There’s so much to do, so many aspects to consider and tend to prior to the wedding, and it’s no wonder brides sometimes put themselves on a standby. We wouldn’t want them to forget about some great accessories that can help them shine on their big day. That’s why we have compiled a list of the not-so-common items brides-to-be may forget in all that crazy rush.
Adorn your hair
The use of hair jewellery has been on the rise in the last few seasons, and we’re simply thrilled by its simplicity and functionality. The younger brides who are not keen on doing some elaborate, heavy updo, or would rather skip any hairstyle manoeuver could benefit from a single carefully chosen piece or a set of tiny hair adornments. A friend of a friend makes these pearl-encrusted accessories that work perfectly for the gentle, romantic souls, and I’m definitely reserving one.
Odd coloured power piece
In case you plan to go with a rather simple and inconspicuous look, consider incorporating a signature element. It’s recommendable to add something personal that makes a statement about who you are. If the standard bridal paraphernalia tires you, this is a perfect way to express yourself in the modest, unobtrusive manner. It can be anything from a dog-shaped brooch to show your love for your pooch to a spiked choker for the rock’n’roll brides.
Femme fatale or Cinderella shoes?
Whether you prefer ballet flats or killer stilettos, there’s always a means to showcase your inner persona. For the vamp women who like to shock and amaze, we suggest going for a shoes in dark red and black tints, or perhaps even punk boots, for the grunge loving ladies. For the girly girls like myself, a nice pair of bridal shoes is decidedly an ideal footwear addition. Clean lines and satin with some gems on the side are a sure-fire choice for the wedding.
Umbrella, ella, eh
Personally, I’m an umbrella super fan and I have a few quality pieces for all occasions. It’s a very unusual, uncommonly seen detail that will separate you from the crowd of uniform brides and introduce a whiff of the olden days.
This particularly comes in handy for the events in the part of the year when the weather is volatile and the forecast is inconclusive. Don’t risk getting your dress or hair wet and pick up a beautiful, lacy umbrella that will protect you from the sun and rain alike.
A really handy purse
Being on your feet all day, you may need a bandage, wet wipes and a mirror (among other things) to be at your side, and a small, handy purse can take care of it. Buzzing around the venue and getting slightly sweaty can ruin your makeup, so it’s recommendable to carry a fix-me-up kit with you. When purchasing for this item, make sure it’s not slipping off or difficult to handle, as it will bring you more frustration then relief in this case.
Super classy veil
If you’re in love with the old Hollywood style, a classy and mysterious veil could transform you into a movie star for the day. Mysterious, demure, vintage, extravagant, bashful, innocent, these are all the adjectives that describe this evergreen accessory piece. This is the means to make a graceful and elegant entrance with little effort.
Something to warm you up
Even in the summer, the stormy weather can bring a cold breeze, and the last thing you need is to get ill on your wedding day. This means a potential two weeks of sneezing on your honeymoon. Carry a classic cut, Channel-inspired jacket to keep you warm and make you look sophisticated.
We understand how the preparations for the special day can be tough on the ladies. That’s why we have gathered some special suggestions to help the brides accessorise with ease.