Every Bride Needs These 7 Accessories On Her Wedding Day

When you’ve found your perfect wedding dress, your next job is to find those all important accessories. Accessories are all about adding the little extras that enhance your wedding gown.

1. Shoes

Of course all the accessories you wear on your wedding day are important, but I’m sure most brides-to-be will agree that your shoes are top of the list. But exactly what style, what colour to choose.

Well of course there are lots of things to take into consideration here. To begin with it’s going to be a long day, so comfort is important. If you choose to wear stilettos, then it’s a good idea to ask your matron of honour to bring along some flats for you to change into during the evening.

For weddings that are outdoors or on the beach, or you are wearing a short wedding dress then ballet pumps are ideal. When it comes to colour, most brides choose silk or satin shoes that compliment their wedding gown. But of course, you might like to break all the rules – what about a pair of red stilettos?

2. Headwear

There are so many pretty accessories to wear in your hair on your wedding day, and whether your wedding is formal, casual, vintage, or even on the beach finding the perfect one for you will be great fun. Here are just a few ideas:


Of course this has always been the traditional choice, and still continues to be popular, especially at more formal weddings.


Tiaras are always pretty, and suit almost every hairstyle. Just perfect if you always dreamed of being a princess when you were a little girl – now you can.

Veil and Tiara

This is a good plan if you want to wear a traditional veil during your ceremony. .You can remove the veil when all the serious stuff is over and leave the tiara on for the more relaxed reception.


Fresh flowers are always a pretty hair accessory, especially for up-dos or chignons.

Sparkly Combs and Slides

Diamante combs and slides give a softer, romantic look to the hair. Jewelled slides between soft curls are just perfect for a more casual wedding such as a beach wedding or a backyard wedding.

3. Bag

A pretty bag is a must for every bride on her wedding day. Not only will it compliment your outfit, but it will be useful to carry the few bits you may need during the day, such as:

  • tissues
  • lipgloss
  • deodorant
  • safety pins
  • wipes
  • pen

4. Wrap

Whatever time of the year you plan your wedding, you can’t plan the weather. So a wrap or stole or bolero is a must. Especially if you and your bridesmaids are standing outside for a long photo session in a cold wind. You and your bridesmaids wearing matching faux fur stoles will look great in your photographs.

5. Gloves

A pair of beautiful satin gloves are a really elegant accessory to wear on your wedding day. A pair of fingerless gloves, just above the elbow, embroidered and embellished with tiny beads or pearls is the perfect way to finish off your outfit.

6. Flowers

There’s a lot more to the wedding bouquet than the bride throwing it over her head at the end of the ceremony – it’s also a vital accessory to the way you dress on your big day. So choose it carefully, and make sure you go with a bouquet style that goes with your dress.

The best way to make sure of this is to study the wedding bouquet brochure your florist shows you. Look at the pictures and try to spot brides wearing a similar dress to the one you’ll be wearing. When you find a similar dress, go with the same bouquet in the picture so you can be sure of a good match.

7. Sash

A bridal sash is an excellent way to add an extra bit of glamour to your wedding gown as well as make it totally unique. Matching your sash to the colour of the bridesmaid’s dresses is one of the easiest ways to coordinate yourself with your bridesmaids. Just make your sash the same colour as the bridesmaid’s dresses and you’ll look great together in all your wedding photos.

And even if you don’t want to use your sash to coordinate with your bridesmaids, it’s still a great idea to wear a sash because of how nicely it will tie your entire look together. Actually, almost any wedding ensemble will look better and more “finished” if you simply add a sash to your outfit!

So there you have it – 7 great accessories you can make use of on your wedding day, and every single one of them has the power to totally change your look on your big day.

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