles, drop earrings and a sparkling collar. Let your dress do the talking, and complement it with understated pieces. Team a vintage lace dress with pearl drops or a flowing Bohemian gown with a simple ear cuff.

Personal touches

Your wedding day should be a reflection of you as a person and the love you share with your spouse to be. The personal touches you add will make your day different from any other, and ensure that your celebration is unique. When it comes to choosing your jewelry, think about how you can personalize your look. Have you got an old ring of your grandma’s you could wear on the day? Could your something borrowed be the necklace your mom wore on her wedding day? Have you got items your partner bought you over the years?

Matching your dress

It’s always a good idea to choose your dress before you start thinking about accessories. Often, the shape and style of your dress will dictate what matches best in terms of jewelry. If you have a high neck, earrings will probably work better than a necklace. If you have a strapless gown, you could go for a delicate chain or some teardrop earrings. If you have an off the shoulder style, add a bangle. It’s advisable to try different accessories with your dress. Take some pieces along to your fittings, and try some looks for size.

It’s worth considering hair accessories if you’re not keen on wearing jewelry on the day. If you’ve got long sleeves, for example, you may feel that additional pieces will be too much. If this is the case, you could wear a hair crown or a statement slide or band.

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