The Accessories, Hair
If the wedding dress is the wardrobe star of the day, then your
hair, make-up and accessories will be it's supporting cast. It's
a great opportunity of completing your transformation into a princess
for the day, but we can do it on our budget – I promise!
Accessories and Shoes;
- Are there any 'family jewels' that you can wear? Whether it
is your Grandmother's set of pearls, a diamond pendant of your
Mom's or even your Dad/Grandfather's war medals – a touch
of family history is both elegant and a thoughtful gesture to
those who raised you.
- Would you consider borrowing an item or set of jewelery from
a friend? Most people would be honored to be the owner of the
'Something borrowed' for your big day.
- Scour discount jewelery outlets. This is one occasion where
a bit of tasteful 'bling' – real or not – can help
you shine. There are some beautiful and classy cubic zirconia
sets that can complete your wedding outfit at amazing low prices.
Check out www.ebay.com for great sets at incredibly low prices.
Always remember with 'bling' though - less really is more!
A simple necklace, ornate earrings
and a short fascinator veil for timeless elegance
- Don’t buy shoes from a bridal salon or specialist wedding
store. I did some quick shopping today and found a $45 price
difference on the same pair of shoes in a regular store compared
to a bridal salon.
- Always choose a simpler pair over a more decorated style.
If you are wearing a long dress, no one will even see your shoes,
and each bead or piece of embroidery is a wasted expense.
- Once again, consider www.ebay.com for buying your shoes.
Keep in mind that you won’t have the opportunity to try
your shoes on before you buy, meaning you run the risk of buying
the wrong size.
- Consider buying the same style shoes as your bridesmaids.
Many sellers will give you a good group discount or even a free
pair with a large order.
- Remember that the very highest priority in choosing your
shoes is your comfort. There’s no point having fabulous
looking 3-inch heels if your feet are so blistered and sore
that you end up bare-foot before the reception.
- Look for seasonal shoe sales. A 50% saving on shoes will leave
a lot more in your wedding budget.
- Wear satin ballerina slippers. They are classic and elegant
and undeniably comfortable. Even better, they are incredibly
affordable. Try dance stores or suppliers like Capezio or Bloch
for available styles.
- Shop for your shoes later in the afternoon or at the end of
a shopping trip when your feet are naturally slightly swollen.
Our feet fluctuate in size throughout the day and what might
fit well first thing in the morning might pinch or rub badly
later in the day. Remember that brides are often on their feet
for more than 8 hours on their wedding day.
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