Picking out your wedding dress is one of the biggest tasks to cross off the list when planning your wedding. But once you’ve got the dress, you want to make sure that you find the best bridal jewelry to complete your ensemble. The key is to find jewelry that will match the style of your dress, but still stand out as its own statement. However, at the same time, you don’t want the jewelry to distract too much from your gorgeous dress. It’s a delicate balance, but one that can be found if you know what you’re doing. You don’t have to follow these steps in order, but it usually works out better if you do. Here is how to find the perfect bridal jewelry to complement your dress.
Know Your Dress
You might know what your dress looks like, but how much do you really know about your dress? Do you know much about the designer or the influences behind the design? If you don’t, then you should. Most designers of bridal gowns have an extended list of references and influences that can be anchored by a particular era, an artistic movement, specific cultural styles, etc. The material can also say a lot about the dress. Dresses that include rhinestones and beaded work require a completely different style of bridal jewelry than those that incorporate silk and lace.
Start From the Top
When you are trying to decide on your jewelry it’s always best to start from the top. Will you wear a veil? How about a tiara? In either case, you will want to find some themes and motifs in your head piece that you could bring out in the rest of your bridal jewelry. When deciding on your earrings, you also want to think about how you’re wearing your hair. If you’re wearing your hair up and you decide not to wear a veil or tiara, then you should definitely consider a pair of statement earrings. They should be clean, simple and absolutely stunning. If you do already have other hair accessories, then consider an understated pair of diamond solitaire earrings.
Start From An Heirloom
The other place you might want to start from would be a piece of heirloom jewelry. If you’re doing the something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue tradition, then you might have at least one piece of bridal jewelry picked out for you already. In this case, then you want to try to find other jewelry pieces that tie that piece of jewelry together with your engagement ring.
Think About Your Neckline
Last but not least, you want to think about the neckline of your dress. This will determine how long your necklace should be, how heavy it should be, and ultimately, whether or not you need to wear one. If you can, find a top that has a similar neckline as your dress, and wear it whenever you go shopping for your necklace. Follow all of these steps and your bridal jewelry will come together with ease. Have fun!