1: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DRESS
Any bride will tell you that the wedding dress is the most important thing to get right. It can be tempting to purchase a piece of jewellery with the intention of wearing it on your wedding day, or even deciding that a jewellery box favourite of yours is going to be your main accessory, but it’s important not to get ahead of yourself. Ask any jewellery expert and they’ll tell you that you should pair your jewellery around your wedding dress and not the other way round, and we completely agree that’s the best way to go. Believe it or not, there are so many factors around your wedding dress that can affect your jewellery choice:
If your dress has a high neckline, necklaces can often look a little too much, so instead, go for a pair of earrings or a bracelet to finish your look. For dresses with lower necklines, a necklace can be the perfect way to tie everything together. Take a look at our beautiful Lab Created Gemstone Pendants for some inspiration!
Certain metals will compliment certain dress colours beautifully, so this can be something to consider if you’re unsure whether to go with gold or silver pieces. Crisp white gowns are complemented with silver or platinum pieces, while ivory gowns are enhanced by gold. Gold pieces are also a great option to pair with champagne coloured dresses too, as they’ll work amazingly with the warm shade. For those who’ve opted for a blush gown, why not try rose gold to really give the soft shade a lift?
Finally, any decorative aspects of your dress should be taken into account when selecting your bridal jewellery too. It’s important to get the balance right, so if your dress is heavily detailed, you’ll find that simple jewellery pieces work best. On the other hand, if you’re going for a simple styled gown, you can go for more statement pieces to create the perfect finishing touch.
2: LESS IS MORE
It can be tempting to go all in accessories wise, but remember the golden rule – less is more! Particularly if you’re wearing any kind of headpiece, such as a veil or tiara, you certainly don’t want to go over the top! Depending on where you purchase your jewellery, you can be persuaded into going for matching sets making it more tempting to wear the whole lot at once. While back in the day this was a popular choice for brides, in the modern day it can often look a little bit too much. A good tip? If you have matching pieces you’re keen to wear, experiment with adding and removing them when you try on your dress and accessories together to get an idea of what looks best. It can be a good idea to have your bridesmaids or a family member to hand just so you can get some honest advice too!
3: COMPLIMENT YOUR SKIN TONE
Again, if you’re not sure what colour jewellery to go for, as well as taking into account the colour of your dress, it can be a good idea to go for pieces that compliment your skin tone too. Silver pieces stand out best on darker and olive skinned complexions, while gold compliments pale skin tones beautifully. Of course, that in no way means one can’t do the other – if you’re pale skinned and normally wear silver jewellery, or you’re darker skinned and normally wear gold, go for it!
4: STICK TO YOUR USUAL STYLE
As we just mentioned, if you’re used to a particular style or colour of jewellery, don’t feel like you have to stray from it if you don’t want to. You’ll want to feel comfortable on your wedding day, so if your usual jewellery style isn’t big statement earrings or a blinging choker, don’t force it. If you don’t usually wear jewellery, diving straight in with too many accessories will look a bit over-the-top, so go for simple pieces to get that effective less is more look.
5: CONSIDER YOUR HAIRSTYLE
How you wear your hair on your big day is also something to consider when choosing your bridal jewellery. We mentioned about headpieces earlier on, but the actual style of your hair should be taken into account too. If you’re wearing your hair down, it might be that a statement or overly detailed pair of earrings won’t get the attention they deserve, so opt for a simple pair of studs instead. Likewise, if you’re opting for an up-do, going for earrings with some extra sparkle or detail will really compliment your look. Why not take a look at our selection of beautiful lab grown gemstone earrings for some ideas?
6: GO FOR PIECES YOU CAN WEAR AGAIN
Particularly if you’re investing in a piece of jewellery that’s at the pricier end of the spectrum, make sure it’s something you can wear again after the big day! While we all want a little more luxury on our big day, if you’re spending a lot of money on a gorgeous piece of jewellery, you don’t want to wear it once and then retire it to the box for the next few years. Beautiful jewellery should be worn and shown off! So, make sure you choose a piece of jewellery that won’t match just with your wedding gown! Never underestimate the power of a simple pair of diamond studs or a subtle pendant. Not only will they be a gorgeous finishing touch to your bridal look, but they also have the potential to become a jewellery box favourite with wonderful memories attached for years to come.
So, when it comes to bridal jewellery, what’s the best advice we can give you? Ultimately, go for pieces that fit in with your usual style, and remember that less is more! Our range of pendants and earrings will make the perfect addition to your look, but if you’re looking for something a little extra special, why not book a consultation with our jewellery experts to find out about our bespoke design service?
Written by Amy Jackson – Content and Features Writer at Promo Codes– 23rd July 2020