“When should I order my wedding accessories?” is a very common question so we thought we would offer some advice!
Our designer wedding accessories are mostly handmade, and so can take anywhere from 4 weeks to 8 weeks to arrive once ordered, depending on the piece and the designer.
You need to have your shoes and underwear before your first fitting, so try to choose these as soon as you have chosen your gown. Headpieces, veils and jewellery are also best decided on after you have your dress!
If you want to come and look at accessories, we recommend making an appointment well before your dress fittings. At fittings you need to focus on how the gown fits with the seamstress, and as fittings are usually 6 to 8 weeks before your wedding it can be too late to get the accessory you want.
An accessories appointment is a good chance to try the sample of your gown again, remind yourself of the look you want, and to have the time to try on a variety of accessories without being overwhelmed. It’s also a good chance to invite along anyone who wasn’t able to come to your original dress appointments who you would like to show the dress – although it is usually a good idea to take just one or two people whose opinion you can trust!
Alternatively, you can order your accessories online from us at highsocietybride.co.uk. You can then try them on at home in your own time, and if for any reason you don’t want to keep them, we have a no hassle returns policy – just post them back to us within 7 days for a refund.