A Guide to Picking Wedding Jewelry You’ll Love
Congratulations on your engagement! This is an exciting time in your life and brings so many things to think about and plan for. One of these items on your to-do list is choosing the jewelry you’ll wear on your big day…aside from your ring, of course!
While this may seem small in the grand scheme of things, it’s these little details that will make you feel fabulous and help your day really shine.
So how do you pick the perfect jewelry to match with your dress, bridal party, and the overall style of your wedding? We’ve compiled a collection of tried-and-true tips to help you out.
Think about Your Neckline
You want your jewelry–particularly your necklace and earrings–to compliment the neckline of your dress. Generally speaking, necklaces shouldn’t overlap your dress. You don’t want the two competing for attention!
Here are some common wedding dress necklines and jewelry combinations.
Sweetheart or Strapless Neckline
Sweetheart and strapless are both very popular wedding dress styles. Because these styles give you a lot of neck space to work with, it pairs well with almost any kind of necklace. From a lovely drop necklace, to an elegant but bold piece, your options are endless.
Halter wedding dresses are visually stunning all on their own, so most people choose to skip a necklace and go for earrings instead. If you do decide to add a necklace, chose a small, delicate piece so as not to overwhelm your look.
For earrings, go with a long or mid-length pair to create a natural line from your dress up to your face.
Like we mentioned, dresses with a high neckline are best left to speak for themselves. If you have a dress with a straight neckline, you want to be careful not to overwhelm it with a big necklace.
If your straight neckline falls below the collarbone, try pairing it with a choker necklace. For those that are at the collarbone or higher, it’s probably best to avoid a necklace at all. Instead, some dangling earrings or a bold bracelet will do the trick.
Match Your Jewelry to Your Overall Dress Style
Beyond just the neckline, you should also consider your dress’ fabric material, embellishments, and overall style. Your goal should be to balance your jewelry choices with the look of your dress.
For example, if you’re wearing a ball gown with lots of tulle and crystal, or lace embellishments with lots of sparkle, then your jewelry should be simple and understated. Conversely, if your dress is simple or romantic, you can opt for bigger, bolder, and brighter jewelry pieces.
For those who choose a vintage dress, consider pearl jewelry for a softer, classic look.
Consider Your Hairstyle
Don’t forget to think about how you will style your hair! Wearing your hair long and flowing will pair nicely with some simple studs or smaller earrings. Whereas an elegant up-do would look marvelous with drop earrings or even hoops.
As you choose the jewelry for your wedding-day look, make sure you’re selecting matching pieces. For instance, you don’t want to pair a sterling silver necklace with copper earrings and a pearl bracelet.
You can choose a stunning jewelry set where every piece matches. Or you can decide to simply stick to one type of metal. Either way, the point is for all your jewelry pieces to be cohesive and complimentary.
If you’re not sure what type of metal you should go with, let your dress be the guide. Here are some guidelines on matching your jewelry selection with your wedding dress color.
- White Wedding Dress: Choose silver or platinum jewelry
- Ivory Wedding Dress: Copper jewelry looks great with this color
- Champagne Wedding Dress: Both sterling silver and brushed copper look wonderful
- Blush Wedding Dress: Pearls look lovely with blush wedding dresses
Add Something Blue
A common tradition is to wear something blue on your wedding day. This blue item is meant to represent love and fidelity. A fun way to incorporate “something blue” into your outfit is through a jewelry piece.
The blue doesn’t have to overwhelm your look. In fact, choosing a jewelry piece with subtle notes of turquoise is our favorite idea for brides.
Learn more about these featured stunning turquoise jewelry pieces:
- Sterling Silver & Turquoise Bead Bracelet
- Silver & Turquoise Flower Necklace
- Copper & Turquoise Cuff Bracelet
Try it On
As your choosing the jewelry to compliment your wedding dress, don’t forget to try it all on together. It’s always helpful to see how everything looks in person, rather than just imagining how you think it will look.
You don’t want to get to your wedding day and be disappointed with how your entire look came together.
Stay True to Your Personality
Above all else, don’t forget that this is YOUR wedding. Ultimately, the jewelry you choose needs to be:
- Something you like
- Pieces that fit your unique style and personality
If you’ve never worn a bracelet before in your life, why would you start for your wedding? If you love wearing big, bold pieces and have a bohemian personality, let that shine through by picking jewelry to fit your vibe!
Your wedding is a very special day, and while it can be exciting to play with a styles, choosing jewelry pieces you feel comfortable and beautiful in is always the best bet.
P.S. Don’t forget about your Bridesmaids!
Some brides often forget to provide guidance to their bridesmaids on what type of jewelry they should wear. Make the same considerations for your bridesmaids as you did when choosing your own jewelry pieces…meaning, think about their neckline, dress color, how they’ll wear their hair, and so on. Giving your bridesmaids a pair of earrings or necklace to wear on your big day is a great gift idea and ensures they have a cohesive look you love.
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