Special to OneWed by Renee Pawele, CEO of Renee Pawele Bride
I've had the pleasure of styling many fabulous brides for over a decade designing bridal accessories
. I am thrilled to begin sharing my styling tips with Savvy Scoop brides-to-be each month. My first column includes my top tips for selecting the accessories that best suite you
. Congratulations, your wedding day will be amazing!
-- Surprise! Some accessories also require advance ordering, especially for custom-made or altered items, such as veils
, jewelry and headpieces. Allow 6-8 weeks to be sure your accessories arrive on time and avoid rush charges. Add extra time if you would like your veil and headpiece available for hair trials or all of your accessories for pre-wedding photos.
-- Jewelry that can be worn beyond your wedding day to dress up jeans, or hair accessories that can be the finishing touch on a big night out, are a better value than cheap costume jewelry. Also look for pieces that are made from high quality materials by designers with a solid reputation if you want to ensure that you can pass your accessories down to your own future generations.
Too Sparkle or Not to Sparkle
-- Rhinestones or pearls or crystals, oh my! How can a girl choose?
Rhinestones of course add the most sparkle and are just right for evening weddings, earrings and hair accessories that draw attention to your face, and brides who just love bling. Crystals bring a little brightening to any piece, especially at afternoon weddings when they catch the sunlight. Pearls soften a look and keep it classic. Pieces with combinations of all three can create the perfect balance of sparkle and softness.
Skip Off the Shelf
-- For your accessories that is! While a custom-designed wedding dress
is outside the realm of many brides, customized jewelry, hair accessories
and veiling are more accessible. In fact, many of our favorite Renee Pawele pieces were inspired by the design direction of particular blushing brides!
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