Sparkle and Shine: A Bride’s Guide to Wedding Day Jewellery

Your wedding day is likely to be the biggest occasion of your life but if you didn’t know already the spotlight isn’t just on the dress, the venue, or the cake – it’s also on the exquisite details that transform you into the radiant star of the show!

Your choice of wedding day jewellery is the glittering overture that sets the tone for this once-in-a-lifetime performance. From earrings framing your beaming smile to rings weaving a tale of everlasting love, and necklaces and bracelets orchestrating your ensemble into a fashion-forward masterpiece, there’s so much to think about to ensure you look picture-perfect for those timeless wedding snaps!

Without further ado, here’s our top tips for selecting the perfect wedding day bling:

Earrings: Framing the Face

Earrings are a subtle yet powerful accessory that can elevate your bridal look. When choosing the perfect pair, consider the following factors:

Face Shape Matters: Different earrings complement various face shapes. If you have a round face, opt for longer, dangly earrings to elongate your features. If your face is more angular, studs or small hoops can add a delicate touch. Depending on your budget, Bulgari have a beautiful array of bridal earrings perfect for both round and more angular faces in their ‘Divas’ Dream’ range.

Dress Harmony: Match the style of your earrings to the neckline of your dress. If you have a strapless gown, statement earrings can draw attention upward, while a high neckline might pair better with studs or small hoops.

Metal Matters: Consider the metal of your engagement and wedding rings when choosing your earrings. While mixing metals can be trendy, ensuring a cohesive look enhances overall elegance.

Rings: Symbolising Forever in Style

Your wedding ring is the most symbolic piece of jewellery you’ll wear, signifying eternal love and commitment. Whether you’re heading to the shop or browsing online, keep in mind the following tips before you part with your cash:

Know Your Style: Whether it’s a classic band, a vintage-inspired piece, or a diamond-infused design, choose a ring that resonates with your personal style. If you can’t find a piece that’s calling out to you then ask your jeweller if they can create something bespoke. Custom rings are all the range nowadays and the very best jewellers can pull off some incredible creations.

Consider Your Lifestyle: If you lead an active lifestyle, a lower-profile ring with fewer intricate details may be more practical. However, if you adore glamour, a more elaborate design could be perfect. It’s also important to consider the size and thickness of the band; more dainty rings may look stunning but are they compatible with everyday wear for potentially decades and decades?

Metal Magic: Selecting the right metal is crucial. If you’re worried about jewellery care then we suggest platinum as it’s durable and hypoallergenic, while gold offers a timeless appeal. Rose gold adds a romantic touch, and white gold complements a modern aesthetic.  

Bracelets: An Extra Touch of Elegance

Bracelets aren’t a choice that all brides opt for on their big day and in some circumstance, it does depend on the wedding dress you are wearing. However, a gorgeous bracelet can add a touch of glamour to your ensemble without overpowering it. Follow these tips to choose the perfect wrist adornment:

Consider Sleeve Length: The length of your sleeves will influence the style of bracelet that complements your look. A delicate bracelet pairs well with short sleeves, while a more substantial piece can balance longer sleeves.

Wrist Size Matters: If you have slender wrists, opt for daintier designs that won’t overpower your hands. If your wrists are more robust, a bolder bracelet can make a stunning statement. If you browse the range of bridal jewellery by Meaden Master jewellers you’ll find a varied collection of stunning bracelets ideal for the big day, including dazzling diamond tennis bracelets. Similarly, Tiffany offer an impressive range include more modern T Wire bracelets.

Match Metals: Like with earrings, ensure that the metal of your bracelet complements your engagement and wedding rings for a cohesive and polished look.

Necklaces: Enhancing Your Bridal Glow

Choosing the right necklace is about balance, ensuring it complements rather than overwhelms your overall look. Here’s how to strike that perfect balance:

Consider Neckline and Embellishments: If your dress has a detailed neckline or embellishments, opt for a simple pendant or go without a necklace altogether to avoid visual clutter.

Match with Earrings: Ensure your necklace and earrings harmonise. If your earrings are statement pieces, a delicate necklace may be more appropriate, and vice versa.

Personal Touch: Consider incorporating sentimental pieces, such as a family heirloom or a pendant with special meaning, for an added personal touch.

Top Tips for a Flawless Ensemble

Aside from advice on choosing the perfect items, there’s also some other tips you need to keep in mind as you look to pull off the perfect look on the big day.

Mix Things Up

As the day unfolds, consider mixing things up. Swap out your earrings for a glamorous pair of chandeliers or layer on a statement bracelet to dial up the sparkle ahead of the reception. If an outfit change is in the cards for the evening, embrace the opportunity for a jewellery remix. Experiment with different pieces – change your necklace, add more bracelets, or even don a sparkling tiara. It’s like creating a playlist for your look, with each piece adding a new note to the tune of your joyous celebration.

Stick to Your Vision

Amidst the whirlwind of opinions and suggestions, remember that your bridal ensemble is an expression of your unique style. Don’t feel pressured to wear a piece that doesn’t align with your vision. Whether you lean towards bohemian chic or classic elegance, let your jewellery be a reflection of your personality. This is your day, and your look should be a celebration of who you are. Stay true to your vision, and you’ll shine even brighter than your most dazzling accessory.

Sentimental Items

 For those who hold tradition close to their hearts, incorporating sentimental items can add a profound layer of meaning to your ensemble. If you’re on the lookout for something old or something borrowed explore family heirlooms. A vintage brooch, a bracelet with a history, or earrings passed down through generations can infuse your look with emotional depth. It’s a beautiful way to connect the dots between the past, present, and future.

Coordinate with The Groom 

Consider the jewellery your partner will be wearing on the big. Coordinating metals or styles can create a visually appealing and harmonious look in your wedding photos. Will he be wearing a statement silver watch? Consider complementing this vibe with your own silver or white gold bracelet. Remember, if you’re struggling for inspiration speak to your soon-to-be-husband, he may have some tips that surprise you!