As the bride, your wedding day look is one of the most important aspects of the planning process. All eyes are going to be on you and, understandably, you want to look and feel your best. Sometimes it’s not just the visual elements of your bridal outfit that can make you feel confident and comfortable – it’s the meaningful details too. The ones that really make you feel like you.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a few lovely ideas on how you can add a personal touch to your aisle style…
It doesn’t get more personal than honouring your wedding and sewing the date of your big day into your gown. Why not use blue thread and use it as your ‘Something Blue’ too? If you’re a dab hand at sewing, you could really get creative and stitch in your favourite love quote, or the name of your wife or husband-to-be. The options are endless!
If your mum or grandmother (or any other female family member or friend) want to offer you some fabric from their own wedding dresses, there are lots of ways you can incorporate the material into your own gown. For example, you could use the material as a waistband, tie some fabric around the stems of your bridal bouquet or even use the material as a bespoke garter. This is a wonderful way of honouring those who mean the world to you!
An heirloom brooch is a beautiful way of adding a personal touch to your aisle style. You could pop it into your bridal hairstyle, add it to your wedding bouquet or attach it to your dress for an extra dash of sparkle. This would be particularly memorable if you’re incorporating lots of vintage elements throughout your wedding day styling and décor.
The veil really is the finishing touch to a bride’s aisle style and there are so many dreamy designs to choose from. Whether you want a short veil or a statement veil that has a stunning train, you can add more sentimental value by customising it with embroidery details and stitching. Your seamstress can ensure it’s the perfect match for your wedding dress!
Have you considered wearing ‘Something Borrowed’ on your big day? A necklace, bracelet or pair of earrings will be truly special to wear down the aisle, particularly if they carries sentimental value. You could also buy a piece of jewellery as a ‘thank you’ to your bridesmaids to wear alongside you on your wedding day, with the engraving of your wedding date or the inclusion of their birthstone.
We are officially obsessed with the thought of a personalised bridal denim (or leather) jacket. The perfect fashion-forward addition to your aisle style, this is made for brides who want to don something stylish on their special day. Have your newlywed name printed onto the back and expect some seriously cool wedding snaps. Plus, it means you can wear it long after your wedding day is over!
There are oodles of meaningful ways to add a personal touch to your wedding day outfit. Which is your favourite?