17… What is this magical number? The number of dresses, on average, that will be meticulously combed through to find “THE DRESS”. But what’s next? Bridal jewelry, of course. When choosing your jewelry, remember this tip: “There is a great jewelry choice for every neckline but not a neckline for every jewelry choice.” Here are some great examples:
The Halter: This neckline needs nothing more than a fabulous set of earrings and a bracelet to match.
Photo: Allure Bridal
The Bateau (boat neck): This neckline does not need a necklace. A stunning pair of earrings and a bracelet will do the trick.
The Strapless: If you have a larger piece you are dying to wear, the strapless neckline is for you. Going strapless brings versatility, as you have more area to cover without having to fight to stay within the borders of a preset shape. You can be daring, as pictured below, or if there is embellishment added to the neck, we recommend keeping it simple.
Photo: Sottero and Midgley
The Sweetheart: With the sweetheart neckline, we recommend staying clean and simple. A gorgeous earring paired with a dainty bracelet = perfection.
Photo: Spindle Photography
The V-neck: This is another neckline that could use a simpler necklace paired with a great set of earrings and bracelet.
Photo: Rob and Wynter Photography
Choosing the right accessories is as important a decision as finding the perfect dress; trust us. So to help save you from 50+ years of regret, here are some tips on how to pick jewelry pieces that will last a lifetime:
1) The Classic Effect
Classic pieces are classic for a reason. They are timeless. If you are lucky, you will have the honor of wearing something handed down through the generations of your family. If not, then lucky for you, there are so many options available for you to purchase. Also, never underestimate the power of a great set of pearls.
Photos: J.Woodbery Photography
2) The Minimalist Effect
Be mindful that your accessories should NEVER overpower your gown. Sometimes “less is more”.
Photo: Unplugged Photography
Photo: J.Woodbery Photography
3) The Cultural Effect
Meet Becky’s Brides couple, Sonia and Panayiotis.
Photo: Arden Photography
The thing we loved most (apart from the fact that they were an amazing couple to work with) about this couple is Sonia had two fabulous wedding ceremonies. Sonia, with her groom, Panayiotis, by her side, was able to have a traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony along with a traditional Indian ceremony. She could not have been a more beautiful bride, and she did a fantastic job picking out her jewelry for both events. And ladies, who would not want the privilege of being a bride twice, to the same man?
Photos: Arden Photography
4) The Statement Effect
We are all about a good statement, especially when it is by way of jewels. If you are thinking about going bold, statement pieces are a great way to make sure you shine extra brightly on your wedding day.
Photo: Allison Lewis Photography
We hope that you found some inspiration with us today. Happy shopping ladies.