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Showing posts with label Wedding Accessories. Show all posts

Saturday, December 27, 2014

How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Veil

There are really only two occasions where a modern Western woman is likely, even expected, to wear a veil. One is when she is in mourning or attending a funeral. The other is on her wedding day. The history of the wedding veil dates back to biblical times and there are numerous interpretations of its symbolism.

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One popular interpretation is that the veil represents long, flowing hair, which brides used to wear down their backs to symbolize chastity. Another traces it back to the early Romans who used it to protect the bride-to-be from evil spirits on her big day. Yet another story swears that the veil was used to hide the bride's face so that the groom at an arranged marriage couldn't back out if he didn't like what he saw. Remember, the veil is only lifted after the couple is pronounced man and wife!

But whatever its origin, the wedding veil remains an important accessory in most Western weddings. In this article, we will review a few basic tips that will hopefully help you select the perfect veil.

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Material
Traditional wedding veils were made from tulle, but lace, satin and silk have become increasingly popular options. Additionally, many veils are now adorned with pearls, crystals, rhinestones or embroidery. The length of the veil often depends upon the length of the bride-to-be's hair.

Hair
Brides that want to showcase their professional hairstyle often choose a veil that fastens underneath their coiffure. As you might expect, shorter veils are more manageable, which makes them the only choice for brides who choose to wear them throughout the entire event.

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Length
As mentioned, if you plan to wear you veil for hours on end, it should be light and short. But if you are planning on wearing it only at the ceremony, it may be a good idea to go all out. Long, flowing veils are called cathedral veils and they descend about 3.5 yards from the headpiece. The shorter, more functional veil is called a blusher and it is the popular choice for warm weather weddings.

Pictures
Many brides make the mistake of removing their veils immediately after the ceremony. To ensure that this classic accessory appears in most of the pictures, it is important to leave it on until after the first dance.

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Prioritize
As important as the wedding veil is, remember that it is just an accessory. And as such, it should never overshadow your wedding dress. Rather, it should complement it. As a general rule, the more elaborate the gown, the less elaborate the veil.

Venue
The less formal your ceremony, the less formal your veil should be. An outdoor ceremony on the grass or sand will likely include a fairly informal dress, which means that you will want an informal veil, like a blusher or a flyaway.

Color
Unlike your shoes, the veil does not have to match the color of the wedding dress exactly. In fact, most brides prefer veils that are a shade or two lighter or darker than their gowns. In general, however, a bride-to-be should not choose a veil that is a different color from her dress. It will detract from the gown, which should rightly be the center of attention.

Budget
The average veil costs about as much as the average pair of bridal shoes. According to a recent survey, the average price is $274. Of course, there are adequate wedding veils that can be purchased on the cheap. For less than fifty dollars, the frugal bride-to-be can find a short, one-layer veil that is made from either netting or tulle. For $150 and up, she should be able to locate a fingertip-length tulle veil that has a few embellishments, like ribbon, embroidery or pearl trim. Finally, for $300 and up, a bride-to-be can purchase a multi-layered veil of almost any length that is adorned with lace or beads and is made of high-quality silk tulle.

Styles
We will now take a moment to review the most popular styles of wedding veils.

Blusher
Easily the most popular and most informal veil, the blusher is a short, single-layer accessory that is worn over the bride's face during the ceremony and then flipped back before the kiss.

Flyaway
The most formal of the casual veils, the flyaway is a multi-layered, shoulder-length veil that is light enough to be worn at warm weather weddings.

Elbow
As you may have guessed, this formal accessory reaches all the way down to the bride's elbows, but does not overshadow the dress. It is actually quite popular for casual weddings.
Finger Tip

Another obvious anatomical appellation, the finger-tip veil falls all the way down to the bride-to-be's finger-tips when her arms are handing naturally. It is a formal veil that is often only worn as an accessory to elaborate ball gowns.

Cathedral
Also called the royal veil, it is the most formal of all wedding veils. When left to fall naturally, it extends a full 3.5 yards from the headpiece and is often worn with a cathedral-length train.


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How the Wedding Hair Accessories Are Important For Some Brides

The wedding hair accessories seem to complete weddings in one way or another for brides. They add to the beauty and outfit for the bride, bridesmaid and flower girls. The accessories range from hair pins to veils and tiaras. They vary in colour and style. The prices of the accessories are in accordance to style and where you buy them from.

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You are able to order accessories via internet, mail orders and catalogues in the shops. The styles vary from plain standard patterns to one of a kind design.

The hair accessories can and is usually falls into the something new, something old, something borrowed something blue. It is quite popular as well for those. The designs include vintage and craze designs that allow the bride to express herself creatively.

