How to choose the right accessories for your wedding dress

Matching the right accessories with your wedding dress can be a great way to enhance your overall bridal look. The big conundrum is though – how to choose the right accessories for your wedding dress. Here we have put together some tips on how to match the right accessories with your wedding dress, which all start with finding the right boutique to help you. Here at our Norwich wedding dress shop we have a team of expert stylists that can help you with creating your overall wedding look – so book an appointment today for exclusive use – and an exclusive experience…


1. what is your overall look?

The overall look that you have decided for your wedding is going to play a big part in helping you to choose the right accessories for your wedding dress…

The 2024 wedding dress trends will show you that there is so much variety available when it comes to wedding aesthetic that you can be spoilt for choice when it comes to adding accessories.

If you are looking to create a simple aesthetic then you may want to have understated accessories with a simple veil. Alternatively – if you are opting for some Hollywood glamour like the Eva Lendel Lika provides, then you may want something bolder that accentuates the statement. 

Get clear on your overall look and this will help you with how to choose the right accessories for your wedding dress 100%. 

The overall style of your wedding will help you to choose the right accessories for your wedding dress...

2. Pay attention to the neckline of your dress...

The neckline of your dress can also be a great guide for choosing the right accessories. For example, a strapless dress can be paired with a statement necklace, whereas a high neckline may look better with a pair of earrings or a bracelet.

The detail on the neckline of the dress will also be a good indicator of what accessories will best compliment your wedding dress. The last thing you want are accessories which snag or damage your dream dress! 

When you are trying on your wedding dress and think you have found “The One” then ask your stylist to try a few different styles of accessories on so you can see how different options could work. 

Ask to try on accessories when you have found the dress you want - this will allow you to see if there is a match or if they could be incompatible.

3. Choose accessories that compliment, not compete...

When choosing accessories, look for pieces that compliment your dress, rather than compete with it. For example, if your dress has silver beading, consider silver jewellery rather than gold. 

There are some trends which have mixed metals and these can look beautiful, but be mindful of the overall aesthetic you are trying to create with your wedding styling.

4. Think about your colour scheme:

Consider the colour scheme of your wedding when choosing accessories. For example, if your wedding colours are blush and gold, consider incorporating those colours into your accessories for the ultimate cohesion for your look (and your wedding photos).

This also extends to your wedding flowers too – a lot of brides now see their wedding bouquet as an accessory to their dress, so making sure the whole look comes together is important if you want that ultimate Instagram/Pinterest moment.

Colour Schemes are an important consideration for choosing the right accessories to go with your wedding dress

5. Balance the look:

When choosing accessories, think about balancing the look. If your dress is heavily embellished, you may want to go for simpler accessories, whereas if your dress is more understated, you may want to add a statement piece.

Ultimately it comes down to your style and personality – your stylist will be able to recommend accessories which they think will give you balance, but if you have a look in mind then you should go for it. We love a bride who knows her own mind, and we love that brides travel from all over the UK to visit our Norwich wedding dress shop to get that VIP experience in a completely relaxed setting.

Choosing a detailed dress like the Melrose Sophie may steer you towards simpler accessories...

6: Be open-minded!

Sometimes you never know what is going to work and what is going to wow you with the impact it creates! 

Be empowered to explore and experiment with finding the right accessories for your perfect wedding dress look. Check out the different ranges available in your boutique when trying on and get the opinions of your entourage too. 


Feeling how to choose the right accessories for your wedding dress? Now it’s time to get you in the Boutique so you can try on your favourite styles and find your dream gown. Not from Norwich? Don’t worry – our boutique is situated with easy access from all major routes and we have plenty of parking. We are just a couple of hours from London, and with dedicated use of our bridal suite, you and your loved ones can relax and explore with an experience that puts you first. We are open 7 days a week and offer evening appointments too so that we are available when you are. Book your wedding dress adventure today – we can’t wait to welcome you…

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