Jewellery is an important part of your wedding day. After all, you will walk up the aisle with an engagement ring on your finger and walk back down, with your new husband, wearing a wedding ring. But what other pieces of your jewellery should you be wearing on the day and how will you choose them? Read on for tips to choose your wedding jewellery:
Tips to Choose Your Wedding Jewellery
First – the Rings
So as we mentioned already, generally the first pieces of jewellery to be decided on for your special wedding day are the rings. Presumably, if you’ve followed the traditional route then you’re already wearing your sparkly engagement ring. Generally, the bride and groom choose the wedding rings together so you will get a say in that. For the bride, it’s important to consider the comfort of wearing the engagement ring and wedding ring together if this is what they plan to do in the future.
Tip: Consider Choosing a Bridal Set
A Bridal Set is a set of an engagement ring and a wedding ring that is designed to be worn together. This means they fit perfectly so will be most comfortable for the bride. If you’re not choosing a Bridal Set then choose a wedding ring that will complement and fit well next to their engagement ring. Try wedding rings on whilst wearing your engagement ring. That heart wedding ring may look gorgeous but check it sits well against your engagement ring too before you commit to buying.
Tip: Choose the Dress and The Veil First
Before you begin to buy the rest of your wedding jewellery, choose your dress and veil. Your wedding dress will be the focus of the day, choose jewellery that matches it well. Of course, everyone is different and I know some brides who have based their whole wedding around the perfect pair of shoes! Perhaps you have a family heirloom engagement ring which is setting the style of your whole wedding outfit. That’s all fine, always do what’s best for you but in general, choose your dress before the jewellery.
Consider the Tradition: Something Old, Something Blue…
Most brides still like to follow the fun tradition of wearing “Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.” for good luck on their significant day. Very often, jewellery and accessories will satisfy these requirements. First, sort your “something old” and “something borrowed” as these depend on other people and what “old pieces” are available to you. Then, if you still need to satisfy more requirements it’s easy to tick off “something new” and “something blue” with a piece of jewellery. Many brides wear a blue garter under their dress but if it suits your wedding dress and style a blue necklace such as this Aquamarine and Crystal “The Secret Of My Heart” Halo Necklace can be a great choice- particularly if the bride has blue eyes. There are lots of cute necklaces to choose from.
Tip: Consider Your Veil When Choosing Your Earrings
If you’re planning to wear earrings on your wedding day, then it’s important to consider the veil. If that’s already covered in a lot of sparkles, tone down the earrings. Another tip to remember is you can switch up the reception jewellery. So, if you wear a pair of classic diamond studs for the wedding ceremony, you could swap them for a dangly statement pair of earrings once the veil comes once. Take a look at Shesaidyes for lots more choices.
Tip: Consider Your Dress’s Neckline
When choosing a necklace (if you choose to wear one) consider your dress’s neckline. It’s best to pick one that follows the neckline of your dress. V-necks work best with a pendant; chokers and statement necklaces go better with strapless and sweetheart necklines. Whichever neckline, the necklace should always sit on your skin, not the dress. For the higher neck, antique lace dresses skip a necklace and wear dangly earrings for bling instead.
Tip: Don’t overdo it!
On the day, you’ll be wearing a stunning dress and have your make-up and hair done to perfection. Don’t overdo the jewellery and let the accessories outshine you. If you love bangles, leave them off for a day- you don’t want to jingle down the aisle. A simple, discreet bracelet, perhaps with a special engraved message can be a special touch on the day.
Tip: Be Yourself!
Overall, be you and wear the jewellery that makes you feel beautiful, confident and the best version of yourself! You have to feel comfortable and happy with yourself on the day. Now go and shine!
What jewellery will you wear/did you wear on your wedding day?