Do You Need Bridal Jewelry For Your Wedding?

October 15, 2014 by Melissa

There are plenty of things that you need to keep track of when planning your wedding, and hundreds of little decisions that have to be made on a daily basis, including what you are going to wear as jewelry. On top of your own personal preference, you also have friends and family members who have their own comments on the type of amount of jewelry to wear on your special day. The question is, how do you choose, and do you even have to wear bridal jewelry at all?

While the overall look and feel of bridal jewelry hasn’t changed too much since it first became popular, the amount of options has changed dramatically. Gone are the days where all you had to choose from was a simple pearl necklace and a pair of pearl studs. Now you have plenty of other options that you can mix and match, if you choose to wear them at all.

There are a few smart choices that you’ll want to make when initially picking out your selection of bridal jewelry.

Keep the contrast to a minimum

While contrasting your look is usually encouraged in day-to-day life, during your wedding you can safely take this rule and throw it out the window. This means that you should try to match your jewelry to your dress, but also keep the style of jewelry consistent with your look.

How do you remain consistent between your jewelry selection and your dress? The trick is not to overdo the jewelry if you are wearing a simple dress, and vice versa. The same trick also goes for your hair. If you have a complex hairdo, a complex dress, and minimal pearls, something will look off. For a complex look, you will want to choose a multi-strand necklace and dangling earrings. For a more minimal look, a single strand necklace and stud earrings are a far better choice.