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How to choose accessories to complete your wedding look By Medge Ross from letmetrendchicevent

Weddings are among the most important ceremonies. Adorning yourself in a cohesive and complete manner is one of the indicators of how special you consider the occasion. Several tips for brides can be helpful when choosing accessories to complete their bridal look.

Consider the Gown Color

To achieve a complete bridal look using accessories, one must first consider the color of their gown. Brides have different color choices but most go for white. Therefore, the accessories must be selected depending on the gown color preferred. Even when the choice is a white gown, there are different shades of the color, which may result in a change of the accessories selected. For instance, a pure white bridal gown should result in the selection of jewelry with silver plating and cooler tones. However, for those going for cream or warmer ivory color, accessories with gold or rose gold will be effective in creating a complete bridal look.

 

Neckline

The accessories will also depend on the neckline of the dress. Some brides go for strapless dresses. If this is the case, one should select matching necklaces and earring set. The choice also provides an opportunity to be creative as one can select either gentle drop earrings or studs. However, one should select either the earring or necklace to the statement as combining both may result in one looking cluttered and overbearing. Even for gowns with a neckline, there are variations that may result in changes in the way they are accessorized. For instance, those with narrow V-neck, high neck, and thick straps, calls for one to avoid large statement necklaces .

 

Selecting additional accessories

Most brides focus on the necklaces, earrings, and hair when selecting accessories. However, there are additional accessories that one can select to instill a level of personality in the gown. For example, one can add a belt or sash to depending on the desired look such as emphasizing the curves. This case, one can choose a traditional sash or metallic belt with a careful section of the sizes since thin belts are perfect for those with a short torso while wide belts suit those with a long torso. However, when choosing the additional accessories, one should stick to the rules by avoiding extras that will overpower the gown.

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Hair

The hair is another important indicator, particularly of the jewelry that one should wear. Small studs are perfect when leaving your hair down with a statement necklace complimenting to create a perfect look. However, shiny long earrings can also be selected to sparkle in the tresses when one does not want to wear a statement necklace. Even as this is the case, statement earrings are perfect for up-dos. Consequently, for hair that is held up, dramatic accessories such as chandelier danglers will still be perfect. An important consideration is that one should avoid choosing accessories that mimic the embellishment on the dress in an effort to match them.

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Veil choice

The veil also contributes to the attainment of the complete look when selected to complement the bridal gown. The fabric of gown should be the indicator of the kind of veil to wear. For instance, a satin gown combines with a satin edge veil will create the desired look while a veil having scattered crystal will be suitable for a sparkly gown. The combination of laces on the gown and veil should also be considered to ensure one strikes the right balance (MacCarthy). Matching the laces on the veil and gown can create a complete enough look. However, heavy laces on the veil and gown may overpower the bride.

Minimize the accessories

Accessories are essential components for the bride to achieve the complete look. However, be careful not to overdo them. Therefore, after selecting the gown, one should determine the standout features then work to have accessories that complete them, particularly for the embellished dresses. The selected veil, tiara, belt or sash, necklace or earring should not overpower the features of the gown. Therefore, pieces that create a clutter should be minimized or let out altogether.

While these tips are essential to creating a complete bridal look, the bride should remember she is at the center of all these. Consequently, the quest for the bling should not overpower the need to emphasize her personality.

 

Article written by Medge Ross @letmetrendchicevent. Medge is the founder of LetMeTrendChicEvent.com personal stylist specialist for special occasion and wedding. Get more fashion or wedding solutions at letmetrendchicevent.com.

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Complete your Bridal Look Perfectly with a Beautiful Headpiece

Once you have set your mind on the dress you will be wearing on your big day, it is time to look at the rest of the accessories that will pull your wedding day look together. Hair accessories add the perfect finishing touches to your look, and there is a huge variety to choose from.

Whether your long locks tumble down your shoulders or you have a short hairstyle, a good hairpiece can add a touch of sophistication to your total look. Here are some tips to help you select a headpiece that will add extra glamor to your bridal look.

Buy your headpiece only after you have zeroed in on your wedding dress

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Wait till you have finalized your wedding dress to look around for any accessories, including your headpiece. This is to make sure that the designs don’t clash when put together. Silver is the most popular color for hair accessories, as it goes with most wedding dresses. Gold headpieces complement champagne or gold-colored wedding gowns. Headpieces are also available in white or with crystals and embellishments in various colors.

Decide on the TYPE of headpiece that you would like to wear

Headpieces are available in the form of headbands, tiaras, combs or hairpins. While the first three form prominent displays, hairpins are subtle adornments that accent your hairdo with a touch of sparkle. Your wedding day hairstyle should determine your choice.

