Accessorizing for your own wedding can be a little tricky. Put too few things on and you’ll look bland, put too many on and you’ll look like a Christmas tree. Since we’re pretty sure that not many brides would like to be related to holiday ornaments on their wedding day, we’re here to help you out. If you need some tips on how to make your dress and your makeup pop on your dream day, you’re at the right place. Just read on!

Pay attention to your neckline

How is your wedding dress ornamented? Does it have a lot of beads sewn in? Then it might mean that jewellery won’t really be needed except for the bare minimum. Pay special attention to the cut of your neckline if you plan to wear a necklace. If that bit is already ornamented and full of beautiful embroidery, then a necklace might overwhelm it, even if you pick a simple one. However, if the neckline is pretty simple and bare, then putting on a necklace is a great idea to pull focus to your dress. A simple pendant can work here, but you can also pull out your luxe jewellery, especially diamonds, and have it grace your neck.

Pic of Wedding Day Dress & Flowers

Do more with less

One statement piece can be more than enough, especially since a lot of wedding dresses are usually made in complex cuts and don’t really need too much ornamentation to look good. This isn’t your standard little black dress that you need to style up to bring the glamour, this is a wedding dress and it’s probably already glamorous as hell. You don’t want your jewellery to clash with it, and you don’t really need to do much to make it all look beautiful.

Shoes are essential

pic of Wedding Shoes


There are two ways for the bride to feel instantly sexy on her wedding: good shoes and good lingerie. Both things won’t be nearly as obvious as the dress itself, but they are essential pieces of the outfit. Lingerie because it makes you feel curvy and sexy, and shoes because they make you feel confident, powerful, and like a woman who’s having all of her dreams come true (which is probably the case here). Something like a pair of stunning Badgley Mischka shoes will look luxurious and delicate, and you’ll feel absolutely fabulous because you’ll know your legs are long and gorgeous. One thing we’d definitely recommend is that you wear your shoes in. Walk around the house in them at least a week before the wedding, because we’ve heard far too many stories of brides and their blistered feet.

Wedding dress dictates the colour scheme

Pay attention to the undertone of your dress to determine what kind of accessories you can pick. For cool tones, choose something silver, and for warm tones choose something gold. Rose gold is also an option, and it’s a little more versatile. When buying new jewellery, wear a shirt whose shade matches your dress if you can. That way you’ll be able to get a better idea of what a piece will look like for your wedding.

Pic of top view of Bride in wedding dress

Don’t forget to accessorize your hair

Your hair will probably look utterly stunning and hair accessories are very trendy right now. It’s a good way to show off your cool style and feel even more pretty and feminine, so pick an elegant comb or a clip to pin some loose strands back. Ribbons, beads, gemstones are all welcome here, so ask your stylist to incorporate something nice into their artwork. It’s even better if you let your mom lend you something to use, particularly if you need the “something borrowed” part.

Listen to Coco Chanel

Mademoiselle Chanel was actually full of fashion wisdom. We all know about her famous “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.” It’s good advice to follow for your wedding day as well, especially if you’re worried that your look is too fussy.

Ultimately, it’s your wedding. Taste and elegance usually come from really considering what each piece does for your before you put it on, so feel free to experiment before making a decision. Feel free to break any of these rules if the mood strikes you. Creativity is definitely encouraged!


Special thanks to our guest post writer, Mia Taylor. Mia is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for She loves writing about her life experiences. Traveling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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