I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the little things when it comes to weddings – those little touches that make all the difference. We all know that the venue, the dress, the rings are such a big part of the day but so many people forget about those small things that also make the day – the wedding favours, the table decor and perhaps most importantly, the accessories. Accessories don’t just mean what the bride and groom are wearing either – they include the flower girl’s baskets and ring holders. But what I want to talk about is what the happy couple choose to wear.
Some people wear the most miniscule amount of accessories, instead choosing to focus on the dress and makeup itself. However a lot of people choose a few different accessories to really show off their dress and makeup – and why wouldn’t they? They are an important part of the day after all.
There are so many wedding accessories that you can choose from to complement your wedding day outfit. Some people choose a wedding dress that comes with a veil – others choose one without and then decide to opt for a veil later on – it is completely up to them after all and what they are most comfortable with. Some people don’t even want a veil and instead want a tiara or a jewelled headband for the ceremony. I’m not too sure what I would opt for – a tiara or headband may be quite difficult for me seeing as I have to wear glasses all the time – so perhaps a veil is the most practical idea for me?
Something that not every bride decides to wear is a garter, however it is an increasingly popular wedding accessory. I found out recently that not many people actually know why a bride would wear a wedding garter. Traditionally, the wedding garter is a key component of a bride’s wedding attire. It is hidden beneath her gown, waiting for the groom to retrieve it and toss it to all of the single men at the reception. It is much in the same vain as the bride throwing her wedding bouquet to all of the single women – just something for the men instead.
There are so many other accessories a bride can wear to make herself look absolutely beautiful – sometimes a jewellery set will do the trick. You don’t want to overdo it with something too flashy but a sleek, unoffensive necklace and earrings set – perhaps in the teardrop style (especially if your hair is up) is an elegant addition to your wedding day outfit.
I don’t actually have my ears pierced so I wouldn’t opt for any earrings but I would definitely wear a necklace of some description. I’ve actually discussed this with Steve and may wear the locket my Dad got me when I was younger so he is there with me on the day. The chain is perhaps a little too small now so I will need to perhaps get it lengthened but it would be a meaningful accessory for the big day and would mean the world to me since my Dad is no longer able to walk me down the aisle unfortunately. I need to make sure he is included in other ways.
I’m still debating exactly what accessories I will choose but I think my locket and a veil will definitely be included. But should I include a garter too? What do you think?