Every happy bride possesses a certain glow on her wedding day. Unless you've been coerced to walk down the aisle, then there's no reason why that wedding day glow won't manifest itself all around you. But just because you've got a lovely glow doesn't necessarily follow that you couldn't care less about your outfit. Finding the perfect wedding dress and wearing the right makeup, shoes, and hairpiece will enhance that glow. And accessorizing with the right jewelry will truly make you shine. Here are some wedding jewelry tips to help you decide on the best gems to wear on your wedding.
Pearls are a classic for most brides. They never go out of season and they match almost all wedding dresses. Pearls are a staple for every fashionable woman all over the world, so you can never go wrong with these on your wedding day. Acquiring a piece of cultured pearl can be pretty expensive, so if you want to go for practical, imitation pieces will look equally great for a fraction of the cost.
When choosing a pearl necklace, consider the neckline of your wedding gown. See to it that the pearls complement, rather than overshadow. If you're wearing a dress with a deep V or a plunging neckline or an off the shoulder gown, a pearl collar will be the more attractive choice. It will not shield or overlap your neckline because all it does is hug the middle of your neck.
Pearl chokers are also great with wedding gowns. Being the most versatile of all choices, you can wear this with any type of neckline. Princess, on the other hand, should be worn with very low or very high necklines. Anything longer though, should be saved for more non-conventional occasions.
Earrings can considerably affect the overall look of the bride. Poorly chosen earrings can either be hidden beneath your hair or will be totally overpowering. That's why you have to decide with care on what kind of earrings to wear. Again, consider the neckline of your gown, the kind of necklace you'll be wearing, and your hairstyle.
Short drop earrings go beautifully with diamonds or pearls, regardless of authenticity. If your neckline would look weird with a necklace over it, then compensate by wearing a more striking pair of earrings. When in doubt, try out earrings wearing your wedding dress. You'll be able to assess more clearly if it's drawing attention away from the rest of your desired look.
Vintage jewelry can add a more dramatic facet to your overall look on your wedding day. So if there's a piece that you think will suit you, go for it. Some of us are blessed with amazing pieces of family heirloom jewelry and if you're one of them, then wear one that perfectly projects your desired dramatic effect.
It can also be an ideal "something borrowed" item in case your family heirlooms don't include vintage jewelry in the inventory. Ask your best friend or your future mother-in-law if they have a fabulous vintage jewel in their possession.
Color, if not overly worn, can add a touch of enchantment to your look. You can opt for sapphires, rubies or emeralds, or items that range from cornflower blue to hot pink. Of course, always ask for a second opinion in case an overly colorful ensemble’ll overshadow you.