Your Wedding Day Accessories!- Wedding Planning Tips

Well, you’ve got the dress, now it’s time to pick out the accessories you’ll need to pull your whole look together!


If you want to wear a veil, keep in mind the style of gown you have. The veil shouldn’t be the center of attention, your dress should! So stick with something that complements it. If you’re set on a certain hairstyle, take this into account as well.

Types of veils from shortest to longest:

  • Birdcage. Great for short wedding dresses, or a vintage style dress.
  • Blusher. Covers the entire face and falls to the shoulders. Usually paired with a longer veil and is great for more conservative ceremonies.
  • Fly-Away. Falls just below the shoulders and is great for short dresses or vintage styles.
  • Elbow. Falls at elbow length. Flatters almost every dress style.
  • Fingertip. Falls at or below the fingertips. Great for elegant and classic dress styles.
  • Ballet. Typically right around knee length. Great for brides who want a long veil, but without the worry of it becoming a tripping hazard.
  • Chapel. Falls to the ground or a couple inches beyond the gown. Great for simple gowns to create a more dramatic look, or an all around romantic style.
  • Cathedral. Remember in The Sound of Music when Maria had a mile long train? If you’re wanting a very dramatic veil with your gown, this one is it. The cathedral veil falls well beyond the dress and is just like another train.

Most veils will have a comb style attachment, but a couple others to consider are the Juliet Cap, and the Mantilla.


I personally think that the style of shoe you wear shouldn’t be so much about what goes with your dress, but more about what is going to be comfortable for you. The last thing you want is to trip or stumble down the aisle. And you’d be surprised how much walking you’ll do just for your photos alone! Of course, if you’re wearing a short dress or one where your shoes will be seen, make sure they match well!


This is another one those things that will be completely up to your personal style. Again, keep in mind the style of your dress. If you have a beaded bodice, a statement necklace might not be as good a choice as no necklace or a dainty one.

The same basic principle applies to earrings. Statement earrings may too much with a statement necklace, while studs or simpler earrings would add a nice touch.

Do you have any questions about planning your wedding? Comment below or email!

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