Bridal Jewelry 101
You've said yes to the dress—now all you need is the right jewelry pieces to complete your wedding day look. With so much going on, one of the last things on your mind may be choosing wedding jewelry to go with your dress. So how do you pick the perfect jewelry for your wedding? What styles work? Should you be more glamorous or just simple?
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN LOOKING FOR BRIDAL JEWELRY
[ THE DRESS STYLE ]
In this day and age there are so many styles of dresses, and the neckline of the wedding dress plays a huge part in deciding what type of jewelry will go well with it. If you have a sweetheart or strapless wedding gown, your job is easy - anything goes well with it, whether it's a statement look or a simple pendant. Wider necklines (such as boat neck and wide-v) pair with statement necklaces easily too! If your wedding dress has thicker straps, like a high neck or a narrow v-neck, you'll want to be careful with some statement necklaces - they can look cluttered. If that's the case, try a delicate pendant necklace or rock a pair of glamorous statement earrings.
[ THE GOWN COLOR ]
[ THE HAIRSTYLE ]
[ THE BRIDE ]
BRIDAL JEWELRY STYLES
Here are some different styles that will work for different types of brides.
CLASSIC WEDDING DAY JEWELRY
“Classic” and “Traditional” brides are not old fashioned or out of style— they are timeless. For a classic bridal look, don’t over-accessorize. Try something clean and simple like a low drop, pearl earring that won’t take away from the details of your dress. Pearls will forever be a classic and your wedding day is the perfect time to wear something a touch more traditional. It will give you just a little bit of glow and shine to pop alongside your updo or loose, wavy hairstyle. And if you are wearing a lower neckline and want a necklace to make the look a bit more conservative, a thin but sparkly white gold necklace will focus all the attention on your collarbone and draw the attention down towards your gown. Also, a classic bride can add a touch of color to her wedding day jewelry by choosing a piece to stand in for her “something blue.” This adds a touch of sparkle and color, while keeping to tradition.
MINIMALIST WEDDING DAY JEWELRY
Some brides don’t wear a lot of jewelry in their everyday life, so it’s a stretch to say that a string of pearls or a dramatic earring are going to make their way into your bridal look. For a more minimalist approach that will match your personal style and keep you comfortable all day long, go with a stud earring that will sparkle and shine without getting in the way. Plus, you can always keep it simple and just have your engagement ring and new wedding band that will remain the jewelry stars of the night.
MODERN WEDDING DAY JEWELRY
A modern look requires some fashion-forward, elegant bridal jewelry that lets your guests know you are up-to-date on the latest looks. It should pull together something stunning for wedding day glam. Statement earrings are always a gorgeous way to frame your face on your wedding day. Especially if you're wearing your hair up, as many brides choose to do, eye-catching earrings can be the perfect finishing touch. When you pair it with another geometric shape bracelet, that’s when you know you’ve created a look that puts the statement in statement jewelry.