1. It’s All About Balance – Balance your bridal jewellery with your dress
If there’s one thing your wedding jewellery should do it is maintain balance. So if you have a heavily decorated dress keep your bridal jewellery simple.
On the flip side if you have chosen a more minimalist bridal gown this gives you scope to keep it simple and elegant throughout or choose statement jewellery for the wow!
2. Compliment the neckline of your wedding dress
First and foremost ensure that the combination of your neckline and your jewellery doesn’t overpower your face.
It seems obvious but as an example a halter neck style wedding dress should be matched with an elegant pair of drop earrings or go bigger and more statement but again nothing on the neck. This applies to other high neck style wedding dresses too.
If you have a high neckline but a backless dress you could opt for a back necklace as an alternative.
3. Let the Fabric of Your Dress Make the Decisions for You
The fabric of your dress can very much dictate the jewellery you choose to wear on your wedding day. Here’s some rule of thumb examples.
- For satin or silk gowns opt for diamonds.
- For a Vintage lace gown go for coloured gemstones, they look stunning!
- If you just don’t know where to start and just want to keep things simple when in doubt, pick pearls. Timeless and great with any style dress.
But no one said you had to follow the rules!
4. Choose antique jewellery by design era
Your wedding day is an opportunity to wear antique jewellery with sentimental origin or a chance to pick up some unique pieces to complete your bridal style.
That said ensure that the pieces you choose compliment each other and have a similar look and feel, even if they’re out of different eras.
5. Match the chosen metal of your bridal jewellery to your dress
Sometimes it’s obvious what is going to look right when it comes to choosing bridal jewellery to compliment your dress. If not ensure the base metal is the right match.
A pure white bridal gown will look best with white metals such as silver, white gold and platinum. An ivory gown is best complimented with gold.
Rose gold works well with a more unique bridal gown, especially those with unusual detailing like feathers; it adds to the wow factor.
6. Something old or Something New
Maybe you have a family heirloom you’ve been excited to wear on your big day. Maybe something from you grandmother or mother.
If not why not opt for something new. A timeless piece that starts your own tradition. Invest in a special piece that will become your family’s heirloom while always reminding you of the special day you had.
For more tips on planning your wedding take a look at our other blog posts. If you’re looking for that special piece to complete your bridal style take a look at our ready to wear collection, made to order or have something designed and made specifically for you just email: Tanya@chezbec.com or visit our website www.chezbec.com