Lovely Wedding Accessories to Make Everyone Shine
Celebrate Love with these Fabulous Pieces
Love is in the air! With the sun shining down, the kids out of school, and the cool summer breeze, it’s a perfect time for a wedding. There’s a lot of planning that goes into weddings: venue, dresses, food, entertainment, and so much more. With all the fun details to think about, the grander things might overshadow one of the most important elements: the accessories. Accessories can add so much charm, elegance, and personality even to the most glamorous outfits, and it’s that touch of shine and enchantment that will make the bride, the rest of the wedding party, and even the attendees look magical! Everybody should look their best when they come together to celebrate one of the most beautiful ceremonies, so here are some sweet accessories to add to your wedding outfit.
For the Bride
Nothing makes a bigger statement than a beautiful headpiece! Consider some of these ideas to accompany you on one of the biggest days of your life:
1. Lace Combs
These beautiful hair pieces are perfect for achieving an elegant and enchanting look. You can wear one during the ceremony, or add it in right before the reception! Lace combs make a great combination with wedding dresses, and give the appearance of having flowers in your hair. You can wear them if your hair is up, half-up, and even if let down.
2. Birdcage Veils
This look may seem vintage, but it has actually made a comeback into the fashion and wedding world due to its flirty and chic look. The birdcage veil can be attached by a small hat or a comb, and they also have birdcage veils with different nettings and angles you can choose from, like a blusher veil or a bandeau veil. Also, thankfully, with birdcage veils, you don’t have to worry about it flying away or stepping on it!
Either paired with a veil or not, headbands are another great hair accessory option, especially if you’re going for a rustic or boho look. Either a silver band shaped like flowers, or an actual fresh flower crown, these bands are sure to amp up your look, especially since you can make your own flower crown!
Earrings can either be subtle or the star of the show, and the best thing about it being your wedding is that you can choose what kind of earrings you want to wear. Be it simple diamond studs or large ruby earrings, these simple accessories can speak volumes.
You know what they say! “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Diamond earrings are an elegant and classic choice to wear on your wedding day. Whether you choose studs or something like a tear-shaped, dangling earring, diamonds are always a safe and beautiful way to go.
If diamonds aren’t the ones for you, pearls and rhinestones make lovely alternatives. Pearls are simple, classy, and absolutely stunning. Wear them as a compliment to your dress, especially if you want to make another article of clothing the star of your look. Otherwise, wear a matching set of pearls and look like a queen either way.
If you want a little pop of color, gems like sapphires, rubies, and emeralds is a wonderful way to go. The contrast of the rich blue sapphire with a white dress is anything but boring, and earrings like these will definitely draw your guests’ and partner’s attention. Gems like these can also compliment your makeup! If you’re going for a natural look, colored gems can act as your statement piece. Or, if your makeup has red or pink eyeshadow, rubies would be a delightful addition to your look.
Now, if you don’t have your ears pierced, if you plan on wearing your hair down, or if you don’t like earrings in general, then bracelets are your best friend; they’re easy to clasp on, plus they’re beautiful!
1. Tennis Bracelets
Tennis bracelets are simple, slim, and glamorous. They also won’t make your wrist feel heavy or be an annoyance—they’ll just sit there on your wrist and sparkle enchantingly. Most tennis bracelets would match any dress, and since it’s a slim band usually studded with diamonds, it won’t glaringly stand out like a statement bracelet.
2. Charm Bracelets
A charm bracelet is a great accessory that will give your look meaning. To capture your wedding day, you can start a charm bracelet! Before the wedding ceremony, go out with your partner and select a charm to symbolize the special ceremony so that when you wear it, it’ll have loads of meaning. From then on out, after your married life, you can continue adding charms to mark any other significant dates.
For the Wedding Party/Guests
If you’re part of the wedding party, an attendee, or if you’re the bride wondering what your bridesmaids should wear, necklaces are an elegant option. Necklaces come in different shapes and lengths, so it’s easy to find one that matches your dress, color scheme, and other pairs of jewelry.
1. Collar Necklaces
Collar necklaces can be worn on an everyday basis, but that doesn’t mean they can't be worn to formal events such as weddings. These necklaces come in various styles, thus making it an accessory that can be worn by either the bridesmaids or the guests. These necklaces can have pearls and can come in a variety of colors to match any color scheme or dress style.
2. Matinee Necklaces
These necklaces are on the longer side of necklace length spectrum, which means they are perfect for layering. The illusion of layered necklaces gives the look more depth and personality, and looks especially fashionable if you have a dress with a low neckline. Matinee necklaces could potentially work with a high neckline as well, but it would have to depend on how slim the necklace is.
A wedding is a fun night not only for the ones getting married, but also for the guests! Because of that, don’t make it hard on yourself by bringing a huge bag filled with stuff. Instead, opt for a smaller, lighter, and easier-to-carry alternative you would only bring out on a special occasion.
Clutches are a great way to store your essentials: a wallet, lipstick, cell phone, and other compact things you may need throughout the night. They’re small in size, making it easy to carry around, and they also come in a variety of styles and colors, which can be perfect as a statement bag or a bag to match your dress.
2. Small Crossbody Bags
These bags are similar to a clutch, but has a little more room so that you can store more things that you’ll need throughout this special day. Another asset this bag has is it’s long strap. If you’re against the idea of holding your bag throughout the night, you can just sling the bag over your body and you’re good to go!
For the Men
For a suit or a nice dress shirt, ties are almost always a must. They can bring charm, personality, and class to a look simply by the color or pattern.
1. Bow ties
Bow ties used to be the classic attire for clowns and circus ringmasters; however, they’ve made a comeback and are now in style! Bow ties aren’t just crazy colors and patterns, but they can also be chic and charming. With bow ties made in deep and dark hues like grays and blues in addition to classy gingham and glen plaid patterns, it’s the perfect fun accessory for a wedding.
2. Pocket Squares
Pocket squares can easily give your suit more personality and fun. They come in a variety of patterns and colors: polka dots, stripes, gingham, chevron, etc. Pocket squares can definitely step of up your suit game and will allow you to have a little more fun with fashion.