Brides: have you found the perfect dress but want to add a little something extra? A bridal sash is a welcome addition to any gown to add a pop of color, bling, or an heirloom detail to your dress in seconds. Today we’re showing you how to choose a bridal sash in three easy steps, along with inspiration from the lovely SparkleSM, an expert in the bridal sash industry. So, grab that huge afternoon cup of coffee (um, I recently discovered carrot cake coffee and I’m hooked!) – or tea – and read on to find out how to choose a bridal sash + get a dose of handmade loveliness after the jump! Enjoy!
How to Choose a Bridal Sash: 3 Easy Steps
It’s easy to select a perfect sash in three easy steps! Once you’ve found the perfect wedding gown, read on for the step-by-step guide on how to choose a bridal sash.
1. Decide which style is right for you.
First, select a style that incorporates your vision. Ask yourself why you want to add a sash: do you want to add bling, a pop of color, your “something blue”, or a vintage heirloom? Once you decide how your sash will accentuate your gown, you’ll be on your way to selecting the perfect style.
For bling, look for a sash made with Swarovski crystals or diamond pointed rhinestones for maximum sparkle + shine down the aisle. The Liv, shown in the top image (and below) is one beautiful option.
For a vintage touch, look for a touch of art deco like Cadence, SparkleSM’s nod to the roaring twenties.
Need a pop of color? We love this green flower sash (style: Cole)…
… this peach-colored Elle sash is a stunning show-stopper…
… and this purple McKenna sash features purple lucite stones. Gorgeous!
And, let’s not forget Tabitha, which features some of the most stunning multicolored beads we’ve ever seen!
Last but not least, something blue is always a popular request from brides. The Leighton bridal sash has you covered!
Want to add an heirloom quality? You can select a brooch add-on at SparkleSM, like these we spotted…
One of the most important steps of how to choose a bridal sash is to measure correctly. Since the piece is custom-made, you’ll want to make sure the measurements you provide are accurate. Use a sewing tape measure to get an accurate read around your waist.
3. Have it Photoshopped onto your Dress.
It’s amazing what technology has done for the wedding industry! Not only can you buy handmade wedding finds online (from vendors around the globe!), but you can get a visual on how your sash will look on your particular gown. Stephanie of SparkleSM offers this unique ‘photoshopping’ service so you can take a peek of your sash + gown combination BEFORE you buy. Awesome.
Now that you know how to choose a bridal sash, you’re ready to start shopping! Visit SparkleSM to browse designs you’ve seen here + more from Stephanie’s gorgeous collection.
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About the Author
Emma Arendoski is the author of The Handcrafted Wedding and editor of EmmalineBride.com. Grab a copy of her book here! You can follow her on Twitter @EmmalineBride.