Sparkle and Shine
Pearls and diamonds are natural choices for a bride; their dazzling purity and elegance pairs well with wedding dresses, and they are set in a wide variety of styles perfect for both the boho bride and the classic bride. If your dress is already sparkly and complex, consider going with simple diamond studs to accentuate the sparkle but not overdo it. If your gown is simpler in its decorations, choose pearl jewelry to keep it classy and highlight your simple elegance. Our staff at DeRobertis Jewelers in the Bloomfield area can help you decide which style is best to pair with your dress and find the right length of diamond or pearl necklace to complement the neckline of your dress.
The Perfect Balance
When picking a type of metal, look at your dress in natural lighting. If you're wearing pure white or something with hints of blue, a striking white gold will accentuate the unadulterated purity of the fabric. For gowns in champagne or ivory, yellow gold highlights the golden undertones. Anything with a rosy hue or iridescent sequins looks lovely with rose gold. If you've got a fabric sample of your dress, consider bringing that shopping with you to compare against hues of metal. Always remember that you want the jewelry and the dress to complement each other to attain the right balance of sophistication and elegance!
Tying it All Together
Choosing the right jewelry to go with your wedding dress is a matter of personal preference, but there are a few guidelines to get you started. Let your jewelry style match your dress, your wedding aesthetic, and your level of formality. If you're going for something romantic and sweet, have a lacy dress, or want something simple and elegant, pair your wedding dress with a short pearl choker and matching stud earrings. For a bolder, more modern feel, feature diamond drop earrings and long pendant necklaces. Your jewelry should look and feel like a natural extension of your dress. Bring Mom or a bridesmaid jewelry shopping with you for a second opinion to help choose the best pieces for your special day.
Something For Him
While it's true that the bride has the most fun accessories, it's important for the groom to have something nice for the wedding, too! Tie clips, tie bars, and cufflinks are all subtle accessories to dress him up and will make a big impact. Get matching tie clips for all the groomsmen as a special gift, and be sure to take advantage of custom engraving to get the date of your wedding commemorated forever on this keepsake. Custom cufflinks would be a beautiful place to represent your new last name or bring in a pop of your wedding color by inlaying a colorful gemstone.