From the ring to diamond necklaces, bracelets and cufflinks, wedding jewellery is as important as any anything in the quest to make your wedding ceremony shine. Buying jewellery is like buying a car; it’s a long time investment. Relax and take a deep breath before you buy your wedding ring and make sure that you can afford it. Another good thing you should also do is what you’re doing right now i.e. get some advice on the right choices. Here are the most important things you need to know before you buy a piece of jewellery for your wedding.
Settle On A Budget
Having a budget that curbs all your spending during your wedding preparations is a good idea for anyone who doesn’t want to end up in a financial mess after the wedding. This budget should also include how much you’re willing to spend on your jewellery. Make a list of all the jewellery you want to buy for the ceremony and put a price tag on them. This will be like a map to guide you through the rest of the process and help you achieve your goal within your limits.
Do Your Research
Now that you have an amount you are willing to spend in mind the next thing you should do is find out what kind of jewellery will be best suited to your ceremony. Apart from reading this article, it’s important that you look for additional sources where you can get to know more about gemstones and their designs. Being an informed customer helps you make the right choice, in addition to getting the best jewellery at the right price.
It Should Complement Your Dress
It’s an obvious point but one which should never be overlooked, your dress should be complimented by the jewellery and vice versa. If you’re wearing a dress with a low neckline then, you should select a low hanging necklace because chokers will make your chest look wider. If you’re wearing a low neckline and strapless gown then larger earrings should be worn while dresses with long sleeves should be accompanied with small earrings. Want to add a touch of glamour to your look? Opt for Austrian crystal or pearl rhinestones.
Your style, personality and taste should reflect on your choice of jewellery. Make sure that the jewellery you select complements your personality and shows who you are. You should fall in love with the j jewellery before you buy it. Whether you want to go old school or you want to try out modern wedding themes, there is something that will match whatever you want to do. Don’t get carried away by the buzz about diamonds. They are good for bare shoulders but not so much for a beaded bodice. You can wear diamonds on your ears if they don’t go well on your neck.
Something Extra For The Groom
For most grooms, a wrist watch and a band are enough to give give them a touch of glamour. But there is room to accommodate additional jewellery to spark up their appearance. Cufflinks are amazing accessories that men can add to their outfit and it comes with the advantage of being useful even after the wedding.
Alice Rosemount is a wedding designer. She believes that the right jewellery is just as important as the right dress. For more wedding day tips click here.