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On the Fifth Day of Christmas: Bridal Accessory Trends in 2019/2020

‘Tis the season to recollect on a year’s worth of wedding trends and what’s to come after the calendar year ends. To a “12 Days of Christmas” tune, we’re revisiting what big day details we saw in 2019 and what’s sure to appear in 2020. (Spoiler alert: No partridges in pear trees… but a pheasant or peacock, maybe.)

By Becca Jones

You said “yes” to the dress! Now how ’bout some accessories? The White Flower Bridal Boutique has been there seen that piece of jewelry, sling-back heels, headpieces, and every other bridal accessory. Here, the team clues us in on what was a hit in 2019 and what’s to come in 2020.

While many wedding headpieces have been rotated throughout the decades, the team at White Flower says there’s one accessory that’s withstood the test of time: long veils. It’s timeless—and has been for hundreds of years. A long veil adds to the drama of a ceremony and leaves guests’ jaws dropped.

Also in 2019, the salon’s seen brides doing away with necklaces in favor of long earrings. This swap lets a gown’s neckline do its own talking and draws more attention to a bride’s face, the team explains.

In 2020, the White Flower predicts more brides will experiment with dainty, floral hair pieces like hair-vines and combs. Both are a great alternative to chunky hair pieces that are going out of style. (Hey, bigger doesn’t always mean a bigger statement!)

Lastly, the one thing that never goes out of style is comfort. The team sees many brides with aching feet in their shoes during alterations. And those alterations are only a fraction of time compared to your ceremony and reception.

While perhaps taboo, the team ends on a wishful note and recommends snagging a second pair of more comfortable shoes for the reception. Consider: glittery bridal sneakers. In 2020, the White Flower team hopes brides will turn from stilettos to flats, slip-ons, and block heels.

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