When Meg got married in 2009, she didn’t wear a veil. Or a cape. I know, I can hardly believe it either. She did, however, wear a handmade flower in her hair, and her grandmother’s pearl earrings. She researched veils, and even rounded up a few options that were in consideration, but ultimately gave up because accessories were confusing. I mean, it sounds so touching and thoughtful that she wore her grandmother’s earrings, right? But then Meg told me that she had nothing picked out at all, and at the last minute her grandmother handed her earrings to wear—which, actually, is exactly the kind of thing that makes grandmothers special.
Much like with the shoes, though, Chelsea and I simply could not wrap our heads around an enormous neon pink dress and a pool party in Palm Springs without the addition of statement earrings and an impractically small bag. Meg’s already working hard on creating a fun neon veil, and while we weren’t able to convince her on a fur cape because summer in the desert, we did round up some of our favorite, over-the-top, desert-sunset-inspired accessories, most of which can easily be worn again with a standard work outfit. Jury is out if she’ll buy any of these accessories, but rush shipping is certainly a thing, and there is still time.
Spoiler: turns out Meg is still wearing her grandmother’s jewelry. Flashier jewelry this time, since she inherited a whole collection. But she’s also getting the giant earrings above from Rent The Runway, since she’s an Unlimited member over there.
Has anyone else struggled with figuring out wedding accessories? Give us your most pressing wedding accessory questions in the comments, and we’ll try to solve them. If you have accessories on lock, links and pictures are in order.