With so many huge decisions to make when planning your wedding, more often than not your bridal jewellery is one major decision that often gets left until the last minute. From earrings to necklaces to bracelets, there are plenty of options to choose from but it’s important to abide by the age old rule that less is more.
Whether you’re a bold bride who opts for colourful vintage jewellery or a more modest bride who prefers simple jewellery, ensuring your bridal jewellery is perfect is absolutely vital; the importance of accessories is so regularly undervalued. As is often the case with important decisions, getting it wrong is always so much easier than getting it right!
Bridal Jewellery: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
Fashion Jewellery is a Bridal No-No
Firstly, steer clear of trendy, fashion jewellery. Although there are some beautiful pieces out there which can look truly fantastic with the right outfit, your wedding is not the place to showcase these popular jewellery designs. Unfortunately, as much as you adore a certain piece of jewellery currently, fashion jewellery tends to date pretty quickly and you may regret the decision when looking over your wedding photos several years from now. Similarly, statement pieces or large amounts of jewellery are things to avoid, after all, you risk taking away the focus from your stunning wedding dress.
Save Don’t Splurge
No matter whether you’re organising your wedding on a budget or have an endless supply of cash to fund your big day, try not to overspend on accessories. There are so many key aspects to your wedding that you won’t be able to scrimp on, and if you do a little research you can find some stunning jewellery that won’t cost the earth. If you don’t envisage yourself wearing your jewellery after the celebrations are over or you’re lusting over a show stopping accessory that’s a little out of your price range, there are companies who specialise in renting out jewellery especially for special events.
It might not be something you’ve considered, but incorporating vintage jewellery into wedding outfits is becoming more and more popular. Period jewellery can help add a splash of colour to your wedding dress.
From the elegant 20’s, the glamourous 50’s to the chic 60’s, there’s something to suit every taste. Perhaps you already have ‘something old’ in the form of a gorgeous family heirloom to add to your outfit. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect vintage piece then companies such as George Tarratt have a catalogue of antique and period pieces to inspire you.
Finally, brides-to-be frequently make the error of having every piece of jewellery matching. Although this can look very effective, not everything has to match and jewellery can be mixed up (tastefully) in order to showcase your personality.
One key thing to remember is that your jewellery should be picked to suit the style of your gorgeous wedding gown. There are a huge variety of styles when it comes to dresses, and what suits a sweetheart neckline may not be the perfect match for a halter neck frock. Take your time to consider things carefully and remember, never buy the jewellery before you’ve found your dream dress!
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