Sarah Jessica Parker tells brides how to step up their style game on their special day.
Sarah Jessica Parker, who always looks her best whether she is at a ball or walking the streets on NY, has style tips for brides, they are;
GO FOR TASTEFUL OVER TRENDY- “If I were getting married today, I’d likely wear cream, just to have that bridal experience,” says Parker, who wore black for her 1997 nuptials to Matthew Broderick. “Now I would want my dress to have an Oscar de la Renta feel, pockets below the waist, a very fitted bodice, a huge skirt, in taffeta or duchesse satin. That silhouette appeals to me because it’s old-fashioned yet can look very modern.”
PLAN YOUR SOMETHING BLUE- “At my wedding, my shoes were teal velvet Robert Clergerie,” says Parker of her lucky accessories. “I borrowed a handkerchief, someone gave me an old coin, and the dress was new, so I covered all my bases.”
STICK TO YOUR STYLE GUNS- "Of course you want your attendants to look their best and love their gowns. However, you can’t please all the people all the time, and you shouldn’t have to", says Parker. “It’s incumbent upon anyone who is included in a bridal party to wear what the bride wants—to make it work and not complain,” she insists. “It’s the couple’s day, and it’s an honor to be part of it.”
GET SCENT-IMENTAL WITH BLOOMS- "You want your flowers to look gorgeous, sure, but they’ll be even more memorable if you pick posies that have significance to you. Personally, I love gardenias so, so much, and also lilies of the valley, because they are two of my mother’s favorites,” says Parker. “When I was a kid living in Cincinnati, we grew lilies of the valley in the yard. Now, in summer, our house is filled with bouquets of wildflowers my daughters pick. At a wedding, people might strive for a more formal feeling, but a lot of the rules can be broken today. ‘Formal’ could be a handful of carnations, beautiful and simple.”
ENJOY YOURSELF, AND EVERYONE ELSE WILL, TOO- “Many couples don’t get to experience their own wedding; they’re making the rounds, trying to say hello and thank people,” says Parker. “That’s understandable, but also step back at times and focus on what you see.” Instead of working to make sure everything’s perfect, all the time, revel in the moments when guests loosen up. “I think it’s nice when there are children running around with their bows untied and hair disheveled,” says Parker. “It relaxes and touches people.”
Brides and wedding planners, hope this helps.