After months, maybe even years of planning, the big day has finally arrived. You’ve got your dress, the cake, and your girls are all with you, getting you ready for one of the most exciting days in your life. We know how much this day means, and we want to ensure you have the perfect day, which is why we have put together 5 accessories every bride must have. These are key to helping you look and feel your best on your big day.

1. A bouquet

Even if you’re trying to break out of the traditional mold and have a nontraditional wedding, you’ll still want a beautiful bouquet to walk down the aisle with. Whether you are participating in the bouquet toss later on in the reception or not is irrelevant. This will give you something to hold as you walk down the aisle, and can be as simple or extravagant as you want. There are a variety of bouquet styles, and you can easily find the perfect one to match your theme and fit your dress.

2. Wedding jewelry

Not all women wear a lot of jewelry, and that’s ok, but on your big day, wear pieces that you are comfortable wearing. If you prefer to keep things plain and simple, even a pair of earrings can go a long way. If you’re more comfortable with a slim bracelet, that will be a beautiful accent to your wrist on the big day. Or a pendant necklace, something light and beautiful, perfect for you, and matching your dress.

3. Garter

Wedding garters are traditional, but even if you want a more nontraditional wedding, you should still have a garter. You don’t have to participate in the different traditions of removing it at the ceremony, but you can find one to match your dress, that you’ll enjoy having on the big day.

4. Purse

Now, this is an accessory that you’ll want to entrust your maid of honor or one of your bridesmaids with. This is good to have on hand for tissues, breath mints, makeup for a touchup or anything else you may need throughout the day. The reception can be long, and you don’t always have a lot of time to yourself between talking with guests, dancing, and cake cutting. So make sure you have everything you need with a trusted friend who can keep it with her.

5. Hair accessories

Even if you’re leaving your hair down, there are lots of options when it comes to styling it, and generally, you’ll want to have a hair accessory. If not, it’s important to have some bobby pins on hand, just in case. When you’re dancing up a storm, you may want to pull your hair back or at least pin it out of your face, which is why it’s so important to have some of these on back up. You can easily put them in your small purse with your other necessities to have on hand, just in case.

We know that this hasn’t been the easiest journey, but now that the big day has arrived, just enjoy it. Enjoy the sights and the sounds, and take it all in, this is the first step towards forever with your new husband. Start it off on the right foot with these 5 accessories every bride must have.