It’s all in the details, babe, and wedding planning is full of them! You have THE gown, but your look is completed and complemented by the details, including your hair style, your makeup, and your accessories.
Accessories are often an afterthought for many brides. You spend so much time looking for the perfect dress [and the perfect venue and the perfect flowers and the perfect cake, and so on!], but the accessories can elevate that look, make it unique and bring out the features of your gown you originally fell in love with. They should always compliment the dress, but never compete with it.
When choosing bridal accessories, you can stay with your personal style and the overall theme of your wedding, but go a little bit bigger and a little more elevated than what you’d choose for an everyday look or another occasion. Try something a little bit out of the box – just like the dress, you never know what you’re going to love!
Use accessories to transition your look from ceremony to reception. For example, you can start your best day ever with a beautiful headpiece and a veil, with the veil prominent for the ceremony. Later on for the reception, pop the veil off and showcase the statement piece for a 360º look for your more spontaneous, in the moment photos or videos.
It’s important to keep in mind that most of your photos will be taken with quite some distance, and your pieces need to be large enough to be noticed.
+ speaking of photos, give us alllll the detail shots! Detail flat lays are such a beautiful part of telling your wedding day story, and this is a perfect additional way to capture your sparkle on the big day. Some inspo of what to include here: perfume bottle, invitation suite, some loose flowers, your rings in a pretty box, a ribbon to tie in a color from your wedding – the possibilities are endless.
We get it, you’re worried about investing in jewelry and accessories you will only wear for one day, but that’s not the case! Some pieces are perfect for celebrating anniversaries and attending other weddings or special occasions. Others, while you may choose not to wear them again, become special heirloom pieces that you can keep forever in your family.
When shopping for your wedding dress, your stylist will use accessories to bring it all together. If you aren’t ready to choose your sparkle quite yet, or found your dress elsewhere, you can schedule a separate accessory appointment – the magic + fun doesn’t have to be over! For an at-home experience, we offer our Accessory Luxe in a Box. Choose your bridal style + metal color and your stylist will curate a box of jewels just for you!
Accessories are so much more than just another pretty item on your wedding to-do list. They complete your unique bridal look, tell your wedding day story and you can keep them forever.
Your bridal gown size differs from your typical dress or pant size! We recommend ordering a sample 2-3 sizes larger than the size you wear in street clothing. For example, if you typically wear a size 12, your bridal size will most likely be a size 16 - 18, depending on the fit + designer. Please note, every designer runs different!
We encourage you to reach out to our stylists, or as we like to call them, your personal #hypesquad, to discuss measurements prior to placing your order. It’s easy - simply click here. You’ll love them - promise!
Alterations are a game changer and are necessary for any bridal gown, whether you purchase a designer sample gown with us or order a brand new dress from a traditional boutique!
If a gown is too large, have no fear! You can alter most gowns down 2-3 sizes without damaging the integrity of the dress.
While options are more limited with a gown that is too small, we encourage you to reach out to our knowledgable stylists to discuss what options may be available.
Our stylists are highly trained in understanding what can be altered. If you love a gown, but have questions/concerns regarding the fit, please contact us! Our team is also happy to assist in finding an experienced seamstress who logistically makes sense for you and your price point.