Accessories You Need and Want for Your Wedding Day
14 min

Accessories You Need and Want for Your Wedding Day

Wedding Dress Accessories

Accessories can make everything better! While some fashionistas argue your wedding attire is not complete without accessories, it’s important to accessorize meticulously to complement not distract from your wedding dress. First and foremost, choose accessories that are a reflection of your personality and style. Secondly, choose accessories that convey your wedding theme whether it’s a feeling you want to portray such as romantic, a color scheme you want to incorporate like pastels, or an overall aesthetic for example a western wedding. Lastly, when choosing accessories, think about anything you might need to make you more comfortable on your big day. We rounded up a list of both practical and stylish wedding accessories for every season and shared our current favorites across various price points you can buy today!


Say “I do” and protect your eyes with a pair of sunglasses. This accessory is something brides often forget about and almost instantly regret it. While of course, you could simply just pack your everyday shades, what’s the fun in that? Here are some alternatives that are wedding-worthy and save you from having to squint if your venue is outside!

Sherri Oversize Cat Eye

We love the 1950s cat-eye mixed with the modern style of oversized shades. These timeless sunglasses have withstood the test of time for good reason and you definitely can’t beat that price!

Total Vibe Mini 44mm Polarized Square Sunglasses

This mid-range priced option is perfect for the chic and trendy bride. The square shape is very versatile and they’re polarized! The gold tones in the sunglasses will pair well with your gold jewelry. 

Tortoiseshell Acetate Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Treat yourself to a pair of designer sunglasses as a wedding gift to yourself. This timeless Fendi pair will truly be the gift that keeps on giving as you’ll be able to wear them all the time and remind you of the best day of your life.

Hair Accessories:

While hair accessories aren’t exactly a necessity, they are a great way to personalize your wedding day attire. In this list, we share a sampling of the many hair accessories on the market so you can find one that matches your personal style.

My Dearly Beloved White Organza Oversized Bow Hair Clip

Highlight your girly and romantic side with this oversized organza bow. We love how it’s both feminine and playful. Since the bow is on a clip it’s super easy to add before your reception for a different look! 

Acacia Swarovski Crystal & Pearl Crown Comb

Embrace your inner princess with this crown. Choosing to style your hair and in something you frequently wear, like down, is always a good idea as you already know you like it. Adding this hand-wired Swarovski-crystal crown with branches adorned with pearls will elevate your everyday style.  

Danai Set of 5 Crystal Hair Pins

Add dimension and shine to your updo with these crystal hair pins. This is the perfect hair accessory to upgrade a bun for a special occasion and would be so adorable to also put in your flower girl’s hair. It will make her so happy!

Luella Top Knot Pearl Headband

We love that this headband brings texture to your wedding look. The knit is perfect for a fall and winter wedding season as it reminds us of a cozy sweater. The knot and pearls also give the headband a nautical vibe, perfect for a coastal wedding.

Fall Wedding Hair Accessories

Flowers aren’t only for decor! We’re obsessed with the autumn-inspired colors of burgundy, cinnamon, and rust in this hair accessory! We featured above a set of 6 hair pins, but they also have flower crowns, hair combs, and if you want to match your bridal party they have boutonnieres and corsages for your groomsmen


Summer and destination weddings can get hot, hot, hot! Stay cool and look cool with a stylish fan. This accessory is unconventional but one you’ll be happy to have and also can double as chic prop in your wedding photos. Picture you and your hubby in a vintage convertible with a fan in your hand on your way to your honeymoon… photo magic! 

White Lace Embroidery Rose Hand Fan

We fell in love with this handmade fan as it’s so romantic and the perfect complement to your bridal attire. This handmade fan features lace detailing, bamboo and a tassel that’s foldable. 

Palm Personalized Hand Fan 

This woven palm fan is a perfect fit for a tropical beach wedding as they are handmade in collaboration with Mexican artisans. Not only are they a great bridal accessory, but a party favor for your guest especially since you can add your own custom engraving.

White Lace Embroidery Rose Hand Fan

We’re all about getting the most out of your accessories, and this personalized fan is the perfect memento. The elegant fan is made from a delicate cotton lace fabric and bamboo. Add your initial or a monstera for a tropical vibe to the silky fringe tassel.


You don’t need much on your wedding day, just the essentials. However, we promise a cute bag looks so much better than you holding your phone in all of your candid photos. All you need is room for your phone and makeup touch-ups! 

