Sadly, we don’t all have Monte from Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta to “jack up” our wedding dress with tons of amazing accessories. There are so many different choices when it comes to accessories, how are you to choose what looks best without Monte? Our advice, grab your closest, most honest gal pals and try on all the different accessories you’re drawn to, from head pieces to shoes, until you find what you like best! It’s like a glamorous, grown-up game of dress up!
There are so many options when it comes to jewelry, head pieces, sashes, shoes and anything and everything in between! As with any outfit, you can take a simple white dress and give it so much “wow” factor with accessories, but then again, sometimes a simple strand of pearls or some diamond drop earrings are all an ensemble needs to be over the top! You’ll hear us say again and again to be true to yourself in many aspects of wedding planning. Choosing your ensemble for your wedding day is no exception.
When we think of wedding day accessories, we all think of the typical things like jewelry, clutches and the like, but there are some other “accessories” to consider that you might not be thinking about. Maybe you noticed the bottle of champagne in the picture above. Maybe champagne isn’t exactly an “accessory,” but Sue & Lou believe it is a necessity on your wedding day! We’re just kidding. Well, half-kidding, anyway. The drink in your hand, whether champagne or not, will be photographed right along side the rest of your accessories. We recommend drinking out of a glass– a pretty one, if you can! Photos of you holding a beer can or even a water bottle or juice box aren’t quite as classy as having your beverage in a glass. Trust us, just do it! On a side note, we recommend you alternate water with your spirited beverage of choice throughout the day so you don’t find yourself dehydrated and fatigued.
Back to accessories, and not the liquor, I mean, liquid kind… Take temperature into consideration. We LOVE that the bride who’s wedding is featured in the photo above had a beautiful faux fur wrap to keep her warm on her oh-so chilly wedding day rather then just an everyday coat! If it’s hot on your big day, why not consider using a beautiful lace parasol for shade or a delicate Chinese hand fan to help you beat the heat? The parasol will also help guard you against a dreaded, unwanted sunburn while you’re outside during pre-wedding photos. A sunburn is an “accessory” none of us want on any day!
I’m sure you know the traditional rhyme that tells brides what they should wear for good luck. “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” This is a tradition that we love! If you are in need of a starting point for your accessories for the big day, start with this rhyme. Our top pick for “something blue?” A new sapphire ring!
On the big day you can’t forget about your groom and HIS accessories! Some men might want more than others, but again, it’s a personal choice. It is his day too; he needs some fabulous accessories as well!
From head to toe, you can accessorize pretty much every part of you, but there are a few accessories that are absolutely imperative on your wedding day– confidence and your big, beautiful smile! You are going to be wearing a gorgeous gown, your hair and makeup will look perfect, and you should feel fantastic! Strut your stuff down that aisle! Everyone’s eyes will be on you, and you will look Aaa-Mazing! How can you not be overflowing with confidence and glowing with that smile of yours on this happiest of occasions?