You don’t need me to tell you how important it is for you to look like a queen on your big day. While your wedding dress is the single most important element of your look, your bridal jewellery plays a big part in completing your wedding day look.
Choosing your bridal jewellery doesn’t need to be overcomplicated though. In fact, it can be relatively simple when you see our 6 top tips for styling your bridal jewellery…
1. Your Style Is Unique To You
It’s so easy to get caught up in reading endless articles that tell you what bridal jewellery is in trend. In reality, your bridal jewellery is still something that’s personal to you.
If there was one thing we would recommend, it would be to not get lost in what everybody else thinks. After all, it is your wedding and you can wear whatever you want to!
This means jewellery that’s personal to your own tastes, your own style and character. This way you can even wear your bridal jewellery beyond your wedding day as a stunning reminder of your wedding day.
With that in mind, let’s move on to some of our recommendations on choosing your bridal jewellery.
2. Dress First, Jewellery Last
Everything becomes so much easier if you have already decided on things like your wedding dress & your hairstyle. Your bridal jewellery is just there to add the finishing touches. The icing on the cake if you will.
This is why we tend to recommend making sure you have the rest of your wedding day attire in place before thinking about your jewellery. This way, choosing the right jewellery to compliment your style is as easy as a kids jigsaw puzzle. You’re literally just adding the final pieces to the whole picture.
Another reason for choosing your jewellery last is to do with making sure it fits perfectly with your most important components of your wedding day style. What we mean by that is you don’t want to be choosing a dangling necklace then go on to choose a dress with a high neckline which will end up hiding it. Or choosing a pair of beautiful stud earrings that end up overpowering your hairstyle. But we’ll go more into this a little bit later on…
3. Choose Your Jewellery Around Your Style Of Dress
This may just seem like a little bit of common sense. But as mentioned before, it’s no good choosing a dangling necklace or pendant if your dress has a high neckline which will just either hide it, or have the necklace dangling over your wedding dress. The same can be said for bracelets. It’s probably not a good idea choosing a stunning tennis bracelet if your dress has long sleeves and just hides it…
If we’re talking necklines, there are certain styles that really suit a particular type of necklace.
A strapless dress is absolutely ideal for those dangling necklaces and pendants we talked about earlier. A remarkable statement necklace is an amazing way to decorate a wedding dress
V Neck Dress
A dress with a v neck is perfect for pendants that sit just above the centre of the v. The v shaped neckline allows the chain of a pendant to follow the hem of the dress which can create a beautiful effect.
This style of dress is probably the best suited for a dazzling bridal jewellery set. Since the pendant stands out much less than a statement necklace, it allows for a slightly more extravagant pair of earrings to maintain the perfect balance of jewellery and wedding dress.
Boat Neck Dress
A boat neck wedding dress generally calls for a shorter length of necklace or a choker. Ideally nothing that falls below the collar bone where a boat neck dress usually sits.
Shorter necklaces or chokers add a radiant look to your style while also keeping it simple. The old saying “less is more” is especially true for your bridal jewellery.
High Neckline Dress
Generally, unless you really wanted to, it’s not really recommended to wear any kind of necklace with a high neck wedding dress. Firstly because if you wear it underneath, nobody will even see it. Secondly, if you wore it over the top of your neckline, there’s a danger that it ends up looking like there is too much going on. As we said in the last section “less is more”.
4. Colour Scheming
It’s not breaking news that certain colour schemes in your style, generally compliment each other better than others. This is true in your everyday style, not just your wedding day. It all starts with the star of the show, your wedding dress.
Different wedding dress colours tend to be best suited with particular colors of jewellery. Below, you will find a general guide of which kinds of jewellery compliment which common wedding dress colours the best…
A white wedding dress usually calls for silver coloured metals. Whether it be sterling silver, white gold or platinum, this colour scheme really compliments each other and enhances the vibrance of your style.
The shimmering sparkle of white pearls is also a fantastic way to bring out the absolute beauty of your wedding dress. Not to mention that pearls are one of the first things you think of when you think of bridal jewellery…
If you’ve opted for an ivory colour wedding dress, then the radiance of yellow gold is perfectly matched. Yellow gold adds a glamorous and elegant contrast to the slightly cream look of an ivory dress.
Peach pearls and diamonds are also a truly dazzling way to enhance the style of your wedding dress. A magnificent combination that makes sure all eyes are on you in your big moment.
The slightly gold undertone of a champagne coloured dress is also a perfect home for yellow gold jewellery. Yellow gold almost flawlessly blends in with the colours of your champagne coloured wedding dress, making a wonderfully stylish statement.
It goes without saying that rose gold is the perfect partner for a blush wedding dress. The rose tints of your dress and the rose gold combine beautifully to give off a truly spectacular look.
With other colours of jewellery, you run the risk of having the jewellery stand out over the wedding dress. We wouldn’t want too much attention being taken away from the gorgeous wedding dress you’ve chosen would we?
5. Styling Your Earrings
When choosing the perfect pair of earrings to match your wedding day style, there are two things to consider before committing. For example, an extravagant necklace with a strapless dress won’t benefit from an equally extravagant pair of earrings. Don’t forget, balance is key, less is more and your wedding dress should be the star of the show…
Your hairstyle also plays a huge role in what earrings are really going to work with your wedding style. If you’re wearing your hair in an updo style, then it’s the perfect opportunity for a pair of dangling drop earrings if you’re looking to make a statement.
However, if you’ve gone for a more flashy necklace, then a simple pair of elegant stud earrings may be more suited to the occasion.
Keeping your hair down can also be super effective with drop earrings. Especially if you opt for a more glamorous pair of earrings as they won’t always be on show, just making the occasional appearance through your hair.
6. Something Old
If you have a piece of jewellery that was handed down to you by a parent or old relative, then your wedding day might be the perfect chance for that jewellery to make an appearance or be reworked. There’s nothing more special when it comes to jewellery as heirlooms, so what better way to accessorise on your special day…
If you need a little bit of help with your bridal jewellery, we are always on hand and would love to help you. Whether you want something special made just for you or just need a little bit of guidance, get in contact with us at 01772 846 685 by phone or WhatsApp, email us at email@example.com or book a virtual appointment…