Our Favorite Wedding Accessories For Your Elopement Adventure
What accessories do brides need for their wedding day? Wedding accessories are perfect to personalize your special day and make it your own. There are plenty of accessory options, but for couples who elope, there are a ton of unique accessories to chose from.
The best way to decide which wedding accessories you will need is to think about your elopement location, season, personal style, and elopement activity you’ll be doing. Since brides who elope don’t have any rules they need to follow, they can be as creative as they want when it comes to their extra bridal gear.
What Wedding Accessories Do I Need?
We put together 10 wedding accessories that every adventurous bride needs to include on their special day. These accessories are also perfect for your something new, something blue, something borrowed accessory. Feel free to jump to the accessories you would like to browse. We even included a few links to shop our favorites!
- Capes Or Wings
- Bouquets and Flower Crowns
- Elopement Shoes
- Backpacking Gear
- Statement Accessories
- Fur Coats and Shawls
- Bridal Jackets
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Wearing a veil during an elopement can be a major statement piece. There are tons of veil options for you to decide pick from chapel veils to fingertip veils. We personally love veils because they create fun portrait opportunities while surrounded by nature. We are huge fans of the effect cathedral veils have in pictures.
One thing you want to keep in mind is where you’re eloping. If you’re eloping somewhere extremely windy, then be careful to pin your veil down securely to your hair, or else your veil will fly away. Also, be careful with longer veils on your adventure. We recommend carrying your veil during your hike or putting on your veil right before your ceremony together to avoid your veil getting stuck on anything.
Shop our favorite veils:
BHLDN: Amsale Noni Cathedral Veil
Elegantly edged in rose applique, this gossamer tulle veil offers timeless drama with a flowing cathedral silhouette.
BHLDN: Carelle Chapel Veil
Etsy – Beaded Wedding Veil
This wedding veil is crafted with a single layer of soft tulle with a delicate edge of genuine crystal beads & gemstones as well as silver seed beads. This veil comes in ivory or white and is available in multiple lengths.
Etsy- Floral Wedding Veil
This is a beautiful wedding veil with lace appliques on the edge. The veil comes in light ivory and is also available in multiple lengths.
2. Capes or Wings
If you’re looking for a wedding accessory to fit your non-traditional choice to elope, then you should consider wearing a cape! Capes are making waves from this past year, and we are loving this trend. Embrace your super bride powers and accessorize with something daring and new. No extra weight on your head is also a major plus in our book!
Since these wings are usually attachments to your elopement dress, there is also less of a chance for you to lose the cape. If you’re looking to elope somewhere windy, then a cape is the way to go.
Shop our favorite capes:
BHLDN: A.B. Ellie Martine Cape
BHLDN: Terani Couture Palmer Cape
Etsy- Sparkling Bridal Cape
The statement-making Vega sparkling bridal cape delivers maximum drama. Designed for the ultra-glamorous bride who wants to shine on her big day, the Vega cape, (made of our luxe Diamond Dust tulle,) is an extravagant piece that dazzles from absolutely every angle. Comes in multiple lengths for added drama.
This cape veil comes with rhinestone appliques on the shoulders. There are pins you can easily attach to your dress, and there are multiple color and length options to choose from.
If you want to wear a tiara, then you should do it! There are many bridal headpieces that you can find at your local bridal store or online stores such as Etsy. Keep in mind, these headpieces can be as unique, simple, or extravagant as you want.
Shop our favorite tiaras:
BHLDN: Gaios Gwendolyn Tiara
BHLDN: Twigs & Honey Sage Halo
Tie this effortlessly ethereal halo into your tresses for a boho-chic vibe.
Etsy – Gold Flora Hair Vine
Crafted with hand-wired crystal gemstones, jeweled leaf accents, and brushed florals.
Etsy: Floral Wedding Tiara
Juliet’s delicate shimmering branches & ivory metal leaves make this flower crown one that will sparkle long after your wedding day. Comes in either rose gold, gold, or silver.
Maybe you aren’t a tiara or headpiece kind of gal. If you are going for a more boho and relaxed vibe for your elopement, then you should check out a hat! We love it when brides are brave and accessorize wearing different colored felt hats decorated in flowers.
Shop our favorite bridal hats:
BHLDN: Wyeth London Hat
Etsy: Dried Flower Boho Hat
Beige wool wide brim fedora hat with brown buckle. This hat is adorned with preserved dried florals using bronze bracken fern, bleached ruscus, bleached bunny tail grass accented with artificial gold leaves.
