Good Things for Brides
Crown of Mini Roses
Work petals into your crowning glory with this wreath of blush-colored mini roses. Wrap about 15 blooms around floral wire, securing with green tape, then twist the wire ends together to form a circle; anchor in hair with bobby pins.
Expert tip: If you're interested in pushing petals on yoru big day, choose flowers that will last out of water for more than a few hours. Think orchids, gardenias, and lilies for these lovely -- and wilt-free -- looks.
Personalized Bouquet Medallion
This customizable porcelain charm by Paloma’s Nest can be stamped with anything you want—your wedding date, your initials, a few lyrics from your song—and then edged in gold or silver leaf. To give your flowers a double shot of meaning, choose blooms both for their good looks as well as their symbolism. These lilies of the valley signify happiness, while forget-me-nots, lilacs, tulips, and violets all represent love.
DIY Birdcage Veil
This dainty DIY accessory is perfect for a sunny outdoor reception. Retro headpieces, like this 1950s version, are fashion-forward and less cumbersome than other veil options.
Wedding Dress with Embroidered Initials
Stitch this simple design -- quaintly evocative of what you might see carved into a tree -- where it will show (without being showy), such as near a zipper or hem. Or keep it private, and stitch it into the lining of your gown.
My Glass Slipper
Finding stylish dyeable shoes for you and your bridesmaids can be tricky. End your epic footwear quest at this vast site, which offers infinite options. Whether you're looking for a stiletto to or the perfect sandal, this online shop has it; they stock more than 250 styles from designers including Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. Even better, you can order some of their 30 color samples before committing to the full dye job.
Clockwise from top: Grazia "Alicia," Badgley Mischka "Dreamy," Stuart Weitzman "Greta," Kate Spade New York "Clarice," and Something Bleu "Clyde; My Glass Slipper.
Fashion a bouquet from silk-and-feather creatures secured on thin wires so that they float and flutter realistically.
Not all perfumes come in a travel size, and who wants to lug the bottle from their bureau just for touch-ups? That's where this chic sterling-silver atomizer from Tiffany and Co. comes in. Fill it with a pretty floral scent for your big day, such as Vera Wang Bouquet, and the flower girls won't be the only ones trailing a lovely aroma behind them.
A dainty azure bow pinned discreetly to the underskirt of your wedding dress is a charming way to honor an age-old tradition. Choose any pretty blue ribbon you like (fabric and trimmings stores offer the widest selection), then tie a small length of it into a tidy bow. Fasten it to the inner layers of your gown or undergarments with a tiny safety pin, and it'll be your little secret: something blue that's hidden from view.
Handkerchief Bouquet Wrap
Ribbon isn't the only way to dress a bouquet. A handkerchief embroidered with your wedding date makes a lovely and sentimental decoration. Use a vintage or heirloom hankie, and it can be your "something old."
Daisy Chain Gloves
Subtly personalize a pair of elegant full-length gloves with a floral organza lace. The edging, available from fabric and notions shops, can be tacked onto the gloves using small invisible stitches in matching thread, and removed later if you wish.
Personalized Wedding Bouquet Ribbon
Many brides save their bouquets, but dried flowers can look a tad Miss Havisham. Instead, turn the ribbon used for the stems into a keepsake by having your vows printed on it.
Is the pink on that perfume label your perfect shade of rouge? Then send a photograph or other representation of the color you love to Three Custom Color Specialists, and they'll blend an eyeshadow, blush, or lipstick just for you. The company also sells a bridal line.
A bride shouldn't walk down the aisle at the rehearsal empty-handed. This bouquet, made out of ribbons from the bridal shower, is a much more practical accessory than the traditional hat fashioned from ribbons and a paper plate. A bridesmaid can be assigned to collect ribbons from shower gifts.
Lucky Bridal Bouquet
The leaves of a four-leaf clover are said to stand for hope, faith, love, and luck -- a fitting sentiment for a wedding.