round two with BHLDN

We’re back with Angela, stylist from BHLDN.  She offers some Dos and Don’ts for choosing accessories to coordinate with your bridesmaids dresses! HOW TO CHOOSE BRIDESMAIDS’ ACCESSORIES in our guest post series Wedding Wednesday with BHLDN.  Don’t forget to check out last week’s post on choosing bridesmaids’ dresses here.

BHLDN, the two year old sister brand of Anthropologie, provides attire, decor, and accessories for any special occasion from an enchanting wedding to a sweet birthday soiree. With a selection of delightful gowns, stunning party heels, delicate jewelry, vintage-inspired wedding decorations and more, BHLDN is a one-stop shop for brides-to-be…or really anyone planning a fete!

A great way to personalize your bridesmaids’ attire on your big day is through accessories.

DO trust your bridesmaids and give them some freedom to select accessories that express their personal styles, especially if you are choosing the same dress for each.

DON’T be afraid to set some parameters. For example, choose color for your girls to work with when shopping for bridesmaids shoes but leave the rest up to them.  Soft, neutral colors or metallics are easy to find in a variety of styles and price points.

BHLDN_SterlingPeepToes

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Pictured: Sterling Peep Toes, Rosebright Peep Toes, Supper Club Sandals

DO use accessories to add texture and shimmer to your bridesmaids’ ensembles. If your bridesmaids’ dresses are simple, adding a beaded belt or sash in a contrasting color is an easy way to turn an ordinary bridesmaid dress into something extraordinary.

DON’T go overboard with accessories for your bridesmaids. If you select more unique bridesmaids’ dresses with lace detailing or other embellishments, a simple pair of studs or small drop earrings adds that “just enough” touch.

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Pictured: Sorbetto Dress and Gerbera Studs

DO gift wedding-day accessories to your maids. Your bridesmaids’ jewelry is one way to allow for personalization and is a great way to say “thank you” for their roles on your special day. A sparkly clutch is another gift that your ladies will look forward to using again!

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Pictured: Cupola Bracelet, Deco Beaded Clutch

DON’T forget to consider the setting of your wedding. For an outdoor summer wedding, especially if it’s in the grass or sand, a wedge or flat sandal is the best option. A pretty cover up is a must for a winter wedding or to cloak bare shoulders during a modest ceremony.

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Pictured: Maroma Sandals, Crème de Menthe Topper

Thank you Angela!  I’m obsessed with that deco beaded clutch!  Which accessory is your favorite?

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