A day of sparkle
Your wedding day is almost here and your ensemble is nearly complete. You’ve got your dress, veil, shoes, gloves and purse. Now all you need is some jewellery. The right jewellery can make all the difference between looking good or garish, so choose the pieces you plan to wear with care. Generally, the more elaborate your gown, the more elaborate your jewellery can be. Keep in mind, though, that the wedding dress is the star of the show and you don’t want to take away from it, so less really is more when it comes to selecting jewellery. While a matching set of diamond earrings, necklace and bracelet might look good with that little black cocktail dress hanging in your closet, it might not work so well with an intricately beaded, sequined gown. The jewellery you select should complement your dress. If your gown is vintage, then you will want older jewellery, whereas if it is modern, then you will want more contemporary jewellery. The same principle applies to stones. Are your bridesmaids wearing royal blue dresses? Then you’ll probably want to wear sapphires or diamonds rather than rubies or emeralds. Is your wedding dress drenched with pearls? Then you’ll probably want to wear pearls rather than rhinestones. The colour of the metal in your jewellery should complement
your dress as well. Silver and white gold tends to go well with white dresses, and yellow gold with off-white dresses. If you are planning to wear a necklace, you will want to give extra consideration to the neckline of your wedding dress. V- or sweetheart necklines call for V- or Y-shaped necklaces, whereas off-the-shoulder dresses call for smaller necklaces or chokers. High or intricately beaded necklines may require no adornment at all. Selecting the right bridal jewellery takes careful consideration. Study your wedding dress and select pieces that will complement it and add to your overall ensemble.