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    Shine Bright as a Bride: How to Choose Your Bridal Jewellery

    By on Last modified: November 20, 2023

    After you’ve said “yes” to the dress, it’s time to start hunting for your accessories. Jewellery and accessories make a bride’s gown her own. They truly add that personal touch, and luckily, there are so many pieces to consider in your quest for the right wedding jewellery, from diamond earrings to pearl necklaces and tennis bracelets.

    That, of course, means that you should put time and care into the accessories you choose, as they may make or break your entire day of style. Fortunately, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel – all you have to do is trust your instincts, embrace your unique style, and follow the expert advice we provide below. Do you want to learn more?

    What Jewellery Should Brides Wear?

    Claudine - Crystal Cluster Long Drop Bridal Earrings

    While you may not get to wear a wedding gown every day, chances are you’re more comfortable with wearing jewellery. You know what works and what makes you feel the most confident, so use that as a starting point for your overall appearance when choosing the perfect awe-inspiring bridal jewellery pieces for your big day. Let your wedding not be the first time you wear a statement earring if you never wear them.

    Instead, pay attention to the things that make you feel the most at ease and amp them up a notch. Have you ever left the house without a stud? Look for a more formal version with additional stones. Do you enjoy a good arm candy stack? Layer two identical flashy bracelets.

    Next, concentrate on your dress silhouette and whether it permits you to wear particular pieces. For example, if you’re wearing a high-neck gown, search for earrings and possibly a bracelet that would match the style. Do you intend to wear a strapless gown? Find a necklace or a pair of drop earrings that complement the silhouette of your outfit.


    Earrings are one of the most versatile bridal accessories, regardless of the wedding gown silhouette. Brides should consider their unique aesthetics and overall day-of fashion vision while choosing a style that fits best for the big day.

    Nothing says “classic” to me more than diamonds or pearls for traditional brides. If you want a more romantic vibe, choose something with a lot of movement or floral themes. At a garden or vineyard wedding, an etched metal with a leaf or a vine, replete with stones at the centre of the flower buds, will look stunning.


    wedding rings

    Because you’ll wear your engagement ring and wedding band every day of your marriage, they should already reflect the personal style you wish to mimic on your wedding day. However, you may wear extra rings; just be deliberate in your selections. You can even forego wearing secondary bands entirely and make your wedding rings the focal point of your ensemble.


    Consider outfits you’ve worn and enjoyed for other formal occasions when it comes to bracelets, such as other people’s weddings, and choose items in the same style. If you need additional help deciding on a style, use the previous tips and look into specific bridal styles.

    A diamond tennis bracelet, for example, is a timeless piece for classic brides that will look just as exquisite now as it would in 25 years. Bohemian-style brides, on the other hand, can mix metals and wear many bracelets or choose items with textured, woven, or braided motifs.


    Liliana  - Delicate Crystal and Pearl Drop Bridal Necklace

    If you decide to wear a necklace, the general rule is to choose one that matches the neckline of your dress. Pendants look best with V-necks, while chokers and statement necklaces look best with strapless and sweetheart necklines. With the skin exposed, your necklace should sit on your skin, not the dress, regardless of the neckline.

    Tips for Choosing the Best Bridal Jewellery

    Still unsure where to begin when it comes to choosing wedding jewellery? Here are a few broad pointers to help you in your search.

    Remember: You May Always Change Things Around!


    The jewellery you wear during the ceremony doesn’t have to match the jewellery you wear during the wedding. If your veil prevents you from wearing statement earrings during the ceremony, switch to sparklers for the reception. If your long-sleeved bolero stops you from wearing bracelets, stack bangles on your arms when you remove your sleeves. Though you can make a new second-look dress for the reception, an accessories switch-up is a less expensive option that still has the intended impression.

    Prioritise Your Style Over Trends

    Trends are unavoidable in the wedding industry, and there’s no shame in embracing the ones that truly speak to you. (Actually, that’s half the fun!) With that said, don’t chase a look that doesn’t feel right for you simply because it’s trending on social media. Trends come and go, but your wedding images will endure forever. Make decisions based on personal style and sentimentalism so you can look back and say, “Those pieces meant something to me,” rather than “I saw someone on Pinterest wearing this, so I wore it, too.”

    Don’t Let Other People’s Opinions Affect You


    Bridal attire is perceived differently by different generations. Going formal may automatically imply putting on a necklace for mum. But these days, it’s all about the statement earring, and the décolletage is such a gorgeous region on a woman’s body that you don’t need to adorn it any more. All of this to say: don’t feel obligated to buy something just because someone else believes you should.