Bridal Wedding Gloves
Formal etiquette still recommends that a bride wear gloves as symbol of grace. The style of bridal wedding gloves should complement your wedding dress. Choosing a glove as an accessory to your wedding dress is an elegant addition and should be made with care. Make sure your wedding gloves allow for slipping on the wedding ring to the ring finger. Many wedding gloves are now made with a tiny slit where you can slip out your finger.
Wedding Gloves Etiquette
Etiquette guidelines recommends that your gloves should be worn while on the way to the church and all through the ceremony. Your gloves should be worn at your receiving line when you greet your guests and through your reception. To prevent your gloves from staining, gloves should be removed while eating.
Styles of Bridal Wedding Gloves
There are 4 basic styles of bridal wedding gloves to choose from:
- Opera Gloves: Long and climb up the length of the arm. These are wonderful accents to the sleeveless wedding dress. At 27-29 inches long, this is the most dramatic length of all gloves. Usually only worn with strapless or sleeveless wedding gowns. The correct etiquette for the wearing of these gloves is the ‘shorter the sleeve, the longer the glove’.
- Elbow Gloves: Similar to Opera Gloves. ,These gloves are 18-19 inches long, and reach just past the brides or bridesmaids elbow.
- Classic Gloves: Come up along the forearm, but do not quite cover the elbow. This is a more traditional glove length and works well with most wedding dress types.
- Short Gloves: The short glove is a very slight glove that just comes up over the bride’s hand. They are extremely feminine. These are a popular choice for those bride that wear long sleeved dresses.
The shorter gloves are easier to remove during the wedding reception for eating. It’s also worth mentioning that the elegance of gloves are usually reserved for formal weddings
Bridal wedding gloves will help in adding elegance and grace to your wedding outfit. Choose them with care and match the colours and material to enhance your dress. If your dress is white, choose white gloves and an ivory gown would indicate ivory gloves.If you are getting married in the summer choose lace fingerless ones.