Congratulations-you have found your soul mate! The one you have been searching for all your life, your perfect match made in heaven. But now there is a problem.
You have the perfect wedding dress; it fits you like you were created in it; however, something seems to be missing. You can’t seem to get the perfect jewellery to go with your wedding dress and crown your day in style.
Well, worry no more. This article is here to help you find the perfect jewellery for your wedding dress. It’s time to get it right, forget about the headache that has been your search for the perfect jewellery; this article contains golden insights that will help you solve that.
Here is how to make picking the right jewellery for your big day look as easy and natural as how you breathe. Keep reading to find out how
1. Find your comfort zone—then push it but don’t be overwhelmed
No one will ever know you better than you know yourself. That is why after all is said and done, you are the one who knows exactly what works for you and what will not.
Besides, it is your wedding, you are the main player and the one who should own and savour the day more than everyone else. The rule that will save you when you are looking for the perfect wedding accessory for your big day is to find what is comfortable for you.
Wear a piece or piece of jewellery that will first appease your spirit and calm your soul. Everything else tends to align in place when you find that place where you are yourself and entirely comfortable in your skin.
The key elegant quality of any piece of jewellery is the wearer. The secret is to find what you make look better rather than what you think will make you look better.
Your jewellery should be a perfect reflection of you; it should be about you making a statement. Stick to what you know then you can push the boundaries to the unknown, however, take care not to be overwhelmed because ultimately, the greatest piece of jewellery people will remember on your wedding day is your smile.
Please note that the entire idea of wedding jewellery accessories is to bring out your confidence or to boost the already existing confidence within you to an addictive infectious level that will rub on to others.
It would be catastrophic to use your wedding day for example as the day that you adorn that statement earring. The idea though noble may backfire.
As we have seen before, it may be a statement-making piece that marvels the onlookers yet you don’t feel confident and comfortable with it. The whole purpose of wearing the jewellery is defeated when that happens.
At the end of the day, the premium should be on how you feel on your big day, looking into the eyes of the one you love and telling the world and heavens, just look at us, we made it.
Don’t allow hindsight to replace that out-of-this-world feeling with a hollow emptiness because it will stay with you for a lifetime anytime you relive memories of your big day.
2. Match your necklace to your neckline
You may be the kind of person who does not wear jewellery every day but that should not stop you from making an unforgettable statement with your jewellery on your wedding day.
The collar of your gown frames the shape of your face and gives it detail. Your jewellery will help it to do the most perfect job beyond your imagination if you allow the choice of your jewellery to do that.
The greatest trick on and off the book that delivers the right results every time is the necklace-neckline matching trick. The neckline of your dress gives you the perfect necklace idea that complements it.
Your necklace and the neckline of your dress should flawlessly gel into one another to produce a breath-taking masterpiece of thoughtful elegance, simple yet astounding.
The golden rule is that irrespective of your wedding dress, the necklace should sit on your skin and the neckline should draw attention to that fine detail.
Here are a few quick tricks to help you out
- V-necks– this neckline style is considered décolletage. Rock it with a pendant or a choker or layer both. The necklace should be paired up with small or dangling earrings based on what you find looks best with your hairstyle.
- Halter or reverse halter necks– The focus should be on your hair. You can use pins, vines, or combs to bring out the perfect desired look. You can consider floral accessories or any other personal preference you may have. You can add an arm bracelet to complete the breath-taking look. This is bound to turn heads and take breaths away when you elegantly walk down the aisle.
3. Employ the magic of switching things up
Switching up things can make the whole difference in terms of wedding jewellery won on your big day. It is not written anywhere that the jewellery you wear at the ceremony should be the same that you wear for the rest of the wedding.
You are free to discard anything that makes you uncomfortable and to drop some items so that to give prominence to others that you want to give the chance of making a statement.
You can throw away the veil to make your earrings stand out or do away with your long-sleeve gown to show off your tasteful bracelets. You can also decide to have an entirely different wardrobe for everything for the reception and the after-party.
The trick is to keep it budget-friendly because there is a marriage to build immediately after the wedding and money is among the main stones for building it. Create the impact you desire without emptying your pockets.
4. Build sentimental value on the pieces you adorn
Including items of sentimental value in your jewellery is a certain game-changer. Humans remember things that they have a sentimental attachment to in a special way.
A watch that your dad gave you on your 15th birthday may be the piece that summarizes the entire feel of your wedding day for eternity. You can add it to your jewellery for the effect.
It is however of utter importance to include it in the list of accessories from the start to make sure that it flawlessly blends in and does not stand out like a sore thumb among the rest of your jewellery.
It should sit naturally in the setup while at the same time bringing you a sense of absolute nostalgia without taking anything away.
Wedding jewellery should not just be a one-day affair; it should be an endless reminder of a beautiful love story written in the stars. Items of sentimental value in your jewellery and accessories bring out exactly that.
5. Match your metals to your dress
The metal-dress matching technique takes your jewellery game to the next level. Learning this trick will simplify your life and make you.
Your dress colour provides the perfect compass that will guide your choice of metal accessories in case it is giving you a hard time. The golden rule is that the metals you choose should perfectly match your dress.
Here are a few tricks that will never disappoint you
White-coloured gown: platinum and silver pieces sit elegantly on this. You will be the prettiest person at your wedding with this combination.
- Ivory-coloured gown: golden jewellery is the best match for ivory-coloured gowns. They enhance the creamy shade to a tasteful pleasant view that people will want to watch forever if life can guarantee that possibility.
- Champagne-coloured gown: golden jewellery perfectly matches this colour of gowns too. They will bring out warm tones in the fabric and give prominence to the pleasant beige that the eye cannot get enough of.
- Blush-coloured gown: rose gold jewellery and accessories are the best for this gown. They create a sense of seamless coordination and deeply founded oneness that will summarize your wedding in a single word statement, beautiful.
6. The temptation may be great but don’t overdo it.
You may be told that you need to make it look complex but I will tell you a fat no. true elegance can only be found in graceful simplicity. This does not mean that no thought goes into it.
Simplicity is the greatest form of sophistication. The beauty in simple things to the human mind is simply intoxicating. Your jewellery should be so bold yet simple and thoughtful that it doesn’t make heads spin in circles trying to comprehend what you were trying to achieve.
Do not go overboard. I repeat, do not go overboard. The temptation to load up may be immense but you don’t want yourself looking like a disorganized live jewellery store on your wedding day.
This is even more important because your big day is a once-in-a-lifetime affair and you will never repeat the same day for the rest of your life. Weddings don’t allow us to correct mistakes a second time. Yours is not an exception. Ensure you get it done right the first time.
Don’t let the selection and wearing of jewellery take away the joy of your big day, simply live and let live and if you find something you can’t quite hack, refer back to this article and you will get the insight you may have missed.
Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.