Finding bridal jewellery takes time and a lot of commitment. The wedding rings are usually a symbol of love, commitment and unity for the couple. It is important that the rings that are settled for represent the character and personality of the partner that will be wearing it as they will be with them for life. One cannot afford to pick the wrong ring. Here is the guide to follow when buying wedding jewellery.
Bridal Jewellery Buying Guide
1. Look at the detail of your gown or existing jewellery. Find a particular element (lace detail, crystal shape, pearls/no pearls etc., engagement ring eg. princess cut or marquise or baguette stones) that is significant for you and provides a starting point to tell a story with your other pieces.
2. If your gown has softer overall look consider a flower or lace piece, or include pearls to soften the look. Additionally crystals (clear with no silver backing) generally present more softly than diamantes (clear, with the silver backing). You can get Meghan Markle’s princess look with silver and diamante tiara. Meghan Markle Tiara will give you a gorgeous look and personality on the wedding day.
3. For a more structured gown and/or formal style wedding and look, we suggest a more structured, architectural look in your bridal jewellery . These will tend to be the metal and diamante pieces. The Art Deco pieces are often requested for their style and architectural characteristics.
4. Your hair color is also important, with different bridal jewellery colors working differently and better in different hair colors. I suggest lighter, brighter silver pieces for lighter, blonde hair and darker rhodium to antique silver pieces for darker to black hair. It’s all about relative contrast. Bright silver in black hair can be “too much bling” whereas the antique silver is more stylish and likely to be in balance with the colouring of you and your gown.
5. Consistent metal colour is important across the various pieces (bright silver vs antique silver etc). I suggest you to match wedding jewels with your chosen gown colors which will look gorgeous on your special day of life.
6. How much hair you do or will have, and how will you be wearing it are important considerations? More hair will likely require a larger headpiece to maintain balance and not get lost. While many of the headpieces can be worn quite flexibly and creatively (the job of your stylist) there are certainly pieces that work better in certain styles.
7. Are you wearing a veil? If so, and with hair-up, above or below the “bun”? Consider also how you’ll be styling your hair and jewellery after the ceremony and photos when you’ll usually no longer be wearing the veil. You can be quite creative with your look, particularly with the headpieces. For the reception look consider a headpiece with adequate glamour and impact befitting a formal evening event and your gown.
8. Within reason, don’t be too afraid of wedding jewellery pieces being “too much”. Remember that once you’ve got your gown on, head jewel, hair and make-up done etc and in the wedding setting, all the elements will come together in balance. So I suggest pushing the boundaries a little with jewellery and accessories so as achieve the balance on the wedding day.
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