After weeks of giddy anticipation, months of planning, and years of strategically hiding your flaws from Matt, it’s finally the big day! You don’t want friends and family to just think, “Here Comes the Bride” when you walk down the aisle, you want them saying, “Now there goes a BRIDE!” When her wedding day arrives, the last thing a bride wants is to be mistaken for someone who is not getting married. These bridal fashion statements will clear up any confusion about what you’re doing.
If you’ve been working on your nuptial Pinterest boards longer than you’ve known your fiancé, and have always dreamed of a fairytale wedding, a veil is the perfect accessory for you. The more lace and beading, the better. You want to look like Mendelssohn’s Wedding March sounds! In addition to a long tradition in weddings, the white veil adds intrigue, and a nice sense of occasion.
Instead of giving them Katie in a white dress, give them Katie in a white dress, with a lot of white fabric over her face. Guests will sit on the edges of their church pew or folding chair and be, like, “Whoa is that Katie? I can’t tell because there is white gauze surrounding her head, but I know one thing for sure, this person is getting married.”
Assemblage of Empty Metal Cans
You’ve got a rebellious spirit, but don’t want to totally give up the ghost of a traditional wedding. So how the heck are you supposed to reckon your wild side with your bride side? Simply swap a conventional train with assorted tin cans and bottles attached by string to your person that produces a noise that is basically synonymous with marriage. This fun and festive touch is a chance to add personal flare to an ordinary bridal gown, and guests will definitely dig the whole “wedding” vibe you’re going for if you rock this look down the aisle. This is also great for brides-to-be who love to craft, or are marrying someone without a car.
Long White Dress
An obvious choice, sure, but this tried and true model of dress is worn by brides all over the world, except in places where it's not. If you go with white, many guests will recognize this as a color associated with brides and connect the dots themselves, and the others will likely be near someone who says, “Look, there is the bride,” and figure it out. Either way, a wedding dress is a great way to let people know you’re getting married right that second.
A Big Ol' Bell
If a white dress isn’t enough to drive the point home: wedding bells are ringing, so why don’t you? Ding dong ding dong down the aisle, play yourself into married life. If nothing else, attending your own wedding as a bell will undoubtedly catch everyone’s attention, and they will definitely be interested in finding out what you’re doing (getting married!!).
Most attendees will probably notice you wearing both an engagement and a wedding ring, and fully understand how married you are getting right now. If all else fails, don’t hesitate to walk up and down the aisles at your wedding politely whispering to guests that you’re getting married, and your wedding is happening right now.