Tuesday, February 5, 2008

How To Accessorize for The Big Day

Most girls spend years contemplating what their wedding gown will look like. That is a huge piece of the wedding, but what about everything that dolls up a girl for her big day? Accessories can either take away or showcase a dress. For those dresses that are highly adorned already, they don't need a massive amount of jewelry. It's already there, all over your wedding gown. For those who have a lace gown, pearls are a classic touch to an already classic gown. However, a little bit of sparkle never hurt lace. The wedding gown easiest to play with accessories is the blank canvas of a simple gown. With this gown, you are free to do what you want, to a certain extent. It can be easy to over-do-it, so be careful. If you have a necklace that has special sentimental meaning, that's great. But don't wear some giant earrings just to add something that your dress doesn't already have. Each gown is made so that if you want to just wear that down the isle, you can, and still look amazing. Accessories are just there to complement the dress and make it your own.
Veils, hairpins, tiarras, and silk flowers are also easy to overdo. Your consultant should help you with finding the perfect veil to go with your gown, and most veil designers can make plenty of changes, so that you can make that veil your own. Hairpins and tiarras are great to add some sparkle to your hair when your veil comes off for the reception. This too can be overdone, so make sure that it fits your own personal style, and it isn't just playing dress up. As for the silk flowers, those are great since they won't wilt, and you can keep them for years to come.
Accessories should be fun, and an expression of your personal style. Find what you like, and don't get too discouraged if you don't have your dress with you. If you like your accessories with jeans and a t-shirt, you will love them when they are next to your gown.

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Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!

  • Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
  • Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
  • DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
  • Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
  • Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
  • If you hate the little bow on the dress, ask the consultant if you can order it without.it. Chances are you can. Keep in mind (contrary to what the magazines always say) there might be a charge for it. It won't lower the cost of the dress.
  • Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
  • Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
  • Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
  • When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.