You have got the dress, perfected your wedding hair and make-up, and picked out the ring. But your wedding ring will not be the only piece of jewellery you will be wearing on your big day. It is important that when you consider your choice of wedding jewellery you plan well enough ahead to ensure you have enough time to find those perfect matching pieces to complete your look.
Your wedding jewellery can be just as important as your choice of dress. Jewellery sets can be as simple as a necklace and earrings, but most will also include matching bracelets, tiara and rings. Quite often brides will choose complementary jewellery sets for their bridesmaids, and after all, why not – this is your special day.
Just as you have been having dress fittings to make sure your wedding dress fits perfectly, you also should make sure that your jewellery looks right with your dress. Don’t leave it until your wedding day to try on your jewellery because you need to know everything looks right together.
Follow these tips to help you choose your perfect jewellery for your big day:
Make sure your jewellery compliments your wedding ring, wedding dress, and the general theme of your wedding. The whole idea of having some dazzling jewellery to wear at your wedding is to look glamorous, but you don’t want to choose jewellery that will clash with everything else.
If your dress is strapless, and is quite a simple style, then you can really go to town with a beautifully eye-catching necklace and earring set. However if your dress has sleeves and a scooped neckline, then a jewelled chocker may be a better choice. A simple diamond effect solitaire necklace would look stunning with a V-neck dress.
When deciding on earrings, the general feeling is that if you are wearing your hair up, and your ears will be on display, go for larger earrings that you can show off. Again you should try on for size to ensure they don’t overshadow your hairstyle, and you can keep a good balance. Simple stud earrings are fine for everyday wear, but you really want to pull out all the stops for your special day.
Remember not to overdo it though. If you choose a dress that has a lot of heavy embroidery or swathes of lace, then wearing large and chunky jewellery pieces may weigh down your entire look, so it may be wise to stick with simple yet classic designs. When you have a simple cut dress with clean lines, then you can really go to town with more dramatic pieces.
If you want your bridesmaids to be more in-synch with your choice of wedding jewellery, then choosing a set of matching necklaces and hair-slides for them to wear that coordinate with your own jewellery set would be a great idea.
Harmony between your jewellery pieces goes without saying. If you are wearing a headpiece with sequins or crystal embellishments, then crystal jewellery will work well to compliment the look. As we said before, give yourself plenty of time to choose your pieces, and if you cannot decide between two or three styles, you will not feel as if you are being rushed into making the right choice.