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Wedding Day Jewellery Etiquette for Him and Her

WITH the wedding season fast approaching, questions are arising about what kind of wedding jewellery pieces are on trend this year for brides and grooms? And importantly, how you should combine jewellery. We researched some of the hottests bridal blogs, and here’s a definitive list of  2015 wedding jewellery DO’S and DONT’S for the bride and the groom.

Wedding jewellery tips for the BRIDE:

 

1. ALWAYS BALANCE YOUR JEWELLERY WITH THE DRESS

Jewellery can make or break your dress, as much as your shoes or hairpiece can. As a rule of thumb:

♦ A heavily decorated dress looks best with simple jewellery
♦ Halterneck, sleeveless and asymmetrical dresses look stunning with drop earrings
♦ Pendants, long necklaces and chokers work with deep V-necks
♦ A statement jewellery piece should be balanced with small items
♦ If in doubt, wear a pair of diamond earrings and a diamond bracelet

2. MIX AND MATCH

The old saying, “something old, new, borrowed and blue” has never been as fashionable as it’s now. Combining heirloom jewellery with new pieces, or adding colour with gemstones, is a great look to go for.

But only mix items with similar styles. An antique pendant may look good with a faux-vintage bracelet, but it won’t go with a geometric 80’s bangle!

3. IT’S OK TO BUDGET

You should spend as much as you can afford on your wedding bands, but the rest of your jewellery doesn’t have to cost the moon. Your ring may be platinum, but who’s going to know your earrings are silver or 9K white gold?

4. ORDER EARLY

Not all wedding jewellery items are “off the shelf” and your retailer may have to make, resize or order them for you. Ideally, give yourself at least three months to plan.

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Wedding jewellery tips for the GROOM:

 

1. MATCH YOUR METALS

Men’s wedding accessories used to be limited to rings, cufflinks, watches and tie bars. Today, boys are “allowed” to wear much more: bracelets, earrings, pendants and ethnic or religious jewellery. However, the old rule still applies: don’t mix your metals. Stick to either gold or silver tones, whether it’s a belt buckle or lapel pin you’re combining. EXCEPTION: You don’t have to match your wedding ring with other items, it stands in its own right.

A wedding is a perfect time for a man to wear heirloom cufflinks2. BE MEANINGFUL

Do you have an emotional piece of jewellery? Now’s a great time to wear those heirloom cufflinks or your military service pin.

3. SHOW RESTRAINT

Unless your ethnicity or religion demands otherwise, it’s never a good idea to outshine the bride on her wedding day. So avoid going all Mr. T and stick to 1-3 carefully selected items instead. It’s OK to wear one statement piece, like quirky designer cufflinks, but the rest of your accessories should be few, and kept low key.

4. STAY IN YOUR COMFORT ZONE

This isn’t the day to go for a wild new style. A wedding day is stressful enough and she won’t be impressed if you rock up to the altar with pierced ears you didn’t have before. If you don’t normally wear any jewellery, then don’t do it today either. Your wedding ring and your bride will be decoration enough!

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Finally…
This may seem like a no brainer, but both the bride and the groom should try to pick accessories they can also wear after the wedding. Not only will you get more for your money, but you’ll have wonderful jewellery to remind you of your happy day – and pass on to your children.

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1 Comment

  1. juliet says

    Great tips! I completely agree that jewellery can make or break a dress, I’ve seen some simple dresses taken to a whole new level with an intricate necklace or even a hair piece!

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