Some people think the most important item for a wedding is the dress. While the dress is an important item for the bride, accessories are also important for the special dress. Bridal jewelry is one the most stressful items to choose. There are so many styles and options. One thing to consider when looking for complimentary jewelry for your dress is that you don’t want to take away from the dress. So, here are a few things to consider when you or someone you know is selecting jewelry for their big day.
What is the gown color?
Even though most brides will wear white, it is important to note that there are several different shades of white. If you are using a stark white dress, cooler tones of silver and cream work beautifully to accentuate your dress. If your white is a warmer white, such as an ivory or cream, your best bet is gold tones with rose colors. If you are using an non-traditional color other than white, use your best judgment, but don’t overpower your dress.
What shape is your neckline?
The shape of the neckline is crucial when determining what style of necklace to wear. Whether you have a strapless, sweetheart, high neck, scoop, or square neckline, the shape really must be considered. Larger necklaces, or statement necklaces, are not appropriate for certain higher or confining necklines. In this situation, a small pendant necklace might be best. For other necklines that are wider, bolder is better. Use the statement necklace and shine on.
What about your hair? Up do or down.
How you wear your hair can and should effect the earrings that your choose. If you choose to have an up do, statement earrings are the way to go. If you are wearing your hair down, studs or longer earrings will be better suited for that style.
How much do I have in the budget for jewelry?
This is a factor that can really determine what kind of jewelry you will purchase for your big day. If you have a limited budget, borrow jewelry and return it after the wedding if at all possible. Friends and family members may also lend jewelry if necessary.
Remember, this is your big day. Make sure that you feel beautiful and comfortable. Choose what you like and feels right. Wedding days are stressful enough. Be resourceful. Jewelry stores are well prepared for helping with these details so that brides feel beautiful and confident on their special day.