7 Bridal Advices for When You’re Choosing Wedding Jewelry

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The dress is the cake and the jewelry is the cherry on top. That last touch is choosing wedding jewelry after you have picked out the dress, shoes, and veil. Selecting the right set of accessories or jewels isn’t a piece of cake like some might think. However, it makes all the difference in the world. 

We’re about to shower you with some very precise pointers to help you slay, woman:

 

1. Always buy the dress first

Before even thinking about the wedding jewelry, their color or their style, you need to first decide on the wedding gown, not the other way around. The only case where this doesn’t stand is if you’re wearing family jewels. Only then can you look for a dress that matches and compliments your classic ornaments. If you’d rather go for a classic gown to match your jewels, then there’s nothing to worry about because most wedding dress boutiques offer a variety of classic dresses.

2. Balance is key

You need to achieve a balance between your outfit and your jewels, and like Da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. The more you keep adding details to your look, the less elegant it will eventually become. If the design of your dress is complex, go for jewels that are simple and unfussy. However, if your dress is plain, go for big, statement pieces. Pay extra attention to the harmony of the whole picture, like if you’re wearing a long-sleeved gown, it’s best not to throw a bangle in there. 

3. Quality over quantity

If the jewelry pieces you’re left with are just one too many, do not wear them all! Just pick 2 or 3 of your favorites because why go overboard with it and ruin it all? For example, if you have a big necklace, you can either match it with small earrings or none at all. It’s always best to choose one, big main piece that will steal all thunder.

Read more: How to Choose Your Wedding Veil

4. Pick your element

Harmony and rhythm between your dress and the element of your jewels are crucial, not only because of the overall appearance but also because of the kind of element, and you definitely have so many to choose from. You got yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, silver, and platinum. You got diamonds, precious stones, like rubies and emeralds and so many more! The options are endless. If your dress is white, it’s best to go for white gold or platinum, especially if the dress is adorned with something shiny. On the other hand, yellow gold and bronze go really well with off-whites and champagnes and rose gold goes perfectly with whites, creams, and nudes.

5. Headpieces

When choosing wedding jewelry brides usually go for tiaras. But what about the women who don’t fancy themselves a crown? No worries, the options are countless. Headpieces come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. The important thing here is to choose a piece that matches your face, color of the dress, hair length and color, and quantity of jewels.

6. A necklace is a double-edged sword

Choosing to wear a necklace might or might not backfire depending on the neckline of your dress and, of course, your choice of neckpiece. If the neckline is embroidered in any way, your choice of necklace should be small in size. If it’s a sweetheart or a V-neck, collar necklaces are your go-to.

7. Go for natural

Yes, we get it, you want to shine on your wedding day. You want your choices to be met with lots of whoas and gasps. Your one mistake here would be to get carried away and forget that you’re not a Russian doll. Your clothes are an extension of who you are, and your wedding look should be no different. Do not suddenly drop your personality for the sake of 5 layers of makeup. If your aim is to look beautiful, modest, and natural, then go easy when you're choosing wedding jewelry

The dress is the cake and the jewelry is the cherry on top. That last touch is choosing wedding jewelry after you have picked out the dress, shoes, and veil. Selecting the right set of accessories or jewels isn’t a piece of cake like some might think. However, it makes all the difference in the world. 

We’re about to shower you with some very precise pointers to help you slay, woman:

 

1. Always buy the dress first

Before even thinking about the wedding jewelry, their color or their style, you need to first decide on the wedding gown, not the other way around. The only case where this doesn’t stand is if you’re wearing family jewels. Only then can you look for a dress that matches and compliments your classic ornaments. If you’d rather go for a classic gown to match your jewels, then there’s nothing to worry about because most wedding dress boutiques offer a variety of classic dresses.

2. Balance is key

You need to achieve a balance between your outfit and your jewels, and like Da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. The more you keep adding details to your look, the less elegant it will eventually become. If the design of your dress is complex, go for jewels that are simple and unfussy. However, if your dress is plain, go for big, statement pieces. Pay extra attention to the harmony of the whole picture, like if you’re wearing a long-sleeved gown, it’s best not to throw a bangle in there. 

3. Quality over quantity

If the jewelry pieces you’re left with are just one too many, do not wear them all! Just pick 2 or 3 of your favorites because why go overboard with it and ruin it all? For example, if you have a big necklace, you can either match it with small earrings or none at all. It’s always best to choose one, big main piece that will steal all thunder.

Read more: How to Choose Your Wedding Veil

4. Pick your element

Harmony and rhythm between your dress and the element of your jewels are crucial, not only because of the overall appearance but also because of the kind of element, and you definitely have so many to choose from. You got yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, silver, and platinum. You got diamonds, precious stones, like rubies and emeralds and so many more! The options are endless. If your dress is white, it’s best to go for white gold or platinum, especially if the dress is adorned with something shiny. On the other hand, yellow gold and bronze go really well with off-whites and champagnes and rose gold goes perfectly with whites, creams, and nudes.

5. Headpieces

When choosing wedding jewelry brides usually go for tiaras. But what about the women who don’t fancy themselves a crown? No worries, the options are countless. Headpieces come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. The important thing here is to choose a piece that matches your face, color of the dress, hair length and color, and quantity of jewels.

6. A necklace is a double-edged sword

Choosing to wear a necklace might or might not backfire depending on the neckline of your dress and, of course, your choice of neckpiece. If the neckline is embroidered in any way, your choice of necklace should be small in size. If it’s a sweetheart or a V-neck, collar necklaces are your go-to.

7. Go for natural

Yes, we get it, you want to shine on your wedding day. You want your choices to be met with lots of whoas and gasps. Your one mistake here would be to get carried away and forget that you’re not a Russian doll. Your clothes are an extension of who you are, and your wedding look should be no different. Do not suddenly drop your personality for the sake of 5 layers of makeup. If your aim is to look beautiful, modest, and natural, then go easy when you're choosing wedding jewelry

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