After finding your dream wedding gown it is time to pick the right jewelry to accentuate your dress and, of course, your engagement ring. These five tips will help you find the perfect finishing touches.
1. Match Your Metals
Did you know that some dresses look better with certain metals? The reasoning behind this is the subtle differences in colors of wedding dresses match better with different metals. As a general rule, ivory is best paired with gold since it highlights the creamy tint of the fabric. If your dress is pure and bright white, stick to the silvers and platinums because gold can clash with the brighter white hues. Pearl detailing pairs great with pure white dresses while an off-white gown creates much room for creativity. For this hue, take your pick between yellow gold, rose gold, silver, or pearls. If you choose an embellished dress, stick to the theme and play off the detailing.
2. Less Is More
Although accessories add a unique touch to your wedding day look, it is important to remember to find balance in order to keep the focus on your dress and the engagement ring. Prior to buying extra jewelry, take an inventory of your gown’s stand-out features. For example, if the neckline of your dress is high and intricate, maybe opt for drop earrings instead of a necklace. When it comes to your earrings, be mindful of your hairstyle so that they don’t get lost or overpower the look. Finally, it is always a good idea to avoid designs that too closely match the design of your dress at the risk of looking too matchy-matchy.
3. Consider Your Décolletage
Follow these simple guidelines depending on the neckline of your dress.
Sweetheart or strapless:
For something a little different, focus on earrings rather than a necklace. An elegant pair of earrings, whether they be clear crystal or a hint of color, could really be the extra pop your outfit needs. (Perhaps your something blue!)
The question here is more focused on which type of necklace you would prefer: choker or pendant. A thin chain with a simple pendant, a string of pearls, or a diamond choker could all be the right fit depending on the look you are trying to achieve.
4. Keep It Comfy
When picking out your jewelry for the big day, it is important to keep in mind that you will be wearing these pieces for a long period of time and most likely with a lot of movement. Choose necklaces, earrings, and/or bracelets that will not weigh you down, but still add the pop you are looking for.
5. Stick to What You Know
Although it is a very special day, try not to stray too far from your normal style. Don’t feel like you need to change your entire style just for your wedding day, so stick to whatever jewels you are comfortable with. The goal is to look like the best, most beautiful version of your regular self.