5 tips for stress-free wedding accessory and jewellery shopping

5 tips for stress-free wedding accessory and jewellery shopping 

For most brides, shopping for wedding accessories and jewellery is something to look forward to. It should be the icing on the cake, and one of those ‘Wedding jobs’ that is seen as an enjoyable task.

But when you are faced with dozens of wedding blogs, magazines and images on the internet with your searches it can quickly become overwhelming with just too much choice. You may want to give up, or simply choose one of the hundreds of mass produced headdress that you see all over the internet just to get the job finished. It can seem tempting to just accept the first thing you see in the wedding dress shop, or just race on to ebay and click buy.  But I’d ask you to think first.  There are things you can do to reduce accessory shopping stress.

So, how can you take shop stress-free for wedding accessories and jewellery?

Bridal jewellery – Marguerite earrings – Image by Joana Senkute

taking the stress out of accessory and jewellery shopping

With a few tips, your jewellery shopping experience can be happy, and meaningful, and you may well discover pieces that not only complement your wedding gown, but also tell your unique story.

With a bit of planning, the shopping experience can be so much more enjoyable.

So here are 5 tips for de-stressing accessory and jewellery shopping:

  1. Make it fun
  2. Know your jewellery style
  3. Quality over quantity
  4. Be careful with trends
  5. Make it personal

1. Make the shopping experience fun

Block out some time to spend researching and looking. Why not invite a close friend, or member of your family to help you.  You can make it an experience to share with someone who will fully appreciate what it means to you.

If they are your cheerleader in the experience it will be so much more fun; so make it an event that feels important. Create an occasion, and carve out some time to do it properly. It will help to ensure your time is well spent, and successful.

Simple pearl bracelets are great for all types of wedding dresses and go with just about everything.

2. know your jewellery style

To avoid impulse buying, and feeling you have made a mistake, it is a good idea to take some time to consider what your personal style is, and the aesthetic you are going for on your wedding day.  Do you usually wear gold? Are you more of a minimalist jewellery wearer, or are you a maximalist?  Do you have a particular birthstone you’d like to wear?

Answering questions like this before doing your research means you won’t waste precious wedding planning time, and will be more likely to wear your jewellery after your wedding day.

3. Quality over quantity

Invest in quality pieces that will last.  Buy the best you can with the budget that you have. Your future self will thank you because you will wear the jewellery over and over again. Especially if you stick to classic styles. And your accessories will stand the test of time.

Simple pearl earrings and floral accessories

4. Be careful with trends

We all love a trend – however, trends come and go.  And their fleeting nature means you can very quickly end up with accessories and jewellery that just don’t suit you any more.  

Instead, use trends as a means to spark inspiration and to give you ideas.  Stick to pieces that resonate with your style and will last. Especially if you buy pieces very early on, before your wedding day. You don’t want to buy early, and then find that your purchase is out of fashion by the wedding day. Or even after.

5. make it personal

As history has shown us, jewellery and accessories can be powerful forms of self expression – think Cleopatra, Coco Chanel,  Elizabeth Taylor , to name but a few.

Seek out jewellery that reflects, or holds personal meaning. Whether it is a birthstone, or piece of family jewellery or a vintage piece of jewellery that you’d like to be turned into something more modern  . This gives your jewellery or wedding accessory a depth of meaning to it. And will have more of a significant effect when you are wearing it.

Swarovski pearl silver leaf earrings

Lark Song headband

shopping for your wedding accessories and jewellery  should be fun…

Remember the core reason for why you are shopping for your accessories and jewellery.  You want your accessories and jewellery to make you feel confident, express the essence of you and tell your unique story.

So, relax, and enjoy the experience. x


Would you like help with your wedding concerns and worries?

I’ve fitted, made and designed a lot of tiaras and headdresses through the years that I’ve been a jewellery designer. If you have a question, or just don’t know where to start, then please do get in touch with me. I am here to help and guide.





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 – Lao Tzu