Accessories are what make your wedding ‘look’ individual to you. They’re a way of expressing your style and personality and the wedding theme you’ve chosen. We’ve put together 20 of our favourite items, from inexpensive essentials through to luxury items. Enjoy!
We love bridal shrugs. If you’re wearing a strapless dress but want to be a little more covered up at your ceremony then a shrug is the answer. Etsy have some gorgeous metallic shrugs that come in various colours and looks very elegant.
If you’re marrying in winter, a warm wrap is an absolute essential to keep you cosy on your way to and from the ceremony. The ‘Alexi’ jacket from Ellie Sanderson is a real scene stealer and you’ll be able to wear it with an evening dress long after your wedding day.
Vintage Styler have a pearl-trimmed birdcage veil that is just £25 but looks like it cost ten times more. Perfect to set off a flirty 50s-inspired bridal frock.
For just £20 the Orla earrings from Vintage Styler would make ideal bridesmaid gifts for your favourite girls.
Having a destination wedding? Dessy have some gorgeous T-strap sandals in metallic gold that are just perfect for walking elegantly across the beach towards your groom.
A pop of colour
Why put your bridesmaids in white or cream ballet flats. Strike a colour accent with some bright satin flats from Dessy.
You might not have thought of it, but you can add a decorative belt to your wedding dress – particularly if you’re proud of your waistline and if your dress is fairly plain. Liberty in Love have gorgeous sash belts from just £95.
Art Deco chic
Following The Great Gatsby’s recent release, Art Deco and 1920s style are set to dominate the 2014 wedding scene. We love the emerald Taylor cuff from Stephanie Browne. At £250 it’s an investment piece you’ll enjoy wearing over and over again.
Simple pearl stud earrings are a classic and these Freshwater pearl earrings from Dessy will never look out of place on your wedding day. Something for your bridesmaids perhaps?
A decorative garter tucked away under your skirts is a traditional part of a bride’s outfit. You’re supposed to wear something blue so how about this £25 decorative garter from Vintage Styler?
20’s hair accessories
Juliette caps, as worn by Kate Moss and Lily Allen, are being seen more often at weddings now. This Juliette lace headband by Silver Sixpence in her shoe is really pretty at just £75.
A bit of bling
If you fancy a bit of bling on your wrist, or those of your maids, check out some gorgeous zirconium cuff from Dessy.
Another must for winter or spring weddings is a pair of wedding Wellingtons. We’re loving the satin bows on these Weddington Boots, £40 from Ellie Sanderson.
Keep the rain off
Much as we’d like it to be sunny on our wedding days, if you’re marrying in the UK you need to be prepared for all eventualities. The ‘Dianna’ wedding umbrella from Ellie Sanderson will keep the raindrops off your precious wedding gown and would be a useful prop in your photographs, too.
This elegant Bryanne headpiece by Halo & Co has all the hallmarks of becoming a family heirloom. Chic and timeless at £335.
You’re going to need a bag to keep your bits and pieces in on your wedding day and Rainbow Club have some gorgeous vintage-looking examples.
Keep warm in winter
Shivering in your wedding photographs isn’t a good look. So the ‘Manifold’ cardigan from Ellie Sanderson at £199, is soft, warm and has a ruffle detail that’s pretty and practical.
A simple pearl bracelet will never look out of place. At £18 from Vintage Styler you can afford to give your bridesmaids these as presents on the morning of the wedding.
Jewel bouquets are relatively new on the wedding scene but we think they are here to stay and make a wonderful memento of your wedding day. Have a bespoke one made by Nicola Garratt in the colours to suit your theme.
Kate Middleton’s parents presented her with a pair of bespoke diamond earrings on her wedding day, but then she was marrying a prince! Check out the dreamy diamond drops at Glitzy Secrets.