Once you've chosen the perfect dress, it's time to complete the look with the right accessories.
You don't have to feel overwhelmed when choosing bridal accessories. The accessories and jewelry you choose for your wedding day look can really add that personal touch. When it comes to completing your ensemble, you don't need to reinvent the wheel. Follow our tips for choosing the right accessories if you want to trust your instincts, choose what you like, and trust your instincts!
Is your jewelry sentimental? Start There and Build
Adding "something borrowed" to your outfit is great, but don't let Nana's pearls or your favorite aunt's bangles look afterthoughts. It's a great idea to bring a specific piece with you when dress shopping if you know you'll wear it!
Perfectly Matching Rings Aren’t Necessary
The rings you choose for your engagement and wedding should already reflect your style in the other pieces of jewelry you choose for your marriage. There is no need for everything to match exactly. Matching metals is not a requirement either. Even platinum engagement rings can look beautiful with gold. Making intentional choices is all it takes!
Don’t Be Afraid to Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone
When choosing your wedding look, consider what styles work for you and what makes you feel most confident. You don't have to wear bold jewelry if it's not part of your usual style. Don't be afraid to go all out on your favorite pieces!
Consider wearing stud earrings with fancier stones if you always wear studs! Try some more glamorous bracelets if you love them. For your big day, stay within your comfort zone but try to step outside the box a little!
Style Doesn’t Have To Be Dictated by Trends
There are always going to be trends in the wedding industry, and it's okay to embrace those you find appealing. This is half the fun, in fact! As a result, don't follow a trend if it's not right for you just because it's all over social media. Be inspired by trends instead of letting them dictate your choices! To look back on your decision years later, it is more important to choose based on your personal style and sentimental reasons.
Match Your Necklace to Your Neckline
Choosing a necklace that matches the neckline of your dress is a good rule of thumb. A choker or a statement necklace looks best with strapless or sweetheart necklines. A necklace should sit on your skin, not the dress, if there is skin showing on your neckline.
It’s Ok To Mix Metals
The web indicates that certain metals go well with certain shades of dresses: platinum and silver go well with pure white; yellow gold goes well with ivory and champagne; rose gold goes well with blush. There are times when we disagree! It is okay to trust your eye rather than the "rules" when it comes to metal tones and colors.
Bring Attention to Your Veil
It's important to have a focal point when crafting your wedding day look. As an example, if your wedding gown is the cake, then one piece of jewelry should be the icing. A breathtaking veil with beautiful appliques and texture can be that thing, as well as a stunning statement necklace or pair of earrings! Be sure to check out our veils and other accessories here if you are interested!
Changing Things up Is Always an Option
During your ceremony and reception, you don't have to wear the same jewelry. Even if your statement veil prevents you from wearing statement earrings, you can still wear some sparklers for the reception. In addition to changing your second look dress entirely for the reception, you can also change your accessories.