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Adding Sparkles to a Wedding Dress

by Erin Dorrance ; Updated September 28, 2017

Sparkling embellishments make your wedding dress unique.

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Embellishments have been added to wedding dresses throughout history and remain a popular trend. Add your own bling to your wedding dress to personalize the dress and make sure you stand out on your special day. Elegant embellishments can add sparkle to any wedding dress. One wedding fashion expert warns brides to select no more than three embellishments so that you don’t overpower the design of the dress.

Put on your wedding dress and accessories in a well-lit room in front of a mirror.

Decide where you would like to add sparkle to your dress.

Shop for the sparkling embellishments that will complement your dress and accessories. Choose from appliqués, beads, pearls, crystals, edging, embroidery, buttons, fringe, gems, sequins and paillettes.

Sew or pin on the embellishments.

Put on your wedding dress again with all of your accessories to ensure that the embellishments complement your dress.