When you are looking at all the things you need to organise to get ready for your big day, the dress will obviously be the “big ticket” item that needs most attention – outside of the venue and location, of course. Doing your research into wedding dress designers who are able to help you out with the bigger picture is worthwhile, though. When it comes down to it, the success of the big day does not just hinge on the bride’s dress, but includes everything from the shoes to the jewellery and accessories right down to your head wear or hair adornments. Consulting with wedding dress designers can help solidify what you want in terms of the holistic look, especially when it comes to headgear.
While wearing a hat at your wedding may seem like a simple way to finish off your look, speaking to your wedding dress designers may open your eyes to the fact that it is not that easy. One of the key things you must keep in mind when you settle on the idea of a hat is that you must wear the hat and not the other way around in other words, you dont want the hat to overpower your face. The best way to keep this from becoming an issue is to select a hat that complements your specific style of dress and doesnt make you look like a gardener! It is usually best to work with a small style of hat or even a fascinator, which will sit on your head without moving about. This ensures you can pin it in to place with no worries that a sudden gust might dislodge it.
One of the most traditional items chosen to complete the bridal outfit is, of course, a veil. Wedding veils date back into antiquity, but sometime in the 19th century they came to symbolise virginity and modesty and were thus linked with a bride’s purity. Today, they are mostly a fashion accessory and wedding dress designers will advise you on the best length, thickness, patterning and style to work with your overall look for your bridal ensemble. Another consideration when choosing an appropriate veil is just how functional you want it to be. For instance, do you want it to cover your face as you walk down the aisle, thus allowing your escort to lift it before you are given away? Or is it to be worn back out of the face for the entire time? You’ll also need to work closely with your hairdresser to create a style to suit the placement of the veil.