Head Over Heels

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Two special items of bridal attire are often purchased quickly and with less consideration for style and comfort than for price and for necessity: bridal millinery and bridal shoes. Both play an important part in your day, although in quite different ways.

Take special care in choosing your headpiece and veil as they frame your face. When we envision a “radiant bride,” we see her face surrounded by her headpiece and veil. Well-designed bridal millinery forms the background for your romantic wedding portraits, so you want it to look perfect and fit comfortably.

A bridal milliner will design head-wear that not only enhances your face, and fits your hairstyle, but complements your gown in every way. Custom-designed millinery is usually no more expensive than ready-made and does not have to be ordered months in advance. Choose pearls, sequins, beads, lace, bows, or a smart bridal hat. A milliner is like a hair stylist, he or she creates the style especially for you!

NOW, let’s talk about shoes: They must be comfortable for standing, walking, and dancing. Break them in at home on a carpeted floor.

Choose fabric shoes that complement your gown and those of your attendants – even lace is available and can be dyed to match the dress they will be worn with. The bride’s shoes are dyed to the white or ivory of her gown.

Attendants should wear the same heel heights, if possible (not too high as it’s difficult to walk naturally). Take your shoes to all fittings since hemlines are measured up from the floor when you are wearing your shoes.

It’s worth repeating: buy for comfort, even if it costs a little more!