Wedding Jewellery Guide
The days leading up to your wedding are a journey you’ll never forget, especially when it comes to the planning, preparation and of course deciding what you’ll be wearing. Once you’ve chosen your wedding dress, it’s time to start thinking about those extra special details to complete your bridal look, starting with your wedding jewellery.
No bridal outfit is complete without finishing touches. In this guide we’ll walk you through everything you need to consider when choosing wedding jewellery for your special day.
How to choose bridal jewellery
Here are some of the most important things to think about when choosing your bridal jewellery, to make sure your overall look is a reflection of what makes you, you:
Whether you’ve chosen a simple satin gown or a dress with a lot of detailing, the silhouette and style of your dress should be taken into consideration when choosing your wedding jewellery, as the pieces you choose can enhance your look for the big day even more.
An understated dress pairs well with statement jewellery, so you could choose to wear a full wedding jewellery set featuring a necklace, bracelet and earrings to add some sparkle to your outfit. A detailed dress works better with simple designs, so if you’ve gone for an intricate outfit, you may choose just one or two pieces of jewellery to add subtle shine.
Let's talk about necklines. A strapless dress is the perfect canvas for a statement necklace. You could go for a pendant necklace, a drop necklace or a selection of layered chains. Keep the rest of your jewellery look simple with a pair of delicate studs and a simple bridal bracelet, so your statement necklace can fully take the spotlight.
If your wedding dress has a high neckline or a halter neck, the neckline might not have the space for a statement necklace. Try a beautiful pair of wedding earrings and an eye-catching bracelet instead, to balance your look.
Wedding dresses with a plunging neckline look beautiful styled with a long pendant or a drop necklace. Style in a pretty charm bracelet filled with your memories and loves and add a subtle pair of studs for instant understated elegance.
Your wedding hair
Your hair plays a big part in your overall look, and before deciding on your bridal jewellery you should first decide whether you’re going to have an elegant updo or wear your hair down for a more relaxed look. If you’re going for a veil, a tiara or any other form of hair accessory, the jewellery you choose should match the materials of your headpiece.
If you’re planning on wearing your hair up, you can play with statement jewellery. Drop earrings work beautifully with your hair pulled back. Or, if you’re wearing your hair loose, go for a simple pair of studs that won’t get caught up in your waves, but will still add a little radiance.
Metals & Materials
When it comes to metal finishes, matching the colour of your bridal jewellery to your engagement and wedding ring makes a strong statement. If your rings are gold, choose more gold jewellery to match, if they’re platinum, white gold or silver, go for sterling silver Pandora jewellery for a consistent theme.
You could even match your jewellery to the details on your dress; pearls look beautiful next to beaded wedding dresses, while diamonds complement crystal-studded designs. Pearls and diamonds are the most traditional choices, or you could also go bolder with vibrant stones to match your colour scheme.
Simple or statement?
Everyone has a preference. When choosing between a statement look or simple jewellery, the key is balance. Select pieces of jewellery that enhance each other, whether your silhouettes are on the small and subtle side, or big and bold. Base it on your own personal style, that way, you’ll want to wear your bridal jewellery over and over again, as a reminder of your special day.
Traditionally, the saying goes that on your wedding day you should wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue for good luck. If you needed an excuse to treat yourself, we’re pretty sure a special piece of Pandora jewellery would be the perfect something new... Or you could even tick two off the list at once by choosing a bridal necklace, bracelet or pair of earrings featuring a blue stone. After all, you never can have too much luck!