If you have never been married or been part of a wedding, you may not realize that the wedding dress and bridal accessories are one of the most important parts of the bride’s big day. If you think your prom dress was a big deal, wait until you start choosing your wedding dress! Only then will you fully understand its importance.
Once you do have a wedding dress, you need wedding jewellery which can include a necklace, earrings, bracelet and even hair jewellery. The jewellery you pick for your big day is mostly determined by your personal preferences.
If you like to stick with traditional jewellery, you will be looking more at pearls or precious gemstones. Some women like to go with simple gold or silver chains, but there are so many options to consider if you want to look your very best on your wedding day.
Your choice of jewellery should not take away from your wedding dress. If your wedding dress is quite fancy with rhinestones or pearls either mixed through all over or around the neckline, it is recommended that you do not wear a necklace at all since it can appear overcomplicated and detract from your dress. Some families have traditions where the jewellery pieces that the bride wears are heirlooms that are passed down from generation to generation. This may mean that you match your wedding dress to your jewellery. Experts recommend that you do not choose dark gemstones or pearls as they are overpowering. Going with blue topaz, diamonds and lighter colored gems are usually the better choice
There are also ways to make sure the neck piece you wear complements the neckline of your wedding dress. For instance, a choker or a nice drop pendant necklace would complement a sweetheart neckline whereas a square neckline can be complemented by a single or double strand necklace. Naturally, the rest of your wedding jewellery and bridal accessories should match your necklace.
Keep in mind the hardest part is to find jewellery that is the focal point of your complete look, but at the same time does not overpower or take anything away from your wedding dress.
Finally, if in doubt, It may help if you do some research and pick the brains of wedding attire and accessories experts.