Jewelry is a big part of modern weddings. It’s where you finally get to accessorize your outfit and make it your own. But choosing the right jewelry can be difficult. We’ve all seen our fair share of blunders from both bride and groom. Here are some of the do’s and don’ts for wedding jewelry.
DO Change Your Jewelry For The Reception
As you probably already know, your jewelry has a massive impact on the look and feel of your wedding dress and the whole of your wedding. This is why it’s such a good idea to change out of your wedding jewelry at the reception: it’ll help create an entirely different atmosphere and show that you’re ready to party. If you’ve been sitting on some statement bangles or big, hooped earrings, this is the time to put them on.
Don’t Wear Wire Earrings
Wire earrings are fine for when you’re just going out on a night out. But when it comes to wedding attire, they leave a lot to be desired. Unfortunately, wire earrings have a habit of looking cheap and homemade – DIY even. For that reason, it’s probably best to leave them at home.
Do Wear Matching Wedding Rings
Many couples choose their wedding rings separately. But if you’re one of those people who love everything to be matching and themed, then matching rings might be just the thing for you. Check out these amazing wedding bands for men. Many of them are similar in style to more feminine rings, meaning that you can match them up together.
Don’t Cut Corners
We’ve all got budgets we need to satisfy. But some of us take cutting corners too far, especially when it comes to jewelry. Remember, wedding jewelry really is meant to last a lifetime. Also, don’t forget that the accessories you wear will be in all your wedding photos which will also last a lifetime. You don’t want some cheap, tacky jewelry you bought from a high street store for teenagers, especially if you’ve bought an expensive dress.
Do Use Color In Your Jewelry
The best accessories should complement the rest of your attire. If you’ve gone for a white dress, consider adding touches of color by adding red earrings or a sapphire necklace. Adding jewelry will lend some pizazz to your outfit, making it stand out.
Don’t Forget Your Personal Style
Many brides feel pressured to look a certain way at their wedding. As a result, they choose a generic white wedding dress that doesn’t show off their individuality. That’s a real shame.
Good wedding dress shops should talk to you about the styles that you prefer so that you can be matched to a dress that fits your personality. You shouldn’t have to force yourself into a dress you don’t feel confident wearing, especially when you’ve got so many other things to think about, like the guest list.
Do Give Yourself Lots Of Time
Finally, spend at least half as much time as you spend looking for the perfect dress looking for accessories to go with it. You’ll need to select your jewelry three months at least before the big day.