In today’s wedding world, accessories are just as essential as the wedding dress. Earrings, head bands, jewellery cuffs, necklaces, lace gloves — that’s right, it’s all about accessorizing. What up-and-coming trends should you watch out for this year?
Bejewelled sashes, crystal belts, scarves, shawls and lace hairnets are popular for 2013. They can be used to modernize your wedding dress or create an art deco, vintage or 1920s look. Bouquets have evolved over the years to include buttons, flowers, paper, handbags, umbrellas or fans. Do-It-Yourself projects are available all over the Internet, and there’s certainly no shortage of unique ideas. Just be sure that your accessories do not “over-do” it or take away from the wedding dress.
Hair styles, from flowing to up-do’s, usually have some type of accessory to bring the whole outfit together. A soft clip, a touch of flowers, or perhaps a simple band will do the trick. And don’t forget about the shoes – a huge purchase for many brides. You may not always see the shoes, but a bride will show them off, especially for photos. The shoes matching the bouquet and all around decor theme is a growing trend. Another recent trend we are seeing is having the happy couple’s names, wedding date, and other special items hand-painted onto the shoes to perfectly represent the big day.
Decor is also a major factor when deciding on accessories. Many brides use the theme or colours to compliment what they wear, but you can also add accessorize to other components. For example, jazz up your centerpieces or wedding cake with pearls, diamonds, lace, or ribbon.
No matter what type of wedding you have in mind — vintage, modern, traditional, art deco, classic…anything goes. Sometimes it’s the little details that make all the difference!
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