First comes wedding dress shopping, then comes the rest! Wedding accessories and shoes are super important to the whole ensemble for your wedding day, and here’s how to make sure you get it right…

Keeping it simple

For some brides-to-be, a big, white dress – or whichever dress you choose on your wedding day – is special enough. Who needs to spend money or doll yourself up with all the sparkle in the world when you’re the bride of the day and everyone’s going to have their eyes on you anyway? Keeping it simple is never a bad thing – how about a simple pendant necklace like this? This one even ticks the ‘something blue’ box!

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Dress it up

Then there’s the other bride that want to make the most of it being their big day – aka give me all the sparkle in the world! If you’re a lover of everything that shines, opt for a simple dress so you can dress it up with anything you want. If you’re going for a huge, embellished dress, that diamond-encrusted tiara, and the matching necklace and earring set might be a little too much.

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Short hair, don’t care

Don’t think all the best wedding ‘dos are done with long hair – it’s not true at all. If you’ve got short hair, embrace it! Make the most of it with beautiful necklaces that won’t be hidden by long locks, or fun hair accessories like some colourful flower hairpieces, or this absolutely gorgeous birdcage veil.

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Statement shoes

We do love to see a pair of statement shoes worn by our real brides, whether they’re statement in style or colour. Those who want the traditional white dress, but not sure they can resist a bit or colour in their outfit, choosing a bright pair of shoes is a great idea and looks amazing in photographs. Why not incorporate your wedding theme? If you’ve got a pink colour scheme going on, go for pink! Match your groom’s tie or your bridesmaids’ dresses.

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Suit your season

So you may have found the wedding dress of your dreams, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to have the weather of your dreams. If rain is forecasted for your summer wedding, or you don’t think your lace sleeves are going to keep you warm for your winter wedding, choose your accessories wisely! We can’t get enough of fur shrugs worn by brides getting married over the Christmas period – so chic, and more importantly, warm!

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Chunky jewellery

Statement earrings and statement necklaces are a huge thing in the fashion world, and if you don’t leave your house without a chunky necklace on a daily basis, why would you hold against wearing one on your big day? It’s all about the dress you choose and and making sure you keep other accessories to a minimum, otherwise you risk the whole bridal ensemble looking a bit overwhelming…

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Sticking to a theme

1920s and 1950s are two popular wedding themes, and two themes that you can play around with a lot when it comes to your dress, your hair and your wedding accessories. This carefully curled hair, hair pin and bright lipstick looks fantastic and makes total sense with the dress the bride is wearing – keeping the theme constant throughout the whole outfit is important.

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Now we’ve got the accessories covered, you might want to take a look at these 30 common wedding mistakes that brides make

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