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There are a few websites that advertise and discusses the variety of hair accessories and what each one represents. Having the perfect style in the bride's eye is as hard searching as for the perfect dress and invitation.

The colours of the accessories have the exact meaning as the dress; being in the virginal white outfit means pure and innocent. Yet you add a touch of pink your sincerity. Red shows the love, yet it shows the passion of love.

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Having the perfect hair piece requires one to do research, where to go, how to select and when to get your hair piece. The hair pieces can as well be glamour up for the brides who has a specific standard. This would include diamonds and gold or silver hair pins. The prices for hair accessory range from no cost and up into the thousands of Rands. Having a big white wedding and cost effective is possible you just need to choose wisely.

Having the hair pieces give some form of symbolizing of who the bride is, and with the different style expressing who she is gives her more control, with the vintage hats and cage veil gives her the elegance look, where the hair pins can some an ordinary plain Jane. The style with a three style hair band decorated with diamonds shows her riches and wealth. And flower style clips show her nature tendencies.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How To Find The Perfect Wedding Flowers For Your Hair

When it comes to choosing wedding flowers for your hair, most brides have a hard time deciding on just one piece.

Many times they know just what they want, but it is nowhere to be found. Even if they do find it, the price is outrageous and they have to pass it up and settle for less. How frustrating!

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It doesn't have to be this way. It really can be a pleasant experience if you know a few tips on how to get the perfect piece.

One key to having a pleasant experience is to plan well in advance so you have time to decide just what you want.

Another is to collect photos of your favorite pieces. You might just like one feather from a photo and a flower from another. When you combine the two ideas, you will have a unique flower for your hair.
Decide if you want to use real touch faux flowers, fresh flowers, or fabric flowers. Each option has its own unique charm and is sure to be a lovely flower for your hair.

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If you decide on fabric flowers, do you want to make your own and match your dress or would you like to purchase one online?

Making your own flowers can be a very fun project and it is easy to do, but you do have to have patience and enjoy crafting. If you don't, maybe you have a relative or friend that will make it for you.

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If you decide to purchase a ready made flower, they can be expensive depending on the quality.
Fabric flowers can be easily attached to a hair comb or alligator clip by sewing or gluing. A headband is another popular choice. It can be a thin width band that is the color of your hair or a wider satin covered headband.

Headbands will hold any flower choice in place and is a comfortable accessory to wear. They can be worn by every female in the bridal party including the flower girls.

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Fresh flowers can be easily attached to a hair comb or alligator clip with florist wire. It is important to mist it and keep the flower in water and in a cool place for as long as possible.

To make a fresh flower clip for your hair, cut the stem very short. Insert a piece of florist wire through the stem. Insert another wire across from the first one to form an X. Bend the wires down to form a "stem" and wrap the wire with floral tape. Attach to the clip or comb.

Headbands can also be decorated with pearls, crystals, feathers, and flowers. A pave setting of crystals or pearls can be glued onto a satin covered headband. This is a very luxurious looking headband especially if the dress has the same embellishments. Feathers or flowers can either be glued or sewn in place.
As you can see, with a few supplies you really can create lovely one of a kind wedding flowers for your hair!


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Monday, April 28, 2014

Choosing the Right Bridal Headpiece for Your Wedding Day

A perfect headpiece can make a bride special at her wedding, and it can also add elegance and brilliance to the bride.



When the wedding date is approaching, one important thing you need to decide is what headpiece you want to wear on the wedding. When choosing what you will wear on your head, there are many things you should consider. Here are some tips of how to choose a right headpiece.

Before you decide which headpiece you will wear on the wedding, you will consider what type of wedding you are having. Is your wedding going to be formal or casual? You also need to consider how to style your hair. If your hair is short, do you want to wear hair extensions? If your hair is long, will it be up or down?
No matter what you choose, it should match your wedding dress, otherwise you will not look good. A nice headpiece will not look good if you match it to the wrong dress or hair style. So when purchasing the headpiece, you can consider trying your dress on.


You can check the online pictures to find out which headpiece is your favorite. Keep these pictures handy when shopping a headpiece. There are many styles and colors out there, so knowing what you want will help you save time and money. You can also pay a visit to your local shops selling bridal accessories, and you will have many options to choose from. One thing you need to keep in mind is that the accessory should work with your overall look, especially your veil if you are wearing one.


Checking how your headpiece looks from all angles since you will be seen from the side and the back. When wearing the headpiece, you can ask someone if you look good on it from all angles. When you are shopping a headpiece in a shop, you can get a 360-degree view of each headpiece you try on by asking the salesperson if they could snap a picture on your phone. The shape of your headpiece will influence how it looks from a distance.


