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How to Accessorize Your Wedding Dress

Learn how to accessorize your wedding dress from celebrity wedding planner Barbara Esses in this Howcast video.


My name is Barbara Esses and I do events for a living. I'm Ruthie Hecht; I'm an event planner and I work with and for my mother. We're going to teach you the do's and don'ts for the perfect wedding.

when accessorizing for your wedding day start from the top and work your way down.

first you need to chose a veil,do you want something short and cute? or do you want something that goes fourteen feet beyond your dress? should there be a head piece, or should the veil just be a comb in your hair? be careful, if you are short you don't want to add too much height to your hair, it will overpower your look. then you need earrings, every bride should wear earrings, nothing too glitzy but definitely beautiful and elegant. depending on your neckline, most brides should not wear a necklace. maybe you have pearls that your grandmother gave you, thats a really nice touch but otherwise pretty much stay away from it.

with bracelets, be sure that they wont snag on your dress, that would be an absolute disaster. then of coarse the shoes, the shoes are very important, they should be comfortable, they should match your dress, and sometimes that doesn't mean white, you can wear taxi cab yellow shoes and everyone will think you are great.

make sure the shoes are comfortable and bring an extra pair just in case they don't work out.

Definitely don't forget something borrowed something blue something old something old something new. tie a piece of blue thread to the inside of the dress just make sure it doesn't show.

its great to borrow something from your family or your best friend.

your dress fulfills something new but it never hurts to get a new piece of jewelry from your future spouse.

some brides do choose to wear a garter but some find it uncomfortable to wear the whole evening, if your have your heart set on a garter toss, no problem, just put it on five minutes before it at the end of the night and no one will know.

so those are some tips on how to accessorize your wedding dress.

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