It may seem easy to pick the right wedding accessories, compared to all of the other important decisions you need to make when planning a wedding. It can be difficult for some to choose the right wedding jewellery. It is crucial to choose the right jewelry as it enhances the bridal look and gives the bride that extra sparkle!
There are so many options for jewellery and styles to choose from that it can be difficult to find the right accessory.
We have created a quick guide to help you choose the right wedding jewellery to compliment your overall look.
1. First, buy your dress
It’s obvious, but we will still say it! It can be not easy to match jewellery with a dress that doesn’t exist. This could lead to costly mistakes. So you have a clear picture of what you are working with, it is best to purchase your dress before you start shopping. What neckline is your dress? Are you looking for a plunging neckline or a high neck? Are they lacy, jewel-encrusted, white, coloured, or ivory? It is helpful to know all these details before you start looking for the right statement piece of jewellery.
The Knot offers some great advice when matching your gown’s neckline with jewellery.
What about matching your jewellery with the colour of your gown?
The Knot provides great inspiration:
White gowns look best when paired with platinum or silver jewellery
To accent the creamy colour, ivory gowns can be paired with gold jewellery.
Blush dresses look great with rose gold and silver jewellery
Champagne gowns look great with gold jewellery, which will enhance the warm tones.
2. It is better to have less than you think
Sometimes it is tempting to add too many accessories to your perfect wedding jewelry. When it comes to accessories, the rule of thumb is “less is more”. Your dress is the focal point of your jewelry choices.
3. Stick with similar metals
There are many types of jewellery, but it’s best to stick to one (max 2) metal when accessorizing your wedding gown. Only gold. You don’t want too many metals to clash with your wedding gown. It is best to keep it simple and use only one or two metals. It can be not easy to match sentimental jewellery so limit it to 2 metals
4. Consider your hair style
Although this point is often overlooked, it can have a significant impact on your overall bridal look. Do you prefer to have your hair down or up? Do you wear a headpiece? A flower band, veil or a flower band? Your hairstyle can impact your ability to wear earrings and a necklace. You may not need large earrings or a bold necklace if your headpiece is a statement accessory. You may not be able to see earrings if your hair is down.
5. Reflect your Personality and Style.
We have provided some tips to help you choose the right wedding jewellery. But, it is important to remember that you are your best self. It would help if you made your jewellery reflect you, so don’t feel pressured to change your style for one day.