Expert advice about accessories

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Surrey Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yoursurrey.wedding

 

Dressed to impress

Dressed to impress

Q. I want to wear a headband or fascinator on my big day, but I'm not sure what to look for. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Inna Walker says: Fashion is so inclusive and versatile. Brides-to-be have a wide choice of headpieces to choose from and are not limited to combs and small options. Keep things simple, make your dress or the fascinator the focal point to avoid any clashes and try to stick with one style. Needless to say, everything depends on the dress, style and colour you've chosen. Mermaid and trumpet gowns go well with both fascinators and headbands as long as they're matched appropriately. Figure-hugging dresses with open necks and shoulders would look good with a pillbox with floral elements, and tea-length or mini-dresses could even be paired with leathers or feather headbands. I'd be careful when it comes to ballgowns and avoid anything too heavy.

It's always best to have your headpiece custom made using the same fabric and elements as your dress. For a lace gown, opt for a fascinator that incorporates flowers and if you've gone for a satin or silk option include feathers but be careful not to overdo it.

In terms of face shapes, I'd wear a tall headband with vertical details if you have a round face to give some height to your overall look. Those of you with long faces should go for a fascinator or flat headband with detail on the side to give your face width and if you have a small face find something that looks in proportion.

All in all, try to choose items that match and supplement each other and ensure you really like them before buying.

Inna Walker
www.facebook.com/innawalkerheadpieces

 

The wedding rings

The wedding rings

Q. We like the idea of having alternative wedding bands. Can you suggest a style for us?

A. Julie Gates says: Your wedding bands are the perfect way to show your personalities, especially as they will last a lifetime. In our 25 years of making rings we have made: Celtic designs, Viking runes, Roman numerals, word rings, 3D skulls, spider monkeys with diamonds in their eyes, tyre tread prints, bicycle chains, snake skin effect, dolphins, fish scales, golf clubs, dragons, nut rings, bears, a couples heart beats, gear cogs, cannons, hammers, symbols, tattoos, elvish, klingon, musical notes, swans, family crests, longitude and latitude as well as many others – if it can be drawn we can put it on a ring!

Julie Gates
www.goldfinger-rings.com

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