The wedding gown is clearly the star of the day. You spent a good deal of time choosing it and can't wait to wear it on your big day. How you accessorize that gown is important to consider. Your bridal consultant will have helped you select the proper undergarments, the best shoes and the right veil or headpieces to complete the look, but there are other areas to consider.
- Jewelry is important but unless you are wearing "the family jewels", don't be tempted to over accessorize the gown with what one consultant has called "glaring distractions that draw unwanted attention”. Jewelry worn on your wedding day should be simple and delicate. The best advice is not to be upstaged by your own jewelry. If you have a piece of heirloom jewelry wear it and let it be your "something old".
- Gloves for the
wedding party are staging a comeback and are being worn in more and more
weddings. Fortunately, there are many
choices available. The formality of the
wedding gown and the time of day of the event have governed the length of the
glove. Wrist length gloves and usually
worn in the morning or afternoon events while elbow length gloves usually are
chosen for evening weddings. Over the
elbow style have traditionally been worn only at ultra formal events. But today's bride really only has one key
guideline to consider. As long as the
top of the glove doesn't overlap the sleeve of the gown, it's ok. Today's strapless bridal gowns frequently are
accessorized with over the elbow length gloves.
In addition to various lengths, brides can choose from fingerless gloves or pre-slit gloves which make the ring ceremony much easier to manage.
- Glasses can present a problem for some brides and grooms who wear them on a daily basis. Photographers sometimes ask them to remove the glasses for photos to eliminate glare. If one also has contacts and wears them regularly, there is no problem. Wear contacts for the wedding. But don't just buy contacts for the ceremony if one is not used to them. Instead, consider your glasses as part of your wedding day look. Perhaps considering "wedding day" glasses can be part of your wedding trousseau and a gently rounded frame with very thin ear pieces will help the veil and headpieces fit more securely. Consider antiglare lenses. If you wear glasses every day, you want to look like yourself in your wedding photos.