Before the wedding, you can try it on well to make sure it makes you feel comfortable and will not distract you from other important things on the wedding.

You also need to match your headpiece to your jewelry. A perfect combination of a headpiece and jewelry can make you feel like a true princess on your wedding day. Your jewelry, headpiece, and veil should enhance your look, not distract from it.


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Top 10 Wedding Accessories

It's time to shop! Once you have picked out your wedding dress, you'll want to start looking for all of the accessories that go with it.

You'll need to have your lingerie and other undergarments in hand for the first wedding dress fitting, so have fun shopping now for the accessories you want!


1. Lingerie: Whether you are looking for a great strapless bra for your wedding day or some special lingerie for your wedding night, it's fun to shop for new lingerie.


2. Undergarments: Sometimes a bride just needs a little help getting the look she wants. That's why some of the new body shaping undergarments can be a girl's second-best friend.


3. Veil: Your veil should complement your dress. If you have a heavily beaded gown, go with a simple veil. Dresses with a train look elegant with most veils, except one that falls at the waist. Visualize how you plan to wear your hair, then try on veils with your dress until you find the one you love!


 4. Gloves: Short bridal gloves are a popular wedding accessory, and many brides choose a glove that ends just below the elbow. To match your gown, the gloves should be the same color or slightly lighter than your wedding dress.



 
5. Jewelry: Sometimes less is more, but your wedding day is the perfect day to wear stunning jewelry. When choosing jewelry, keep two important things in mind: your hairstyle and your dress. Jewelry can be used to highlight your features and complement your gown, so pick a few beautiful pieces and see how they work with your dress.


 6. Shawl or wrap: If you are planning an outdoor wedding reception, a wrap or shawl can be a great addition to your look (after the ceremony of course). Not only does it add a burst of color, but it has the added benefit of keeping you warm.


 7. Hair pieces: Today's hair pieces help women get the hair style they want, without months of effort growing their hair out. Many celebrities use hair pieces to create flawless hair when they walk the red carpet - so why shouldn't you?



 8. Hair jewelry: From hair pins and combs to headbands and tiaras, you have a lot of choices when it comes to hair jewelry. First decide how you want to wear your hair, then pick out your veil and finally... the hair jewelry to complete your look.


 9. Garters: Throwing the bridal garter to single friends and family may have become a little less common than it once was, but that just means you have more choices. You can still honor the tradition by getting a garter to pass on to a single girlfriend, or you may just want to get a special garter to show your new husband on your wedding night.

10. Shoes: As the bride, you can wear any shoes you want. Some brides choose to go with stunning heels while others go with popular ballet flats. Whatever you decide, make sure you bring your new shoes to your dress fittings and wear them around the house to get comfortable in them before your wedding day.



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Friday, February 28, 2014

Elegant Bridal Accessory: Gloves

With all of the passion for vintage wedding details in recent years, it should come as no surprise that gloves are making a comeback for brides. There are quite a few types of bridal gloves, and they can convey any style, from vintage to modern to classic. Learn how to choose the perfect pair of gloves to complete your wedding dress.


One of the most delightful types of glove is the short vintage lace or netting mitt. They usually come to the wrist bone or just above, and exude garden party charm. Since genuine vintage gloves are likely to be on the small side, you will probably need to find a new pair done in an antique style. Pair this accessory with a flowy 1920s style chiffon bridal gown in a tea stained or blush hue. Sometimes the mitts made from netting are embellished with tiny seed pearls, which is a delightful detail if you plan to wear pearl bridal jewelry. Dainty vintage style gloves call for petite bouquets, such as a lily-of-the-valley posy.


The bride with a classic sensibility will love the timeless look of long gloves worn with a strapless wedding dress. Kidskin is the most traditional material; cotton or fine silk are also nice. Just avoid cheap looking spandex gloves that go better with a prom dress than an elegant bridal gown. The length of the glove should complement both your wedding gown and the length and shape of the bride's arms. Opera length are the longest, coming up almost to the underarm. They are ideal for a very formal white tie or black tie event. The most popular length is just over the elbow. It works very well with strapless, spaghetti strap, and one shoulder dresses.


Both over the elbow and opera length gloves usually have pearl buttons at the wrist to make them easier to get on. The buttons look very pretty if you will have pearl bridal jewelry, or you could have them changed out for crystal buttons for a bit of sparkle. Speaking of customization, many types of long gloves can be altered to fit by your seamstress. They can be shortened if you are a petite bride or taken in slightly for brides with slender arms. Keep in mind that gloves are not intended to fit like a second skin. It is perfectly fine for them to be a little slouchy as long as they do not fall down.


