Just like any other occasion, it is fairly easy to make a mistake when picking the jewelry for your wedding day. Due to stress and the need to look perfect, the brides-to-be often forget a few important things during their wedding planning. Unfortunately, among these things the wedding jewelry is included.
Although it does not seem extremely important at the beginning, the jewelry you choose to wear on your very special day usually ends up being the only thing that either make-up or break-up your whole bridal look. Therefore, you should choose very carefully.
This is where we come to your rescue.
In order for you to avoid the most common bridal jewelry mistakes, we created a list of five essential rules all future brides should follow if they want to achieve a gorgeous look.
#1 Choosing Jewelry Last Minute
Starting off with a rule that is extremely important, you should never wait until the last minute to pick your wedding jewelry. However, this does not mean your wedding accessories should be the first thing you pick either.
Even though choosing your accessories might be low on your to-do list, it should still be a collaborative and thoughtful process. Think about all the things you want to do with your jewelry and other accessories before you even start looking for a design that will best fit your look.
While doing this, think of potential resizing of the jewelry, as well as engraving it. Such practices usually take longer than you expect so thinking about it in advance will give you peace of mind.
Moreover, choosing the jewelry for your wedding last minute will force you to choose something you need, not necessarily something you want. Therefore, we highly suggest starting your bridal jewelry hunt as soon as you know exactly what shade your dress and its details are going to be.
#2 Thinking Matching Is a Must
While in the majority of cases where there is jewelry included matching is mandatory, when it comes to weddings, matching is really not that necessary. In fact, in the majority of cases, it is even better not to match your wedding jewelry.
Instead of going for the same type of jewelry to wear on your wedding day, consider styles that are similar but in contrasting metals or complementary pieces. Your necklace, rings, and earrings do not really have to match each other or the pattern and the color of your gown. Everybody who will try to convince you otherwise is not advising you well.
Opt for jewelry that will be perfect for your bridal look regardless of the design or its color. Further, since you will be investing a lot in your wedding gown, you can go for pieces that you will be able to wear with many different outfits afterward, so the jewelry will be completely worth the money.
#3 Wearing Too Much Jewelry
Equal to not wearing jewelry, wearing too much jewelry can dim your great wedding day look.
Truth be told, there is not a specific number of pieces of jewelry, you as a bride should or should not wear. It depends on the look you would like to achieve, as well as your wedding dress, and all the other accessories included.
For instance, if you are thinking of wearing a tiara, you should definitely think about the earrings and necklace you are going to wear if you wear any.
In case you do decide to wear both earrings and a necklace while wearing a tiara, then they should be subtle and barely noticeable. You do not want them to steal the attention from the beautiful tiara you are going to choose.
On the other hand, if you decide not to wear apparent necklace or earrings, then you are allowed to go overboard with a stunning bracelet or an elegant gemstone ring.
Remember, the more pieces of jewelry you are wearing the clunkier bridal look you get. It is up to you on how you want to look, at the end of the day.
#4 Not Considering the Neckline
One of the biggest mistakes you can ever do when you are jewelry shopping is to not consider the neckline of your bridal attire. Due to the fact that certain necklines do not go well with certain types of necklaces, you should always follow specific rules regarding this matter. Such rules should be applied regardless of the occasion, needless to say, they are a must for your wedding day.
For example, if your wedding dress has a round neckline, then you should consider buying a plain round necklace. In this sense, you should completely avoid long or necklaces with pendants. These types of necklaces usually go well with V-necks, therefore always keep your neckline in mind so that you do not make a crucial mistake for the day when you aim to be nothing less than perfect.
#5 Getting Carried Away by Trends
We have all been carried away by trends at some point in time, haven't we? Let's be honest, we are all guilty of this and there is nothing wrong with it unless it is your wedding day we are talking about.
While it is not the worst thing in the world to dress or accessories a certain way just because some trend is hot at the moment, it can easily get one of the worst things you can do on your wedding day.
To prevent such a scenario, you should remind yourself that your wedding day, no matter how long awaited it was, it is going to be over in a couple of hours, and the only thing you will be left with are the memories and pictures of it. Thus, do not let your jewelry ruin those amazing memories for you. You would obviously not want to look back at your wedding and regret buying the jewelry you wore because it went out of fashion within a month. So, whenever you decide to buy your jewelry, be smart and focus on the long-lasting trends such as diamonds or pearls, rather than short-lived ones.