Are you a big fan of the 1930s and 40s? Do you smile at the thought of a bird cage veil? Do you visualize yourself looking like Audrey Hepburn on your wedding day? If so, you are the vintage bride. Vintage-style weddings have gained so much popularity over the past decade that the vintage wedding accessories needed to complete your look are now abundant.

Written By Arman Zulhajar on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | 9:37 AM

Some vintage brides will use actual vintage items, such as jewelry, a veil, a handbag or even a wedding dress. You may already have your have the something borrowed, something blue, and something old. However, don't forget about the something new! Start your search for vintage bridal accessories by exploring online blogs dedicated to this trend. It is a great way to get ideas from brides who also embrace the magical feel of a vintage wedding. From there, you will also find online stores or even shops in your area that carry exactly what you need. Also, consider the following tips and trends while composing your look.

Wedding dress choice: Vintage-style wedding dresses range widely in silhouette, materials, and even length. Lace is always a safe and beautiful way to go when it comes to achieving that vintage feel. Sheath and A-line styles are often chosen over the ball gown. Ball gowns can also fit the bill, but if you go this route make sure to keep the length shorter, such as ankle- or shin-length. Halter tops ooze the vintage feel, as does a cap sleeve. Most designers will carry an array of styles, so feel free to try on many different wedding dresses to find the look that works best for you.

Bridal jewelry: Looking for vintage jewelry or vintage-style jewelry can be overwhelming because there is so much available. Vintage brides can really play up a simpler gown by choosing oversized pearls and crystals. Or, if your dress is more embellished, choose simple jewelry such as drop earrings and simple bracelet. Chokers and brooches are also a huge trend in vintage-style bridal jewelry. If you opt for a choker, be sure and have very subtle earrings, such as studs.

Bridal headpieces: Vintage bridal headpieces have two main trends: the bird cage veil or hat and the headband. Bird cage veils are awesome because they do double duty as the headpiece and the veil. There are tons of styles, some which include feathers and hats, both of which are very vintage looking. Headbands are popular because they can be bought or made with the same material as your wedding dress. Lace headbands are perfect for the vintage bride. Pearl headbands are also a lovely choice and work with any hairstyle.

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