5. Bouquets and Flower Crowns
Your bouquet is a must to add to your list of elopement wedding accessories. Since you aren’t having a traditional wedding, you don’t need to worry about matching a color scheme or pleasing anyone when it comes to this. You should always, even if you are having a big wedding, create a bouquet that you’ll love!
This accessory will be by your side through many pictures, so it’s important to think about what you want. Take your accessory a step further and create a flower crown from the same flowers as your bouquet!
Shop our favorite flower crowns:
BHLDN: Marisol Halo
Etsy: White Flower Crown
Faux flower crowns are perfect for boho, whimsical brides who are looking for a delicate wedding accessory.
6. Elopement Shoes
“These boots are made for walking” should be your theme song when searching for your wedding shoes. Elopement brides are free to wear any shoe they want, but we love it when brides opt for the adventurous option and pick hiking boots. There is nothing more fun than seeing a bride in her beautiful wedding gown, hiking in her wedding boots!
From chunky heels to hiking boots, we got you covered. Check out our favorite wedding shoes, perfect for any weather.
Are you wondering how to find the perfect shoes for your wedding? Here are some tips:
- Consider what activities you will be doing.
- Wear comfortable shoes during your hike and change into your chunky heel when you get to your destination.
- Consider opting for a water-proof shoe if you’re eloping during the winter, rainy season, or near a waterfall.
- If your dress is super long, then don’t stress about what shoe you’re going to wear, and pick something that’s comfortable!
Shop our favorite bridal shoes for your elopement:
Crinkled taffeta bows top off this breezy pair, finished with a modern, rounded heel and slim ankle strap.
Topped with frothy feathers, these playful slides go from getting ready to after party in style. (They’re also perfect for your honeymoon wardrobe, too!)
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7. Backpacking Gear
If you are writing down what wedding accessories you should look for, then you may want to include some hiking gear! Backpacks are a must for adventurous elopements such as mountain elopements! We love how this bride packed her bouquet in her bag, so she can enjoy her elopement adventure!
Here’s why you need a backpack for your elopement:
- To carry emergency supplies
- Pack up some delicious snacks and water for your adventure
- Neatly store away your elopement dress for your ceremony
- Pack your bridal bouquet to the outside of your backpack
- Hang an epic elopement announcement sign off of it
8. Statement Accessories
If you are going to wear a simple wedding gown because you want to have more mobility during your wedding day, then you should look into some beautiful statement pieces such as earrings or a necklace. This bride, for example, wore golden earrings with her flowy gown during her Seaside California Elopement.
Shop our favorite statement pieces, perfect for your elopement:
BHLDN: Wolfe Back Necklace
We love the idea of taking something classic and giving it a modern twist, hence this exquisite back necklace. Dotted with baroque pearls, this necklace is perfect to drape for a showstopping back detail.
BHLDN: Jaye Chandelier Earrings
Pearly centers add a touch of shimmer to these two-tiered floral chandeliers.
9. Fur Coats and Shawls
Is your wedding day during winter? If so, then your ultimate go-to wedding accessory should be a fur coat, shawl, or blanket. Winter weddings are gorgeous, but we highly suggest bringing something warm to cuddle with your honey. Our 18 Winter Wedding Photo Ideas for This Holiday Season covers more accessory ideas for winter brides.
Fur coats and shawls are the perfect bridal accessory for cooler seasons.
Shop our favorites fur coats and shawls for your wedding day:
BHLDN: Bubish Berlin Bolero
Pop this feathery topper over your gown for a cold-weather ceremony or whimsical reception look.
BHLDN: BHLDN Maxime Faux Fur Wrap
Slip-on this soft faux fur wrap for a stylish (and warm!) finishing touch.
BHLDN: BHLDN Nadia Wrap
This luxuriously soft faux fur wrap is the perfect finish for any cold-weather ensemble.
10. Bridal Jackets
If you want to make a statement, then a bridal jacket is your number one best bet. We are obsessed with leather and jean jackets that have a bride’s new last name! Bridal jackets are also unique and allow your personality to show.
Shop our favorite bridal jackets:
A uniquely bridal twist on a casual wardrobe staple, this white denim jacket is scattered with pearly accents. Wear it with a mini dress for the perfect bachelorette look, or layer it over your gown for a playful wedding day accent piece.
These elopement wedding accessories are great options to keep in mind when planning your elopement day.
Your wedding day should be all about you, so it is only fitting that we created this blog specifically for our brides who love adventure.
Are you ready to start planning your elopement? You should also check out our other Elopement Planning Resources to help you along your journey.