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In the past, I’ve spent time focusing on jewelry for wedding guests as well as engagement and wedding rings; however, I have yet to discuss the bride’s jewelry for her wedding day! Bridal jewelry is always a fun topic, because it revolves around a beautiful couple celebrating their love and happiness. A woman’s wedding day is one of the most important days of her life. Looking the best from head to toe is absolutely essential.

Determining what jewelry looks best for your wedding day can be a whirlwind. Your personal style, your wedding’s theme/feel, and your wedding gown will all be major factors when choosing your pieces. Not only will your gown’s color come into play, but also your gown’s fit and neckline will play a role. Let me help you navigate your way to the perfect bridal jewelry look for your wedding with some simple advice.

First, let the color of your wedding gown guide you to an overall color for your jewelry. If your dress is pure white, stay away from gold jewelry, because it will clash. With a pure white gown, it is best to stick to either pearl or platinum jewelry. For an ivory gown, gold jewelry looks best because of the gold undertones in the ivory color. For a diamond white gown, which is slightly off-white, any color jewelry should work well. This goes for gold, platinum, silver, and rose gold. The choice is yours!

With the color of your jewelry in mind based on the color of your dress, you can then take into consideration the neckline and fit of your dress in order to decide on some stylish pieces. If you have a strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline, long earrings or a big necklace will liven up your neckline. However, it’s best not to crowd this area with both big earrings and a necklace. Choose one or the other for balance.

If the neckline of your dress is more dramatic or if your dress includes sleeves, try leaving a necklace out of your look and focus on a statement bracelet and some beautiful stud earrings instead.

Your personal style and the theme/feel of your wedding will be the remaining factors to take into consideration when choosing your jewelry. If you’re having a vintage inspired wedding, try wearing some cool vintage jewelry to match the vibe. If you’re a bohemian bride, incorporate a flower/jewel crown into your hairstyle! The traditional bride will surely want to stick to diamond or pearl jewelry to complete the look.

Try not to stress over your bridal jewelry, because the most important thing is to enjoy the day. By taking into account your dress’ color and fit as well as your wedding’s theme and your own personal style, your jewelry decisions will be much easier. However, have some fun and be creative with your look. Don’t be afraid to be unique. A one-of-a-kind bride is the best kind, after all!

I hope these tips were helpful for all the brides struggling with their bridal jewelry selections. If you want more inspiration, be sure to check out my vlog, The Jewelry Find on YouTube, for some great featured bridal collections and designers! Thanks for reading.

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