My Favorite Pick White Floral Beaded Clutch

Bridal showers bring wedding flowers. We love this purse for a spring wedding as it will easily match your venue’s natural surroundings during that time of year. Use it as a clutch or opt to attach the silver chain strap.

Loco VLOGO Flower Leather Shoulder Bag

Say till death do we part with your spouse and this Valentino bag. This timeless luxury bag is worth splurging on as it will not only look good with any wedding dress but any outfit in your married life.

Rochelle Blue Mini Bow Clutch

Check off your something blue and look stylish with this pastel number! Lean into this bridal tradition as an excuse to buy this stunning pleated bow clutch.

Eos Beaded Acrylic Box Clutch

Add a pop of color to your bridal attire with this funky clutch! Showcase your whimsical personality and tie in a bright summer color with this whimsical papaya tone. Make sure to check out the stunning jade green, neutral camel, striking persian blue and glacier patterns as well as classic ivory.

Stay Chic White Beaded Wood Handle Bag

This bag just screams tropical destination wedding to us! The detailing of the tiny seed beads and satin ribbons coming together to make a floral design with rhinestone centers and the circle wooden handles are what makes this bag so unique. We also love the sunshine yellow color option!


The options have been laid out for you, now it is time to choose the perfect first dance choreography for you and your partner!

Carolina Amato Viviana Silk Gloves

We know Jackie Kennedy would approve of these silk gloves. This luxurious pair is so soft and stops right above the elbow.

Ari Embellished Gloves

These gloves are a swanky take on a classic. The faux pearl and rhinestone embellishments line the gloves everywhere besides the palm of your hand which makes them a statement piece that is still functional. 

Reigning Romantic White Swiss Dot Mesh Elbow-Length Gloves

We got your back with an affordable option! This sheer mesh fabric with the playful swiss dot texture throughout is to die for and great for preppy brides looking to spice up a simple dress. 

Vintage 1960s Delicate Lace Gloves

Long gloves not your style? Try these shorter length delicate lace gloves with ascending pearls down the wrist! We can’t believe the price on these 1960s vintage gloves, try them in white or black! 


Hats off to you bride! A hat is a great option for a trendy and modern bride looking to add a little something to their reception look. A hat doubles as a protective layer from the sun and is a great way to highlight your wedding theme and your personality.

Room to Roam-ance Ivory Fedora Hat

This western-inspired fedora is perfect for a dessert wedding venue. While this is a more affordable option it looks much more expensive with its structured wide brim, teardrop-shaped crown, and gold-tone metal band.

Pearl And Crystal Trim Suede Hat

Cowboy hats are all the rage at weddings this year! We choose this mid-range priced hat as the glitter rhinestone band just adds a little bit glamor. Bonus points if you order this ahead of time so that you can wear it at your bachelorette party! 

Cash Cowboy Hat

The search for the perfect cowgirl hat ended with this one. The shaping of the cattleman crease crown with an upturned brim is just perfection. Spending a bit more will give you that perfect fit as this hat has an interior ribbon adjuster. We love that this hat comes into different shades of white, cream and creme so you can find one that matches the tone of your wedding dress.


These boots were made for walking… down the aisle. Shoes are a great way to bring your personality into your wedding day look. With outdoor weddings, boots are always a safe and stylish option because the last thing we want is your heel getting stuck or your feet hurting when tearing up the dance floor.  Again, we recommend you buy these statement shoes in advance so you can wear them at bridal events such as your bachelorette party or your bridal shower! 

Dagget Boot

You can’t get more perfect than these shoes for the cowgirl bride! These highly-rated iconic shoes feature premium leather, western embroidery, and a 2.5-inch heel. We can’t help but want to buy them in every color as they come in pink, black, green metallic, an icy pink, brown, washed brown, and a tan and white cow print. 

Betsey Johnson Women’s Cady Evening Booties

Make a statement with these booties! The classic bridal white keeps them on bridal theme, but they bring all the glam as they are completely encrusted with rhinestones that catch the light from every angle. The pointed toe and 3.25-inch heel make these classy and sassy! 

MOMO NEW YORK Embroidered Western Boots

These boots are perfect for the bohemian bride! These cowboy boots add a subtle pop of color and texture with the flower embroidery. The casual western style features  lasting leather and a 2-inch heel. We can just picture a spring bride wearing these in a garden venue.


