You’ve chosen a cake, lined up the caterer, scouted out an amazing venue and agonised over a dress (and you look stunning by the way!). But have you remembered to pick out what jewellery you’re going to wear?
It’s easy to overlook jewellery on you wedding day until it’s too late, but that shouldn’t be the case. After all, the jewellery you wear will be the only thing you’ve chosen for your day that you’ll be able to use again! You can wear those earrings to the next formal event you’re invited to, and even pass them down to your daughter.
Plus, a quick wedding jewellery change, be it pearls to diamonds or diamonds to flowers, can drastically change your look from the wedding to the reception when you’re not planning to change gowns like Wonder Woman.
It’s no wonder bridal jewellery is worth planning and investing in well before your big day. Here are the things to consider when you pick the perfect jewellery for your big day.
Compliment Your Wedding Dress
You are the centerpiece of your wedding and your wedding dress compliments you beautifully. Now it’s time to find out how to compliment your dress back. Choosing bridal jewellery to match your wedding dress is the most important factor in your jewellery journey.
Metals that Match
Did you know that certain metals match well with certain wedding dress colours? Pure white dresses pair with white gold or platinum, ivory dresses coordinate with gold, blush gowns pair with rose gold, champagne gowns look amazing with gold or antique burnished white gold and rhinestones, and a diamond-white dress will look great with any of the above.
Necklines that Nuance
The neckline of your gown and the hairstyle you’ve settled on are going to dictate which jewellery pieces are best to top of your look.
High neck, Illusion and Bateau: For these looks you already have a lot going on around the neck, so if you’re going to pick a necklace it needs to be really petite. Better yet, go with a bare neck and play up your earrings and bracelets. Chandelier earrings look great with these looks, or tone it down with drop earrings.
V-neck: This style begs to show off your décolletage. A delicate necklace with a statement pendant and chunky bracelets work well. If you want to try something really different, go for a collar necklace and statement earrings for a dramatic effect. This may not be for everyone but when it works it’s gold! (or white gold as the case may be)
Thicker Straps (Halter, Scoop, Queen Anne, Square): Similar to a high neckline, with thicker straps you want to avoid compounding a busy neckline. You’re best off going with a dainty necklace and earrings to complete your ensemble. If you’d like to try something more dramatic, choose an amazing hair accessory in diamonds or other stones to bring bling to your hair.
Sweetheart, Strapless, Off the Shoulder and Spaghetti Straps: These looks pair with statement earrings AND statement necklaces to create drop dead stunning looks. That’s right, you can go chunky! Chandelier earrings and stacking bracelets also appeal to this look. If you’re after a simpler finish choose dainty earrings and a hairpiece to make an up-do shine.
Hairdos that Harmonise
Up-dos: Speaking of up-dos, they generally look great with either statement earrings or a statement necklace paired with dainty earrings. Of course if you’re going big on a hair decoration, you might be best to tone down the jewellery.
Down-dos: When wearing your hair down, depending on the length, you might want to choose a statement necklace with studs or just a big pair of chandelier earrings to peep out from beneath your tresses.
Let Your Personality Shine Through
Picking the best jewellery for you shouldn’t all be about your wedding dress. After all, this is YOUR big day, and you want to look amazing to you. Representing your personality through your jewellery choices should ultimately take prevalence over any dress matching tips.
Are you a bit of a flower child? Pick a crown of flowers to wear with a veil, or find jewellery in the shape of flowers or other plants.
Are you a feather worshipper? Don’t worry about bucking tradition, add some feathers to your hair piece.
Do you wish there was more colour in your look on your wedding day? A fun idea is to add a beautiful coloured sash to your dress. Or go with jewels that aren’t diamonds, such as emeralds, sapphires or rubies, in a stunning pair of earrings.
Whatever you do, make sure your wedding look screams you!
Less is More
We’ve shared a lot of options here, and it’s easy to want it all! But one key to pulling off the perfect wedding look is to remember that a few beautiful accessories are all you need. You want to pick one or two pieces that are right for your situation and let the your beautiful dress and joyful face do the rest. Diamond Earrings are an obvious choice when picking only 1 or 2 pieces, as they are small and sparkle along with your eyes.
Love Your Bridal Jewellery Forever
We believe earrings are the perfect accompaniment for your wedding day. They’re a small touch of sparkle to match your ensemble as you walk down the aisle and stare into your husband’s eyes. SH Jewellery have a range of earrings, wedding bands and diamond rings to match your dress, personality and wedding destination. We hope they make your day as special as you are.
Need help finding the ideal engagement ring?
Our friendly sales team have many years of experience and can help you find the perfect ring for your loved one. Simply visit our SH Showroom in Springvale and take advantage of a free consultation to discuss your jewellery and diamond requirements. However, so that we can better serve you, we recommend that you book an appointment for your consultation, especially for weekend times.