Jun 02, 2020
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR PERFECT BRIDAL ACCESSORIES
You have chosen your dress – now you have to decide on the bridal accessories. Your wedding accessories are a very important element as your hair accessories and bridal earrings can be seen in almost every photograph.
Here are some pointers that may help you.
YOUR FAVOURITE LOOK
Your choice of dress can often set the tone for this but many looks can be created with the choice of hairstyle and placement of hair accessories eg
- Romantic - floral, lace, pearl vine
- Classic - classic comb or tiara
- Vintage - art deco or birdcage veil
- Boho/beachy - detail over the forehead with floral or jewels or relaxed draping at back
YOUR CHOICE OF DRESS
You can often use specific dress details to guide you. If the front has lots of detail a headpiece worn to the back would be appropriate. A veil can be worn with most headpieces and will stay in place when the veil comes off. If there are particular stones or embellishments on the dress you may need to work with them. Decide if you want a completely pared back look aka Megan Markle (which can be a difficult look to pull off without the real diamond tiara borrowed from the Queen!)
Sometimes if the dress is off the shoulder and very simple you can keep to the simplistic nature by choosing something discreet or you can decide to add a beautifully wow piece. This is where personality type comes in!
YOUR HAIR STYLE
Begin by discussing your options with your hairdresser. Give a little thought beforehand to the different looks mentioned above and which appeals to you and your personality type the most. Alternatively, talk to a bridal stylist who will sit you down and go through all options to suit you. The ‘one’ can often be an obvious choice when you begin to try a few different pieces on.
TAKE THE PLUNGE AND CHOOSE TWO LOOKS
If you are really unsure and cannot decide on one particular look there is an alternative option. You could wear a veil and bridal comb for the wedding ceremony and change to a more spectacular piece when you take off the veil for the reception. This would allow you to keep to tradition while allowing your personality to shine through for fun time at the evening reception.
Or, if you love to dance until the early hours, you could wear the spectacular look for the ceremony and a lighter informal piece for the reception.
Most of all - enjoy the process!