How To Look Flawless On Your Big Day / Wedding Accessories Guide

Every woman dreams of looking perfect for her wedding. The right dress is always the first priority, but completing your look with one of a kind accessories is what can make you feel and look extra special on your big day! Empress Avenue and Pink Pearl PR have created a list of amazing finds, from shoes to jewelry, garter belts to men’s bow ties and even personalized socks. We have an array of fashion accessory choices that will ensure you feel and look flawless on your big day!

Shoes

On the day of your wedding you will most likely be doing more standing, walking, and dancing than you will be sitting. That’s why a comfortable pair of shoes is a vital wedding day accessory that should never be overlooked. But who says you have to sacrifice style for comfort?!

Walkin on Air offers gorgeous handmade (and very affordable) shoes to keep you comfortable and elegant for the entire day. With an assortment of lavish colors, fabrics, lace details and heel heights, there is an option for everyone. With the prices they offer, you could even get a pair of heels for the day and some gorgeous flats to change into when your feet get sore from all the celebrating! Best of all, Walkin on Air offers shoes that work fabulously for both formal and casual settings, so your wedding shoes can be put to good use for other occasions! Ivory Bridal Shoes MSRP $110

Walkin on Air

Walkin on Air Ivory Bridal Shoes with Ivory Lace

Bella Belle Shoes

Bella Belle Shoes offers the perfect beach honeymoon sandles! The intricate handmade embellishments, dramatic ornamentation and contrasting “something blue” sole has us swooning. The rows of sparkling jewels will make every woman feel beautiful and the sandles are extremely comfortable. With an adjustable buckle closure and leather straps these flats are truly unique. MSRP $124

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Bella Belle Shoes. Perfect for all occasions from beach weddings, honeymoons or the dance floor!

Sofisticata

Add a little bit of sparkle to your wedding day shoes with some clips! These peacock feather and sparkle rhinestone gem shoe clips are perfect for your “something blue.” Sofisticata provides stylish couture accessories for anyone who wants that special something and isn’t afraid to be a little different. For weddings and everyday wear, Sofisticata offers a collection of hand-made and hand-stitched rosettes, embellishments, bridal accessories, shoe clips, casual fun hair pins, brooches and flower hair clips for everyday wear. All items are hand stitched for lasting perfection. Peacock shoe clips MSRP $72

Shoe Clips Navy and Peacock Fans by Sofisticata.

Shoe Clips Navy and Peacock Fans by Sofisticata.

The Petite Package

“Team Bride” shoe decals are a great gift idea for your bridesmaids, especially if your girls are wearing different shoes so they can be distinguished. Brides can also decorate her shoes with gorgeous decals that spell “I Do” or “Bride to Be.”  Stick them upside down so when you walk or kneel during the ceremony guests can read them. Makes for a great photo op! MSRP $5.50 Bonus – Enter to win 100 custom wedding stickers!!

Team Bride Shoe Stickers - Bridesmaid Gift Idea

Team Bride Shoe Stickers – Bridesmaid Gift Idea

Purses

Purses are too often deemed unnecessary or excessive for the bride on her wedding day. However, having the perfect sized clutch to hold a few small items could make mini-emergencies (such as a makeup mishap) a breeze to deal with.

Loli’s CreationsBonne Amie Boutique and Davie and Chiyo’s clutches are the perfect size and elegant shape to accompany a bride at her wedding. Just big enough to hold some makeup, hairpins, or small personal essentials ensures that this stylish accessory is also very practical. Davie and Chiyo’s Midnight Box Clutch features swirls of charcoal sequins that glimmer in the light like distant stars. Lined with gold fabric, the clutch is finished with a gold-tone clasp. A wristlet chain is included, which can be worn inside or out (two looks in one!). MSRP $58 (on sale $39!)

All black everything with Davie & Chiyo's Midnight Box Clutch!

All black everything with Davie & Chiyo’s Midnight Box Clutch!

