For the Bride
For the Groom
Gifts for the Wedding Party
You've got the ring, you've got the dress and you've got the shoes; now it's time to find the finishing touches with elegant jewelry for your wedding day. Choosing the perfect wedding day jewelry can feel like a daunting task, but with the right jewelry buying tips, you'll shine like a star on your big day. All eyes will be on you, so you want to look the epitome of class and elegance, without overdoing the look.
With your day just a few months or weeks away, you want to make sure that you've got all of the accessories that you need to complement your gown. You can opt to wear as little or as much jewelry as you feel appropriate, dependent on your personality, your gown, your hair and a variety of other factors to take into account. Before you start shopping for your jewelry, give yourself a jewelry budget to follow and stick with it. Then you can start your jewelry shopping adventure. To keep your budget lower, choose to mix and match antique or heirloom jewelry with new pieces. If you decide to wear both new and old jewelry, make sure to have older pieces cleaned prior to the big day so that it sparkles and shines as brightly as your new jewelry.
Consider the formality of your wedding ceremony and reception to help determine the style of jewelry that you're looking for. For a formal black-tie or white-tie wedding, you'll want to adorn yourself with stunning diamond jewelry that stands out. For a destination or beach wedding, consider simple, but elegant gold or silver jewelry that adds a hint of sparkle without overdoing the look. For a traditional wedding, pearl jewelry can make the perfect bridal statement. For an eclectic look, mix and match gold and silver jewelry with colors and designs that fit your quirky personality.
After you've decided on a budget and the style of jewelry for brides that you're looking for, choose what pieces of jewelry you want to wear. If your dress has a sweetheart, scoop or V-cut neck, you may consider wearing a necklace to accentuate and complement your neckline. A pendant necklace will lay beautifully on your neckline, or choose an elegant choker to If you have a higher cut neck, a halter neck or detailed trim near the decolletage, you may want to forego the necklace and opt for more pronounced jewelry elsewhere.
If you're wearing a sleeveless or short-sleeved wedding dress, wearing a bracelet may be a great option for adding a little sparkle to your ensemble. From gold rope bracelets to tasteful pearl bracelets, you can choose a stylish and elegant bracelet to adorn your wrist and add a touch of class. If your wedding is more casual, you can choose a beaded bracelet or one made of sterling silver seashells. For a unique, but classic look, consider an opal bracelet to add a trendy splash of color.
Brides always look beautiful with a pair of sophisticated earrings, whether they choose to wear large dangling earrings or simple studs. If you're wearing your hair down, opt for smaller pearl or diamond stud earrings that won't get caught in your hair. If you've got a pixie hairstyle or you're wearing your hair up, you can wear earrings that pop. A pair of simple gold hoops or diamond and gold hoops will stand out in a tasteful and refined way. Colorful dangle earrings add a hint of color to your white gown, while all diamond drop earrings offer a regal look, like Princess Kate's bridal earrings.
Regardless of the jewelry style that you choose, it's best to pick one statement piece and coordinate the rest of your jewelry to complement the main accessory. Ornate gemstone necklaces are gorgeous complements to white and ivory gowns. Choose a sapphire-accented necklace to add something blue or match your jewelry to your bridesmaids' dresses with gems of the same color. If you're wearing your hair up, choose an ornamental pair of diamond drop earrings that shimmer in the light. An elegant diamond tennis bracelet will pair beautifully with sleeveless or short sleeve wedding dresses. If you've got an intricately designed gown, you may decide to wear only simple pieces without a larger statement piece. If you have a modest gown, you may opt to wear several striking pieces of fine jewelry.
Choosing the right jewelry for your wedding day is easy when you know what you're looking for. After you've chosen your dress and other accessories, make sure to complement the ensemble with the right jewelry adornments. Avoid wearing too many baubles, but make sure to add a hint of sparkle to your wedding day look. Your day is going to be perfect; your jewelry should be, too.