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The top 10 wedding accessories for any bride

You have the dress, the shoes, the flowers and the cake but what about the accessories?

Congratulations, you are getting married and your big day is around the corner!

Whether you have planned well into advance or have left things last minute, it is necessary to think about your accessories. They can shape and completely change the attitude of your bridal outfit. Therefore, it's important to choose what will suit you, your dress and the overall vibe of your wedding.

You can choose to keep it simple with a delicate hair pin, or opt for the perfect princess tiara, these most popular accessories will make you look like the complete bride on your special day.


1. A traditional garter

Garters are one of our favourite cheeky traditions and definitely an accessory you should opt in come your special day. What you may not realise is that most garters actually come in a set of two – one for you to keep and one to get tossed into the crowd. So it's important to chose the garter that represents you!

As it's more of a private thing between you and your future spouse, you are free to choose any style you want. The best part is, you can focus on finding one you really love rather than a style that matches your dress. If it doesn't match your dress, no stress as it will be hiding for most of the day anyway.

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2. A bridal veil

This should come as no shock or surprise to anyone but veils are a traditional accessory in most weddings. The big reveal to show your face off to your groom, your family and friends is the perfect moment that most brides dream of.

Luckily for you, there are so many options of veils available. You can have it fixed to your headpiece, choose a long or short length, or one that doesn't cover your entire face. Once you've ironed out the details you'll be ready for the aisle in no time.

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One-tier Elegant & Luxurious Wedding Veil
One-tier Elegant & Luxurious Wedding Veil

Light in the box

Two-tier Ribbon Edge Wedding Veil
Two-tier Ribbon Edge Wedding Veil

Light in the box


3. Delicate hair pins

Hair pins are a simple yet effective way to accessorise your wedding hairstyle. A hair pin adds a delicate touch to your look while bringing it to the next level with minimal effort. Your hairdresser can most likely incorporate it into any hairstyle, and they will make sure it fixed firmly to avoid any potential hair catastrophes. If you need to, you can have a read through our guide on how to pick your wedding hairstyle.

If you're feeling extra sentimental, you could wear a pin that's old, new, borrowed or even blue.

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4. A bridal belt

Some wedding dresses don't need the addition of a belt BUT this accessory can very effective on simple dresses.

If you want to make a statement, adding a belt to your look may be the option for you. The belt can be beaded, a sashed ribbon or crystallised to the extreme. For a fun extra touch you can match with your bridal party by matching your sash to the colour of their dresses.

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5. A sheer cape or wrap

Winter weddings can be beautiful, but it can also be freezing cold. If you're looking at having your wedding in the winter months it might be worth thinking about getting a cape or wrap. It can keep you warm when travelling from the church to the reception or even when taking your wedding photos.

But don't let the weather control your choices. If you love the look of a delicate wrap then go for it!

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6. A pretty tiara

Why not feel like the ultimate princess on your special day and rock a tiara? There are so many options available for a Tiara accessories. You can go for a princess style tiara that is bedazzled with sparkle or you can opt for something a little more toned down and dainty.

No matter your choice of style, it's good to step out of your comfort zone and wearing a tiara can be exactly the way to do it.

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Rose Gold Tone Tiara Comb Headpiece
Rose Gold Tone Tiara Comb Headpiece

Colette Hayman


7. A dainty reverse necklace

This only applies to the brides that are choosing to go backless or wear a low back for their wedding dress. This accessory is something that is super unique and will stand out. Decorating your back is a new trend but can look gorgeous in photos and add a special and unexpected touch to your overall look.

Look out for dainty jewellery that possibly follows along the same shape as your dress. This will allow your dress to pop and give everyone in the crowd something else to admire while you are standing at the altar.

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8. A floral hairpiece

Usually the flowers are saved for the bouquets and to decorate the reception room but who says you can't wear them in your hair? Accessorising your hair with flowers is a great idea. You have freedom to choose the type and colour of flower, how many or how little to include.

Using flowers works especially well if you are having an outdoor or beach wedding as they can help to tie in the aesthetic of your wedding.

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9. Statement earrings

Of course the most important piece of jewellery on your wedding day is the wedding ring but there is no reason why you should neglect other options for jewellery. Earrings are a great way to balance out the magic happening on your ring finger.

You can go for a simple diamond stud or pearl, or go for a classic drop earring to pull your look together. The choice of earring should suit the aesthetic of your wedding dress so have fun experimenting with different styles and colours. If you still need help trying to decide, you can read through our guide on how to pick your wedding jewellery.

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Evelyn Cubic Zirconia Sparkly Round Drop Earrings
Evelyn Cubic Zirconia Sparkly Round Drop Earrings

Forever New


10. A classic clutch

We know that carrying a clutch is not ideal during the actual wedding ceremony but it's a great idea for the rest of the day. Weddings are an entire day event involving which means a clutch can definitely come in handy to carry your items throughout the day.

We recommend bringing makeup to touch up products, oil blotting sheets, mini perfume, a travel size sewing kit and maybe even some tissues.

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We recommend reading through our other wedding guides for extra help on your special day, like our guide on where to shop for your wedding shoes online.


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