March Wedding Series: It’s All About the Accessories!

Hey Ya’ll,

I’ve only got one rule when it comes to wedding day accessories: Keep it simple! Trust me, you don’t want to spend all your precious time and money picking out the perfect dress only to have it cluttered and covered up by a bunch of accessories!

First, what kind of shoes will you be wearing on your wedding day? There are millions of shoe options for brides these days from plain white slingbacks to pumps in every color of the rainbow. Heck, I’ve even seen cowboy boots, flip-flops and Converse sneakers! My advice? Think about your shoes in terms of a) your personality, b) what type of wedding you’re throwing and where it’s taking place and c) what types of activities you’ll be doing on your wedding day. If you take these things into consideration, you should be able to find the right shoe for your big day.

Whatever you wear, you’ll want to take your shoes into consideration when adding accessories to your look. Meaning, if your shoes are going to be visible (short dress) or they were selected to “make a statement”, you’ll want to go with minimal accessories. Conversely, if your shoes blend in with your dress, you have the option of adding a few more accessories.

Trend Alert: Customize your wedding shoes by adding some personality to the soles! This makes for a cute photo-op and can even be used as a creative way to incorporate your “something blue”.

Next, you’ll need to decide what you’re doing with your hair and whether you’ll wear a veil or not. If you do wear a veil, long or short, try to keep the rest of your accessories minimal. Meaning, you could add a necklace, bracelet, earrings or belt—but not all of them! Click HERE, for some elegant wedding day hair inspiration.

Finally, in terms of actual jewelry, you can never go wrong with pearls on your wedding day.
However, if your dress and veil are simple, try adding some sparkle with a beautiful pair of earrings or a bracelet.

I leave you with this gem: “When in doubt, go without!” Meaning, if you’re at all worried that something is going to be “too much”, most likely, it will be. Remember, you want all eyes on you, not your accessories. Keep it simple.
-Brian

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