The New Year is here and many of of our brides for 2018 will soon start working out the details of what she will be wearing on her wedding day. Most of our brides find their dress early on in the planning stage, but figuring out what to wear with and on top of said dress, can be quite overwhelming. From jewelry to shoes and from sashes to cover-ups, accessorizing yourself on the most photographed day of your life can be a daunting task. But have no fear, there’s no need to stress! Marisa Nicole Events is here to share a few tips and ideas on accessorizing your wedding day look that will make sure you feel timeless and absolutely stunning on your big day.
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Tip #1: Start with your hair and determine supporting accessories from there.
There are many different accessories you can use to add some glam to your gown. First things first, figure out the general shape/style of how you want to wear your hair, as this will help determine the rest of your look. Will your hair be up, down, or something inbetween? Do you plan to decorate with a hair comb, traditional veil or floral headpiece? These details will help determine the type of jewelry you want to use on the rest of your body. On top of your wedding and engagement ring, you can add more bling and sparkle with a bracelet, earrings, or necklace. If you are getting married in a cold climate, you may decide to add gloves to keep the hands warm or some sort of cover-up. When it comes to your wedding day kicks, try your best to choose shoes that are at least semi comfy but foxy as well. Feel free to have some fun in this area!
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Tip #2: Use your neckline as a guide.
The right accessories to use can be determined by the style of your neckline. For sweetheart or strapless necklines, opt for chandelier earrings, or a necklace or florals for a pop of color. For a v-neck, a necklace with a simple pendant would be a perfect fit. For a halter or high neckline, draw the attention to your hair with a fab headpiece or floral crown.
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Tip #3: Keep it tailored (simple is sometimes the sweetest way to go)!
Although it may be tempting to use every type of accessory out there, try to avoid wearing too much. It was Coco Chanel who said “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” We think the same principle applies on your wedding day. You want to your accessories overwhelming the beauty of your dress. We are looking to create a lovely balance between your to-die-for dress and fab accessories. If you want to wear an accessory but aren’t sure if it will be too much, we suggest you skip it. Keep it simple! It’s the best way to accentuate your dress and natural beauty.
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Tip #4: Choose accessories that match your natural skin tone.
When it comes to dressing your jewelry, match your tones and metals with both your skin and dress colors. Some metals tend to look better on certain dress tones. A general rule of thumb is that warmer tones work with warmer metallics (i.e. – match your ivory dress with gold earrings and a gold bracelet) and cooler tones work with cool metallics (i.e – match your ice white gown with silver earrings and a silver necklace).
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Tip #5: Be yourself!
The most important thing to remember when accessorizing is to just be yourself! You don’t want to try a look that you don’t feel confident in or doesn’t come natural to how you accessorize on a daily basis. Remember, it’s your big day. So be you!
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Using these tips and tricks will make you the ultimate accessory expert for the best day of your life. Now that you know what to do, let’s style that dress!