Your wedding day is one day that you can go over the top and you can get away with it, so don't feel like you have to follow any set of rules. I think back to my wedding now, and I would have loved to do a French Marie Antoinette look with large hair paired with a colored embroidered gown. Being a bridal consultant for many years, I rarely came across a bride with enough courage to go for something unique and different, ........rather most brides went after safe "bridal looks", I myself included. Simply by adding some color, or combining something uniquely different is one way of standing out. The best advice I can pass on to a bride after witnessing so many brides make their decisions is to shop alone at first. This could be a variety of options, if you don't have to worry about an audience. Whether you're at home on 77Diamonds UK or you're out by yourself, it's important to use your own judgement. Peer pressure never helps, especially in the run up to a wedding, when your stress levels can rise to record levels. So many brides make the mistake of bringing with them their whole bridal party, whom all have opinions of their own. I have seen it over and over again, a bride knowing her specific style only to have her friends or mother interject a seed of doubt into her personal style. (I know my girlfriends and I differ on specific design styles) After shopping alone, you will learn by experimenting with different styles what works and what does not without people swaying you in the wrong direction. Most brides are sensitive to style, because who wears formal gowns through out their lives? Most often a bridal consultant stays neutral and quiet for the most part because there are so many options that they are trying to figure out what you like and what just doesn't appeal to you. The most successful brides in my opinion are those who shop for their gowns by themselves and then bring in a close friend or their mother(s)to see their top three gowns. Ultimately they decide what they want, and get to incorporate the special moment with those that are close to them.
So............how do you know what you want?
Every woman has pictures on her computer that she loves. Whether it be interior decorating photos, or favorite house pictures, or furniture styles, every woman has a variety of pictures that when examined will fall into a particular category. Country, regal or garden loves can be easily signal a direction when looking for your wedding gown, your headpieces, and your over all design direction with your wedding. When you find what appeals to you, you are able to make decisions that you will love.
How To Be Unique.
Colored sashes on wedding gowns have been extremely popular in magazines these days. A couple years ago, colored wedding gowns were all the rage, and still are extremely popular. I haven't seen a lot of colored gems added to tiaras yet. One way of adding color into your wedding look is to add the color in your jewelry. Wear a ruby necklace, and combine it with adding ruby brooch in your hair. A cream gown paired with emeralds, or rubies or sapphires would be a dynamite bridal look.
A couple brides I once assisted wore gray-silver and gold gowns as their wedding dress, and one bride bought a red raw silk gown to wear on her special day. I once saw a white leather gown on ebay that I debated for my wedding gown. Don't be afraid of going after a unique hairstyle, working with a antique theme, such as 40's hair waves and combine it with Art Deco jewelry. Don't be afraid of tall tiaras as they can be fully balanced with curls or braids. Tall tiaras can be worn at an angle and weaved into your hairstyle for a bit of a different look. A crown can be worn over the top of a bun in the back of your hair.
Consider a straight Egyptian hairstyle, and combine it with a fabulous rhinestone necklace. The famous Elizabeth Taylor wore diamond necklaces in her early films which has been picked up by Paris Hilton and Kirsten Dunst in many Hollywood appearances. Experiment with added hair extensionsto create a full medieval hairstyle or an intricate braided up do. There are so many ways of wearing a headpiece, from flowers woven into your tiara or feathers worn behind your headpiece. Crowns can be perfect jewels for wearing around a large bun, instead of the traditional "Miss America" look. Think out of the box for a unique bridal look that will be remembered for years in those who love you the most. Check out some of the bargains I found on ebay below........ (Some as little as 20 dollars~ ! I couldn't believe the prices!)
Actress Audry Hepburn ~ A stunning Tiara
Vogue Gioiello Photo Credit Sweet Fancy Treat Blog
Fred Leighton tiara New York Times
Thanks to Couture Carrie Blog
Medieval Wedding Tiara ~ The Beautiful Elizabeth Taylor
Bridal Rhinestone Flower Crystal Hair tiara Comb RB262 Ebay Seller My Free Range
The Kent Fringe Tiara. Prince & Princess Michle of Kent's Wedding
Beuatiful Barbara Hutton wearing The Romanov Tiara~ Wedding Tiara