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6 Non-Traditional Wedding Accessories You’ll Love

6 Non-Traditional Wedding Accessories You’ll Love

No perfect outfit is complete without killer accessories – and your wedding attire should be no exception. Once you’ve found the perfect wedding dress, then it’s time to look at bridal accessories. It’s a big, fun world, with a lot of options to choose from. We’re leaving jewelry, belts, and bouquets on the shelf to talk about the more unique end of the wedding accessory spectrum. Check out our 6 favorite non-traditional wedding accessories that can add some fun flavor to your wedding day look.


While we can still give a nod to bridal veils and headpieces, consider opting for a wedding accessory that’s slightly less common, like a hat. Top hats, wide-brimmed hats, flat caps, and even cowboy hats are all on the table. You can get creative by adding flowers, sparkle, ribbon or lace to the brim or bill, and add a unique dimension to your wedding wear with these headpieces. 


For those who want to embrace a more regal look, opting for a crown will add elegance and romance. Whether you select a whimsical and delicate flower crown or a stunning and ornate tiara, crowns are a perfect element to highlight the specialness of your wedding day. 

Colored Veils

If you want to add some flair to most the traditional bridal accessory, colored veils are making their debut in a bold way. You’ll still achieve that elegant bridal silhouette, but with a stunning pop of color. This can add some gorgeous contrast against your dress – but if you don’t want to fully commit, it may be worth your while to opt for a colored lace inlay or a touch of metallic sparkle. 


Don’t be afraid to get funky with your footwear! Wearing boots under your dress can be practical and cute for a mountain side or winter wedding. If you’re looking for comfort and style, consider a colorful tennis shoe. Or completely ditch the traditional shoe for wedding anklets, which can give you beach-y and bohemian vibes. If you’re hoping to avoid an uncomfortable heel, you’ve got plenty of options. 


Capes, robes, shoulder-caps and shawls — wedding overwear is a fun and unique way to add some pizzazz to your wedding outfit. Sheer robes that you can tie over your dress for your ceremony and then take off for your reception can add an easy quick change effect. Faux fur or velvet capes can add a cozy, regal feel. Sparkly shoulder caps can give you vintage-looking bling. Creative overwear can make a unique statement, and play up the theme of your wedding or elopement


Jackets can add a pop of color, or set the tone for your dress. Leather jackets can add contrast to a chic urban wedding, or edge to a more rugged ceremony. Jean jackets can be tailored for vintage or rustic-themed ceremonies, adding a paired down element to an otherwise formal affair. Plaid overcoats, wool coats, and even puffy coats have charm (and can keep out the chill!) in autumnal or holiday weddings.

Wedding accessories are a fun part of designing your wedding outfit. They can impart a lot of your unique style, and make your ceremony that much more tailored to you.  So explore your wedding accessory options with confidence, and know that whatever way you want to make a statement on your wedding day, there’s an accessory that can help you do it. 

Article written by Tori Ward
Victoria Ward is a writer at Simply Eloped as well as a Keats Marginalia scholar and Storyfort finalist for her fiction and creative nonfiction. When she is not writing about elopements, she writes grants for her research and non-profit work.

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