7 Tips on Choosing Your Wedding Jewelry (And What To Avoid)

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You picked out your gown and decided on your shoes and hairstyle, but you now need the bridal jewelry to finish the whole outfit. What kind of bridal jewelry should you choose? And more importantly, what should you avoid?

Picking your wedding jewelry is just as important as any other detail in your wedding. After all, you will wear it on the most important day of your life! Here are some tips on how to choose your wedding jewelry, and what to avoid:

Compliment Your Dress

Being the final touches to your look, the bridal jewelry you choose can make or break the look you want for your special day. Many brides want to be adorned with diamonds or pearls, but many new gowns have different stones, so you must ensure the bridal jewelry you choose complements your wedding dress.

Follow the theme of your gown. The last thing you want to do is plaster yourself in bridal jewelry with pearls when your dress is covered in beautiful crystals. 

Find the wedding jewelry that complements you.

Maximize Your Features

You want people to be drawn to your best features and the gorgeous dress you will wear on the day. If you believe that your eyes are your best feature, then there is no reason to wear a beautiful eye-catching bracelet that draws everyone’s eyes away from your face and to the bridal jewelry resting on your wrist.

Don’t Forget About The Shoes

Bridal jewelry doesn’t just have to be on the gown and the accessories – don’t forget your shoes. While extra care has to be taken, so you don’t ruin the look of the shoes, you can put some jewels on your shoes to give them that extra sparkle.

Don’t Overdo It

Another piece of advice for choosing bridal jewelry is not to overdo it. Don’t bog yourself down with too much. If you put too much bridal jewelry on yourself and your clothing, you may look too “glitzy”. Most bridal gowns and accessories are beautiful enough that you don’t need to adorn yourself with an overdose of jewels.

A little can go a long way!

Don’t Worry Too Much About Matching Your Rings

Your engagement ring and wedding band don’t have to match perfectly. Many brides wear mismatched rings for a more unique and personal look.

If you want to match your rings, there are a few ways to go about it. You can choose rings with similar designs or opt for coordinating metals. For example, you could choose a rose gold engagement ring and a yellow gold wedding band.

Or, you can choose to have your engagement ring and wedding band custom-made to match. This is a great option if you have an unusual engagement ring or want something truly unique.

Shop Around For The Best Deals

Wedding jewelry can be expensive, so shopping for the best deals is important. Look for sales, compare prices, and don’t be afraid to haggle.

Many bridal stores offer financing options so that you can spread out the cost of your purchase over time. And, if you’re on a budget, consider renting your wedding jewelry instead of buying it outright.

Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be sure to find the perfect wedding jewelry to complete your look. With a little planning and forethought, you can have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank.

Use Sentimental Pieces

If you want to add a personal touch to your wedding day, consider using sentimental pieces of jewelry. For example, you could wear your mother’s or grandmother’s engagement ring or necklace. Or, you could have your wedding band inscribed with a special message.

These sentimental touches will make your wedding day even more special and memorable.

Now that you know how to choose your wedding jewelry, and what to avoid, it’s time to start shopping for the perfect pieces!

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