Perfect Accessories for Wedding Dresses

When you are planning your much-anticipated wedding, there are many elements that you are going to have to consider. You want your day to be absolutely perfect and include everything you desire from your favorite colors to themes. Your wedding should be the reality of all of your childhood dreams, and what you have always wanted it to be. Most importantly, you want to make sure that when you walk down the aisle towards the man that you will spend the rest of your life with, you are completely content in the elegantly gorgeous gown that you have chosen to wear.

When it comes to the gown you are planning on wearing, you most likely have thought long and hard about the wedding dress you plan to introduce your self in as the new "Mr. and Mrs...." Chances are that you have probably chosen your wedding dress ahead of time, and have everything perfectly planned out months in advance of your big trip down the aisle. However, during the wedding planning process, many brides forget to choose accessories in which to further compliment their timeless gown.

Accessories for wedding dresses are very important to the overall ensemble because they can help to set you apart from any other bride as they give you a chance to really feel like the gorgeous princess that you are. The perfect accessories for wedding dresses help to customize your look on your wedding day all while making yourself look even more spectacular than you already are. Great accessories should not only match with the dress that you have chosen, but they should also match the formality and theme of your wedding, your style, and personality.


Besides your breathtaking engagement ring, the rest of your jewelry is probably an element of your look that you have given much thought to. Next to your wedding gown, your jewelry is one of the most important aspects of your look on your wedding day. There are a few guidelines of things to keep in mind as you peruse the various jewelry options to accompany your wedding dress.

It is very important to make sure that your jewelry perfectly coordinates with your elegant gown. If you are the type of person who enjoys wearing a lot of jewelry, it is important that you choose a simpler dress as to not over-do your look. If your dress is already flashy and fancy, a lot of jewelry might be too much. In this case, less jewelry, or jewelry that is more subtle, will work best to compliment your style. On the other hand, if you have chosen a dress that is plain and not extremely flashy, then you have more leeway and can get away with having more jewelry.

While there are a few guidelines that brides like to keep in mind as they choose jewelry for their wedding dress, it is most important to wear what is going to make you happy because, after all, it is your wedding. In the past, it was only considered fashionable to wear long earrings with certain types of dresses, and necklaces and necklines had to match as well. However, in recent years, it has become easier and more socially acceptable to wear many different types of jewelry with different dresses. A good rule of thumb is to try on the jewelry with the dress and decide if they look well together all while complementing the bride.

Shawls or other Coverings

If you have chosen to get married during cooler months, or in a location that generally has colder climates, you might want to consider adding a shawl or other covering to your wedding gown. A shawl can be created from of any material including lace, satin, or even cotton, and should look perfect along with your dress. Many brides prefer to wear a shawl for sheer fashion, rather than for warmth.


As the bride, you might have a few things that you will need to carry with you or near you throughout your reception. However, not many wedding gowns include pockets! A small purse can be functional and a great accessory to compliment your gown. A purse can be perfect for holding lipstick, breath mints, and any other emergency make-up repair items that you might want to have with you on your wedding day. It is important to choose a small purse that goes well with your dress and can be highly functional.

Colored Accents

Another way to accessorize when it comes to your wedding dress is by using colored accents. A belt or piece of ribbon in your dress can be a bright and bold statement. Your personality, attitude, and overall wedding theme can shine through with these subtle color accents. Choose something wisely, and you will be able to make your wedding dress uniquely sophisticated and breath-taking.


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