Start shopping early! Getting your bridal jewellery as early as possible will help relieve the stress of rushing to find something perfect in a few short days. You can't go wrong with jewellery that is classic and timeless with a fresh, modern look. In other words, you want to look for bridal jewellery that is current with a classic style. That way, when you have a look at your wedding pictures a few years from now, you won't be embarrassed by the outdated jewellery you were wearing on your wedding day. Pearl Jewellery is a perfect example of that classic, timeless look and it will always be a beautiful match for the bridal gown.
Also consider the neckline of your dress. Strapless dresses usually suit a rounder shaped wedding necklace whereas a dress with a V-shape looks good with pearl pendants and wedding necklaces that include a drop. If your gown has a high neckline, you may be better off going without a necklace and rather concentrate on the perfect earrings. Measure your neckline with your wedding gown on to find the perfect necklace size.
Your Wedding Gown
The most important point to remember is to make sure that your bridal jewellery does not overpower your wedding gown and that the colour works with your dress. Examine the detail of your dress and match your jewellery accordingly. For example, a white gown looks best with white pearls and silver. An ivory gown looks better with ivory pearls and gold or silver. A champagne gown looks best with dark ivory/champagne and gold accents. Rhinestones and crystals will work with all gown colours. Don't forget to complement the bead detail present in your headpiece or dress with those present in your jewellery. For example, crystals will complement sequins whereas pearls will go well with beading.
Have Your Bridal Jewellery Custom Made
It is a great option to invest in a one of a kind design that will set your wedding accessories apart from the crowd, showing that someone put thought, creativity and craftsmanship into your piece. Your jewellery should fit perfectly just like your gown. For this reason, it is important to have your bridal jewellery custom designed in the exact colour, size and look you desire. Do incorporate some colour to your jewellery – silver grey, bronze or champagne pearls matched with white or ivory pearls are a fabulous combination. It is also a great idea to match the design elements of your wedding dress in terms of colour, style and a length that complements the neckline.
Hairstyle and Earrings
Your hairstyle, necklace and headpiece can play a major role in deciding which type of earrings to wear. Short drop earrings or simple studs can complement a decorated veil, tiara or a dramatic necklace. If you have a shorter hairstyle or you have selected an up-do for your wedding day, long, drop earrings would be a perfect choice. If you are planning to wear your hair down, you can still wear your long statement earrings. A half up hairstyle will give you the best of both worlds.
Should you decide not to wear a necklace you may want your earrings to be larger and more dramatic. A pair of bold, statement earrings will be the perfect choice... It's all a matter of balance!