Like finding the perfect wedding dress, picking out bridal jewellery is an exciting part of the wedding planning process. Jewellery adds the finishing touches to your final look, so it’s critical that you get the right pieces. Here are five tips to help you select the perfect accessories for your big day.
Less is more
This is probably the most important rule of selecting wedding jewellery. Bridal jewellery should be slightly understated so that it doesn’t upstage your dress. You don’t need to wear every type of jewellery; one or two accessories are enough to complete your look. Also, try using less assertive pieces to shift the attention to your dress and make-up.
Consider your neckline
The neckline of your dress is a primary determinant when it comes to deciding what type of jewellery you’ll wear. Your jewellery should only fill in the gaps of skin, never overlapping with your dress. Take a look at how to accessorise different necklines.
Strapless neckline: Strapless dresses leave a lot of bare skin exposed around the collarbone. Therefore, you should go for shorter length necklaces that sit beautifully in the middle of all that exposed skin.
Sweetheart necklines: Medium-length pendants or length drop necklaces perfectly accentuate the dip in sweetheart necklines. Since the dress has a delicate and romantic look, go for a simple necklace and earrings.
High necklines and halter necklines: High neckline dresses don’t leave much room for a necklace, so it’s best that you skip it. Instead, balance the high neckline with a pair of shimmering earrings and an eye-catching bracelet.
V-neckline: If your gown has a plunging v-neck, a drop necklace with a simple pendant will help highlight its dramatic shape. Alternatively, you could skip the necklace, letting the dramatic neckline speak for itself, and go with statement earrings instead.
Complement your dress colour
Wedding dresses come in different shades of white. There is bright white, champagne white, candlelight, ivory, ecru, etc. For a more harmonious look, go for bridal jewellery that best complements the colour of your dress. White gold, silver, and platinum look best with true white, while rose gold and yellow gold jewellery work best with ivory and champagne white.
Stick to your personal style
Your wedding should be a reflection of who you are. Therefore, when choosing your bridal jewellery, don’t focus too much on the trends, but rather on your personal style. Choose a look that shows you at your very best and pieces that make you feel the most beautiful and most confident. This will also ensure that you are able to wear your bridal jewellery over and over again after the wedding.
Get something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue
The four good luck charms are a perfect opportunity to incorporate family traditions and a little bit of colour into your wedding. If you have heirloom jewellery gifted or borrowed from a relative, find creative ways of incorporating it into your outfit. If you are looking for something blue, sapphire or blue topaz are excellent options for brides.