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Jewelry is an Important Detail for Brides and Bridesmaids

Your wedding dress is of course the fashion centerpiece of your big day. It’s been carefully selected over perhaps dozens of others and you’ve dreamed about it since childhood. You love it.

But don’t forget about your jewelry for the day. The¬†accessorizing¬†plays an incredibly important role in creating the overall look for both brides and bridesmaids. The jewelry you select can either enhance or detract from the gowns worn by yourself and your attendants. The best choice of jewelry is complementary to your gown to create beautiful photos and a memorable ensemble. This becomes the icing on the cake, so to speak, and the end result is a unique look, all your own.

Whether glamorous or simple, tasteful or bold, wedding jewelry can be an unforgettable addition to any bridal party. And there are certainly lots of options to choose from, including headpieces & hair jewelry, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more.

Tips for Selecting Wedding Jewelry

Use the dress as your guide.

You may fall in love with a particular piece of jewelry, but if it doesn’t enhance your gown, don’t wear it. Jewelry plays a supporting role, although a very important supporting role, to your overall look. Try to step back and get an objective view of how the entire outfit works together.

Helena's simple and elegant wedding jewelryKeep the jewelry consistent with the theme or tone of the wedding.

Is your wedding style casual, traditional, eclectic, modern? Be sure that the jewelry you select effectively carries through the general theme and feeling of your wedding. A piece of jewelry that is obviously out of place will draw attention to itself instead of working together seamlessly to create the effect you desire.

Coordinate with other elements such as hairstyle.

For example, if you or your bridesmaids will be wearing your long hair at full length, the intended effect of intricate chandelier earrings may be lost. Hats are another accessory that will have a definite impact on which accessories will work for you. Try to have decisions made regarding hair and makeup before you choose jewelry.

Actually try on the dress and jewelry together.

Don’t just imagine that it will look great together. You’ll never know unless you try on the dress and jewelry before you make your final decision. This will help avoid any unpleasant surprises at the last minute and allow you to fine tune your look.

About the Author

Curtis McCoscoCurtis McCosco lives on the island of Kauai, Hawaii with his wife of over 20 years, KatRama Brooks. Together they own and operate Rainbow Weddings on Kauai. A professional wedding photographer for over 15 years, he is also a video documentarian, writer, and masseur. A practicing Buddhist, he also does Qigong on a daily basis.View all posts by Curtis McCosco

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