Found your gown? Now it’s time to accessorize! Today we’re talking about how to pick wedding jewelry to add that perfect finishing touch to your bridal look. Make sure you’re on the list so you don’t miss upcoming posts like this one! :)
These are the top rules to accessorizing your wedding dress from how to match your metals to what kind of wedding jewelry to wear with your dress. In addition, you’ll find inspiring wedding jewelry by handmade artist, Wink of Pink Shop. Let’s get started!
RULE 1: Match your metals.
This is a big mistake many brides make when picking out their jewelry. You’ll want to make sure the same metal jewelry tone is used throughout your look: rose gold paired with rose gold, silver paired with silver, etc.
And here’s a tip: some metal jewelry tones look best with certain colors. Your ivory dress might look best with gold jewelry, while a stark white dress might look best with platinum or silver. If you choose something like champagne or off-white, you can pair it with rose gold or yellow gold.
RULE 2: Let your gown give guidance.
The gown you choose may already have some embellishment to it: great! Use this to your advantage.
If your own has pearls or crystals, select wedding jewelry that pairs well with either one. For instance, a gown with silver beadwork, select jewelry with a silver or platinum base. If your dress has a rose gold applique, opt for rose gold as your base. You get the idea. :)
RULE 3: Less is more!
If your wedding dress already has a lot going on, let it steal the show and go simpler with your jewelry. On the flip side, if your gown could use a little added bling, choose wedding earrings or a bracelet that really pops.
And don’t forget other ways to accessorize besides a wedding jewelry set: a beaded sash or crystal dress belt, faux fur wrap, feathered accessory in your hair, or a tulle wrap are lovely ways to accessorize your wedding day look without going overboard.
RULE 4: Pick wedding jewelry that works with your neckline.
There are definitely wedding jewelry rules when it comes to necklines. Here is your guide to what kind of wedding jewelry to wear with your neckline.
Wedding Jewelry for Sweetheart Gown
If you’re wearing a sweetheart style gown, you can skip the necklace and emphasize your earrings instead. A pair of dangling earrings or chandelier-style earrings will be a perfect choice.
Wedding Jewelry Set for Strapless Dress
If you’re wearing a strapless dress, you can skip the necklace and add a pair of earrings and a matching bracelet instead.
Bridal Jewelry for V-Neck Wedding Gown
For a v-neck gown, accentuate the cut with a long chain or a choker style necklace.
Pick Wedding Jewelry According to Theme
And don’t forget, your theme can also help you pick wedding jewelry. For a starry night wedding, a pair of celestial earrings or a moonstone ring can add to the overall look; play into your boho style or modern look with modern geometric jewelry.
For a classic wedding, pearls are always a bride’s best friend, while art deco weddings will look fab with vintage-inspired accessories like these earrings:
Wedding Jewelry for Halter Gown
For a halter-style gown or off the shoulder gown, don’t worry about a necklace; instead, focus on sparkly hair vines, headbands, or fascinators to dress up your hairstyle. Wear a bracelet and a matching pair of earrings for your jewelry.
RULE 5: Be yourself.
And most of all… don’t stray too far from your individual style. If you don’t think a particular “bridal” earring or necklace set is you, wait until you find one that is. To be honest, the most important rule to takeaway here is to be yourself. :)
We hope you enjoyed this helpful post! What kind of wedding jewelry will you pick?
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