Your wedding is just around the corner and you’ve finally found the perfect wedding dress! But it’s not time to rest yet, you still have to sort out what jewellery to wear, something that has to stand out with the dress.
Picking jewellery for your wedding is not an easy task, granted. But it can be a lot of fun if you keep emotions under control. The key is knowing what looks good on you and what kind of jewellery goes with your dress. Remember it is not about wearing excessive amounts of jewellery. That never works. Pick a few pieces that compliment your look and let them work their magic.
For starters, if you are going for a pure white dress, it’s best to use silver or platinum jewellery. Pearls tend to really stand out with white hues. Gold looks great on ivory or champagne coloured dresses. You can incorporate fun colours such as pinks or reds in your jewellery too, especially if you’re walking down a white isle. But make sure that the colour of your jewels and dress don’t clash. They should fit be a natural fit.
Select Jewellery According To Your Neckline
One of the most important things to consider while matching your jewellery with your wedding dress is the neckline. Be it a necklace, earrings or even hair accessories, your neckline will dictate what style of jewellery works best.
Your necklace should complement the intricate details of your dress especially the bodice. For a strapless neckline, you can go for a choker or a string of pearls. Strapless neckline are very popular these days and easy to style your jewellery with. You may even skip the necklace and just go for a long drop chandelier style earrings. Gem or crystals will give add that extra bit of style that will keep all eyes glued to you.
If your dress has a V-neck, you need to put emphasis on decorating the lower neck. Use a pendant with dangling pieces. Try and match it with your hairstyle. You may use pearls or a simple locket with matching earrings.
The halter or reverse halter neckline is not very common, but if you’re going for that, then you don’t need to bother about necklaces too much. The halter portion of the dress draws a lot of attention, so you can skip a necklace and go for medium length earrings. Get yourself a good flashy bracelet. Some flowers and sparkle in your hair should complete the look.
A tiara looks good with an A-line wedding gown. Your tiara may not necessarily be antique but you can modernize it by using a headband with diamonds and pearls. A floral crown looks amazing too. Pair it with a wrist corsage. You may use a veil along with a tiara for an elegant and classic look.
The Perfect Wedding Ring
The good thing about wedding rings is that you don’t really need to match them with your wedding dress unless you are very particular. There are plenty of options, from glitzy dazzling gemstones to diamonds and classic wedding bands, you can’t really go wrong. Orla James has an incredible line of wedding rings, and you can easily find something to your taste.
Take your time to choose a ring that speaks to you. Consider if you want a ring that matches your wedding dress and other jewellery, or do you want something completely unique! Both are good options.
Gold is the go-to, traditional metal for rings and bands. These days platinum wedding bands are more popular. Once again, pick something you are comfortable with. While it is important that your wedding band matches your wedding dress, just keep one thing in mind – you will be required to wear this band every day after that, so it has to be trendy yet timeless.
Don’t forget to try your wedding jewellery and your dress beforehand. At times, styles look good on magazine covers but they might not look so appealing on you. Your wedding gown and accessories should compliment your skin tone and body type. Stay true to your personality and it will help you feel confident and comfortable on your big day.
Never buy your jewellery before purchasing your wedding dress. Don’t try matching it to a photo of what you think you will get. That is a disaster waiting to happen. Wait till your gown is ready. Don’t go for cheap knock-offs either. Your jewellery is meant to last forever, so pick something your heart truly desires.
Picking the right jewellery to match your wedding dress is not as hard as it seems. There are plenty of options. Take a deep breath and just go for it.