A veil is a timeless accessory that embodies the true essence of being a bride. It’s an accessory reserved for certain occasions, which is why it feels so special and sentimental. Adding a veil for your ceremony can completely change your look. While they are traditional, we love the variety modern veils offer in length and design. 

PARIS by Debra Moreland Floating Cathedral Veil

This cathedral-length veil is so dreamy! The double-lined veil has a finger-tip length blusher in front, ending just before your arms so you can still hold your bouquet underneath it. Get the best of both worlds with an second cathedral-length layer touching the floor.

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Madeline Floral Lace Veil

This veil will definitely turn heads when you walk down the aisle. Gorgeous embroidered rose appliques line the edge and up on the back of the long tulle. This veil will trail behind you as it is 130 inches.

Rose-Lace Appliqued Tulle Cathedral Veil

Bring on the romance with this dainty soft tulle veil. We’re obsessed with the lace detailing decorated with pearls and sequins for sparkle. The icing on the cake is the customizable aspect of this veil. Choose between an ivory or beige color and a shoulder, elbow, fingertip, waltz, or custom length.  

Birdcage Veil Wedding with Pearls

Get hitched and ditch the long veil for a short one! This birdcage veil is perfect for the classy and sophisticated bride with scattered pearls catching the light throughout. This veil uses a comb attachment, which is preferred according to a  bridal hairstylist. 


Accessorizing for fun and comfort is our favorite combination! An additional layer you can take on and off gives you just another way to show off your personality and choose something that goes along with your wedding theme. While you can plan every detail of your wedding, the weather is a variable you don’t want to have to worry about! Stress less and choose from our selection of jackets and wedding dress accessories for every bride and weather type!

Faux Leather Moto Jacket

This veil will definitely turn heads when you walk down the aisle. Gorgeous embroidered rose appliques line the edge and up on the back of the long tulle. This veil will trail behind you as it is 130 inches.

Long-Sleeve Tulle Wedding Dress Topper

Get two looks with one dress! This topper is perfect paired with a strapless dress for the in-between spring weather. The sheer long sleeve will compliment your dress and features an eye-catching button closure back.

Cropped Tweed Frayed Hem Blazer

We love that the simplicity of this blazer will let your wedding dress be the star of the show, but adds a stylish textural element with the tweed and the fringe trim. The attention to detail and fit with its cropped hemmed, single button closure, and padded shoulder make this a winner.

​​Watters Magali Crinkle Pleated Sleeves

Make a statement with these fabulous crinkle sleeves. This is perfect for the fashionable bride that sees the sun going down as an opportunity for an outfit change. We love that you can adjust the sleeves to rest anywhere from your shoulders to your elbows.

Lara Gerrie Full-Length Meadow Bridal Cape

We love a unique accessory and this bridal cape just adds all the drama. The full-length cape features flower beading and we love how easy it is to add and completely change your look.

Faux-Fur Wrap

Fur and winter weddings go hand and hand. We love how fur contrasts and adds a textural element to complement a traditional wedding dress. This faux-fur wrap is subtle yet stylish and warm!

Pearl Fringe Ruana

Cozy up in this poncho perfect for wrapping around yourself during your reception. Essentially a classy blanket, you can’t go wrong with this texturally interesting, ¾ sleeve, pearl-detailed ruana.

Dahlia Feather Jacket

We choose this coat as it’s still a fur coat, but a completely different vibe. This dyed ostrich feather number is an ode to the 1920s flapper and is both classy and bold. 

Wedding Coat 

Walk down the aisle of a winter wonderland in this elegant wool coat. Genuine arctic fox fur line the color of this floor-length coat. We love that this coat still allows you to show off the details of your dress sleeves.  


Did you know that rain on your wedding day is actually good luck? Rather be safe than sorry during a rainy season and have an umbrella on hand. However, when choosing a practical accessory like this, we still want to have fun! Here are a few options that will look aesthetically pleasing in your wedding photos: 

Totes Signature Clear Bubble Umbrella

If we had to choose the most practical accessory on this list, it would have to be this umbrella! We love that it’s clear so you, not the umbrella, will be the center of attention in your wedding photos. Plus, you can’t beat Amazon shipping if the weather forecast rapidly changes before your big day. 

Just Married Wedding Umbrella

We’re all about aesthetically pleasing and this bubble umbrella turns a functional item into a stylish accessory. It will be raining in YOUR name as you can customize the text to say bride, groom, mr  and mrs ____, your initials, or anything else your heart desires.