While we may think of gloves as a very traditional or conservative wedding accessory, they can actually be worn in a very modern way. The most dramatic idea is to wear a pair in a strong color like black or red. This look has been cropping up on designer runways at bridal shows and it definitely makes a strong statement. These chic gloves work best with high fashion wedding gowns with an edgy haute couture style. It is a fabulous way to add a bold color to your wedding attire without actually wearing a dress that has black or red on it. And it looks great in the wedding pictures!

So what do you think? Are you ready to try on a pair of gloves with your bridal gown? You might just find that the right pair really enhances the look of your dream dress.


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Monday, February 10, 2014

Bridal Hair Accessory Options

Bridal Hair Accessory Options


There are many different types of bridal hair accessories you can wear on your wedding day, including bridal veils and bridal tiaras. There are many different types of beautiful bridal veils that come in various styles, shapes and lengths. Bridal tiaras are beautiful and elegant bridal hair accessories that complement your wedding gown too, and come in a variety of styles.

There are a number of formal bridal veils that you can wear on your wedding day.

Bridal Hair Accessory Options
Chapel Veils
Chapel veils are formal veils that are made up of two long layers of material, one to cover the your face, and the other floor length layer, to be worn behind your head.

Bridal Hair Accessory Options
Cathedral Veil
Similar to the chapel veil is the cathedral veil, which also consists of two layers of material, one that is 3 meters long from the headpiece, and the other, that extends to the floor.

Bridal Hair Accessory Options
The Waltz Veil
The waltz veil is another formal styled bridal veil that is made of a single material layer. Depending on the length of your gown, you can choose from different lengths of waltz veils, with the shortest veils coming to the knees, whilst the longest veils extend to the floor.

Bridal Hair Accessory Options
Flyaway Veils
Less formal than the chapel, cathedral and waltz veils are the flyaway bridal veils. These are made of many layers of material that are short and come to your shoulders. You can wear them with simple wedding gowns that are of floor length or shorter.

Bridal Hair Accessory Options
Blusher Veil
Another popular style of bridal veil you can wear is the blusher veil. This veil has a short length and consists of a single material layer that falls just below your chin. You can wear blusher veils with any dress.

Bridal Hair Accessory Options
Shoulder Veil
You can choose bridal veils according to their different lengths. These bridal veils consist of two layers of material, and include the shoulder veil, the elbow veil, the fingertip veil, the waist veil and the knee veil. The shoulder, elbow and fingertip veils suit formal bridal gowns, while you can wear the waist and knee veils with any gown, formal or informal.

As with bridal veils, there are many bridal tiaras that come in different styles. Depending on your dress, hairstyle and the shape of your face, there are many styles of tiaras you can choose from to suit you. Tiaras make you stand out on your wedding day, and also can be used to hold your bridal veil.

Bridal Hair Accessory Options
Headband-style Tiara
One type of bridal tiara is the headband-style tiara. You place this trendy tiara on top of your head and let it come to rest behind your ears. It can be tilted forward so that the tiara can look more like a crown. Head-band style tiaras will suit any hairstyle. Headband tiaras can come in different designs, using pearl, crystal or rhinestone embellishments, or can be made of plain silver material.

Bridal Hair Accessory Options
Comb Tiara
Comb tiaras are bridal tiaras that you can wear as an elegant bridal hair accessory. The comb tiara works well with any hairstyle you wear. It is inserted into your hair on top of your head. Comb tiaras can be embellished with pearls, beads or crystals, which give you a stunning and beautiful look. They are usually made of gold or silver metal, and can also be made of clear plastic.

Bridal Hair Accessory Options
Back Piece Bridal Tiara
Another type of tiara that you can wear on your wedding day is the back piece bridal tiara. This wedding tiara suits hairstyles with a French twist or a low bun. It is inserted under your bun or into the twist in your hair. If a bridal veil is worn, they are likely to cover your back piece bridal tiara, but you can show it off when you take the veil off later at the reception. Back piece bridal tiaras can be embellished using beads, pearls, feathers, lace or flowers.

Bridal Hair Accessory Options
V-Band Tiara
V-band tiaras are another style of bridal tiaras. This bridal hair accessory forms a V shape on your head, and gives it a halo effect. V-band tiaras suit you with your hair down, or updo hairstyles created around the tiara. This formal tiara is usually embellished with pearls, beads, satin or lace.

Bridal veils and tiaras make wonderful bridal hair accessories to wear on your wedding day. There are different types of bridal hair accessories that can be chosen to suit your wedding gown.