As a bride-to-be, chances are you’ve been dreaming about this moment for far longer than you’ve had a ring on your finger. From magazines and Pinterest boards to reality TV shows and royal weddings, there’s so much inspiration out there that culminates into the kind of bride you want to be.
And while selecting the dress definitely sets the stage for the look you’re going for on your big day, you’re creating an overall vibe that includes how you wear your hair, what you want your makeup to look like, and of course, the accessories that will complement the entire aesthetic.
Not sure where to get started on wedding day jewelry? We have you covered! Here are some ideas on how to accessorize your wedding day look with some of the trendiest and timeless bridal jewelry styles out there today.
If you’re the type of bride that worries what you’ll think about your wedding photos when your 25th anniversary rolls around, a classic and timeless bridal style is going to be the look for you. You’re probably wearing a fabric like crepe or mikado and making your gown stand out with its clean, simple lines or with buttons down the back.
For a classic bridal look, don’t over-accessorize. Try something clean and simple like a low drop, pearl earring that won’t take away from the details of your dress. Pearl is classic, timeless and gives you just a little bit of glow and shine to pop alongside your updo or loose, wavy hairstyle.
And if you are wearing a lower neckline and want a necklace to make the look a bit more conservative, a thin but sparkly white gold necklace will focus all the attention on your collarbone and draw the attention down towards your gown.
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Some brides don’t wear a lot of jewelry in their everyday life, so it’s a stretch to say that a string of pearls or a dangly, dramatic earring are going to make their way into your bridal look.
For a more minimalist approach that will match your personal style and keep you comfortable all day long, go with a stud earring that will sparkle and shine without getting in the way. Plus,you can always keep it simple and just have your engagement ring and new wedding band will remain the jewelry stars of the night.
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A modern look requires some fashion-forward, elegant bridal jewelry that lets your guests know you are up-to-date on the latest looks and pulls together something stunning for wedding day glam.
This long, drop earring adds just the right amount of detail and frames your face beautifully. When you pair it with another geometric shape bracelet, that’s when you know you’ve created a look that puts the statement in statement jewelry.
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If you’re swapping your veil for a birdcage and going with a Gatsby or vintage theme at your wedding, think outside the box and skip the department store jewelry section when you’re looking for bridal accessories.
Vintage jewelry technically counts as something borrowed, right? When going for a vintage look, make sure it doesn’t overpower the details of your dress or bright red lip, but rather pays homage to the style you’re going for and sets your look back to the decade that inspired you.
Try a vintage cocktail ring to give you your "something blue," or an antique pin to be used as an ornate piece for your hair that adds a little extra something so that there’s something to look at from every angle.
If your wedding is a bit more laid back in a “boho” way, you might be wearing something with a deep v-neckline that could totally use a long, playful necklace to enhance your look. Layering multiple necklaces can also make you feel those positive vibes by putting a spin on bridal jewelry that fits you and your more relaxed, non-traditional lifestyle.
When going boho, you want everything to look as cohesive and organic as possible, and that means paying close attention to the different shapes and patterns --from the lace on your dress to the different geometric shapes in your jewelry. It’s a curated, chic look that your guests will know you and your unique creativity are solely responsible for.
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