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The Ultimate Clothing & Accessories Checklist For The Bride-To-Be

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He finally blurted out the question, slid the ring on to your finger, and celebrated with the best bottle in town…but now what?

With your big day around the corner, and a bunch of tasks that need to be done, you might end up overlooking those tiny wedding accessories or even the perfect wedding dress. Don’t worry, we have got you covered.

Check out our ultimate clothing and accessories checklist for brides-to-be:

1. That Perfect Wedding Dress

For most brides, shopping for the wedding dress is the most exciting part of the entire wedding planning process. Whether you have been dreaming about your wedding dress, or not, you need it to look spectacular and breath-taking.
Once the excitement of the engagement dies down, and the wedding planning process happens in full-swing, take some time out and search for inspiration. Surf through the magazines and mood boards to get an idea about the type of gorgeous gown that you would like to rock on your big day.

Before you start shopping, decide on whether you are ordering the wedding dress quickly or going for a custom gown. A made-to-order dress can take up to 9 months to perfect, so it’s important that you place your order at the earliest.

After the first, second, and final fittings, and over a million little tweaks, pick up your dress and bring it home. Make sure that you try the dress one last time before leaving the store.

2. Wedding Shoes

Even before you start thinking about your wedding dress, you need to select your wedding shoes. Whether comfy flats are your thing or sky-high heels, your wedding shoes need to be selected beforehand so that your wedding dress can be hemmed perfectly. It’s usually wise to stick with comfort rather than fashion when selecting your wedding shoes. For instance, if you are planning a beach wedding, choose wedges or flats rather than stilettos, as they will be much less comfortable.

3. Bridal Jewellery

Other than the engagement ring and wedding band, brides these days have a lot of other jewellery options to choose from. If your wedding dress rocks a strapless neckline, go ahead and choose a necklace to complete your look. However, it’s recommended that you don’t go overboard with jewellery. Carefully choose one or two pieces that go well with your wedding dress, and that will do the job.

4. Hair Accessories

When it comes to your hair, you have a lot of options when it comes to accessories. Obviously, we have the traditional veil, as well as additional style options such as a birdcage, cathedral-length, or fingertip veil to choose from. Nevertheless, you don’t always have to wear a veil to complete your bridal look. In fact, you need to figure out what would work best with your wedding dress. If you are planning to ditch the veil, opt for natural flower accessories, or the more glam hairpins, barrettes, tiaras, bun wraps, and crystal headbands.

5. Undergarments

After selecting your wedding gown, you will have to talk to your salon about the undergarments because they would best know what would look good under your gown. The basic list of undergarments includes shape-wear, a particular type of bra, and seamless underwear. To put it short, the undergarments should stay invisible, and contribute to making the gown look perfect.

Lastly, if you are confused about the whole idea of wedding dresses and accessories, wear whatever you feel comfortable in. There is no harm in bending or even breaking the rules, and trying something out of the box and unique. It all boils down to the fact that your wedding dress and the accessories should make you feel comfortable and gorgeous on your big day.

By Susan Johnson