Your ring won’t be the only piece of jewelry you’ll wear on your wedding day. There is other wedding jewelry to consider, such as earrings. It’s important that you plan ahead so that you aren’t stuck trying to find a few matching pieces at the last moment. You won’t want to wait until your wedding day to try the jewelry on, only to realize that it doesn’t look right with your dress.
If you’ve already seen your wedding ring, ask the retailer if they can recommend any matching pieces for it. If nothing else, try to get an idea of what kind of earrings, bracelets, and necklaces to look for.
Here are a few tips for choosing the right wedding jewelry:
1. Not only should the jewelry match the wedding ring, it should also match your dress and overall style. If you want a traditional wedding, then go with a pair of vintage earrings. Also, nothing says tradition like a pearl necklace. The idea is to look – and be – glamorous. If you plan on wearing a modern wedding dress, you might want to go with a choker embellished in diamonds and huggie-style earrings.
2. Speaking of earrings, bigger is better. Stud earrings really aren’t the right choice for weddings since they will be overshadowed by your hair. You don’t want them to get overlooked by your gorgeous hairstyle. On the other hand, you don’t want them to overshadow your hair, either. There should be a good balance.
3. How do you know what kind of earrings to wear to go with your hair? Chunkier styles look better with upswept hair, whereas small bejeweled hoops tend to look great with a tiara or decorative veil.
4. You don’t want to over-accessorize OR under-accessorize. If your dress has a lot of heavy embroidery or lace, tone down the jewelry a tiny bit. Heavy jewelry and heavy embroidery will be too much when used together. If your dress is simple and light, you can get away with wearing fancier jewelry pieces.
5. The type of necklace you should wear depends on the cut of your dress. If you’re wearing a strapless bodice, opt for a rhinestone or pearl choker. If your gown has a V cut, go with a diamond solitaire or a sweetheart necklace.
6. Harmonize your wedding jewelry with your headpiece and dress as best you can. As a general rule of thumb, pearls tend to complement beading, and diamonds go well with crystals or sequins.
Now you have a starting point for your wedding jewelry. Keep these pointers in mind as you shop for the right pieces