You know we believe that buying a wedding dress is just one piece of the puzzle that makes up your bridal style, right? At Perfect Day Bridal we want to make sure you look your best from top to toe, which is why we’ve got some great ideas to accessorise your wedding dress to share with you.
At Perfect Day, we believe that every dress should be accessorised to your own personal style. We choose designers who provide customisable collections to suit our brides. Whether you choose to add a lace overlay, a sparkly belt, a different skirt style or a little bolero to add sleeves to your dress, there are myriad ways to accessorise your wedding dress.
So, let’s start at the top and work our way down, shall we?
The main thing that will define the bulk of your accessories will be the hairstyle you choose for your wedding day. You might not want to have massive statement earrings if you’re wearing your hair loose and long, thus obscuring the statement. Once you’ve decided on your hairstyle you’ll be able to choose your hair accessories and jewellery.
Some of our favourite looks include:
- Crystal embellished hair pins dotted throughout messy Grecian curls
- Deco style hair combs alongside sleek chignons for vintage glamour
- Delicate pearl forehead bands in homage to the roaring 20’s
- Crystal encrusted double headbands in front of high ballerina buns
If you’re not a fan of hair accessories, you should consider some flower power to accessorise your wedding dress. Flower crowns are making a huge comeback in bridal fashion at the moment. Whether you choose something big and bold to embrace your style statement or a sweet and simple ring of daisies or tiny roses, floral hair adornments certainly lend an air of femininity and nature to your look.
Of course, along with flowers in your hair you’ll be thinking about flowers for your bouquet. Since Kate Middleton became the iconic modern bride, smaller bouquets with simple blooms such as baby’s breath have rapidly replaced traditional styles of bouquets. Teardrop bouquets or orbs of roses with diamantes at the centre of them have definitely fallen out of favour, with brides tending to choose softer styles of flowers that have a more ‘meadowy’ feel about them.
Many brides are actually shunning floral bouquets altogether these days. The past couple of years have seen the rise in popularity of button bouquets and brooch bouquets. These can be made in the colours of your choice to fit your theme or include vintage pieces of jewellery that may have been family heirlooms. These unique accessories obviously last a lot longer than fresh flowers and can also pick out the details of your wedding dress to compliment any embellishments it has.
For a lot of brides-to-be, choosing their wedding shoes is the peak of wedding accessory shopping. The old logic that wedding shoes need not be anything special because they will hardly be seen is long gone. Instead, we completely endorse the theory that accessorising your wedding dress with fabulous shoes is testament to exquisite taste! You could pick a pair of sapphire coloured heels as your ‘something blue’, rock out the Swarowski encrusted heels of Harriet Wilde or opt for a vintage-inspired pair of stilettos.
The main thing to keep in mind is that there are no limits to how you accessorise your wedding dress. Make it feel unique to you. You’ll want to see your own personality shining through when you look back at photos in years to come.