1. Buy it as last
Of course it’s easy to buy jewellery you always thought you’d want on your wedding day after you get engaged, however, it’s very important not to rush with it. Why? You need to make sure you have the right dress first. It often happens that the dress you end up wearing on your wedding day is completely different to your original dress idea. Save yourself some money and time by purchasing the accessories later.
2. Don’t overdo it
On your wedding day you are in the centre of attention – not your jewellery. Make sure your accessories only compliment your look, not take everyone’s attention away from you. You probably want your guests to recall your look as “That dress she was wearing… She looked like a goddess!” rather then “The jewellery was great! I don’t quite remember the dress she was wearing”. Pick wisely.
3. Be comfortable
This is your day. You want to remember it as the day when you had the best time of your life, not as the time when that bracelet you were wearing got you a rash. Avoid picking jewellery made out of material you don’t know. For instance, a bride we once spoke to used to wear yellow gold her whole life. On her wedding day, she decided to wear silver earnings. This caused her ears to swell. Sadly, she was forced to take her earrings off to stop the pain.
Make sure you know what’s good for your body.
4. Be yourself
As cliche as it sounds, make sure you don’t go experimental with your look on your wedding day. Make sure that the things you wear represent who you are. You don’t want to feel uneasy with what you’re wearing – it’ll be visible to your guests and on your photos. Be who you always are on your wedding day.
5. “Try it before you buy it”
An the old saying says, make sure the accessories you buy match your skin tone and the colour of your hair. Are you planning to get tanned or have your hair coloured before your wedding day? Brilliant! Remember to get your jewellery matched after you do that. If you purchase your accessories before, they might either look out of place, or just wrong.
6. Be timeless
Try to choose the jewellery that doesn’t only look trendy at the time of your wedding. If your choice is too trendy, your photos will look out of date in the future. Go through wedding pictures of your family, friends or celebrities from the past, and find out whether what they were wearing then looks good now.
7. Don’t spend a fortune
It’s not wise to break the bank for your wedding jewellery only not to wear it again in the future. You can pick your jewellery from shops like NotOnTheHighstreet or Etsy – the jewellery here is very pretty and doesn’t cause you question why you’re getting jewellery at all 🙂
Also, look at jewellery that is not tagged “wedding jewellery”. It usually costs more but looks the same as the normal jewellery. Of course, if you’re planning to wear your accessories again after your wedding — or just planning to sell it — go nuts 🙂