Essential Wedding Accessories

When shopping for the wedding dress many brides neglect the accessories. Don?t let this happen to you. Wedding accessories are important to complete the bridal look. If you do not purchase wedding accessories the gown would look bare and the look would be incomplete. This article details some of the essential wedding accessories.

The Wedding Veil

All brides need to decide whether or not to use a wedding veil. A wedding veil is traditional, so if you are planning a traditional wedding you should include the veil in the bridal accessories. When picking out the wedding veil make sure you choose one which fits in with the theme of your wedding and goes well with the wedding gown. Remember that there are many styles and lengths in wedding veils today and you will have many options to choose from. You should try on several veils in different lengths and styles while wearing your dress before making the final decision.

Shoes and stockings

You will need to find wedding shoes and stockings to wear with the dress. Shoes and stockings should be tried on with the dress to see how they all look together. Usually brides choose shoes that are made of materials such as velvet, satin and silk as they are materials best suited for formal events. You could even have embellishments on your shoes such as beads, sequins, pearls of crystals. When choosing shoes and stockings you should make sure that they are comfortable as you need to wear them all day long. When you look back at your wedding you do not want your first thought to be that you feet hurt all day long.


The wedding bands and the wedding rings are the most important jewelry in your wedding. However, these are not the only pieces you will be wearing. You can choose a few other pieces to wear such as necklaces, bracelets and earrings. You want to choose jewelry that is nice and adds to the whole ensemble, but not jewelry that steals the show. The wedding gown is the most important piece of clothing you are wearing, so the jewelry you choose should complement the dress. Common jewels worn at weddings include diamonds and pearls. If you have any family heirlooms that will go well with your dress you may want to choose to wear them, they usually work out as an ideal heirloom ? a piece of jewelry which is beautiful and which has sentimental value.


Headpieces can be a nice touch to the rest of your outfit. Headpieces include combs, headbands, back pieces, and tiaras. Head pieces are usually decorated with crystals, pearls, beads of flowers. A beautiful headpiece can help hold the veil in place and complete the look or you can choose you use the headpiece, like a tiara, by itself and eliminate using a veil at all.


Many brides enjoy wearing gloves. There is something so elegant about a pair of beautiful white gloves paired with a wedding dress. Gloves look especially nice with a strapless or spaghetti strapped dress. The general rule is the shorter the sleeves, the longer the gloves should be.


Even though you do not carry a bad with you down the aisle or even at the reception it is still nice to have a small purse of handbag available with anything you may need. Typically a small purse is packed with things like makeup and perfume for any touchups, as well as a small sewing kit for any emergencies. It does not have to be large; it can be a small clutch.

Pam Kazmierczak runs Wedding Planning 101, a wedding ideas website. Go to her website for more info on essential wedding accessories or other wedding ideas and free articles, or to learn more about planning your wedding today. Do you need to do some wedding shopping for all your wedding needs - then check out her wedding store.

This article was published on 25 May 2009 and has been viewed 739 times
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