Loli’s Creations have clutches in endless styles, fabrics, shapes and sizes to be used either as an accent piece or to match the white dress! Similar to Walkin on Air’s shoe styles, many of Loli’s Creations clutches can also easily be used again after the wedding day for a nice dinner party or night out. The Silk Lace Bridal Handbag is absolutely gorgeous and will make you feel distinctive and charming. Made with silk french lace, lined with white satin and finished with high quality silver hardware, this bag offers timeless elegance and sophistication for your wedding day. MSRP $67

Silk Lace - White on White - Bridal Clutch Handmade by Lolis Creations

Silk Lace – White on White – Bridal Clutch Handmade by Lolis Creations

Bonne Amie Boutique

Bonne Amie Boutique offers unique vintage inspired clutches and accessories made by hand. Shop items made-to-order or custom for any occasion. Brides will love the beautiful, well constructed designs sure to be an heirloom piece. Bonne Amie uses a variety of fabrics and notions including some found at antique stores. We are in love with this beautiful minaudière! What is a minaudière?… Good question! A minaudière is a women’s fashion accessory, generally considered a jewelry piece, intended to substitute for an evening bag. It allows storage for several items in a small space, such as a makeup compact, lipstick, watch or keys… Bonne Amie Boutique offers clutches in every fabric imaginable, but we adore the sequined fabrics lined with classic black cotton. MSRP $50

Minaudière Clamshell Box Clutch by Bonne Amie Boutique

Minaudière Clamshell Box Clutch by Bonne Amie Boutique

Jewelry

Annabelle vintage styled wedding jewelry set by Wedding Sparkles

Annabelle vintage wedding jewelry by Wedding Sparkles

Finding the right jewelry to wear on your wedding day can be a lengthy and confusing process. Do you want small and subtle or big and flashy? Pearls or diamonds? Silver or gold? So many things to think about and so many options! Well don’t get too overwhelmed because we’ve found you some of our very favorite jewelry providers that we’re sure will help you choose what you’re looking for. Brides love delicate pearl bracelets and slender necklaces to accentuate the gentle features of a woman, making these perfect for a modest yet stunning accessory.

Wedding Sparkles

If you’re looking for jewelry as an accent piece then we’ve chosen Wedding Sparkles for you! They offer an array of gorgeously made (yet very affordable) jewelry with stones and sparkles that will make it impossible for people to take their eyes off of you. Intricate yet not too flashy, Wedding Sparkles is perfect if you’re looking for a piece to make you feel fabulous and extravagant. Annabelle Necklace and Earrings MSRP $40

Angels Jewels

All the way from the Shires of England, items are handmade with care and can be  personalized for each bride (or grooms!) requirements. Choose your size, colour or engraving and Angel’s Jewels will do the rest to deliver beautiful, quality items unique for your wedding day. A great gift idea to distinguish your wedding party and family members, Angel’s Jewels make Bride & Groom Wine Glass Charms with Engraved Silver Plated Heart Charms. MSRP $5.50 per charm.

Bride & Groom Wine Glass Charms with Engraved Silver Plated Heart Charm by Angel's Jewels.

Bride & Groom Wine Glass Charms with Engraved Silver Plated Heart Charm by Angel’s Jewels.

Make sure you grab a few beautiful pearl bracelets (in either crystal white or creamrose light), the perfect matching accessory for a bride to be, mother of the bride and mother of the groom. Don’t forget your Maid of Honour for a thank you gift! The bracelets come with a silver plated heart charm (20mm x 15mm), engraved with the word ‘Bride’ (or other request) and adorned with a clear rhinestone. It also features a handcrafted wire charm with genuine 4mm Swarovski crystal in clear colour. Each bracelet is made of 6mm baroque shaped Swarovski pearls and has been finished with a heart shaped, silver plated clasp and wire guards to ensure a secure fit. MSRP $22.50

Bridal Jewellery with Swarovski Pearls by Angels Jewels

Bridal Jewelery with Swarovski Pearls by Angel’s Jewels

Glitz & Love

Glitz & Love is a boutique full of beautiful bridal jewelry and hair accessories. The collections include exquisite bridal hair combs, headbands, hair clips, barrettes, earrings, bracelets and necklaces, hand crafted with Swarovski crystals, Swarovski pearls, rhinestones and more. If you love sparkles (especially handmade) like we do, then you will swoon over Glitz & Love! They even offer customization on designs, crystal color and pearl color to make the bridal jewelry you dream of. Who said dreams can’t come true!? MSRP $30

"Sandra" Swarovski Crystal Teardrop Earrings by Glitz & Love

“Sandra” Swarovski Crystal Teardrop Earrings by Glitz & Love

Garters

The garter is a secret and intimate accessory that is personal, shared between you and your partner, and a perfect keepsake for remembering your wedding day. Realizing how special and traditional the garter is in most weddings, we’ve made sure to provide you with only the best options to choose from for this accessory. Empress Avenue reviewed a selection of simple yet classy garters made with a range of fabrics and laces, some even including dazzling embellishments!

