Five things not to forget to wear on your wedding day

16 Aug 2016

Apart from the obvious dress, shoes and veil, there are many additional items that should make an appearance on the most important day of your life

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Of course, you won’t be forgetting to wear the dress, the shoes, and the veil… but there are things you might not have thought about that are a must on your wedding day. Keli Thompson of Keli Thompson Bridal Wear & Accessories offers her expertise on the five things that you shouldn't forget to wear on your wedding day.

1. Engagement ring 

You wouldn’t forget your engagement ring on your wedding day, would you? Of course not, but did you know that it's best to wear it on your right hand to leave space on your left hand for your wedding ring as this should be the lower ring? It is said to be this as it is closest to your heart. Swap your engagement ring back to your left hand after the ceremony.

2. Garter

Up until now, a garter toss has been an American tradition, where the bride tosses her garter to unmarried male guests to catch shortly after she has thrown her bouquet. But now more and more British brides are taking up this tradition. Whether you decide to throw your garter or instead choose to have your groom take it off in the privacy of your bridal suite, you will want to choose the prettiest one you can find.


3. Control pants

Many brides-to-be like to lose weight or tone up for their wedding day and honeymoon, but it's not always that easy to get rid of those awkward lumpy bits. Control pants are every bride’s best friend, just remember to get yourself some. Whatever you decide to buy, make sure you take it to your dress fitting to double check it looks great and is comfortable under your dress.

4. Perfume

You might have your favourite perfume at the ready, but make sure you consider others. Whenever you smell your chosen perfume again after your wedding day, it will always remind you of the special time you will have. So, make sure you choose wisely; don’t choose anything too heavy or too light, try a few out to make sure you have your perfect scent.


5. Something blue

If you like to follow the old tradition of ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’, the old, new and borrowed tend to be easy, but don’t forget the blue. Why not ask your dress designer to sew a blue ribbon into the lining of your dress? You could also add blue to your flowers or wear a blue garter.

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