"One of the World's Best Wedding Photographers", Nicholas splits his time between Australia and Paris. His photos have appeared in Harpers Bazaar, the New York Times and

Nicholas is the publisher of the School of Wedding Photography, a popular blog teaching wedding photographers around the world.

Bridal accessories you'll need on your wedding day

Bridal accessories you'll need on your wedding day


About Nicholas

I created this blog to really help Adelaide brides who are planning their wedding. I've been been a professional photographer for 15 years. Based in Adelaide and Paris, my work has appeared in Harpers Bazaar UK, the New York Times, Style Me Pretty and In 2015 Style Me Pretty interviewed me,  in 2016 Complete Wedding Magazine called me "One of the World's Best Wedding Photographers".

Bridal accessories you'll need on your wedding day

You’ve finally chosen your dream wedding dress, got matching wedding bands for you and your groom, found the perfect venue, and organized everything for your wedding. Now you’re down to the last stages of your wedding preparation: your bridal accessories. Your bridal attire wouldn’t be complete without these trinkets to enhance your overall look and save you from some common wedding day mishaps.

Wedding jewelry

Your bridal wear wouldn’t be complete without tasteful accessories. Jewelry—earrings, necklaces, tennis bracelets, headpieces—will add color and sparkle to your wedding attire and accentuate your most attractive features (e.g., your eyes and your smile). You can wear new and borrowed pieces to follow wedding traditions. If you spent weeks (or months) looking for the perfect wedding gown, then you would surely
want to complement your attire with the right jewelry. Test your complete wedding attire days ahead the ceremony. Wear your wedding gown, jewelry, and makeup to see if they match the look you want to achieve.

Bridal lingerie

Your wedding day is a chance for you to pamper yourself. You’re entirely within your rights to splurge on beautiful, flattering lingerie that will make you feel beautiful inside and out. Take note of a fews thing when buying the perfect lingerie.

What you wear inside doesn't have to perfectly match your wedding dress. Just ensure that your the style and shape of you lingerie suits your dress. Don’t buy it too early in the wedding planning stage. Your body may undergo changes, and you sizes may change. There’s a lot of pressure of choosing daring lingerie. Go for it if that’s what you want; otherwise, pick something that’s flattering and comfortable for you.


According to superstitions and beliefs, a piece of the bride’s wedding attire can bring good luck. To avoid guests ripping off parts of the bridal dress, brides began to wear a garter that one lucky attendee can take home. The garter was also believed to be a symbol of the consummation of

Like the bouquet toss, the garter throw is tradition. It’s an opportunity to establish rapport
between the bride’s and the groom’s family and friends. As an unexpected benefit, the garter
toss may bring two people together (perhaps, in holy matrimony). You can also use the garter
as the something old component in your bridal attire.


If you’re marrying on a cold season, you may want to bring some a jacket, a cardigan, a wrap,
or some form of coverup to keep away the chill. You don’t want to spend your honeymoon
nursing a cold.

That’s not the only reason to prepare a wrap. Some institutions, especially a house of worship,
may ask you to wear a cardigan or shawl over a strapless gown, so it’s better to be prepared.
It’s part of the tradition to wear a white wedding dress, but there’s no rule that says that you
can’t add your own touches to suit your style. Wear a faux fur for a fancier look or a faux leather
jacket for an edgy vibe.

Preparing for the Worst

Even when you’ve prepared for every possibility, some things are out of your control. The
weather might not cooperate and ruin your makeup. Your bridal car might break down. Your
dress might get stained or ripped. The best man might misplace your wedding rings. With so
many variables to consider, mishaps are bound to happen so expect the unexpected.

Unless you develop the power to control the weather, the best thing you can do is to prepare for
the worst. Assemble emergency bridal kit containing tools that can help you deal with manageable mishaps. You don’t need a whole toolbox (Leave the car repair to the driver!); a
simple yet chic travel pouch will just do. Your emergency kit should contain these items:

● Bobby pins
● Dental floss
● First aid kit
● Hand wipes
● Hand mirror
● Mints
● Makeup
● Safety pins
● Scissors
● Stain eraser
● Tampons

No one would dream of losing their wedding rings before or on the day of their wedding. But
when the best man has had one drink too many the night before the wedding, it’s easy to lose
sight of a tiny thing like a ring. Don’t let a minor disaster, like misplaced rings, ruin your wedding.
Prepare backup rings. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a matching set with
your soon-to- be husband. You can browse through the clearance or discount jewelry section to
find quality and affordable wedding bands.

Before you go

Your wedding should be one of the happiest experiences in your life, as well as your partner’s.
You want it to be perfect and memorable. That’s why you and your partner exert time, money,
and effort to plan the ideal event. As one half of the soon-to- be married couple, you have your
own preparations to make to look every bit the part of a beautiful blushing bride. Don’t neglect
your accessories when shopping for your wedding attire. They may not be absolutely
necessary, but they will make your wedding day all the more special and unforgettable.

More Jewellery related posts from the Adelaide Wedding Blog

100 Best Wedding Venues in Melbourne - 2018

100 Best Wedding Venues in Melbourne - 2018

Top 21 places to buy Engagement rings in Melbourne

Top 21 places to buy Engagement rings in Melbourne