Wedding Accessories You’ll Love Part 1

“Boleros, Wraps, & Belts…Oh My!”

One of the most important and exciting experiences for a bride is finding THE dress. For some, it can be a daunting task, but once you have found it, you can make a big check mark on your to do list followed by a sigh of relief. I have to admit, shopping for a wedding gown is one of my most favorite parts, but I am partial to wedding gowns.

Now, finding the gown doesn’t mean that’s the end in finding your wedding look. There are oodles of accessories that can help complete your ensemble. If you want to personalize your look to reflect your style, even if it’s two steps out of the box, keep reading. This is part one in the four part blog series….”Complete your wedding look with accessories”

A fabulously fashionable accessory that is becoming more and more popular is the Bolero, Jacket, or Shrug. You can take the simplest dress and turn the heads of your guests and even get a few “Wow’s” while you’re at it. They range between sleek and chic, to floral and romantic, to funky and fun. The fun thing about these is that they come in many colors and textures and they are removable. So, if you want to change up your look from the ceremony to the reception, all you have to do is remove or put on your accessory and voila! You’ve created a different look without changing into another dress!

Wraps are just as good to add to your wedding look. They tend to add a more subtle detail and many are used for the fall/winter/early spring weddings.
The Bolero or wrap not really your style? Try an embellished belt! I love seeing how belts add sparkle to a simple dress or make lavish gown even more stunning. It gives you the illusion of a waist on those dresses that tend to hide it. If you like to show off your hour glass curves, or would like to add definition to your waist, the belt is the way to go. You can find belts in satin colors, laced, beaded, flowers, vintage, and many more embellishments. Belts can also be added or removed if you wish to switch your look through out your wedding. The price of belts generally can range in the hundreds and in some cases (mostly beaded), in the thousands. But don’t fret your pretty head, you can find a striking belt for a reasonable price on many online websites, and your local bridal salon should also have some on hand for you to try. You can find most of my favorites on etsy weddings.

So, which of these is your favorite accessory to add to your wedding look? For me, it’s a toss up between the Bolero and the Belt. Maybe both! For that perfect gown, it could be that final piece that brings it all together. Boleros, Wraps, and Belts, Oh My! No matter which you chose, the options are endless.

Stay tuned for our next blog in this series, Part II will focus on hair pieces and veils!!

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