You might still be reeling with excitement from just having found your perfect wedding dress, but don’t let that sidetrack you. There’s still one last crucial step to completing the whole picture: finding the best bridal accessories!
So, get ready bride-to-be, it’s time to accessorize! Use our list of the 10 must-have wedding accessories to help you get organized for what you’ll need on your big day.
1 | Extra Pair of Wedding Shoes
Ideally, even before you select your wedding dress you should already have your main wedding shoes picked out. This is especially important when you go to get your dress fitted, as you need to make sure the dimensions are properly measured with shoes on.
But it wouldn’t hurt to have an extra pair of wedding shoes for those “uh-oh” moments. If your main bridal shoes are heels but you intend to dance the night away, then maybe opt for a second pair of wedding shoes to give your feet a break. A cute pair of flats or wedges are good back up shoes to have on your wedding day.
2 | Small Clutch or Purse
You probably won’t be clutching your clutch on your big day, but having one around filled with emergency mints, chapstick and tissues just might end up being last-minute lifesavers.
Designate a family member or bridesmaid to hold onto it for you.
3 | Hair Accessories
Bridal hair accessories have always been a staple for completing the bride’s style. It’s wise to pick out 2-3 favorites before the wedding and practice decorating your hair with them. There’s so many options to fit all sorts of styles, so don’t hesitate to get creative and find the look that makes you feel like a queen. Choose from sparkly pins, dainty bows, chic crowns, boho flowers, or create your own perfect combo.
4 | Emergency Kit
A bride should always have an “emergency kit” on their big day. And no, it’s not your average first aid kit either. Make your own box of goodies with extra hair pins, clothes pins, fabric tape, scissors, tweezers, fingernail clippers, extra buttons, and of course band aids (just in case of any painful blisters from dancing). Hopefully you won’t need anything in the emergency kit, but it’s always wise to keep extra items handy!
5 | Light Jacket or Shawl
If your wedding doesn’t fall within the warm spring or summer months, it’s possible you will need a light jacket or shawl. It’s not your typical wedding accessory, but you won’t regret it once you get outside with bare shoulders and realize it’s a bit chilly!
6 | Sash or Belt
While they are less common bridal accessories, sashes or belts are a simple and fashionable way to dress up and stylize your wedding gown. They are also perfect to use for evening attire (after you slip out of your wedding dress) that you’d like to accessorize.
7 | Robes for Getting Ready
You and your bridesmaids will need robes for the morning of the wedding day. Not only are they comfortable and practical, avoiding messing up your makeup or hair when you change out of them, but they are also super glamorous and make fun keepsakes for way beyond the wedding day.
8 | Veils
Veils are a classic wedding accessory, but not all brides are keen on draping a veil on. Since they range from budget-friendly to very pricey, whether or not you opt to include a veil as your must-have bridal accessory depends a lot on your budget.
9 | Extra Hair Appliances
You’re already all dolled up and looking gorgeous, but a shower of rain comes and ruins those perfect curls. Your stylist has already left the venue so what will you do? Luckily, if you bring extra hair appliances, like straighteners and curlers, you can quickly ask one of your trusty bridesmaids to give you a quick retouching.
10 | Jewelry Options
Don’t forget those precious jewels! Accessorizing your look with wedding jewelry is a must. But even more so, don’t make the mistake of bringing only one pair of earrings. What if you lost them or just simply change your mind? Always bring backup jewelry so you can have plenty of options to choose from before you take that last leap of faith and walk down the aisle.
With these 10 must-have wedding accessories, you’ll be properly equipped and more than ready to be wed! Here comes the bride…