71 Finishing Touches for Every Type Of Bride

By Cathleen Freedman

You have your something blue, something borrowed, something old, something new; but you need, well, something. . . Else. What could your outfit possibly be missing? Over The Moon’s Grace Givens has a few ideas. No matter your personal style, she has curated accessories that will provide the final zhuzh for any bride and groom. These finishing touches may very well be the pièce de résistance of your wedding day.

The Statement Piece

Any bride can turn heads when she walks down the aisle, but if you want to really capture attendees’ attention, wear something that will make them stare in awe. Cathedral-length veils with embroidered edges are a surefire guarantee, while drop earrings with deep rubies are a striking contrast against a white gown. The right pair of Miron Crosby cowboy boots will bring western wear flourish to a Jackson Hole wedding. Naomi Biden set a major precedent for bridal fashion this year: gloves. Over The Moon carries the exact same One/Of pair she wore to her White House wedding.

Evening Sparkle

Not all that glitters is gold. . . Sometimes it’s platinum. Whether she picks an item that’s rhinestone-encrusted, diamond-studded, or crystal embellished, every bride deserves bijoux that’ll help her shine on her wedding day. If your current outfit feels lackluster, consider adding accessories with a certain sheen.

Pretty in Pearls

Besides the diamond, no gem has made the walk down the aisle as often as the pearl. There’s a reason so many families proudly present a bride-to-be with a strand of pearls on her wedding day. These oyster-formed stones are perenially bridal and will never go out of fashion. (So for anyone interested in an investment heirloom item, take note.) If this gem feels too classic, modernize with innovative pearlescent styles like the Treasure Pearl Earrings or wabi-sabi Baroque stones instead of immaculate rounded ones.

Fanciful Florals

While a bouquet may wilt after the wedding day, floral accessories will forever stay in full bloom. Instead of carrying a fistful of flowers, hold onto the floral print of the Margaret Clutch. Consider how you can freshen up your bridal look from head to toe with the Billie Veil and the Schumaker x Margaux Heel.

Understated Elegance

For minimalist brides and intricate dresses, it’s best not to layer on the baubles. But this doesn’t mean one should avoid accessorizing altogether. Instead, select pieces that will subtly elevate your outfit. Be discerning when choosing your finishing touches. A simple veil or white Tyler Ellis Clutch will be discreet but sophisticated additions to your overall look.

Something Sweet

If your wedding aesthetic evokes Audrey Hepburn’s demure bridal style, sweeten your own outfit with bowsblushers, or any accessory that evokes lovey-dovey sentimentality, doe-eyed wonder, and fairy-tale whimsy. Equal parts romantic and playful, the Novels of Jane Austen Book Clutch is meant for a bride who’s finally found a love interest that surpasses Mr. Darcy.

Say My (New) Name

There’s never been a more opportune occasion to show off your updated monogram than your walk down the aisle. Debut the moniker with a namesake necklace, or hold tight to your new Mrs. title with an Olympia Le-Tan clutch. Even if you aren’t changing your name after your nuptials, customized accessories are always a personal finishing touch.

For The Groom

One last thing! After you’ve picked out your finishing touches, make sure the groom waiting at the end of the aisle is just as finely styled. He can add his personal flair to his wedding day ensemble beyond a traditional tuxedo with Stubbs & Wootton slippers, coordinate-specific cufflinks, bow tie, or no tie—whatever his prerogative.