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Here are some tips to help you on your way

1. Avoid overdoing it

Truth be told, every bride wants to look fantastic at her wedding. This forces many brides to go overboard with their wedding jewelry. It is important to remember that while you need to look fabulous on the big day, the guests are more interested in seeing you. Make sure your accessories do not outshine you because this is the worst blunder you can make.

They say ‘less is more’ and this mantra applies perfectly when choosing jewelry to wear for your wedding. Avoid accessorizing every part of your body as this makes you look gaudy and unnatural.

2. Match the metals to your dress

The color of your gown should guide you while you select jewelry to wear for your wedding. It should not be the other way round. Most brides cannot decide whether to go for silver or gold jewelry and end up with mismatching accessories in a bid to have the best of both worlds. Doing something like this could tarnish the shine of your expensive wedding gown. For a white gown, platinum or silver jewelry looks perfect, while for an ivory/ champagne gown, gold jewelry works best as it enhances the creamy shade.  For a blush gown, rose gold jewelry will work best.

3. Consider the dress neckline

One of the most important aspects to consider when accessorizing is the décolletage of the gown. It frames the face and as such, you need jewelry that works perfectly with it. The neckline should match with the silhouette of the necklace to avoid ruining the beauty of the gown. Take a look:

V-neck gowns: Need a choker or pendant that should match the earrings.

sweetheart/strapless neckline: Works best with a choker or shorter necklace to create height and make your smile the center of attention.

Halter or reverse halter: Focus should be on sleek, bejeweled or floral hair decoration such as pins, combs or vines.

4. Relax, don’t get overwhelmed

Pulling off the right bridal dress is already difficult and you should not let your choice of bridal jewelry bog you down any further. You can choose a necklace you adore, and choose diamonds for your earrings. Too many gaudy pieces might ruin all the effort and resources you have invested in the bridal gown.

5. Consider your comfort

Remember you will have all the jewelry on you throughout the day and it is thus important to pick pieces that feel natural on you. The last thing a bride wants is to lose focus on their big day just because a hairpin will not stay in place. Try out the bridal jewelry you wish to wear and make sure that you are comfortable wearing them.

There are many wedding jewelry styles to choose from and you have to take your time and do your research to get it right. Look at what other brides have worn and what is trending but remember that this is your big day and you need to gather pieces that enhance your personality. Be yourself while choosing wedding jewelry and if possible make sure the pieces you choose, such as wedding ring sets, are more than just decorations. Your wedding jewelry should also suit the wedding theme you choose. Whatever the case, make sure you don’t overdo it.

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