Bridal Inspiration

Our guide to wedding jewellery 

Our guide to wedding jewellery 

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life, and every detail counts, especially when it comes to your bridal look. You’ll want to look back on your wedding pictures forever, and jewellery plays a huge part in enhancing both your features and look. However, on the big day, sometimes accessories can be – understandably – overlooked in favour of your wedding and engagement rings – but this shouldn’t be the case. Read our guide to bridal jewellery, here. 

Bridal jewellery – the essentials 

1. The necklace 

The right necklace can accentuate your wedding dress and highlight your facial features. For dresses with a low neckline or strapless designs, consider a statement piece or a delicate pendant to draw attention upwards. High-necked or heavily embellished gowns might not need a necklace at all, allowing you to focus on other accessories. 

2. Earrings 

Earrings are a must-have for any bride. They frame your face and complement your hairstyle. If you’re wearing your hair up, consider drop earrings or chandeliers for a touch of sparkle and glamour. For hair down or half-up styles, subtle studs or even hoops can add just the right amount of sparkle without overpowering your look. 

3. Bracelets 

A bracelet or bangle can add elegance to the wrist, especially if you’re going for a sleeveless or short-sleeved dress. A simple diamond or pearl bracelet can enhance your look without detracting from the rest of your jewellery. 

4. Rings 

Usually, you should allow your wedding and engagement ring to take centre stage, so you might choose to wear no other rings this day. However, if you have rings that are meaningful to you (such as a piece that have been passed down by relatives), of course, feel free to wear them. You could even incorporate the ‘something blue’ tradition into your look via a gemstone ring on your right hand. 

Tips and tricks for choosing your bridal jewellery 

1. Complement your dress 

Your bridal jewellery should complement your dress, not compete with it. Your dress is the main event, so make the jewellery ‘go with the flow’. If your dress is heavily embellished, opt for simpler jewellery pieces. For a minimalist gown, you might choose more dramatic jewellery to make a statement. 

2. Consider the metal colour 

Match the metal of your jewellery with your dress. White gowns look best with silver, platinum, or white gold, while ivory dresses pair beautifully with gold. For a blush gown, try rose gold for a cohesive look. 

3. Stay true to your style 

Your wedding day isn’t the time to experiment with a completely new look. Choose jewellery that reflects your personal style and makes you feel comfortable and confident. 

4. Think about the future 

On the topic of wearing jewellery you’d ‘normally’ wear, invest in pieces you can wear again on special occasions. Your bridal jewellery shouldn’t just be for one day but should serve as a beautiful reminder of your love and commitment. 

5. Less is more 

Resist the temptation to over-accessorise. Choose a few key pieces that complement each other and your dress. Remember, your jewellery should enhance your beauty, not overshadow it. You don’t want to look back on your wedding photos and wish you hadn’t worn so many bracelets! 

6. Incorporate traditions 

You might have heard about the ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’ wedding tradition – learn how to incorporate it into your wedding jewellery, here. 

Looking for your bridal finishing touches?

Find your perfect piece of bridal jewellery, here. Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Get in touch with our friendly team of personal shoppers and experts, here, who would love to help you find those finishing touches.