Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Expert Wedding Accessory Shopping Tips

Expert wedding accessory shopping tips for brides to be.  Our top seven tips to make sure selecting your wedding accessories is an enjoyable as possible!

1.  Never be over influenced by other people.  As nice as it is to get other opinions, make sure that you are happy with your own choice.  Take their advice on board of course, but always go with what YOU feel most comfortable on and what reflects YOUR personal style.

2.  Give yourself plenty of time to chose and order your jewelry, headpiece, veil and shoes.  Don't fall into the trap of panic purchasing.  Also, order and choose in advance.  Do not necessarily go by your wedding date, but when you want everything in your hands or for your fitting!

3.  Wear a white or ivory camisole when wedding accessory shopping to help you visualize your look and always have a photo of your dress with you.

4.  Try to decide on your hairstyle prior to selecting a headpiece.  By coordinating a look your selection process will be made far easier.

5.  Take your headpiece with you when you see your hairstylist.  Please make sure the stylist does not spray with hair products as discoloration may occur.

6.  Keep an open mind when shopping for a veil.  It's the one time in your life you get to wear a veil and having one, whether it's a blusher, flyaway, bird cage, or cathedral will look beautiful on any bride from walking down the aisle to photographs galore.  It's more than just a piece of tulle.  And please don't iron your veil yourself.  Veiling shrivels under a hot iron.  Hang it up in a hot steamy bathroom or blow-dry it with a hair dryer to remove any creases.

7.  Women love shoes, so often finding the perfect wedding shoe can be a task.  Comfort is key.  Choose a shoe you'll feel confident in walking down the aisle and dancing all night in.  You'll need your shoes for your fittings, so plan ahead.  Bringing a comparable size heel to your fitting you "think" you'll wear is not advisable since it may be difficult to find an exact match in a wedding shoe.  Start shoe shopping as soon as you select your dress.

And a note about colored shoes...if you're thinking about wearing colored wedding shoes, keep in mind that colored wedding shoes create a drastic contrast again your gown and will negate that lovely long, elegant line.  It's definitely trendy, so if you're worried about looking back on photos in the years ahead and think you may cringe when you see them, opt for a lovely silk white or ivory wedding shoe indstead.

Most importantly, have fun!  Shopping for bridal accessories should be the most enjoyable part of your  wedding shopping.

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