Choosing your bridal jewellery set can be one of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding look – ultimately, it can be the one element that either makes or breaks your ensemble.
Not only can your jewellery make you shine on your big day, but it's important to consider other factors, such as your wedding veil and shoes, to help bring your vision to life.
Discover all you need to know about bridal accessories to be the most radiant and elegant woman in the room.
The Fundamental Rules of Buying Bridal Jewellery
With plenty of wedding inspo and all things bridal in magazines and on the Internet – there are so many choices out there that can either help you understand what look you're going for or overwhelm you.
As hugely tempting as it can be – we recommend buying your wedding jewellery after choosing your dress. The reason for this is when going wedding dress shopping; you might go with a dress style you had never expected with the risk of your jewellery no longer matching what you anticipated. So, once you have chosen your dress...
Rule Number 1 – Match Your Metals
Typically the big day dress comes in white, so we recommend that you opt for some dainty Sterling Silver jewellery, and for a little extra wow factor, throw in some pearls. However, if your dress is a little bit more on the creamier side in ivory, you can go a little bolder by opting for gold jewellery to compliment your dress's hues.
Rule Number 2 – Consider the Style of Your Neckline
Anything will go from boat necks to sweetheart necklines – and one way to compliment your neckline and any skin showing is to choose a necklace similar to the neckline of your dress. It will give a beautiful flow and give your wedding look a bit more character. On the contrary, for those planning to wear a halter neck, avoid wearing a necklace altogether, as you can complete your bridal look in many other ways, such as statement earrings or diamonds.
Rule Number 3 – Don't Over DO It!
When deciding what kind of earrings you want to wear, you might also want to consider your hair for the day. Whether it's an elegant updo or sexy Hollywood waves – this is a key factor that will help support your veil and any hair accessories, crowns or tiaras you choose to wear.
Like you and your husband, your earrings and hairstyle go hand in hand. They both play a significant role in framing your face, adding glamour to the big day. So if you're opting for a dramatic hairdo – go with a simple pair of dainty earrings to help bring attention to the right areas. And, if your hair is a little more subtle, statement jewellery will give your look the perfect balance.
Check out Stacey Solomon’s Silver Mini Stud Earrings for the perfect touch of something blue.
Where to buy bridal jewellery?
Discover Abbott Lyon's luxury line of bridal jewellery pieces, available in Sterling silver and gold, to ensure that you look more than perfect on your wedding day.
And, if you're a bride looking for gift ideas for your maid of honour or bridesmaids, read our gifting series on how to:
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