Not too long ago women chose their dress, then chose their jewelry, then chose their bouquet and that was that. Well, that’s no more because today’s brides are concerned about their entire look from head to toe and wrist to petal. Even though achieving that look requires more work than ever, don’t fret because we’re here to help.
Resist the Urge to Put White and Ivory Together
You will bring shame to brides everywhere if you even think about pairing white with ivory. Yes, your guests will notice. Yes, your groom will run in the opposite direction. Yes, your gaffe will go down in Internet history and yes, you won’t be able to leave your house for a month. Ok, that said, if you choose to wrap your bouquet in fabric, make sure it matches, otherwise you run the risk of offending the bridal gods and that is never good.
Either Complement or Match Your Wedding Dress
Now that you know what will happen if you put white with ivory, you must know the next step. You can either stay in the same color category as your dress or you can choose complementary colors. Don’t be afraid to pair black with white or pastels or jewel tones with your gown as long as the colors remain balanced. Pair warm tones (ivory) with other warm tones and cool tones (white) with other cool tones and you’re on your way to bridal dominance.
Don’t Forget the Jewelry
Fabrics and jewelry have tones and knowing what kind of tone your jewelry belongs to is imperative. Your hand is the intermediary between your dress and your bouquet, and as a result, you should pay attention to what kind of jewelry you wear to make sure it transitions easily from dress to hand to bouquet. Gold is the infinite warm toned jewelry and it looks amazing next to ivory or champagne-colored dresses whereas silver jewelry is stunning when combined with a white wedding dress. If you want to cheat a little bit, throw on a pair of pearls and call it a day, after all, pears are the quintessential bridal accessory and come in a range of hues to satisfy any tone.
Follow these tips and you’ll be the best accessorized bride on the planet. There will be no clashing of the bouquet with bracelets. The bridal gods will be pleased and you’ll be a stunning bride from aisle to reception.
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