Looking for wedding jewelry inspiration? Look no further, here are the essential bridal jewelry pieces you need for your big day.
It’s hard to keep up with bridal trends and know how you should be accessorizing your wedding dress, and with what items. Wedding jewelry trends come and go, and a modern bride looks very different to a bride walking down the aisle 100 years ago.
As with trends in wedding dresses, wedding jewelry trends have changed over time. Luxurious bohemian styles are currently a popular wedding trend. Many brides are opting for statement or vintage style boho jewelry inspired by floral shapes.
The wedding industry is trend-driven, but it’s also strongly rooted in traditions. Brides may choose to mix and match contemporary jewelry pieces with family heirlooms or treasured favorites. Jewelry is often a bride’s choice for her ‘something borrowed’ object.
Whether you’re choosing new bridal jewelry or digging in the family archives, these are the modern jewelry pieces every bride needs.
Earrings are an important bridal accessory for any bride who chooses an up-do of half-up hairstyle. There will be lots of pictures taken of your face on your wedding day, so it’s absolutely an occasion for earrings. Most brides will choose diamond or pearl studs or other simple earring styles, especially if they have their hair down. An up-do hairstyle allows for a bigger or dangly earring, with drops or clusters of diamonds or pearls both popular choices.
Bridal headpieces are back in style, and currently, bohemian inspired headbands and pins are popular choices. Meghan Markle wore a stunning headband style Tiara when she married Prince Harry, no doubt contributing to the popularity of the trend. It’s important to choose your headpiece with your hairstyle and earrings in mind to make sure you don’t clash or overdo your accessories.
Bridal necklaces are an important accessory on the big day. Your choice of necklace depends largely on the neckline of your dress. Strapless or bateau dresses usually need a bigger necklace to create a central focal point at the neck. Halter styles or asymmetric dresses may want to skip this accessory or go for something simple.
Diamond Flower Necklace, $595
Your hands get a surprising amount of attention on your wedding day. Your hands are photographed during your wedding vows, holding your bouquet, making a toast, signing your marriage certificate, and many more moments throughout your big day. It’s worth getting a beautiful bracelet and a good manicure so your hands look their best on this special occasion.
Tapered Halo Diamond Bracelet, $1,800
What Not To Wear
Now you’ve got a must-have list ready, note that there are a few jewelry items you’ll want to leave at home on the big day.
There’s no need for a wrist watch on your wedding day, because it ruins close-up shots of your hands. If you’re a stickler for time, ask your mother or someone else to wear a watch for you.
There are two rings that are very important to your big day, your engagement ring, and your wedding band. While stacked rings are currently very fashionable, this is not the day for additional rings. Let your wedding rings have their moment.
Other jewelry additions could include antique broaches and pins, traditional ethnic bridal jewelry, body jewelry and more. Every bride is unique, and there’s no harm in adding unique touches or personal flair to traditional styles.