So, you’ve chosen the dress, you’ve got the cake sorted, you’ve sent out the invitations, and the venue is booked. So what else do you need to do? Accessorize, of course!
Choosing wedding accessories might sound like it’s easy. But actually finding accessories that look amazing can be tricky. Here are some tips for accessorizing perfectly on your big day.
Cufflinks are an incredible addition to the groom’s outfit and a great way to lift his appearance. Don’t just buy generic cufflinks from a regular store. Find something that's personalized and unique. Cufflinks should show off his individual style.
Finding the right tie can be a challenge. You want something that is a little bit special but still fits in with the theme of your wedding. Many couples opt for a grenadine tie, a type of tie made out of a special fabric that just oozes quality. Just remember that if you go for one of these ties to tie it in a proper knot so that it looks its best.
Whether or not to wear a bridal handbag is a big decision. Some brides worry that it will get in the way of their dress, while others think that it’s an essential accessory. You don’t have to go with a bridal handbag if you don’t want to, but if you do, make sure that it matches your dress and veil. Also, keep it really small, perhaps the size of a regular purse. Pass your handbag to one of your bridesmaids during the vows. You don’t want it to get in the way of your first married kiss.
Think Carefully About “Something Blue”
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” Brides have been designing their wedding outfits around these principles since time immemorial. Finding something old, something new and something borrowed is relatively easy. But when it comes to choosing something “blue,” many brides struggle. A great solution to the “finding something blue” problem is to use a streak of blue in one of your accessories. It could be anything, from a blue stone in the middle of your necklace to a blue garter. The great thing about accessories is that they are relatively easy to hide. You can put something blue practically anywhere, so long as it has a fleck of blue, and it won’t ruin your outfit.
Give The Groom A Handkerchief
Pocket squares are great, but genuine cotton handkerchiefs are even better. Plus, an actual handkerchief might be necessary if things get a little bit teary at the altar. According to data, men are more prone than women to crying during the vows so he might need something to help him mop up those tears if he’s the emotional type.
Wear Jewelry That Means Something To You
At least one item of jewelry in your outfit should mean something to you and have sentimental value. Perhaps it was what your grandmother wore on her wedding day, or maybe it is something you were given by a relative before they passed away.