When it comes to your bridal look, final touches are everything! With countless bridal jewelry choices out there, you may find yourself asking yourself: What will work with your wedding gown? What stones? What style? What size? How many pieces? So many questions! But no worries, there are some tips to keep in mind that might help get you started.
Know your neckline
The neckline of your wedding dress will play a huge role in your bridal jewelry choices. For example, If your dress has a high neckline, you’ll likely want to skip the necklace and focus on your earrings. High necklines also tend to look best with studs or short drop earrings, whereas sweetheart, halter, plunging styles or any cut that shows more of your chest can handle something a bit bolder, if you like.
If your dress is simple, go bold
If you bought a more simple wedding dress or a dress with little to no beading, like many of our modern minimalist styles, you can step up your look with pieces like statement necklaces, chunky geometric or chandelier or hoop style earrings. One statement piece goes a long way. And of course, if you are not a bold jewelry kind of bride, simplicity works with any look.
If your dress is bold, so simple
If your wedding gown is loaded with beading, it is best to choose more simple and subtle jewelry. You want the dress to be the center of attention. If you buy oversized, statement pieces, it may compete with the beauty of the beadwork on your gown. Think simple stud earrings or smaller drops, or perhaps a delicate necklace. Dainty is key!
Don't Be Afriad of Color
Clear stones like swarovski crystals are always a popular choice, but colored stones can be fabulous too. Don’t be afraid to go for that pop of color if it suits your personality! Go with your instincts. Blue and green stones are especially trendy right now. But it is your look, so go with what color speaks to you.
Pearls, especially organic freshwater pearls, are everywhere this season. They are truly timeless and wedding jewelry designers have found a way to make them super chic and modern as well. We love a good pearl hoop! And you really can’t go wrong with a classic pearl stud.
Set a budget and stick to it
Every bride has a different budget, and your jewelry should be counted as part of the wedding gown ensemble. Don’t waste your time looking at super expensive items that you just can’t afford. Go in with a price point in mind. There are plenty of stunning options, no matter your price range.