Between booking a venue, selecting flowers, finding a photographer and picking out a wedding dress, many brides-to-be completely overlook finding the perfect jewelry for the big day. And that’s a huge oversight on their part! Jewelry has the power to add confidence and, at the same time, accentuate your outfit.
When planning a wedding budget, you need to make sure not to omit jewelry. It can be easily overlooked when planning your finances, but just like you’d never forget your wedding ring, you shouldn’t forget about the jewelry either. In this article, we are going to help you pick the perfect jewelry for the big day!
If the wedding dress is more traditional in design, vintage jewelry will perfectly complement your choice of attire. Your family’s jewelry collection should be the first place to look at, as it could be hiding many precious pieces of jewelry, like a pearl necklace.
However, if you can’t find anything appropriate in the family collection, don’t despair – you can stop by Leo Hamel’s and look at our beautiful collection of vintage jewelry. As a bonus, you could look at our pre-owned watch selection to surprise your future husband and match your styles.
Pick the Jewelry You Plan on Wearing After Your Wedding Day
When looking for jewelry to go with their dress, most brides immediately choose diamonds. But you don’t have to. Instead, you could pick any gem or jewelry style you like that you can wear on any occasion.
Match the Jewelry to the Dress
With that in mind, try to find the jewelry that best expresses your style and personality. But remember, it also has to go with the dress. The best combinations to go with a wedding dress are usually the simplest ones.
If your wedding dress is ornate, avoid wearing a lush necklace – it’s simply too much. If you plan on wearing a dress with short or no sleeves at all, you should consider wearing a necklace that will pair nicely with a bracelet.
If you are wearing a halter-neck, complement it with hair accessories, not necklaces. On the other hand, a pendant goes perfectly with a V-neck dress. Whatever you choose, don’t overdo it. Too much jewelry can look unruly, even on a bride.
You will need to match the jewelry to the color of the dress as well. A bright white wedding dress should be paired with cooler-toned jewelry with white gold, platinum, or silver metals. A warmer white dress goes well with warmer tones like rose gold and yellow gold.
Match the Jewelry to your Hair
The type of jewelry you choose to wear should complement your hairdo as well. If you are wearing your hair up or behind your ears, a pair of statement earrings will fit you like a charm. If you are wearing your hair down, you should pick a fashionable statement necklace and pair it with simple stud earrings.
Again, the most important thing is to find the style that you feel comfortable with. This is your big day and you should dress accordingly. Sometimes a lot of jewelry and accessories will make a bride feel powerful. Other times, a pair of studs and a necklace will fit best. The choice is up to you!