How to Accessorize a Wedding Dress: Tips from a Bridal Boutique in Utah

How to Accessorize a Wedding Dress: Tips from a Bridal Boutique in Utah

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May 11, 2021

After you’ve spent hours trying on wedding gowns, comparing prices, asking your friends and loved ones for opinions, and making alterations, you can breathe a sigh of relief: You have your wedding dress. The hard part is over. And now comes the fun part: choosing your accessories! Whether you see this as an opportunity to show off your style or just another daunting wedding task, Pritchétt Bridal is here to help our local brides accessorize their wedding gowns in Utah.

Which Jewelry Is Right for Me?

When it comes to jewelry, there can be seemingly endless choices. However, a quick way to narrow down your options is by looking at the color of your dress. If it’s stark white, you’ll want to stick with silver. If it’s an ivory, cream, or other warm-toned off-white, you’ll want to go with gold. If there’s beading or other embellishments on your dress, choose your metals based on the tones of the embellishments.  

Next, think about which jewelry pieces you’ll want to include. If your dress is strapless or halter-style or has a sweetheart neckline, it might seem counterintuitive, but you actually should stay away from necklaces. Dresses that leave your neckline exposed are meant to highlight your decolletage, and you don’t want to add a distracting necklace.

Instead, go for a pair of glamorous earrings. For a plunging neckline, however, a necklace is more than welcome. You can pair a V-neck dress with anything from a bib necklace to a choker to a simple chain and pendant. 

You can narrow down your earring choices based on how you want to wear your hair. If you’re wearing it down around your ears, you’ll want to stick with something simple. Statement earrings will only get caught in your hair, and may not even be visible.

If your hair is going to be up, however, this is the perfect opportunity to show off a pair of elegant statement earrings. 

How to Choose a Veil for Designer Wedding Dresses in Utah

A veil is timeless, feminine and elegant. There are a lot of veil styles out there, but like with jewelry, you can easily narrow down your options based on your dress.

Most importantly, your veil and dress colors should match. From there, you can start thinking about what parts of your dress you want to show off.

If the detailing in the back is important to you, go with something sheer. If your gown already has a lot of detail or embellishments, go with something simple. If your dress is fairly minimalist, you might want to make your wedding veil the statement piece of your look. 

You can also choose a veil based on your height. While long, regal veils help to elongate the frame of a shorter bride, mid-length veils can make more petite brides look shorter. 

Accessorizing your wedding dress should be fun, not stressful. For a stress-free, collaborative experience putting together your wedding look, Pritchétt Bridal is your destination bridal boutique in Utah. Our professional team of wedding fashion experts will help you pick out more than just a dress — we’re also here to assist you in finding the perfect accessories for your special day.