Your wedding is one of the most significant events of your life. Therefore, it’s natural that you will want everything to be just right — especially your wedding gown and overall bridal look. Choosing the appropriate jewelry to enhance your wedding look is one way to ensure that you are as stunning as you want to be. Keep reading to learn more about how to use jewelry to enhance your wedding ensemble.

Match your metals

It is important for you to understand that some metals look better with certain dress colors. For example, ivory is best paired with gold as it highlights the creamy tint of the cloth. For a pure white wedding gown, choose accents in platinum, silver or pearl. You can also have your pick with a diamond-white wedding dress with yellow gold, silver, rose gold or pearls. However, if the dress you chose is already embroidered with beadwork, let that state the colors of your accessories. For instance, if your wedding dress has silver beading, you should pick a necklace, earrings or bracelet with a silver base.

Less is better

You do not need earrings, a necklace, tiara and sash to make you look glamorous. Accessories add a unique touch to your look, but do not overdo. Before you start buying the jewelry, look at the stand out features of your wedding dress and base your choice around them. For example, if your dress has an ornate neckline, go for for a pair of drop earrings instead of a necklace. For a dress with a simpler style, choose a bold statement necklace. When it comes to earrings, take a cue from your hairstyle. If your hair will flow down and over your ears, small studs will do. But if your hair is pulled upwards, it is okay to consider something a little more striking, like a pair of chandelier danglers.

Blend your jewels

It is not necessary that you wear all your jewelry pieces that come from the same set. If the color and type of stone or metal of different sets match with each other, you can select individual pieces from the various sets and wear them together. Just be sure that you are comfortable in your jewelry. Your comfort is obviously very important during your wedding. You shouldn’t wear jewelry that seems too heavy or makes you uncomfortable as these feelings will only increase over the course of the day.

Don’t repeat pieces

A wedding typically involves two ceremonies: the wedding and the reception. The ensemble you wear for the wedding may not be the outfit you wear at the reception. If this is the case, you should consider different jewelry for the different ceremonies. Plan ahead to ensure that your jewelry not only blends with your outfit, but matches with your footwear and clutch bag too.  

One last piece of advice: Although your wedding is your special day and you want to look your very best, don’t drift too far from your normal style. This includes your jewelry choices as well. If you rarely wear jewels, there is no need to drown yourself in diamonds on the wedding day. Remember, the key is to enhance, not overwhelm.

Whatever look you’re hoping to create for your big day, you’re sure to find the wedding dress that sparks it at New York Bride & Co. We offer more than 15,000 square feet of modern luxury, over 20 dressing rooms and a full staff every day. Come shop with us when it’s convenient for you — we never require an appointment. Also, cameras are always welcome so take all the photos you wish. We look forward to serving you soon.