Your wedding is your day to shine. It's a special ceremony where you and your beloved will fulfill your vows and commit to loving each other for the rest of your lives.
While choosing your wedding dress is important, so are the accessories you'll wear to complete the bridal look.
Choosing jewelry for your wedding can feel overwhelming. With so many pieces, how do you choose? Whether you're wearing a bejeweled necklace, elegant earrings, a bracelet or all three, you want an elegant look for your special day.
After all, you'll see your wedding photographs for years to come, so you want your jewelry to look perfect?
In this post, our experts will share ten important tips for choosing the right jewelry for your wedding.
Without further delay, let's get started!
There's an art to buying wedding jewelry. Follow these tips so you look absolutely gorgeous in your wedding jewelry for your special day.
The old adage 'less is more' holds true when choosing jewelry for your wedding. The last thing brides want to do is overdo your jewelry.
Jewelry should not take attention away from your wedding dress. Both gown and jewels need to complement each other. You've got to blend it all together.
For instance, you won't want to wear a necklace if your gown has an ornate neckline. It would like too busy. Rather than a necklace, wear an elegant pair of drop earrings to accentuate the look.
If the style of your wedding dress is simple, then making a statement with a bejeweled necklace will give you a stunning look.
To get creative, know that everything doesn't need to match exactly. Your jewelry pieces just need to complement each other. The right contrast can give you a delightfully beautiful appeal.
If your wedding dress is on the simpler side then try to opt for a bold statement by wearing a necklace.
Sometimes it can be difficult to know whether to choose platinum, rose gold or yellow gold or silver for your jewelry pieces.
But the fabric of your wedding dress will help you choose. Platinum and silver look beautiful with a white gown. But if your wedding gown has an ivory tone, wearing gold pieces will enhance the look best.
Rose gold goes well with a dress with pink hues. If your dress is light beige, opt for burnished silver to dazzle.
Remember to coordinate with the embellishments on your wedding gown. The beading on your dress will determine what metal and stones to wear.
And don't forget about your hands and fingers. You'll want to coordinate your wedding ring sets with your dress's fabric to look your very best.
Your wedding jewelry should act as an accent to your wedding dress and highlight it in scale. It should never overpower your dress.
Choosing the right size of jewelry will enhance your bridal look. Don't choose jewelry that's too small and gets unnoticed. If your wedding dress is elaborate, you want your jewelry to be more subtle but not invisible.
If your dress is on the simpler side, don't wear too many pieces of jewelry. Sometimes a single necklace that highlights the rest of your attire and matches your earrings and ring sets will look ideal.
The neckline of your wedding dress will determine what necklace you'll wear. If your dress is strapless or has a sweetheart neckline, wear a choker. It will accentuate your neck beautifully.
On the other hand, if your gown has a high neckline, skip the necklace and put on a pair of hanging earrings. If the neckline on your dress is ornate, opt for fresh flowers in your hair and a pair of chandelier or drop earrings.
Wearing a v-neck wedding dress? Then a pendant necklace or a choker will complete the look. You can even overlap them together and pair them with studs or dangling earrings.
Brides don't look as good in too many colors of jewelry. Wear one or two colors at best. They need to blend well with your dress. Too many colors can look tacky and take away from the bride's inner and outer beauty.
It's not a good idea to wear several gemstone colors. For an evening out maybe it's okay. But not on your wedding day.
Smart brides buy jewelry they will wear long after the wedding festivities are over. Make sure and buy something you'll want to wear again with other outfits.
Classic designs are good. But if you want to do something unique, go for it as long as it's done with taste, you'll look smashing.
You don't want to spoil the look with too many metals. Don't wear more than two. And that includes your ring sets. For a white gown wear white gold and platinum.
For example, if you are trying to wear a white gown, platinum or white gold would go well with your attire.
It's going to be hours of festivities so choose jewelry that's comfortable. There's no reason to wear a bulky piece of jewelry that's cumbersome. It can be heavy on your neck. Especially on the dance floor.
Choose lighter necklaces in different sizes that you can wear together like a pendant and a choker or longer necklace. As a bride, you don't want to feel your necklace tugging at you and weighing you down.
When shopping for wedding jewelry, always buy from an established jeweler you trust. You don't want to buy products that lack authenticity from a jeweler that doesn't have a good reputation.
Make sure your jewelry is hallmarked. Remember to ask for a receipt for your purchase in case you wish to return or exchange the jewelry in the near future.
Last but not least, always trust yourself when buying jewelry for your wedding. Family members and friends may hold strong opinions about your dress and jewelry. And it can all seem overwhelming.
But it's important to take the time to choose jewelry pieces you love. Don't select your jewelry to please someone else. This is your day and your time to radiate in style your way.
Now you can rest a little easier knowing how to choose wedding jewelry. With the right necklaces, earrings, and ring set to highlight your wedding dress, you'll have a stunning look for your special day.
Roma Designer Jewelry provides authentic quality jewelry for weddings and everyday occasions. Explore more articles on the All that Glitters blog for more tips, education, and secrets about all things jewelry.