The Quintessential Bride

Accessories are a key detail to every bridal look. Here’s how to choose yours.

So you've picked out your wedding outfit, your wedding shoes, and your hair and make-up. But there are a few more accessories you'll also want to consider: your wedding jewellery. In our books, you never need a reason to treat yourself to a new necklace, bracelet, or even a pair of earrings (after all, you are a bride).

But in case you're looking for a little justification, consider this: The jewellery you wear on your wedding day will hold a special place in your heart for years to come. Each time you put on the pieces, you'll be transported back to your special day. Not to mention, you might also decide to pass your wedding jewels down to a loved one. But how do you choose your wedding jewellery when the options are seemingly endless?

One of the most effective ways to narrow down your wedding accessories is to consider your outfit.

If your dress has a traditional vibe then designs like polki, kundan, Rajasthani will look great on you. If you are going for a contemporary look, modern designs, like Turkish pieces, would be a good option. Of course, you'll want to take your personal style into account as well. If you want to include something from your heritage in your celebrations, then Hyderabadi jewellery or tribal pieces would be a good addition to one or more of your functions.

Don't purchase something just because it looks good with your outfit if you truly don't think you would wear that piece any other day. And, of course, don't forget to consider comfort. You'll be wearing these items all day –through pictures, dancing, hugging, and more. Make sure whatever you choose is comfortable and functional for your celebration. When it comes to style, we're all for breaking the so-called "rules". But that doesn't mean there aren't still tried-and-true tips to help you look your best.

• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Hair Makeup: Sajid Wahab
• Designer’s: Shehla Chahtoor, Nomi Ansari & Deepak Perwani
• Photography & Styling: Raza Jaffri
• Featuring: Sanam Saeed