Choosing Jewellry for Your Wedding Day
They key to your choice of wedding jewellery is really "the dress"! It will set the tone and you need to choose a complimentary style of jewellery.
It is important not to go overboard. If every piece of jewellery you wear is stunning, then they will all fight for attention and in the process divert attention away from you!
Balance is the key - for example the bride in the picture on the left has successfully balanced a real show stopper of a necklace by choosing a very simple headdress and an unfussy hair style. Picture a diamante tiara there instead and the effect would be totally spoiled.
Buy for the Future
Your wedding is a good opportunity to invest in jewellery that can be worn again in the future on special occasions, even special pieces that may increase in value or become family heirlooms.
Pearls, gold, diamonds and other precious stones are expensive but timeless and if carefully chosen can be thought of not an expense but an investment!
Stick to Your Own Style
If your normal style is funky and modern, you are not going to feel particularly comfortable on your wedding day with conservative jewels.
Don't feel forced to wear anything that clashes with your personality and your personal style.
That said, I am not convinced that tongue and nose studs are a particularly good look for a bride!
While traditionally bridal jewellery is silver or gold, pearl or diamond in colour, there is nothing at all to stop you from introducing more drama by choosing jewellery with some colour.
It is particularly effective to subtly pick up the colours of your bridesmaids dresses with an accent colour in your jewellery. Here are some suggestions:
- A gentle taupe introduces soft colour. Shades like this work great with cream coloured wedding dresses or dresses with an antique style.
- Sapphire or blue colours will perfectly pick up the colour of blue bridesmaids dresses, or of the bride's eyes. Have the men wear a buttonhole with a blue flower.
- Pink and peach shades are pretty and feminine and good with similar coloured flowers. With more casual jewellery these tones work very well at a beach wedding.
- Red is the bridal colour in China, but for most of us seems quite a brave colour for a bride to wear at her wedding, but if kept as a subtle accent can work brilliantly - especially with a red rose bouquet