Our Top Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Day Jewelry
The jewelry you wear on your wedding day is as important – if not more so – than the dress you choose to don.
The right piece of bridal jewelry will not only compliment your gown and overall wedding day look, but it will also be a cherished keepsake that you can wear and enjoy long after the big day has passed. With that in mind, here are our five top tips to help you select the perfect wedding day jewelry.
1.Consider the Wedding Dress Design
The first step to selecting the perfect wedding day jewelry is to take a close look at your dress. Is it a simple, understated design, or is it adorned with intricate details and beadwork? If you’re going for the latter, then you’ll want to choose jewelry that complements – but doesn’t overshadow – your wedding gown. If you’re wearing a simple design, you can afford to be a little bolder with the jewelry you choose.
If your dress is sleeveless, strapless, or has a plunging neckline, then you’ll want to focus on finding the perfect necklace. A daring pendant or an elegant strand of pearls are both great choices. If your dress has long sleeves or a high collar, then simple diamond drop earrings may be the better option.
Consider the inspiration behind your dress. Or, if you’re going to wear a dress with a vintage or retro style, consider choosing jewelry that matches the period or era that inspired your dress design. For example, if you’re wearing a 1920s-style dress, choose wedding jewelry that reflects the Art Deco movement. If you’re wearing a 1950s-style dress, go for something a little more glam, like a pair of glittering shoulder duster chandelier earrings. Because the wedding day jewelry you choose will not only help to enhance your overall look, but it will also enhance the overall story of the day and tell a visual narrative.
2. Consider the Wedding Dress Fabric
Another thing to consider when selecting wedding day jewelry is the fabric of your gown. Does it have a lot of detail and texture, such as lace or draping? Or does your dress have more sheen to it, something like silk or satin? Whatever type of fabric your dress is made of, you’ll need to choose a piece of jewelry that will go well with the design and work with the texture and sheen.
For example, if you have a lace wedding dress, you’ll want to choose something delicate and romantic to match the gown. A pretty strand of pearls or some dainty diamond earrings would be a perfect choice. You could also wear a small locket with a photo of your partner inside – this would be a lovely way to incorporate sentimental jewelry into your big day look. Another option would be to wear a vintage-inspired cameo necklace or bracelet, which will help to bring out the romantic and vintage feel of your gown. Lace is such an intricate and detailed fabric that you’ll want to choose wedding day jewelry that complements these ornate details without overwhelming them. So go for something delicate and understated, and you’ll be sure to look beautiful on your big day.
If you’re wearing a silk wedding dress, you’ll want to choose wedding jewelry with a bit of shine. Diamonds or other gemstones would be perfect for this, as they will help to reflect the light and give your look an added bit of sparkle. You could also go for a piece of jewelry in a different color to your gown because this will help to bring out the sheen and texture of your dress. Silver or gold would be a good choice for silk, as these neutral tones won’t distract from your gown and they’ll still add some sparkle.
Next, tulle is a very popular choice for wedding dresses because it's incredibly light and airy, making it perfect for a summer or spring wedding. When choosing bridal jewelry to pair with a tulle wedding dress, you want to focus on pieces that will add a bit of sparkle and glamour without overwhelming the fabric.
Consider a set of drop earrings, a solitaire pendant, or even a classic tennis bracelet to perfectly complement your tulle wedding dress.
3. Consider the Gown's Shape & Size
4.Choose the Right Jewelry for the Right Neckline
Strapless Gown: When it comes to selecting jewelry for strapless necklines, it should not compete with the rest of your dress. A choker or a embellished collar necklace that does not detract from the gown's appearance would be ideal for brides wearing this neckline. A choker or embellished collar necklace draws the eye up to your face, while highlighting your collarbones.
High Neckline: For a gown with a high neckline, pull your hair back and go for simple diamond drop earrings or colorful studs. A pair of colorful studs will add a touch of fun and personality to what can come off as a conservative, stiff gown.
One-Shoulder: A one-shoulder dress is already the focal point, so you don't need a necklace to compete with that. Instead, stick with earrings or a bracelet to keep things simple. Choose a pair of crystal drop earrings that won't detract from your dress' dramatic detail.
Boat Neck: A solitaire pendant is the perfect choice for a boat neck wedding dress because it is simple and elegant. The diamond will reflect the light and add some sparkle to your look, without overshadowing the beauty of your dress.
Colorful studs add personality and fun to a look that might otherwise be too serious. They also draw the eye up, making your face the focal point.
Scoop Neck: If you're worried about not finding a necklace in a proportionate length, you can't go wrong with a tennis choker. Additionally, to balance out the style, pick a matching pair of studs.
For those who don't want to wear a necklace, crystal drop earrings are the best way to complement this neckline.
Off the Shoulder: Even if you decide not to wear a necklace with this neckline, you may still add glitz and drama. Shoulder-duster chandelier earrings are a must-have. A matching crystal-embellished cuff is the perfect choice for your off-the-shoulder gown. And don't forget to add a little sparkle to your hands with some simple and elegant rings.
Sweetheart: A drop pendant necklace looks best with a sweetheart if the architectural angles match. The component should end two to three inches above the neckline for the best effect.
Match your drop pendant necklace to the width of your neckline's "V," Select a smaller pendant for a shallow plunge and larger ones for wider Vs, "And be cautious not to choose a necklace that is too long; it will compete with the neckline.
Square Necklace: If you have a square neckline, then you want to choose a necklace that is also in a geometric shape. A tennis choker or collar style necklace will perfectly compliment the sharp angles of your dress' neckline.
For those who don't want to wear a necklace, consider a pair of drop earrings.
5. Consider a Bridal Jewelry Set
One of the best ways to make sure your wedding jewelry looks perfect on you is to choose a bridal jewelry set. This will give you the most cohesive look, as all of the pieces perfectly coordinate with each other in terms of both style and color
This will save you a ton of time and stress, as you won’t have to worry about picking out each individual piece of jewelry and making sure it all goes together.
A bridal set will also often come at a discounted price compared to buying each piece separately. So, if you’re looking for a deal, this is definitely the way to go!