Your wedding day is around the corner. You have a brilliant engagement ring, you’ve chosen your bands, and—of course—the dress awaiting that one final fitting. But what about the rest of your jewelry?
Picking out jewelry for that special day can be rather difficult. Sure the dress, the shoes, and the bands are the most important pieces of your wedding wardrobe, but having a few perfect pieces of jewelry to complement them can be just as crucial. In this blog, we will explore the different ways you can use jewelry to make your big day even better.
Something Old, Something New
These days, it’s popular to mix and match your jewelry. The thing to keep in mind when mixing jewelry is that the shape and tone are similar. Feel free to use that 50-year-old family heirloom with a recently purchased piece of jewelry, just make sure they are the same shape and only a few shades off from being the same color. Many consider wire earrings to be informal so try to avoid them.
A Pop of Color
Don’t feel like you have to stick to traditional silver and gold—add a necklace with your birthstone for a subtle touch of color, or a bracelet or two adorned with gemstones that match the color palette of your ceremony.
Your wedding ring does not have to be a traditional silver or gold either. You could have a rose gold diamond engagement ring for instance; the ring stands alone, like the dress does, so it can be a different hue and shape from the other jewelry.
Mind the Dress
The shape of your neckline is something to take into account when picking your jewelry. A high neck shirt would be better without a necklace, but a scoop neck would be great with a necklace for instance.
Asymmetrical dresses should not have a necklace; you want the audience’s eyes to flow from your dress to your face when they look at you, and certain necklines can have one’s eyes come to a screeching halt when not accessorized correctly. In those cases stick to pearl earrings, a vintage hair comb or—if it’s up your alley—a silver tiara.
Make It Yours
It is important not to lose your personal style so try to incorporate what you like when choosing a dress and jewelry. Make sure you pick out your jewelry at least three months in advance, so you have time to change your mind and exchange it.
A piece of custom jewelry can be a great way to add a unique and personal touch to your wedding day outfit, but keep in mind that it will take some time to make (and deliver!).
Don’t Take It on the Dance Floor
Many wedding planners suggest that you switch out your jewelry for the reception—and leave the more pricey pieces back in your room. Unlike your dress, jewelry can be worn even after your wedding day, so it’s alright if you end up buying a bit more than you need.
Don’t compromise quality by purchasing cheap jewelry; one day you may wish to pass the jewelry on to children or family, so good quality will make it possible to add to your collection of family heirlooms—just like the wedding album.