Wearing gloves on your wedding day is considered a part of formal etiquette. Wedding gloves are classified by the length, measured by the number of inches, the glove reaches above the thumb. If the wedding gown is short sleeved, a six button wedding glove that falls below the elbow will accent the beauty of the bridal gown. The sixteen button wedding gloves reach to the top of the arm and look best with strapless or sleeveless wedding gowns.
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- Choose a
matching color gloves that will
complement your wedding dress. Select
white gloves if the wedding dress
is white or ivory if the wedding
dress is ivory.
- Choose the
length of the gloves corresponding
to the sleeves of the wedding gown.
If the wedding gown is short sleeved,
a six button wedding glove that
falls below the elbow will accent
the beauty of the bridal gown.
- The bride
should wear the gloves during the
marriage procession, while greeting
guests in the receiving line, and
during the special dances at the
- If the bride
is wearing short gloves, they can
be removed and handed over to the
bridesmaid at the time the rings
- If the bride
is wearing long bridal gloves, it
is customary to slit the seam of
the gloves underside of the ring
finger so that during the ceremonial
ring exchange, the bride will be
able to slip the finger out. Re-sew
the seam after the wedding.
- After the
exchange of rings, the finger can
be discretely slipped inside the
glove. If there are short gloves,
they can be removed,and can remain
that way for the rest of the ceremony.
to pose for the photographs with
the gloves on.
- Keep your
gloves off while eating and drinking
to prevent any food stains on the
- Before the
wedding, practice wearing and taking
off the bridal gloves again and
again so this act can be performed
without inviting the attention of
the guests and the wedding party.
- If the ring
is large enough, consider wearing
the ring outside of the gloves.
- Gloves can be made
of kid leather, silk, matte cotton,
crochet, or sheer material.
Choose to wear wedding gloves to add a touch of Victorian elegance to your bridal ensemble.