Picking your wedding jewelry can be a fun experience for you and your bridesmaids or for you to do on your own, but like many of the wedding decisions you’ll be making, it can also be overwhelming. With so many pieces to choose from, you may wonder how many you want to wear, and then have to choose metal color, style, and so much else. Luckily, with our tips for picking your wedding jewelry, you’ll find this easier than ever.
- Don’t go too crazy. It’s your wedding jewelry so you may be tempted to go all out and choose a necklace, earrings, bracelet, and even cocktail rings. However, if you are not used to wearing that much jewelry, you may find that you feel very uncomfortable with wearing everything. While it makes sense to dress up your jewelry a bit more on your wedding day, you still want to be comfortable, so make sure that you choose pieces you are comfortable wearing. In some cases, especially if your dress is bejeweled, less is more.
- Match your metals. So this can be interpreted in a few ways. The first being that if you have silver earrings, you want everything else to be silver, rather than having silver earrings and a gold necklace. So make sure whatever color metal you choose, you stick with that for every piece. Then from there, you need to match your metals to your dress. A white dress looks beautiful with silver pieces, while an ivory or cream dress looks perfect with gold jewelry.
- Look at your dress. If you have a higher neckline, you may choose to forgo a necklace altogether, and instead focus on a bracelet and earrings. If you have a lot of embellishments on your dress, you may opt for simpler jewelry pieces, whereas if your dress is more simple you may go for more sparkly jewelry pieces that will catch the eye and complement your dress.
- Don’t try to be anyone else. This is the most important tip. Wear what you want. If you generally don’t like wearing jewelry other than a necklace, then don’t change that for your wedding. You want to be focused on celebrating your love and marriage, not on noticing your bracelets clinking or feeling a cocktail ring on your hand that you don’t like. If you love to wear bigger earrings, then choose a pair of chandelier style to show off with a beautiful half up or full updo.