How to Pick the Perfect Bridal Accessories
There are so many different factors that contribute to picking the perfect bridal accessories. For some, it is the bling factor. For others, it is the sentimental feeling that a piece has. No matter what designs you want for your big day, there are a few things to keep in mind before picking out accessories...
(1) Set a budget
Just like any of your other vendors, you need to set a budget. Trust me, it is very easy to be (what I call) "blinded by the bling." This is the bride that comes to meet with me and says she has no budget. Then she proceeds to add more and more custom sparkle. Here is the thing... the price tag! As a designer, I never want to deliver a price to you that both shocks you and puts a bad taste in your mouth. If I know what your budget is upfront, I know to warn you as we creep into those pricier customization. I also know how to suggest other similar designs that may save you some money. However, if I do not know what your budget is up front, we both waste a lot of time trying to figure that out.
(2) Accessories are meant to enhance, not take over your look
As I was planning my own wedding, I scoured the internet and pinterest for wedding inspiration. And you know what I kept seeing? Bad Jewelry. I know, you're wondering how that's even possible. The main thing you want to remember when picking the perfect accessories is that you want to enhance what's already there. I highly suggest visiting your wedding dress shop and trying it ALL on. I mean it all... Veil, jewelry, shoes, dress - try it all on! Do you like what you see? What does your eye focus on? I even suggest asking someone to take a picture of you. Do you still like what you see? Very easily we can fall in love with a particular accessory but when we put everything together, the bride can be easily taken over by these same accessories.
(3) Remember it is your wedding day. Pick what you like!
It sounds simple.... right? I mean, it is your wedding day, you should pick what you want... When you come to a consultation, bring people that are going to be supportive and really help you. All too many times I have had brides being pressured by family and friends. The comment is simple, "Are you sure you really want to wear that...." There it is - the seed of doubt has been planted. So here is the truth (and I will say it again in case you missed it) - IT IS YOUR WEDDING, WEAR WHAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY! If you want crystals, wear crystals! If you want pearls, wear pearls! You will look back at this for the rest of your life, be confident to know what your true style is and let it shine!
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