Wedding accessories fall into the following categories. Often these are muddled with miscellaneous wedding items, (click on to link). This should not be so, as they have a specific purpose, being an accompaniment to the main item. The miscellaneous items are extras that are not a necessity. Having said that some items do cross over! So, let’s start with the Bride:
Bride’s wedding accessories:
– Lingerie (corset, boned corset, bra, G-String, briefs, suspenders)
– Hooped under skirt (may require two or more hoops depending upon the design)
– Wedding purse or more formal handbag
– Las boras (another type of bag)
– Gloves (dependent upon the time of year and custom)
– Shawl or Cape (again dependent upon season and timing of the wedding)
– Lace handkerchief
In some cases as opposed to the wedding dress being the main item, the bride may choose a showstopper accessory – a piece of jewelry for instance, which only requires a simple gown to show it off. For further wedding jewelry ideas click here wedding jewelry.
– Overcoat (dependent upon the weather)
– Silk scarf
– Spare handkerchief
– Hip flask
The cake knife and stand has already been mentioned. However, if having a military wedding, a ceremonial sword may be used to cut the first slice of cake instead. Brickies may decide to use a new trowel. You can be quite imaginative here!
For Jewish weddings all males are required to wear a small cap – cupules. Some religions may require prayer mats. Some churches require that all women have their heads covered, the Spanish, for example, wear a lace mantle over their hair. The bride and groom should acquire this knowledge through their religious instruction.