There’s an extremely fine line between looking gorgeous and looking garish on your wedding day and the one mistake you can make that will tip you over that line is choosing the wrong wedding jewelry. However, there are a few simple rules you can follow so that you’ll bling rather than blind everyone as you walk down the aisle.
Wedding Jewellery Rule # 1 – Less is More
Matching earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets look great in a jeweller’s window but will look overdone on a bride. Choose two of the three wedding accessories only. If you’re wearing a heavily beaded or sequined gown then choose only one item and make sure that it’s a plainer piece.
Wedding Jewellery Rule # 2 – Style the Jewellery to the Style of the Wedding Dress
Choose your gown first and then your wedding jewellery to complement it. Vintage dresses just cry out to be teamed with romantic, antique jewellery just as modern dresses need to be accessorised with contemporary pieces. International award winning jewellery designer Susan Peacock can remodel old, worn family jewels into a stunning antique piece for the sentimental bride whilst Melbourne designer Jeanette Maree will personally create and handmake a unique piece of jewellery for the modern bride – from tiaras to headpieces.
Wedding Jewellery Rule # 3 – Match the Jewellery to the Beading of the Dress
If your wedding dress features Austrian Swarovski crystals then feature the same crystals in your wedding jewellery. Likewise, if you’re gown has seeded pearls sewn onto the fabric then match it with pearl earrings or pearl hair jewellery. Sydney based jewellers Trio Montes use first class materials in their wedding jewellery and whether your dress has crystals, diamantes, pearls or glass beads, they’ll custom design stunning wedding accessories of the highest quality for you using the same precious stones.
Wedding Jewellery Rule #4 – Balance the Necklace to the Neckline of the Dress
Strapless gowns expose a lot of skin so an elaborate drop necklace will complement the dress and prevent brides from looking too bare. For a V-neckline or sweetheart neckline, wear a V or Y-shaped necklace. If your dress has a high neckline or an intricately beaded neckline, skip the necklace altogether and wear a striking headpiece or chandelier earrings.
Wedding Jewellery Rule # 5 – Go With Faux!
Weddings are expensive enough without having to finance real jewels. It’s actually très fashionable now to wear costume jewellery providing that it’s tasteful – so have fun with faux on your wedding day. Costume jewellers such as The Glitter Co. in Western Australia, will manufacture to order so you can create your dream wedding jewellery without breaking the bank.