You found the gown, now it is time to find your jewelry! Selecting your bridal jewelry should be fun, not frustrating. Lots of brides are confused as to what to choose and what “rules” to go by. The good news is that lots of the old rules are out the window. Your bridal jewelry will be something you always cherish, so choose it wisely! Below are the top five easy tips to help assist you in your search.
1. Stay True to Yourself
The single most important thing is to stay true to your personal style. After all, it is what makes you unique and fabulous! So, maybe you are a fan of drop earrings–if so, look for a more elevated drop earring for your big day. Maybe you never leave home without your signature layered necklaces–if so, take a similar look and make it work for your wedding ensemble. If color is your thing, don’t be afraid to go for colored stones or mixed metals. So many possibilities!
2. Consider Your Dress Style
In some way, your bridal jewelry should compliment your wedding gown. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be matchy-matchy–just go with your overall look. The pattern, design, and beading of the gown will also need to be taken into consideration. For example, if your dress is sleek and modern with no bling to be seen, a bit of sparkle in a statement earring could be just the thing! On the other hand, if your gown is loaded with beading, perhaps choosing a more understated drop earring or stud would look amazing.
3. Embrace Your Theme
The theme or type of wedding you are having should be taken into consideration. For example, if you are planning a traditional, vintage, or even beach wedding, pearls, which come in so many styles–fresh water is especially gorgeous and affordable–would work beautifully. Vintage inspired jewelry in general is a big trend right now, and the look is as timeless as it is beautiful. Modern weddings might call for more modern looking jewelry. Think larger, simple hoops, stacked bracelets or chunky pendant necklaces. And remember, if larger is not your cup of tea, simple works with everything!
4. Emphasize your neckline
Think about the neckline of your wedding gown when selecting your wedding jewelry, especially if you plan on wearing a necklace. Strapless or v-neck dresses are perfect to show off a stunning necklace. It can be simple or statement, again considering your dress design and theme. If your neckline is high, you may want to ditch the necklace altogether and make bridal earrings the focal point.
5. Don’t Overdue It
Know when to say when. Some of us are obsessed with jewelry in general, right? But, when it comes to your wedding day, you need to know when “more is more” is taking away from your gown or your overall vibe. Stick to one statement piece–whether it be the earrings, bracelets or a chunky necklace… just don’t wear them all at once!