Princess Couture Tutu

Although Princess Couture Tutu specializes in flower girl dresses, they also offer very affordable and elegant well made garters that look absolutely gorgeous! Featured is the white satin lace and “something blue” garter. Perfect for your tossing of the garter with a price of only $8.00!

Ivory Satin and Lace Garter, Princess Couture

Ivory Satin and Lace Garter, Princess Couture

Florrie Mitton Couture provides garters that are literally pieces of art! Each garter is one of a kind, carefully hand made with silk, lace, beads, and sequins. The detail and uniqueness in each style of Florrie Mitton’s garters sets them apart from ordinary garters by miles! Whether you dare to go bold with a colored garter or stick to a classy traditional white garter, Florrie Mitton will certainly have you struggling to choose just one! In fact, we recommend getting a set of two – one for the garter toss and one for your keepsake. MSRP $89 – $102

Florrie Mitton

*As worn by Hilary Duff * Florrie Mitton Aphrodite Beaded Garter & Fondant Silk Lace Garter

 

Something for the Groom

Groom Socks

Who says the brides are the only ones allowed to accessorize?! Grooms can join the fun by getting a pair of personalized Grooms Socks with cute and funny sayings on them like “Aisle be there” and “In case you get cold feet!” There’s also an option to get custom stitching on them such as the date of the wedding. Perfect as a gift but also to have as a fun way to be reminded of his wedding day. Every time he puts on those socks he’ll be reminded of the day he married his beautiful bride! MSRP $33.50

"Groom Socks" Mens Wedding Socks Gift from the Bride

“Groom Socks” Mens Wedding Socks Gift from the Bride

Groom Socks also offers t-shirts for bachelor parties and customized newlywed t-shirts. Why not give your groom-to-be a gift before the wedding to celebrate on his night out with the guys? Sport this as the Groom to be or outfit all the groomsmen in one for a groups laughs all night long! MSRP $21

Bachelor party T-Shirts, 'Last Fling Before The Ring'

Bachelor party T-Shirts, ‘Last Fling Before The Ring’

Lettering Mania

Customize anything with Lettering Mania for your big day and especially all of the wedding planning fun! They have  “Sweating for the Wedding” tank tops with very cute glitter lettering available in black or pink, groom boxers, warm feet socks, father of the bride socks and customized groomsman socks. There is even something for the ring bearer and flower girl! What can’t you find at this store? MSRP $10 – $18

Groom Boxers Customized with your Wedding Date

Groom Boxers Customized with your Wedding Date

Isabella Couture

Looking for a unique groomsmen gift idea? Isabella Couture offers Bow Ties and Suspenders in every color imaginable – coordinate with your bridesmaid dresses! You can even order a matching tie, sash, hairband, shrug and ring bearer pillow. It’s a one-stop-shop for your entire wedding party. The Bow Ties and Suspenders are all handmade with high quality satin. MSRP $15

Groomsmen Bow Ties and Suspenders by Isabella Couture.

Groomsmen Bow Ties and Suspenders by Isabella Couture.

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Groomsmen Bow Ties and Suspenders by Isabella Couture.

Wedding Party Sunglasses

Eyepster

Want to stand out and attract instant attention for your entire wedding party? Eyepster offers  unique wedding party sunglasses to distinguish roles. Black for the groom and groomsmen and white for the bride and bridesmaids (or choose colours to match your wedding theme)! They even have best man and maid of honour sunglasses, just married and more. Great idea for a photo op! MSRP $12

Retro inspired party sunglasses to add funk and flair to any wedding! Eyepster.com

Retro inspired party sunglasses to add funk and flair to any wedding! Eyepster.com

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