Just Married Wedding Umbrella

It won’t rain on your parade with this umbrella! This umbrella is just so picture perfect with white fringe detailing and surprisingly won’t break the bank! You’ll want to use it even if it doesn’t rain. 

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20 Shoes Perfect for Your Beach Wedding

Beach bum by day, beach bride by night! When it comes to brides getting married oceanside, there are a few factors that come into play when choosing your attire, specifically your shoes. Tripping down the aisle is a bridal nightmare we would rather not have you experience, so ditch your stilettos and opt for a flat, sandal or slides. Plus you can they’re easy to slip off to dip your toes in the ocean or go barefoot during your ceremony!

If your venue is near the beach or you’re wanting for some added extra height, thick heels, wedges or something with ankle support is the way to go. On the contrary, we always give the disclaimer, it’s your wedding your way, so if the shoe fits your dream, by all means wear them! Here are our top 20 coastal inspired shoes fit for a beach wedding! Make sure to also check out our blog 20 Beach Wedding Dresses for Every Type of Bride


Clarita Metallic Leather Flat Espadrille Sandals

Iman Sandals
Courtesy: Bergdorf Goodman

We’re kicking off our list with a bang with this espadrille sandal. This shoe gives a nod to the beach with a braided jute trim, but the simple knotted bow bands bring in an element of class. Perfect for the bride who wants to incorporate subtle coastal elements in her look with an effortless slide. 


June Espadrille Platform Sandal 

June Espadrille Platform Sandal
Courtesy: Nordstrom

Embrace your inner beachy bohemian bride head on with these platform sandals! Espadrilles and the beach go hand and hand, so this will certainly not be the last on this list. However, these shoes really play into the free-spirited vibes with the crocheted detailing. We love the added 2 ¾ inches you’ll comfortably get with the wedge heel makes these super easy to walk in! 


Iman Sandals

Iman Sandals
Courtesy: Dolce Vita

These Dolce Vita sandals have been insanely popular for good reason! The puffed braided detailing will add a unique textural element to your look. We chose the shade ivory stella, however they are also offered in nine other colors (bohemian brides don’t miss the natural cork option). While we opted for a slide, honorable mention goes to the Ronin Sandals that are the exact same shoe with a 2 inch block heel. 


Nudistcurve Imitation Pearl Flat Sandal

Nudistcurve Imitation Pearl Flat Sandal
Courtesy: Nordstrom

Not all beach weddings have to be bohemian themed! This flat sandal is elegant and practical for the sand with the modest heel and the adjustable ankle strap. We love the classy imitation pearls at the ankle. What really sold us is holographic sheen that will add a pop of shimmer to your all white ensemble. 


Vicenza Floral Cut-Out Sandals

Vicenza Floral Cut-Out Sandals
Courtesy: Anthropologie

For the carefree bride! These slides are easy to slip on and off and wear all vacation, not just your wedding day! We love that cutouts and scallop detailing in the suede strap add a little something fun to a neutral shoe. If ivory is not your fave, they also come in black and stunning moss color.


Women’s Page Slide Flats

Women’s Page Slide Flats
Courtesy: Macy’s

We’re BIG fans of mules so we searched high and low for a beach inspired pair and we could include on this list. This Sam Edelman pair is muwah ? chef’s kiss. We love how they are dressy with a ½ heel and pointed toe yet casual with the woven style. For brides looking for a true white, these are just that.


Yarrow Canvas Suede Espadrille Platform Wedges 

Yarrow Canvas Suede Espadrille Platform Wedges
Courtesy: Dillard’s

How fun is it to be able to say you wore UGGs at your wedding – let alone on the beach. We love a brand that we know we can trust. The 2.5 inch jute wrapped heel is the perfect beachy touch to these suede bow wedges. Plus, the shoes can easily be slipped on and off with the back zipper. The durable rubber outsole is built to last long beyond your wedding. 


Drive Embellished Wedge Sandals 

Drive Embellished Wedge Sandals
Courtesy: Nordstrom

Looking for an espadrille that has coastal elements but fancy enough to fit your dress code? Look no further! These Jimmy Choo’s are stunning with pearl details on the wedge 2 ¼ inch heel and lining the strap detailing. There’s no better reason to splurge on a designer shoe than your wedding and these sophisticated shoes will add the extra glamor any simple dress needs.   


