Prepping yourself for your wedding day means going all out. You get to pick out a gorgeous dress, decide which accessories will make it dazzle, and which makeup and hair styles will really make you shine. And seeing that you’re browsing through ieie Bridal, you might even have a custom wedding dress design in mind. Whatever the case, once you have the perfect gown at your fingertips, you’ll want to really make it your own. To complement your custom wedding dress in the best way possible, look to the details, the jewelry and embellishments, colors, textures, and even the bouquet you carry down the aisle. Here are some ideas to fuel your imagination and get you started.
Play with Accessories
Accessories are a big statement for 2017. The bridal catwalks were flush with big, bold earrings, 3D florals, modern day tiaras, and hair accessories. But it doesn't have to be a go-big-or-go-home situation. You can choose one statement piece to complement your dress, like a necklace if you're wearing an off-the-shoulder or strapless gown or a pair of floral or dangling earrings.
If statement jewelry isn't your thing, consider a hair accessory that complements both you and your dress. ieie bride Sarah wore an off-the-shoulder white and light blue wedding dress and complemented it with a gold leaf hair piece.
All things floral are huge for 2017, especially 3D flowers. You can incorporate this look into your wedding attire by wearing a flower hair comb, a crown made of fresh flowers, rosette earrings, or chunky statement pieces like necklaces strung with colorful blooms. Of course, you can skip the accessories all together and have the flowers "blooming" right in your dress with shoulder petals, embroidery, flower patterns, laser-cut pieces, and feathery flowers sewn onto the bottom of the dress.
And speaking of flowers, your bridal bouquet can also complement your wedding dress. When choosing the perfect bunch, think about your wedding colors (including your dress color) and the look/style of your dress. If you're going for a bohemian vibe, consider a just-picked-from-the-field wildflower bouquet. A tea-length retro dress would look stunning with a smaller bouquet of flowers or even something quirky like brooches and buttons. Color is also huge when it comes to complementing your wedding dress. Look how Andrea's red bouquet pops against the white.
We recently wrote about veils and how you can choose the right length and look to suit your personal style. The veil is one detail that really can make all the difference. From birdcage and fingertip to full-length cathedral veils, what you place on that beautiful head of yours can make or break the look of your wedding-day getup. To complement your dress, think about the style, the color, length, and texture. You probably wouldn't want to wear a cathedral veil with a short wedding dress, but it would look stunning with a ball gown or long, close-fitted wedding dress. You can even incorporate the floral trend into your veil like Casey did by fitting the veil to a flower crown.
Wedding Dress Details
The wedding dress itself can include details that will complement the look and feel you're going for. Ruffles, feathers, and tiered skirts were seen on the bridal catwalks for 2017. ieie bride Karen incorporated all three trends with her custom princess ball gown. She further accessorized with a sparkly bodice and feather in her hair.
As you can see, there are so many ways to complement your custom wedding dress. From funky flowers and feathers to understated veils and hair pieces, you're sure to find a way to make your dress really stand out. And remember, ieie Bridal can help you design your dream dress and all the details that go along with it. Take a look through our bridal gallery for inspiration, then send us a message with your ideas to get started.