In my second installment of my wedding tips, I’m sharing how to choose your wedding day accessories. Enjoy!
Choose Your Dress First
Before you start looking for wedding accessories, find your wedding dress first. While this may sound obvious, it's easy to fall in love with a particular headpiece or necklace before you choose your dress. You want to ensure that your accessories pair well with your dress and you can only do this if you know what you're wearing. Your wedding dress's neckline, color, and style all come into play when picking your accessories.
Gather and Save Photo Inspiration
Like I did for my hair and makeup, I saved photos of wedding accessories that I liked. Saving photos helped me to narrow down the overall look and feel that I wanted for my wedding day. Create an inspiration folder or Pinterest Board to help you narrow down the look you want for your wedding day
One of the things I quickly learned while planning my wedding was that weddings are expensive! It’s a balancing act deciding when to splurge and when to save. Whenever, I want to find unique items/gifts at an affordable price, I visit Etsy. Years before, I gifted my sister a beautiful pair of earrings from Etsy on her wedding day, so when it was time for my wedding, I knew exactly where to go to purchase my accessories. I ended up finding what I wanted on the site while saving. If you decide to go this route, make sure to order your items in advance of your wedding day to ensure that they work with your dress.
Try Accessories with your Dress Before the Wedding Day.
You will most likely have several dress fittings before your big day. Bring your accessories to one of those fittings to see how they look with your wedding dress. You don't want to discover on your big day that something doesn't work. Moreover, this will give you time to make changes before your wedding day. I took a risk and ordered my veil on Etsy; I wasn't sure it would pair well with my dress. Thankfully, I took the veil with me for one of my dress fittings and discovered it paired beautifully. I had plenty of time to return it and get something else if it hadn’t worked.
Remember that your wedding dress is the standout. Use your accessories to highlight but not overwhelm your dress. You want to complement the style of your just without distracting from it. Be yourself and express your personal style, but do practice balance.