MairiTwo Leather Ankle Strap Wedge Sandals

MairiTwo Leather Ankle Strap Wedge Sandals
Courtesy: Dillard’s

Coco Chanel said “simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance” and we think these shoes embody that principle. While the basic white or nude stiletto is a classic in bridal, these are a more suitable version for the sand. It’s no surprise these shoes have excellent reviews with the simple 1.5 inch heel supported with a microfiber cushion for added comfort. Plus you can’t beat that price! 


New Lovee Lug Sole Platform Sandals 

New Lovee Lug Sole Platform Sandals
Courtesy: Dillard’s

Looking to step it up a notch? These platform sandals are a perfect match for any surface. The buckle closure and strap is made from leather to keep it classy; however padded with a memory foam sock to keep you on the dance floor all night long. Even better, is the bottom of these shoes are actually made of a thermoplastic sole, perfect for any accidental splashes.


Rockstud Metallic T-Strap Espadrille Sandals 

Rockstud Metallic T-Strap Espadrille Sandals
Courtesy: Bergdorf Goodman

Fall in love with these Valentino cotton espadrille sandals with a rockstud trim. The Metallic rope wedge heel is giving all the nautical vibes. Treat yourself to a luxury pair of sandals that will be perfect for summer soirées and exotic vacations till death do you part. Don’t worry these fancy sandals were designed by Valentino to be loved and worn, as they feature a rubber outsole. 


Badgley Mischka Gigi Flats 

Badgley Mischka Gigi Flats
Courtesy: Anthropologie

If you’re not looking for a sandal, ballet flats are the perfect timeless alternative! These are an elegant take on the girl next store shoe, and perfect for warm weather with mesh cutouts. The art-deco inspired crystals give the shoes a vintage, something borrowed look. 


Intentionally Blank Kai Heels 

Intentionally Blank Kai Heels
Courtesy: Anthropologie

Another chic option are these Kai heels. If you’re getting married near the beach and are looking for a bit of height, the 2.5 inch block heel with fun texture detailing is perfect for you. We love that these shoes can be work appropriate! Besides cream they come in a beautiful dark blue, tan and black. 


Ivee Sandals 

Ivee Sandals
Courtesy: Dolce Vita

Pearls are a beach brides best friend. These simple slides would be the perfect accompaniment to any wedding dress by adding a bit of texture. You can also find the Pearl detailing in Dolce Vita’s Paily Pearl Heels with a 2.8inch heel or a thicker strap with a modest 1.1inch heel.


Taylin Satin Crystal Embellished Block Heel Dress Sandals 

Taylin Satin Crystal Embellished Block Heel Dress Sandals
Courtesy: Dillard’s

This is our version of Cinderella’s slipper fit for the beach. The crystal jeweled embellishment detail is just so dreamy and we’re obsessed with the flower detailing (perfect for brides with flowers on your dress)! The ankle strap is always flattering and the heel of 2.1 inches is just right. 


Woven Double T Espadrille Slide Sandals 

Woven Double T Espadrille Slide Sandals
Courtesy: Nordstrom

Calling all preppy brides! We know Tory Burch sandals are a classically popular shoe and these espadrilles are, dare we say, perfect, for vacay. The logo is subtle with the woven detailing and the jute-wrapped platform sole is playful yet refined. Use your wedding as an excuse to hit add to cart!


Women’s Aaliyah Dress Sandals 

Women’s Aaliyah Dress Sandals
Courtesy: Macy’s

Channel the ocean waves and check something blue off your list with these romantic sandals. The three-quarter strap shoe features a dainty gemstone encrusted front strap and a 1.5 inch block heel. Want even more glitz and glamor? Try them in a gold or silver glitter color. 


Leon Espadrille Lace-Up Wedge 

Leon Espadrille Lace-Up Wedge
Courtesy: Nordstrom

For the laid back bride! One of our favorite detailing for bridal shoes is a lace-up moment peeking out from a dress with a slit. These woven laces paired with the espadrille-style 2 ½ inch platform with all the earthy textures are the best of both worlds. Make sure to check the options with a navy toe and in all black 


Tessy Embellished Sandal 

Tessy Embellished Sandal
Courtesy: Nordstrom

Channel a flapper in the roaring twenties with these gemstone embellished sandals! The crystal flowers blooming across the toe strap will give an absolutely stunning sheen when the sunlight hits them. The dainty straps are a stylish touch to the simple very affordable flat sandal. We showcase them here in the champagne satin color, but they also come in light gold, silver, rose gold and sky blue. 

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