Wedding accessories should blend with the bridal gown and not outshine it.Â It is combination style, elegance and motif mixed with a bit of the mystic. The is the age old saying:
Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
â€œOldâ€ refers to her connection to the past. That is her family, her friends, her education – all that she is now.Â Looking towards a good future she must bring an item, which is â€œnewâ€. The last item is â€œborrowedâ€ which should be from a person who has he himself or herself continuous to enjoy marital bliss. The original color that symbolized purity was actually â€œblueâ€ and not white, which defers to the Marian tradition. Lastly the sixpence should bring luck for financial stability, as they say for â€œricher or for poorer.â€
All these items or accessories and poised to give the bride luck, but there are more ceremonies that have first to be fulfilled on the day of the wedding and the reception.Â There are many other items that are needed to complete the ensemble.
Believed to be of ancient Roman tradition, which was used to hide the brideâ€™s face from demons while she waits to be wed. Itâ€™s a sign of purity, chastity, modesty, humility and most of all obedience.
What wedding would be complete without it? These enlighten the value of the woman to be wed and complete the heightened visual appeal, which every bride seeks. These could be pearls, diamondsâ€¦costume jewelry, which really depends on the brideâ€™s taste and personality. Donâ€™t forget the rings of course, engraving initials or a special message never goes out of style.
Shoes & Stockings
Imelda Marcos collected them and what woman could live without them on her best day? Take special attention to this and have your bridesmaids make sure that its brought along in good shape and sound.
This stems from a 14th century tradition with the belief that these bring luck. To get them, the guests would sometimes rip the brideâ€™s dress and in some cases injure the bride. To prevent this, she started throwing them to the crowd, which was tamed and transformed as luck for the single gentlemen in the crowd.
The Knife and Server Set
This set if frequently photographed with the wedding cake. Some couples even use the same set to celebrate their first year of their married life.Â Everyone values silver utensil sets, so this would make a great part of it as a reminder of your great day.
These are the toasting glasses specifically for the couple to be wed. It should be distinct from the rest of the glasses and will also make a great keepsake for future generations.
The Cake Topper
The cake needs more than just icing. Just as the bride needs her veil for her crowning glory, the cake needs the topper as its highlight.Â Depending on the cake design, this could be anything from a miniature bride and groom figurine, to monograms, seashells or even stars. Leave it to the designerâ€™s imagination.
Although a bride is not supposed to have a bag during the ceremony, a small clutch bag would be useful to carry the touch-up kits, safety pins,Â a pen, your checkbook and other useful items which could useful in an emergency.
The Guest Book & Pen
All your guests sign in before the reception and having a tasteful book and pen would begin to set off the proper mood or setting that has been designed for your wedding.
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