Basic Wedding Accessories

For every wedding there is a need for the basic wedding accessories to complete every wedding venue. During the course of planning your wedding, there are the typical wedding basics that every bride focuses on first. Their favorite color scheme sets the pace, then the style or theme of the ceremony and reception. Once those two ideas have been determined, the bride will focus on her wedding dress design, style and color to coordinate with her color scheme.

The other main decisions are the type of ceremony which will determine if it will be a church or an outdoor wedding ceremony, then the wedding reception. The reception typically will follow and coordinate with the theme and style of the wedding ceremony and the entire wedding venue.

The basic wedding accessories are essentials to fulfill the internal elements of the ceremony and reception. With so many details to focus on during the process of your special day, these wedding accessories often get overlooked until the final moments are upon the bride and groom. Many times when this happens, they will find themselves scrambling for ideas and the necessities for those final accessories that are much needed.

During the planning process, create a list to include the basic wedding accessories for the theme and style of the wedding incorporating just the right styles into your day, truly making it a celebration.
As you prepare to evaluate which lovely basics you will need to add one of the final touches to your wedding ceremony and reception, there are six wedding accessories that are the most popular choices. Each of those accessories serves a specific purpose and should be added to any bride’s to do list.

Flower Girl Basket

The wedding ceremony includes a flower girl basket carried by the flower girl who will toss flower petals down the wedding aisle prior to the bride marching to the alter. On some occasions, the wedding ceremony will include having two flower girls walking side by side down the aisle tossing the petals.

Wedding Ring Pillow

The wedding ring pillow is another important essential as the ring bearer will patiently hold the pillow until his call of duty arises presenting the wedding rings as the bride and groom say their I Do’s.

Unity Ceremony

Not all bride and grooms plan to have a unity ceremony performed but if this in the wedding plans, a unity candle set which includes a pillar and 2 tapered candles or a new and popular ceremony is a sand ceremony using a large vase with 2 smaller vases filled with sand are essentials for the bride and groom to become a unity of one.

Wedding Guest Book and Pen Set

The wedding reception includes the majority of the accessories to complete the basics. The wedding guest book and pen set are presented at the entrance of the reception for the guests to sign in and write a personalized message and best wishes.

Wedding Cake Topper

A wedding cake topper adds the final touch to any wedding cake. With a variety of designs from comical, monogrammed to themed, adding a cake topper will create a picture perfect to any cake.

Wedding Cake Serving Set

To coordinate with the wedding cake and wedding decor, there’s a must have when it comes to the wedding cake serving set. Used by the bride and groom during the cake cutting ceremony cutting the first piece to share.

Bride and Groom Toasting Glasses

Bride and groom toasting glasses are an important accessory for the traditional toast to the couple of the day. Toasting flutes also come in many designs that will coordinate into the scheme of the decor as well as personalization to each of the glasses to become a keepsake of the wedding day.

There are many other accessories to include to your wedding that are beyond the basics necessities. A few options are:

Wedding Aisle Runners
Folding fans work well for outdoor events and favors
Wedding card box
Place card Holders
Wedding Favors
During the process of your wedding planning, the most important tool to have is a list of what you will need to complete your dream wedding. This will include all of the wedding accessories to create the finishing touches from the beginning to the end of your wedding day.

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