Your wedding day is full of emotions, meeting and greeting family members, choreography, and orchestration. You’re happy, yet crying. You’re excited, yet nervous. Your mind is racing; all the while you have to keep cool. No pressure. Bottom line is…
…you’re a mess. Well, that might be a bit extreme, but your focus is definitely split. Your jewelry is the last thing you need to be thinking about… well, other than the ring your giving and the one your receiving. What we mean is, there are a few things to think about when choosing what jewelry to wear ASIDE from your wedding ring.
Here are our Top 5 Wedding Day Jewelry Tips for you to help your look be a smashing success:
- Match Your Palate. Be sure to take into consideration your dress color, the gemstone and metal of any pieces of jewelry you intend to wear, and your commitment ring gemstone and metal (hint: they’ll be the same as your engagement ring). You can also go one step further and keep in mind any theme colors for your wedding such as flowers, decor, and bridesmaid dresses. Weddings are visually ideal. They are supposed to make sense to the eye, so don’t worry about everything being “matchy-matchy”… they’re supposed to!
- Be Sentimental and Honor Tradition. You might have a family member that has passed down an heirloom jewelry piece. Or perhaps a new one has been purchased for you by a family member as a gift or token of love. If it makes sense, absolutely find a way to work this piece into attire. If it’s just too much for you to wear yourself, perhaps you could work it into the bouquet. Maybe the flower girl or ring bearer could use it as decoration when they walk down the aisle. The point is if you have a piece like this, and it’s important, then be creative and find a way to incorporate it into your ceremony. You can also bring that piece into Hamilton and have Kailee repurpose the stones and metal to create something absolutely perfect for your look.
- Don’t Upstage The Dress. You’re getting married; not auditioning for the remake of Madonna’s “Material Girl” video. Mix appropriate pieces to add just that little extra bling and pizazz that you desire to your ensemble. But make sure to not overshadow the dress. Let is visually breath; give it room and don’t clutter it with accessories “just because.” Depending on the neckline, you might want just a thin chain and pendant or perhaps no necklace at all. Try things on and see what works for you.
- Be True To Yourself. Keep your accessory items in your style wheelhouse. This is not the time to try on alternate personalities. That’s what high school is for. If you’re not a bracelet person, then don’t feel you must wear one. You need to show your essence and your style on this day because that’s the person that’s getting married… you!
- Listen to Coco. Coco Chanel, undoubtedly one of the most fashionable women to ever grace the planet, had a steadfast rule when it came to accessorizing – “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” This applies on your wedding day just as any other, if not more so. Remove that one thing you could live without and you’ll be set. Remember, this day is about your beauty and jewelry is there to enhance it; not overpower it. Diamonds and gems shine brightly, but never as much as you do yourself. Remember that.
Congratulations on your big day and best wishes to you and your future spouse for a long, happy, and healthy future together! Much love from Kailee and Hamilton Jewelry Chicago!