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How To Accessorise Your Wedding Dress


When it comes to accessorising, there are lots of things that you could look at, but try not to go overboard. Make sure it all teams in with the dress and the overall look you are going for. Below are a few examples of accessories to consider!


You want to make sure that your veil complements your dress and doesn’t try to fight it!

If your dress has lots of detail, then consider a plainer veil. Going for a veil that is also very detailed could clash with the dress and reduce the wow factor of your overall look.

If your dress is fairly plain, then you could choose to go for a plain veil, or dress it up with more detail, such as lace, gems, or diamantes.

When choosing a veil, you will also need to consider the length you want to go for. Your dress will help you to decide on the length as well.

If you have any focal points on your dress, then you will probably want to ensure these are not covered by the veil. Simple dresses can often look very beautiful with a longer and more elaborate veil, than a dress with more detail.

There are many different lengths of veil - from those that are shoulder, elbow and waist length, to those that are floor length.

Each would go better with certain dresses, so when you are choosing your veil, make sure you also try it on with your dress.

The type of face shape you have will also help you to choose your veil, especially if you are looking at shorter length veils. For example, if you have a round face, you might want to avoid a shorter veil, as it would not flatter your face shape like a longer veil would. The best thing to do is experiment with the length and shape, and find what suits you best.

Headbands and Tiaras

Again, your dress plays an important role in deciding on hair accessories, and so does your veil, if you’re having both.

Make sure you try on any headbands or tiaras with your dress and your veil, to ensure that it all works together. As with the veil, if you have an elaborate dress, you would probably want to go for something more understated in design for your headband or tiara and vice-versa.

Most bridal shops also sell accessories and should be able to advise as to what would be best suited to you, your dress and your veil!


Need I say it again, it’s all about the dress!

Any jewellery you wear will also need to complement your dress. This is probably down to trial and error and what you like, but if you’ve gone for a dress that is on a vintage level with lace, why not try teaming it with pearls?

If your dress is more modern, and less detailed, then accessorising with silver or gold, or rose gold jewellery could look nice. If you wanted, you could also try and incorporate your wedding colours into your jewellery, by selecting matching coloured stones.


Shoes are a good thing to find at around the same time as your dress, or at least before your final dress fitting.

Bear in mind that if you are wearing heels, you do not want the dress to end up being on the short side once you have your shoes on, or too long if your heels were shorter than expected.

You will need to wear your shoes for a prolonged period of time, so make sure you take the time to find something that you can easily walk in and that are comfortable.

Your bridal shop should also be able to help you select shoes that are an appropriate height and suit your dress.

You may also decide to be a little more extravagant and get shoes the same colour as your wedding colours – it would make for a great photo!

Our top tips for avoiding blisters!

‘Wear your shoes in’ before the big day. By wearing them in, you can deal with any blisters that may arise prior to the day.

Another top tip is to spray your shoes and feet with deodorant on the day or rub them slightly with talcum powder. Believe it or not, it really helps to keep your feet dry and avoids sweating, therefore reducing the chance of getting any blisters!