Complete the Ensemble: Jewelry for Your Wedding Day
You’ve got the ring—now what?
The frenzy of the engagement has faded, and real wedding planning is in the works. You’ve picked the venue, the color palette, and even the table decor. You’ve planned the bouquets and booked a photographer. Each step is another layer of anticipation.
You’ve spent so much time imagining the perfect day, but you still don’t know what jewelry you’re going to wear.
Don’t fret—choosing your jewelry may seem overwhelming, but with a few pointers, you’ll be well on your way to locking in your look.
As you search for your jewelry set, keep in mind that the jewelry should enhance your look, not distract from it. With perfect hair and makeup, a gorgeous bouquet, and the dress as the centerpiece, simple pieces are likely the best choice. Opt for minimal and tasteful over flashy or glitzy.
A helpful tip is to match your metals based on the dress. If your dress is bright white, platinum, silver, and white gold pieces are a good choice. If it has an ivory tint, gold will enhance the warmth. If your dress has a rosy hue, rose gold may be the best metal.
In choosing a necklace, the goal is to achieve balance in your look. The right necklace will create a harmonious look with your dress and will direct the eye back to your face.
Consider the neckline of your dress. Is it a sheer or lacy with a high neck? If it rises above your collarbone, you may not need a necklace. If you do opt for one, choose a chain that can sit on top of the fabric.
If you have a strapless dress or a sweetheart neckline, a choker or collar-length necklace will create height and distance. It creates a classic well-balanced look that’s universally flattering.
A V-neck wedding dress has the perfect neckline for showing off a pendant or mid-length necklace. It’s deep, narrowed shape is ideal for a drop, diamond, or gold pendant piece.
To choose the right earrings, you should have an idea of how it will fit in to the overall look.
How are you wearing your hair? If you’re pulling it into an intricate updo, longer earrings are a timeless choice. Consider long strands or diamond-studded chandelier earrings. Earrings like these will lengthen the look and create a balancing effect.
If you’re leaving your hair to hang down your back, small earrings may be the best look. Diamond studs add subtle sparkle, and pearls shine without taking over. If you choose colored stones, a halo of diamonds will give it the perfect elegance to fit the day.
Bracelets and rings
Finally, if you’re wondering if you should add bracelets or rings, look at what you already have planned. Bracelets can be a good choice, but your look may be complete without it. Wearing a right hand ring isn’t off-limits, but with all eyes on your wedding ring, anything else could threaten to be a distraction.
When it comes down to it, your wedding day is your choice. From the dress to the guest list, your wedding is a chance for you to craft a dream celebration as you marry the love of your life.