{Accessorize It!} The Sash
Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 9:06AM
Louise in Accessories, Personalized, Sash, Wedding Gowns

We in the wedding world talk all about personalization. Personalize your invitations (Uh, how do you do that? It already has our names on it?), personalize your favors, your this, your that. The list is freaking endless, right?

The quest to avoid the cookie-cutter image of a wedding: white tulle, paired bells, flying doves, intertwined hearts and the Electric Slide is never-ending. It’s what’s keeping the WIC alive and strong.

Often the problem with unique, personalized wedding statements is that they are expensive in either money or time or both. Happily, there are lots and lots of resources out there to help brides wade through and reduce the outlay of that time and money.

What does this have to do with The Sash? It’s a great way to “personalize” your gown and it totally doesn’t have to cost much!

One of the things I do in my daily life in regards to style is accessorize. I’ve learned over the years that spending money on super-trendy clothes is ridiculous. The clothes don’t last longer than a season, they are made like crap and I end up with a closet full of nothing to wear. Accessories on the other hand? I’ll “waste” some money on huge, dangly earrings or big ol’ bangles because mixing and matching and adding in funky accessories to staple items gives the impression of being hip and happening without blowing a wad of cash.

You can do the same with your gown.

Go romantic and dreamy:

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The Outnet  Mikael Aghal lace-trimmed tulle gown $192 + TruLu Couture Sash $150 = $342

(Come on, it looks good, I had to!)

Go beachy:

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J. Crew Sophia Gown in silk on sale $298 + Etsy Shop Denizy03 $75 = $373

Go vintage:

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Nicole Miller open-back sleeveless gown $750 + Emily Riggs Bridal Sash $300 = $1050

Go funky and fun:

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MoniRose English Tulle & Lace Gown $500 + KPersonBoutique on Etsy $239 = $739

Go glam:

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Alberto Makali beaded trumpet gown $1298 + MillieICARO jeweled sash $222 = $1520

A few tips and thoughts:

So what do you think? Are you a sash kind of a bride? How did you decide to make your gown your own?

Article originally appeared on The Thirty-Something Bride Wedding Blog (http://thethirtysomethingbride.com/).
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