Planning your perfect wedding can seem overwhelming! Whether you are looking for your dream wedding dress, searching for beautiful bridesmaids gifts, it’s all about the little details that will make your big day truly special.
When it comes to choosing jewellery for your wedding, it is worth spending a little extra time to ensure that your jewellery is both meaningful and that it beautifully compliments you and your bridesmaids’ outfits.
Wedding jewellery is a vital part of the big day, but don’t panic… here are our top tips to find your perfect wedding accessories and how to personalise your look for maximum elegance and beauty!
1 Matching Your Jewellery To Your Dress
It might sound obvious but the most important factor in deciding upon your wedding jewellery is the wedding dress! The wedding dress should be the hero of the day, so always decide on the dress before your choose the jewellery to complement it. In particular, consider the neckline of your dress in order to choose the right pieces to wear;
For a sweetheart or strapless neckline: If you are a lover of naked shoulders and a sweetheart neckline, try to avoid large showy jewellery and opt for a subtle pendant and earring set in plain silver or gold or with very small semi-precious stones. To give this look a fresh and contemporary feel, wear your hair up and add a few fresh flowers, an embellished barrette or simple hair accessories that will add subtle detail to your look. To create a focal point of your neckline consider wearing a choker or shorter length necklace. For added impact, combine this with a small minimalist bracelet and a delicate ring to add extra elegance to your outfit. If you want to keep your neckline jewellery free, try a pair of chandelier earrings that will frame your face and ensure that all eyes are on you.
For a dress with a square neckline: Choose a short length necklace or pendant that hangs a few inches above the neckline of your dress. Chokers are perfect for this style of dress and can feature gemstones in subtle hues to add a touch of colour.
For a dress with a V-neck: This style of neckline is perfect for slightly longer necklaces or pendants, or you can layer both. For the earrings, go for some simple silver or gold studs or for a cute girly accent try rose gold.
For a dress with a boat neckline: For a straight neckline, opt for a simple precious-stone pendant on a short delicate chain. A pair of matching stone earrings will complete the look and give your eyes more depth.
For a dress with an American neckline: This style of neckline is beautifully detailed and subtle. Keep your jewellery to an absolute minimum and opt for other types of accessories such as a delicate floral crown.
Can’t decide which metal to go for? If you are unsure as to whether you should wear silver, gold, platinum or rose gold, make sure that you choose the colour that suits your dress fabric best. We recommend;
Brilliant white dress: Choose shiny metals, such as white gold, silver or platinum that you can combine with pearl details.
Ivory dress: For a true look of luxury, yellow gold is the perfect match for a classic ivory wedding dress.
Milk white dress: The choice is yours, a classic milk white dress goes equally well with yellow gold, rose gold or silver metals such as platinum and white gold.
Champagne dress: For a gorgeous champagne wedding dress, the warm tones of yellow gold will ensure that you look like a Greek goddess!
2. Choosing The Perfect Jewellery To Suit Your Hair
Every haircut is different, so it is essential to know what type of jewellery is best suited to your hairstyle for the big day.
If you are having a half-up, half-down hairstyle, choose short or midi-length earrings with pearls or diamonds.
If you decide to keep your hair loose, opt for simple earrings that won’t get caught up in your hair.
If you have short hair, long earrings are the perfect way to make a real jewellery statement.
If you are wearing a vale, floral crown or tiara, keep your jewellery minimal, you want to create an overall look that is beautifully balanced and excessive jewellery could ruin your look completely.
3. The Time And Location Of Your Wedding
If your wedding ceremony is taking place mainly during the day, we recommend that you opt for simpler refined jewellery. If the wedding celebrations begin in the late afternoon through to the early hours of the morning you can experiment with more showy jewellery, like maxi earrings, elaborate necklaces and twinkly diamonds!
If you get married in a garden, on a beach or have an outdoor venue, simplicity must reign supreme. If, on the other hand, you get married in a hotel or an indoor wedding venue, you can dare to be a bit more creative using vibrant gemstones and more sculptural neckwear.
4. Choose Meaningful Bridesmaids Gifts That They’ll Love
Once you have decided upon your own bridal jewellery, it’s time to think about the choice of gift to honour your Bridesmaids. The perfect bridesmaids gift should be meaningful to the recipient and a thoughtful gesture that thanks them for their love and support in the run-up to your big day.
We love the sentiment behind a personalised silver pendant or bracelet that your bridesmaids can wear over and over again as a reminder of you. We particularly love the look of a star-sign disc necklace in sterling silver which features the star constellation according to your bridesmaids birthdays.
5. Be Yourself!
Finally, the most important tip we can offer any bride to be, is to enjoy your big day and choose jewellery that you are comfortable wearing and that expresses your personality. On your wedding day all eyes will be on you, so it’s important that you feel ultra-confident with what you’re wearing so that you can concentrate on the celebrations whilst looking fabulous too!