Jewellery to compliment your Wedding Dress

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Jewellery for your Wedding

You have decided on your wedding theme. You’ve found your dream dress and you know your wedding style, and now you are at the point where you need to decide on what jewellery to wear for your wedding. It can feel like a minefield, with so many options online.  And the problem is, even though there are some basic rules to follow, it really is entirely your choice what you would like to wear. So, I am hoping that this article might help you to find the perfect wedding jewellery for your big day.

Choosing your jewellery to compliment your wedding dress

Whatever you choose, there are a few things to consider:

Blythe hoop earrings

 1. The cut of your Wedding Dress is important.

You need to think about the neckline of your wedding gown.  If you are wearing a high cut dress, ideally, it’s best not to wear a pendant. You won’t need one.  It will be hard to see easily, and you will spend the whole day adjusting it. However, a pendant will nicely frame a dress with either a sweetheart, portrait, or off the shoulder neckline.  Where as, a traditional style necklace lends itself very well to a queen Anne, square, or scoop neckline.

 2. Should I wear Long or short Earrings

Earrings will be a personal choice. You may want to consider larger or longer earrings if you are wearing your hair down. Your earrings will be more easily seen, or perhaps just glimpsed.  You can, of course, wear larger earrings with your hair up. It is a great way to make a statement, especially if you aren’t wearing any other jewellery, and bold earrings are great for those high neckline gowns I mentioned earlier.  

Studs are a great choice if you don’t normally wear earrings. You want to feel comfortable all day.

Tallulah Statement floral pearl wedding earrings

EVANGELINE LARGE FLORAL PEARL HOOP WEDDING EARRINGS

3. Should I wear a bracelet for my wedding day or not?

This is a question I often get asked. It is the one piece of jewellery that is often overlooked. I do love a bracelet, and they can be quite captivating while drawing the eye down to the arm.   A bracelet can also be a lovely replacement if you don’t want to wear a necklace. It is an easier decision to have a bracelet if you have a sleeveless, or high sleeved gown. If you are wearing longer sleeves or very delicate lace, then maybe skip the bracelet.

Willow Bracelet
pearlescence bracelet

 4. Stay true to your style for your wedding day.

It is important that you are as comfortable as you can be on your wedding day. You’ll be doing a lot of walking, smiling, and socialising, so you need to be able to forget about your jewellery. So, if you aren’t used to wearing a lot of jewellery, then don’t go all out on your wedding day. Keep it simple and elegant and you won’t go far wrong.

 

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Coco Chanel  ‘Lace is one of the most wonderful imitations of nature. But pearls are perfect for every occasion’.