You’ve been planning your wedding for months; your venue, guest list, suppliers and caterers are booked, perhaps you’ve even chosen your wedding dress – but what about jewelry? It’s something that can easily be forgotten or skimmed over, but wearing the right diamonds and gems can make a big difference to your overall look and resulting photos.
Here, we take a look at how to decide what jewelry to choose on your wedding day.
Consider your theme
The aesthetic of your wedding is important to consider when choosing your jewelry, as you want the theme to be consistent and blend seamlessly with the rest of your attire, your venue, and décor. For example, a beachy, boho-chic wedding would fit perfectly with delicate, subtle jewelry, perhaps with seashell details and other coastal elements.
In contrast, an elegant, glitz and glamour themed event in a grand hotel, with a red carpet and lavish decorations may call for bolder pieces of jewelry – think a larger, diamond set choker or statement drop earrings.
Necklaces and necklines
When choosing a necklace, a good rule of thumb is to follow the neckline of your dress. If your wedding dress has a V neck, a pendant tends to work best. For strapless or sweetheart necklines, chokers or a string of pearls complement the look perfectly. Always ensure that your necklace is the right length and sits on your skin, not on the fabric of your dress.
Make use of traditions
If you’re looking to incorporate the tradition of ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’, into your wedding outfit – your jewelry is a great opportunity to do so. Whether it’s a family heirloom or something someone close to you has bought you specially, using a sentimental piece of jewelry as the center to base your additional pieces around can be a lovely way to add meaning to your wedding accessories.
Keep it personal
Hopefully, your wedding theme already resonates with you as a person, and matches you and your partner’s values and personalities. Let this same philosophy guide you when choosing your wedding jewelry, and don’t choose pieces if you don’t genuinely like them.
If you’re environmentally conscious, look for ethical and sustainable pieces that you will love to wear again and again to remind you of your big day. On the other hand, if jewelry is something you don’t usually like, there’s nothing wrong with keeping your glitzy accessories to just your engagement and wedding ring if that’s what you’ll feel most confident and comfortable wearing.
All eyes on you
Ultimately, all eyes will be on you throughout your special day, so it’s vital that whatever jewelry you choose makes you feel confident and beautiful. Keeping your theme, personal style and a few fashion rules in mind, you’ll be well on your way to having fun choosing the perfect jewelry to accompany your stunning wedding outfit!
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Author - Meet Katurah Susan
Welcome! Hi, I'm a native of the Bahamas, but Georgia based owner of Registry Bridges. I'm a lover of jewelry/accessories, attending and planning events and living life to the fullest! Thanks for stopping by.