He’s popped the question and you’re getting married. You’ve started browsing bridal boutiques and all those sparkles have been catching your eye. Before you jump in to choosing your bridal jewellery, make sure you know what not to do so that you choose the best pieces for your unique look and dream day. Don’t…
Clash with your dress
It goes without saying that your bridal gown will be top of your list when it comes to wedding shopping. Make sure you’ve chosen your dress before you commit to buying any accessories and jewellery – you want to make sure they complement each other! The style, detailing and colour of your dress will all influence your jewellery choices.
Gold looks beautiful with champagne and ivory gowns while silver suits white dresses best. Add rose gold to an ivory or white gown for a soft and warm jewellery look – just make sure you choose one colour and stick to it.
Ignore your personality
One thing we hear from our real brides over and over again is to aim for a bridal look that is you at your very best, and we couldn’t agree more! When choosing your jewellery, only choose pieces that you feel comfortable wearing, even if your mum or best friend thinks something else is what you absolutely must wear. Your bride or groom fell in love with you, so be yourself and don’t feel obliged to wear jewellery that you’d never choose any other day.
Disregard your hairstyle
How you wear your hair will influence your jewellery choices. If your hair is down and loose, consider whether a pair of statement earrings will get the attention they deserve or whether your jewellery budget would be better spent on a glitzy necklace, bracelet or cuff. Likewise, choose a hair comb, vine or tiara that will complement your hair styling to create a beautiful bridal look that works. If you’re looking for inspiration, you need to see our 17 favourite bridal hairstyles – up, down, long, short, veils and tiaras, we’ve got it all!
Forget your theme
Starting from your theme is an easy way to start searching for all aspects of your wedding day, including your jewellery. If your day is 1920’s themed, choose a glamorous headpiece to match. If you’re more of a vintage girl, team your lace gown with pearl jewellery to complete the look. Beach and bohemian brides will prefer more laid-back jewellery styles, including anklets for a barefooted bride.
Blow the budget
When budgeting for your wedding it’s always worth spending money in the areas that matter the most to you and will have a significant role in your day. If you’ve been dreaming of diamond bridal jewellery since you were small and your budget allows, then follow that dream. For many brides, however, their wedding budget is better spent on things like the venue, the flowers or even a little bit extra to put towards their dress. Work out your priorities and what your budget allows, and then shop for jewellery. Browsing pieces that would blow your budget will only lead to dissatisfaction, so don’t do it!
Now you know what not to do when choosing your bridal jewellery, it’s time for you to check out our tips for choosing the perfect bridesmaid dresses to suit your girls – you want them to look gorgeous too!