One Bride's Smart Tips for Accessorizing Your Wedding-Day Look

Jewelry & Accessories, Real Weddings



Meet our latest real bride blogger Amber Herring, a New York City-based fitness and style editor! Over the next few weeks, Amber is chronicling every last detail of her wedding planning process — from getting into shape to managing a gigantic bridal party (she has 13 bridesmaids!). Here, she's sharing how she's accessorizing her big-day look (plus her top tips for fellow brides-to-be!).

I have a serious accessories problem. I own more jewelry than I know what to do with and my shoes are like the third roommate in my one bedroom apartment. So it's only fitting I wear more than one look on my wedding day.

Dauphines of New York Bed of Roses Headband Wedding Accessory Photo: Courtesy of auphines of New York

For the ceremony, I'll wear a gorgeous handmade red floral crown paired with my cathedral length veil. Don't want the real thing? Try something faux like this sweet white rose crown from Dauphines of New York.

Deepa Gurnani Floral Crystal Headband Wedding Accessory Photo: Courtesy of Deepa Gurnani

For dinner and dancing, I'll swap the flowers for something more comfortable (and sturdy) like a Deepa Gurnani crystal headband.

Kate Spade Basket Pave Stud Earrings Wedding Accessories Photo: Courtesy of Kate Spade

With lots of other accessories, I'll stick to sparkly studs. These from Kate Spade, are simple, but not boring.

See More: How to Accessorize Even the Trickiest Wedding-Dress Necklines

Dannijo Katie Sparkly Earrings Wedding Accessories Photo: Courtesy of Dannijo

Want to switch it up for a dramatic late night moment? Reach for these sparklers from Dannijo.

Edie Parker Bride Box Clutch Wedding Accessory Photo: Courtesy of Edie Parker

I'll need a clutch tableside for touch ups. This Edie Parker bride clutch is something you can pass down to family or friends.

Jimmy Choo Gold Glitter Leather Strappy Sandals Wedding Accessory Photo: Courtesy of Jimmy Choo

A Jimmy Choo sparkly shoe is the perfect surprise under a long mermaid dress.

Jennifer Behr Laurel Leaf Gold Grecian Headband Wedding Accessory Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Behr

And, of course, I can't forget about my girls. All 13 of them will have a golden Grecian-themed headband, like this one from Jennifer Behr, paired with braids.

When it's time to choose accessories for your wedding day look, here's some tips to keep in mind:

Comfort is key: Wear your picks for a few minutes at home and during trials to make sure you can wear them for a few hours.

Pick a stand out piece: Then choose other accessories sticking with that theme (gold, romantic, bohemian?).

Think of your wedding day in parts: Break up your day into pictures, ceremony, reception and after party (if you're having one). There are lots of opportunities to change your look with a simple switch of accessories, if you can't choose just one.

For more of my favorite wedding day accessories for the bride and bridesmaids, visit my Pinterest board and BRIDES!

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