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Hair combs are the ideal choice if you put your hair up in a bun or chignon. Tiaras and headbands are versatile, and you can add them to almost any hairstyle. Experiment with placing them flat, or lifting them up against your crown, to find the look that you like.

Hair pins are ideal if you are already wearing other noticeable pieces of jewelry. These add the finishing touches to your hairdo, without going overboard with details. It is a good idea to try on your headpieces with the hairstyle that you intend to wear for your wedding, so you can choose well.

Make sure all your accessories are well coordinated

The various elements of your wedding attire—your dress, veil, headpiece and jewelry, should all come together harmoniously. For this you should envision your wedding day look, before you go shopping. This will allow you to mix and match appropriately.

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If your dress is rich in details, choose simple accessories that do not shift focus from your splendid wedding dress. If your dress is relatively simple, you can enhance your look with ornate jewelry and elaborate headpieces.

Your headpiece and the rest of your accessories should help create a look that matches your personality. You can choose to look beautiful and sophisticated in a single statement piece, or spectacular and bold in a collection of pieces. Either way, remember that it is not everyday that you can walk around in public wearing a tiara; so make the most of your wedding day when you can be the princess you always longed to be.

At Best for Bride, we have a beautiful collection of headpieces. Make your pick today.

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5 Reasons We Love Winter Weddings

Winter isn’t usually a brides ideal time to get married, but there are so many reasons why we love winter weddings that it was hard to pick just five! If you aren’t sure when to hold your wedding, check out why we think a winter wedding is not only elegant, but festive and magical.

Many Vendors to Choose From

Not only will most vendors, suppliers and reception halls be available for any winter date you are thinking of, you’ll likely get a great price reduction as well. The winter months are a great option for the couple that is on a budget, but even if you aren’t, saving a little money by picking a wedding date in December, January or February will give you even more to spend on other things.

Seasonal Decor Looks So Chic

Think crystals, bare trees covered in ice and snow and even snowflakes. Place holders could be made out of a pinecone with a piece of sparkly paper with your guests name on it. Use lighting to your advantage and even add some blue lights to make everything feel like a warm ice palace.

Bridal Accessories Are Endless

Remember to think warm: there are so many choices when it comes to winter bridal accessories! Capes, faux fur stoles, hand warmers, gloves and so much more immediately come to mind as the perfect accent for a winter bride.

Any Color Palette Works

It’s true! You don’t have to think just blue or black for a winter wedding; any color palette works! Whether you want to keep with the winter theme and use black as a standout amongst white and cream colors and crystals, or heat everything up with a gorgeous red, the choices are completely up to you.

Comfort Foods

Serving (and eating!) comfort foods at your wedding will never feel so right! Your bar could offer after eight hot chocolate (that’s a hot chocolate with a shot of creme de menthe, topped with whipped cream!) and you could think about serving a creamy soup or stew, lasagna, shepard’s pie or casserole.

Ready to start planning your winter wedding? Head on over to Best For Bride and check out the wealth of winter accessories we have, as well as bridal dresses and more!

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Wedding Accessories

If you enjoyed the process of finding a wedding dress, accessorizing could be an even greater treat for you. There are no strict rules as to what jewelry is suitable, except for one: don’t overdo it. However, there are some good tips on how to look your best and we’ve gathered these for you:

1. Think about the neckline

Get your dress before your jewelry to avoid problems. Your necklace should complement your neckline – chokers, for instance, go great with strapless dresses, V-necks or sweethearts look best with pendants, and if you opt for a high neckline, better stick with bolder earrings instead.

2. Match the metal to the dress

White dresses go great with silver, platinum or white gold, but if your dress is champagne, you can also choose yellow or rose gold to go with it.

3. Think about the bodice detail

If your dress is heavily decorated, or your bodice is quite complex, you can leave the jewelry out, or opt out for a simpler one. You need to make sure that the jewelry complements the details on the dress – if your bodice is decorated with sequins, you can choose a necklace with diamonds.

4. Wedding time

The time of day you chose for your wedding also dictates your choice of jewelry. Morning or early afternoon weddings are traditionally less formal, so you should go with simpler jewelry. Evening weddings, however, require you to dress up!

5. What about the family jewelry?

Even if you’re not big fan of the “something old” or “something borrowed” tradition, it might be a good idea to look into the family heirlooms. Adding a sentiment will make your look unique, and you can also save money on buying jewelry. Vintage jewelry is currently a trend, and it would surely make your relatives shed a tear or two!

For this and many more advice on wedding preparation, check http://www.bestforbride.com/.