You are tying the knot soon, and everything is almost ready. The only thing that’s missing is your accessories. Keep in mind that your wedding jewelry is an integral component of your bridal look, so it plays a critical role on your big day.
There is a broad range of jewelry styles that you can choose from, making you feel overwhelmed and confused about what to pick. All of your chosen bling must match your skin, dress, make-up, and hairdo. Leave no stone unturned (pun intended) to find the best jewelry set to give you that added radiance. If you need some guidance when it comes to choosing these trinkets, read on below.
Avoid Going Overboard
The strictest rule that you must abide by when picking jewelry pieces for your wedding is never to overdo things. Even if you are tempted to spruce up with all kinds of bauble and bling, resist the temptation to go overboard. You do not want to look like a walking Christmas tree with too many ornaments. The last thing you want is your jewelry to outshine you. There is truth to the adage “less is more,” so do stick to a few key pieces. The goal is to highlight and accentuate.
Match All Your Metals
Avoid mixing yellow gold with platinum, white gold and silver. If you cannot pick between those two, your best bet is to look at your gown’s hue. If you have a white dress, the prettiest metal choice would be platinum, silver, or white gold. In contrast, if your gown has a beige tint to it, then you must pick yellow gold as the warm tones match the shade of your dress. Should you choose a blush-toned gown, then rose gold has got you covered as the pinkish hues coordinate extremely well well with your dress’ material.
Pay Attention To the Gown Neckline
Your chosen neckline draws attention to your decolletage, and it also plays a massive role in framing your face. Your selected wedding jewelry must match this neckline. Both elements work together and complement each other to showcase your beauty. Consider the following points depending on your neckline:
- For a sweetheart or strapless gown
This style shows a lot of your decolletage. There are some options that you can go with depending on what you want to highlight. If you want to create height and direct all eyes to your smile, pick a shorter necklace or a choker. An alternative would be to skip the neckwear and opt for a statement piece like big chandelier earrings. Pull your hair up to accentuate your long neck and face even more. You can also choose to embellish with fresh flowers on your hair or other barrettes that match your gown. You can also add a small bangle and cocktail ring to balance the whole look.
- For a V-neck or scoop neck gown
This style shows parts of your delicate collar bones, chest, and cleavage area. For best results, choose a choker or pendant style necklace. You can even layer delicate pieces. Pair this with dainty earrings to complete your look. Make sure that this matches your chosen hairdo.
- For a halter or reverse halter dress
Since this style covers up the decollete line and showcases the arms, it is best to do away with a neckpiece. Accessorize your hair by adding a sweet tiara. You can also try to add pins or hair combs. Pick a sleek bejeweled look or a floral one, which of course depends on your preferences. If you want to amplify your look, add a bracelet and a cocktail ring.
Stay Away From Too Many Colors
Rainbows are pretty, but you don’t want to look like one on your big day — too many colors on your wedding jewelry is a big NO. As much as possible, stick with a single or dual color blend that matches your wedding motif. For this occasion, it is best to ditch multicolored stones as they look uncoordinated and messy. You can borrow a simple tiara with white stones to match the rest of your pieces, or you can borrow sapphire earrings so you can abide by the wedding adage: “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.”
Invest in a Piece that Will Last Forever
Apart from your wedding ring, you may invest in a piece of fine jewelry, like diamond studs or a pearl necklace, which will last you forever. This more expensive piece of jewelry will withstand the test of time. You can wear it every day to remind you of your precious wedding memories. This stellar piece can also be a memento that you can pass on for the generations to come.
Whether you are choosing an heirloom piece, buying a new piece of fine jewelry, or accessorizing with costume jewelry, you have to pick pieces that match the overall look you are trying to create. The most important advice is to choose jewelry that best reflects your personality. If you’re happy with your chosen pieces, they will make you feel even more confident and comfortable. And don’t forget, the best accessory of all is your smile!