FAQs and expert advice about accessories

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Sussex Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@your-sussex.wedding


Especially for you

Especially for you

Q. I've been obsessed with the idea of having my own customised veil ever since falling in love with Meghan Markle's. How can I go about this and what bespoke design options are available to me?

A. Tabitha Buckley says: It's always so exciting to work collaboratively with brides, creating a truly personal accessory. An embroidered veil isn't just something for the wedding day, but a beautiful heirloom and keepsake to treasure long afterwards.

First and foremost book a design consultation to talk through your veil ideas. Here at Tabitha Textiles, we can embroider onto a pre-bought veil or if you're going fully bespoke, you can choose from a range of luxury tulles, styles and lengths. This allows me to tailor the measurements to fit perfectly with your dress and overall look. Tulle and embroidery samples, along with unlimited design mocks ups, are sent to you once your bespoke veil is booked in the diary.

I often get asked: “So what can I have embroidered on my veil?” The answer is pretty much anything, within reason. Most brides will request their initials with those of their spouse-to-be along with their wedding date, however if this is an autumn wedding you might have flowers in your bouquet to represent the season, or generally like the idea of woodland flora and fauna. You might even have a favourite song lyric or poem that holds special meaning for you. It's possible to design something truly unique to capture your story as a couple.

Tabitha Buckley, Tabitha Textiles


How to accessories a simple gown...

How to accessories a simple gown...

Q. Why not consult a professional hand embroiderer or accessories designer to get something bespoke added to your dress?

A. Victoria Buckroyd says: This way, you can both collaborate on the piece to create something you'll treasure forever. With my designs, I like to highlight the cut of the dress by applying detailing to bring out the brides' best features. This can be achieved by various combinations of embroidery, pearls, rhinestones, and applique to the waist, neckline or sleeve, so that the key areas are emphasised without swamping the dress. You can then match this detailing with hair jewellery, a headband and veil, allowing the whole look to come together.

Finally, consider your wedding-day theme. Perhaps you'd like to take this through in part to the bridesmaids' dresses in a different colour to complement your gown. This can be achieved using small embellishments such as hair accessories in varying hues or gifts mirroring your palette as a memento of the day.

Victoria Buckroyd, Victoria Buckroyd Bridal