A Guide to Accessorising On Your Wedding Day!

Gorgeous wedding accessories used in STB Bride Danielle's Great Gatsby themed wedding

Gorgeous wedding accessories used in STB Bride Danielle’s Great Gatsby themed wedding

You want your wedding day to be the most special day of your entire life. The bride needs to be the centre of attention and have everybody gasping in awe at how amazing she looks. So, how do you make sure that you look incredible? Your bridal accessories have more to do with it than you think! Use this guide to accessorising on your wedding day to help you:

Don’t Go OTT

Avoid going OTT on your wedding day by making sure you choose your accessories carefully. Having some sparkle is fine, but you don’t want too much of it. Find a good balance between sparkly accessories and plain accessories. Some people say you should take off the last accessory you put on, and that could well apply here. You want to wear just enough accessories to look and feel your best, but not so much that you look like a  walking glitterball. That being said, this is your big day and if you would love nothing more than to cover yourself in jewels, do it if you’ll feel comfortable. Try to do it tastefully, though!

Don’t Under-accessorise

Just as you shouldn’t go OTT, you shouldn’t under-accessorise either. Accessories can make or break your outfit! You should take your dress style and hair style into account when choosing your accessories. For example, having your hair up would call for a nice pair of earrings and maybe a necklace depending on your dress. Having your hair down would mean wearing more jewellery on your arms and hands so that nothing distracts from your style. You want to come up with a well balanced look to look and feel your best. Knowing how to balance your looks is the key to nailing any style! A Bridal Garter finishes the bride’s look! Don’t forget to purchase this in advance of your big day. This purchase should follow the purchase of your wedding dress as example.



Think Outside of the Box

There’s nothing wrong with being a little different on your wedding day if that’s the kind of bride you are. Think outside of the box. Don’t want to wear a tiara or veil? Wear a sparkly headband instead. Lola Bee and Me’s bridal hair accessories have something for every bridal style, so you’re bound to find something you like. You don’t have to go for something just because every bride you know had one. Make sure this look is all about you and what you like.

Enhance, Don’t Distract

Make sure your ultimate goal is to enhance your overall bridal look, not distract. Bridal accessories you wear should not be the star of the show or draw too much attention. You want your overall look to be stunning, not make everybody talk about the huge show stopping necklace you’re wearing. Enhance your best features with bridal accessories and avoid distracting your guests from your overall look.

Use this guide to choosing bridal accessories for your wedding day and you’ll finish off your bridal look perfectly. You can’t go wrong with these tips; it’s nigh on impossible! Leave your own thoughts below. Above all else, relax and make sure you have a fabulous wedding day! See you again soon!

Beautiful STB bride Danielle showing how to accessorise apropriately

Beautiful STB bride Danielle showing how to accessorise apropriately


Author: showthebride



  1. Abbigayle Warner
    30th October 2015 / 9:53 am

    such a great post! .. I wont be getting married any time in this decade lol but this tips are vevry useful and I can pass them along to friends

    • 30th October 2015 / 10:58 am

      Thank you Abbigayle. Please do share with your friends! I think it’s quite useful for figuring out how to accessorise for formal events also. But whose to say you won’t need this guide this decade? 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

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