Your wedding is your once in a lifetime chance to plan a day that is not only centered on you and your spouse, but to pick out every aspect of your big event. This means you have a lot of planning on your hands. While some aspects of the process are more mind-numbing than anything (making a seating arrangement or addressing envelopes, for example) others are more fun (like the bachelorette party and shopping for your bridesmaids dresses).
However, no matter how involved a bride is in her planning, there is one part she is always happy about—putting together her bridal look! You might think that you’re ready to tie the knot once you find the perfect dress, but not so fast. Along with the obvious hair and makeup, you will most likely want to add several accessories to complete your bridal look. Not sure what options you have? Here are the best wedding day accessories that cover the area from the top of your head to your toes.
Bridal hair is an important part of your overall look. Besides luscious locks, consider adding these cute details for a one-of-a-kind look.
At one point a veil was a mandatory part of any bridal look. Today’s bride has the option of wearing one or not. However, if you think you want to go with the classic look, there are few things you should consider. Do you want one that goes over your face (where the groom has to lift it behind your head), or do you want one that is parted or falls behind your head? There are also short lengths, from covering just the top portion of your face, to floor length ones with trains.
The choice is up to you, but you should keep your location in mind when choosing the length. For example, you probably don’t want a floor length veil if you are saying “I do” on the beach.
2. Floral Crowns
Calling all bohemian brides! Floral crowns give an ethereal feel to any bride or wedding party. They look especially great for outdoor weddings and placed on top of flowing, goddess-like hair or braids.
Those ladies who want to feel like a princess will love this for her bridal look. A gold-plated crystal or metal tiara will make any bride feel like royalty. Go for a tasteful petite option that won’t overwhelm your look.
4. Clips and Bobby Pins
If you’re more of a minimalist bride, bobby pins with small pearl or crystal details add a delicate touch. Likewise, a vintage or antique embellished comb is a nice piece above a bun or twist. Pretty headbands also provide nice touches of embellishment to your bridal hair look.
For the Winter Bride
While brides of any season can wear certain hairpieces and accessories, winter brides get a special treat that others don’t! The colder months give these ladies an opportunity to add warm accessories that not only fight off the chill, but which look awesome in their wedding photos. (When done right!)
Delicate velvet gloves or a sleek (faux) fur-trimmed option will look fabulous against a white backdrop of snow in your wedding photos.
Fuzzy white earmuffs? Yes, please! Not only will these keep your ears warm when running from the ceremony to the reception, and everything in between, but they will look super cute for an outdoor photo.
3. Snow Boots
You know those cute photos in other couple’s wedding albums, of a shot of the bride lifting up her dress to show off her killer shoes? Imagine recreating that picture, but with the surprise of snow boots underneath your dress. If that’s not your speed, they will, at least, keep your toes toasty when in transit to and from the ceremony.
4. Fur Coat
A faux fur coat, white stole, or pretty shawl is a chic accessory for any bride. It will keep you warm, plus look great to wear and will photograph well.
Before you head down the aisle, be sure you have these on hand and ready to go:
A bridal robe is a must for all women on their big day. Not only will they keep you from ruining your hair and makeup, but they are super comfy to lounge in all morning long. Plus, it will feel just like a spa morning with the girls if you and your entire bridal party wear cute robes.
Obviously, a bouquet is a must-have accessory for any bride. Whether you want muted flower colors or bold and bright, they are a classic piece for your big day look.
Lastly, don’t forget to add the jewels! Just be sure to keep it tasteful, as you don’t want a lot of bling to distract from the main event—you!