A little something “extra” can give your dress that little boost to make it a jaw-dropping, spectacular and completely incomparable number. The embellishments and decorations you add to your gown can set your dress apart in a sea of ordinary and generic-looking wedding gowns.

Think about it; why spend thousands of dollars on a designer wedding dress when a little detailing and some embellishments can turn your $100 bargain dress into a luxurious gown? Enhance your gown with the right wedding dress decorations and embellishments.

The following is a list of techniques you can use to add some embellishments to your wedding dress.

Understanding the Use of Appliqués

The word appliqués refer to some additional fabric items that can be used to create intricate designs on clothing and accessories. The following are some examples of popular appliqués.

* Small Flowers: Add some three-dimensional fabric flowers to your gown for a completely feminine look. You can also add these flowers to your veil and your dress for a more coordinated overall look.

* Ribbons, Sashes and Bows: Remember those flower girl dresses you used to abhor wearing as a child? Modify that overly-accessorized look by going for strategically placed ribbons, sashes and bows on your wedding dress, gloves and veil. A colored ribbon or sash tied to the waist of your dress can be a great way to add color.

* Beading: This is perhaps the most commonly used appliqué technique. You can use freshwater pearls, glass beads and even real rhinestones and semi-precious gems as part of your attire. The right beading can help emphasize a particularly stylish neckline or hemline. You can also use beading to help bring a little sparkle to your gown.

Explaining the Art of Embroidery

Embroidery is an old technique that was used centuries ago to create wonderful patterns on fabrics. Today, most fabric designers still use this technique to add unique patterns to ordinary cloth.

This is the product of fine and oftentimes manual needlework that uses a mesh of multi-colored threads to create curls, floral designs and swirls on the wedding dress. Sometimes embroidery can be used with beading to create complex designs on the fabric of your gown.

Another great way to add color to a white wedding dress is, for a softer, more feminine appearance, to use pastel colors for your gown’s embroidery.

Source by Aira Guzman