White’s been the traditional wedding color of choice for years, but you can still stick to the custom and add a few tinted accessories to your ensemble, too. Modern brides often opt to coordinate their wedding day fashion with their reception’s color scheme. Keep your white wedding gown snow-colored, but play with vivid add-ons for some pizzazz.
1. Add a punch of color without distracting from the simplicity of a white gown with silk flowers. Ask your hairdresser to incorporate a colorful bloom (faux, of course) into your wedding day hairstyle.
2. For a cleverly hidden splash of color, choose shoes that will stand out…when you want them to. If you’re wearing a floor-length dress, they’ll only show when you’re ready to show them off, like for a photo op or while dancing. Want your guests to see your colorful heels at all times? Opt for a dress in a silhouette that shows off your legs. Be both understated and edgy at the same time with brightly colored shoes, even ones in a neon shade.
3. Carry a clutch, which is large enough to fit your lipstick and vows, but small enough to still be chic. After all, everything you could possibly need throughout the night will be stashed in your bridal suite. Plus, you can find a clutch in any size, color and fabric to perfectly coordinate with your gown.
4. If you’re wearing a gown that bares your shoulders and neck, like one with a plunging neckline, choose drop earrings in a vivid shade.
5. Sashes are a girl’s best friend when it comes to adding a bit of color to an otherwise white ensemble. Having a fall wedding but don’t want a dark color palette? Choose a sash for your gown in a lighter shade of an autumn color, like green. Rich gemstone colors look striking against a stark white gown and pastels are idea for a warm weather wedding.
6. Have a professional add subtle color to the top and bottom of your dress by sewing on thin trim.
7. Ask a dressmaker to incorporate colorful breading down the train of your gown.
8. If you’re getting married in the fall or winter, you’ll need a wedding-appropriate coat or jacket to keep you warm as you go from the ceremony to the reception. This is a perfect opportunity to get some color into your ensemble without committing to the hue for the entire evening. If it’s the spring or summer, use a wrap in the same way – it’ll add color without making you too hot.