Essential Wedding Accessories

By | June 19, 2013

Wedding accessories are important to complete your bridal look. Without wedding accessories, the wedding gown would look plain and incomplete. Below are some of the essential wedding accessories.

Wedding veils

Would a wedding be complete without a wedding veil? Of course you’ve probably seen weddings where brides wore gowns without veils, but it do seems like something is amiss. A wedding veil is one wedding accessory that symbolizes the wedding itself. Choose a wedding veil that will suit your wedding gown and the theme of your wedding. Veils nowadays come in various lengths. Many modern brides prefer a shoulder length flyaway type.

Shoes & stockings

Shoes and stockings are a crucial element to your overall look on your wedding day. It is really difficult to find a pair of wedding shoes that would match your wedding gown. Try to look for shoes made of velvet, satin and silk as these materials provide a formal and delicate touch to any event. You can also choose shoes with embellishment like beads, sequins, pearls or crystals. Most importantly, make sure that you buy a pair of shoes that is comfortable on your feet as you need to wear it throughout your wedding.


Aside from the wedding bands, you should also consider other jewellery such as necklace, earrings and bracelet. Jewellery should always compliment a dress and not be the star of the evening. Hence, make sure that you choose jewellery that would be noticeable enough to get attention but not too loud as to over shadow your wedding gown. Consider wearing family heirlooms because they are proven to be an ideal wedding accessory. Diamonds and pearls are also popular jewellery.


Headpieces such as combs, headbands, back pieces and Juliet caps are generally used to hold the wedding veil in place. Often, headpieces are decorated with beads, pearls, crystals or flowers to make them look attractive. A headpiece can make a difference between a boring wedding attire and an exciting one. Actually, a beautiful headpiece can even replace a veil altogether. Examples of nice headpieces are tiaras, crowns, half-crowns, wreaths and bun wraps.


Gloves make great accessories especially if you are wearing a strapless or sleeveless gown. The general rule is that the shorter the sleeve the longer the glove should be. Gloves simply provide an air of sophistication to any outfit.


It would be nice to have a small purse to put all the things you will need, particularly make up for touch ups. It doesn’t have to be a big shoulder bag. Clutches are a perfect fit.

In weddings, the little details provided by wedding accessories can make all the difference. Hence, it is very important to give as much attention to your wedding accessories as you would to your wedding gown.