HOW TO ACCESSORIZE YOUR WEDDING
How do you begin to accessorize your wedding? It is more complex than simply choosing a color you like and walking down the aisle care free. For the complexity behind it, many people hire a wedding planner to accessorize and plan their wedding.
What Must Be Done
Planning a wedding involves choosing the color of the bride's dress, the bridesmaid's dresses, hairstyles, the jewelry and other accessories, themes, decorations and building set up, and so much more. Particular attention must be devoted to the bride and making sure that she is the star of the show. Even if the wedding has a recurring theme, the bride's dress must stand out and accentuate the personality of the woman being given in marriage. This involves balancing color and taste and making sure no item distracts from the big picture.
Keep It Simple
A general rule is to keep the wedding theme simple. Let the gown stand out and de-emphasize the accessories. This is especially the case in certain types of wedding jewelry. Necklaces, bracelets and rings can be distracting or even look gaudy if not balanced out by the rest of the ceremony. The ensemble has to work together. What might help is to do some trial runs with your gown, hairstyle and see which jewels are complementary and which distract. Always get a few different opinions from bridesmaids or family members.
More Tips On Selection
Rather than choosing jewelry and building your wedding around those pieces, build your jewelry selection around you. Your hairstyle and facial shapes should dictate what kind of earrings you wear. A necklace or tiara should not put the bride over the top in terms of luxurious packaging. Some brides will forgo necklaces to show off their neckline; or if their earrings are large enough to make a statement. If your dress has a lot of beading or rhinestone detail, then a necklace on top of that might be too much to look at. As a general rule, deep colored stones like sapphires, emeralds or rubies will clash with a perfectly white wedding. If you're thinking of using a lot of bold colors be sure and get a second opinion.
Accessorize your wedding according to good taste, smart colors and a touch of modesty, as this is the most important day of your life.