9 Wedding Accessories to Complete Your Bridal Look

You got the dress now top it all off with wedding accessories that will make your bridal look really stand out. Here are nine wedding accessories every bride needs.

By Monica Mercuri

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Photo by Ross Kyker Photography

As your big day draws near, you’re probably scrambling to get everything in order, most importantly what you’ll wear. In addition to the time-honored tradition of a white wedding dress, if you plan to go the classic route, you’ll also want to seek out wedding accessories that complement and complete your overall look. We’re talking headpieces, veils, belts, clutches—oh, and garters! Needless to say, there’s quite a lot to consider when shopping for wedding accessories—the details count. So, as you continue on your search for the perfect pieces in an attempt to coordinate your wedding-day ensemble, here are some of the staples to consider.

A Classic Veil

veil Photo Credit // Our Story Bridal

Most brides choose to wear a wedding veil. Not only is it traditional, but it’s utterly romantic. There are endless options to choose from, so you’ll want to make sure the veil you select complements your wedding dress as well as any other accessories you choose to wear. Many include embroidered textures, beads and lace as well as satin silhouettes for that extra sparkle.

Shop: Silver Lining Veil, $259

A Statement-Making Veil

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If your wedding dress is on the simpler side, you might consider a head-turning veil to add dimension to your overall look. Consider a lace veil with handcrafted rose appliques in a stunning and soft tulle, which will go beautifully with lace, crepe, or even satin!

Shop: La Vie in Rose Veil, $435

Comb Clip

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Few wedding-day accessories are more classically beautiful than an artfully designed comb clip. Consider shopping for one that matches the elements of your wedding dress. For example, if your dress features pearls and crystals, look for those same features in your hair accessory.

Shop: Emmy Floral Comb, $69

Floral Crown

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If you want to feel like a true princess on your wedding day, a floral crown is just the ticket. They come in varying levels of detail, but if you’re looking to make a statement, consider one that’s encircled with crystals in a branch-like design.

Shop: Thea Floral Crown, $280

Vintage Headband

hushed commotion headband Photo Credit // Hushed Commotion

Flower crown not your jam? If you’re looking for a more subtle, bohemian-style headpiece, consider a vintage headband. They’re becoming increasingly popular and many are handcrafted and aligned with a delicate design of flowers and pearl accents.

Shop: Matilda Headband, $245


hanky panky garter Photo Credit // Hanky Panky

The time-honored tradition known as the garter toss is still making its way into the wedding-day timelines of brides and grooms all over. If you plan to include it in your reception, there are many garter types to choose from—be it vintage-inspired lace or boho-style bands.

Shop: Keep & Toss Garter Set, $32


hanky panky robe Photo Credit // Hanky Panky

What you wear under your bridal gown, or while you’re getting ready on your big day, should matter! Because, after all, a bride should feel her very best throughout the entire day. Consider what pieces to include underneath your gown as well as during the getting-ready process, such as a robe or romper.

Shop: Getting Ready Satin Robe, $140

Bridal Belts

hushed commotion belt Photo Credit // Hushed Commotion

To complete their wedding look, many brides opt to pair a belt with their gown for a more structured silhouette—or to help exaggerate that waist. There are many to choose from, with varying shapes, sizes, and designs. Search for one that features similar aspects of your gown, be it geometric patterns, beads, and pearls or floral elements.

Shop: Nigella Belt, $305


clutch Photo Credit // Cathy's Clutches

Even though you likely have friends and family members holding all of your necessities for you, from your phone to your lip gloss, it’s sometimes helpful to have it right by your side when you need it. That’s where a bridal clutch can come in handy. They come in all styles and designs—and some are even personalized!

Shop: Personalized Vegan Leather 2-Piece Clutch Wallet Set, $42

Wheather you wear all of these or just a few of them, wedding accessories add the perfect final touch to your look.

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