Classic Bridal Accessories For An Unforgettable Southern Wedding
A Southern wedding is an event that every Southern woman dreams of from her days of playing dress up—down to planning floral arrangements and collecting photos for her scrapbooks. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so it's important to have everything perfect, all the way down to your bridal accessories.
It can be overwhelming, but we know the tried-and-true place to start—just like the wedding rhyme goes: something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. We take honor in bringing this tradition to life. Whether we wear Mama's passed-down wedding veil or start a new tradition of our own, we must have captivating accessories to match the occasion. We gathered the most-sought after bridal accessories from Grandma's vintage brooch to a personalized locket. Hold these items especially close to your heart on this unforgettable day.
Follow an age-old, Southern tradition and personalize a handkerchief or ribbon with your new initials and wedding date.
Get the look: Monogrammed Bouquet Wrap, $24; etsy.com
Give your 'something blue' a stylish (and sassy) spin by sporting the bridal hue on a pair of embellished shoes.
Get the look: Embellished Sandals, $225; nordstrom.com
Bride's Best Friend
There's no accessory quite like your furry best friend. Dress your dog for the occasion with anything from a flower crown to a dapper doggy vest.
Get the look: Wedding Dog Vest, from $59.21; etsy.com
Honor the memory of special family members by displaying their photos in a locket pinned to your bouquet.
Get the look: Photo Locket, $19; etsy.com
Wedding dresses are often photographed on the hanger, so why not make it pretty? Personalize this one with up to 15 characters.
Get the look: Personalized Hanger, from $13.47; etsy.com
Many Southern brides wear pearls, often passed down from family members.
Get the look: Pearl Bracelet, from $39; etsy.com
A traditional blusher veil brings an air of vintage romance to a bridal look.
Get the look: Blusher Veil, $29.95; davidsbridal.com
Add a fun embellishment to traditional wedding day attire with fetching accessories like this floral headpiece.
Get the look: Floral Headpiece, $16.50; etsy.com
Personalized Family Bible
Use an old or new family Bible during the ceremony for a meaningful touch.
Get the look: Personalized Family Holy Bible, $59.99; etsy.com
This unique accessory will be the perfect finishing touch to your bridal bouquet.
Get the look: Cameo Brooch, $14.95; etsy.com
Flower Hair Clip
Add a delicate flower into your loose bun to dress things up.
Get the look: Gilded Mesh Flower Hair Clip, $150; davidsbridal.com
Get a personal message or meaningful scripture sewn into your wedding dress or any other fabric accessory.
Get the look: Sewn-in Details, $26.95; etsy.com
Vintage Birdcage Veil
Short birdcage veils are a popular choice for fashionable brides seeking a vintage look.
Get the look: Crystal-Dotted Birdcage Veil, $29.95; davidsbridal.com
Bridal Hair Flower
After the ceremony, trade your veil for a single gardenia blossom.
Get the look: Gardenia Bridal Accessory, $106; etsy.com
Vintage Key Brooch
Get the "something old" look with a Victorian key brooch pinned your bouquet.
Get the look: Vintage Key Brooch, $12.96; etsy.com
Parasols will provide shade for you and your bridesmaids as well as serve as a a fun prop for pictures.
Get the look: Bridal Parasol, $22; amazon.com