One of the most important days in any woman’s life is her wedding day. It is a day that many people dream about since childhood and when it finally arrives, want to look and feel their best during this special occasion. Once you’ve found the perfect person to spend the rest of your life with, then comes your task of finding the dress.
After your dress, comes the small details that tie everything together on your big day. The jewelry that you choose to accompany your dream dress will help set the tone of your overall bridal look. For example, the right statement floral earrings can take a sleek, simple dress and turn it into a wedding vision.
Or if you’re interested in a more timeless look, consider adding simple pearl drop earrings or crystal earrings to your look.
Remember, your jewelry on your big day shouldn’t be the star of the show. Instead, it should act as an anchor to your look and highlight your dress. Here are some tips to help you choose the right earrings for your wedding dress.
Tip #1: Consider Your Dress’ Neckline
Perhaps the most important factor in considering the type of earrings to pair with your wedding gown is its neckline. The right neckline and earring combination can help frame your face.
Sweetheart or Strapless Neckline
If this is the cut of your wedding dress, help create height, and draw attention to your face through jewelry. However, just because your dress has a sweetheart or strapless neckline doesn’t mean you have to fill the space with a necklace.
Consider skipping the necklace altogether and opt for larger, more dramatic wedding earrings to pull the eyes up toward your face. Beautiful crystal embellishments and chandelier earrings will help balance out the lower neckline for a timeless yet sophisticated look.
For some extra bling, consider adding an intricate lace or beaded headpiece to tie your hair back. You will be a vision from every angle!
V-neck wedding dresses pair beautifully with a simple pendant or a choker. If the jewelry is delicate enough, you can even consider stacking multiple thin necklaces to create an effortless layered look.
Depending on the necklace and hairstyle you choose, consider simple studs or small dangling hoops. The last thing you want to do is overcrowd your dress by adding too much jewelry. Less is always more.
Halter or Reverse-Halter
Because these styles already have material around your neck, consider opting for simple jewelry in your ears. Earrings for a high-neck wedding dress like simple studs or huggie hoops add that extra sparkle without overpowering your dress.
This type of dress is also ideal for ornate hairpieces or even an embellished birdcage veil if you want to create a retro look. For an extra touch, add a sparkly cocktail ring or tennis bracelet.
Tip #2: Match Metals to Your Dress
Some brides have a difficult time choosing the color metal to wear on their big day. Gold, silver, and rose gold all have their time and place to shine. If you find yourself in this position, let the hue of your dress help you determine which route to go.
- If your dress is stark white: Bright white dresses typically pair well with silver or platinum jewelry.
- If your dress is ivory or cream: Opt for gold jewelry to further enhance this naturally beautiful shade.
- If your dress is blush: Consider choosing rose gold jewelry to coordinate and highlight the pink tones.
- If your dress is champagne: Lean into gold jewelry to compliment the warm tones in your dress. In the case that you want an antique-inspired look, you can also look for burnished silver jewelry accompanied by rhinestones.
Tip #3: Factor in Your Face Shape
The natural shape of your face can provide some basic direction to help you choose the best earrings for your wedding dress. As a general rule of thumb, if your face is ovular, choose a pair of earrings that adds width and creates balance.
If your face is already round, choose long earrings to add length to your look. Play around with different shapes and styles to see what suits your face best.
Tips #4: Less is More
It’s easy to get over-excited on your big day and fall victim to the mentality that the more sparkly items you’re wearing, the more beautiful you’ll be. Before you choose a ton of jewelry to add to your wedding look at the last minute, take a step back and consider how all of your bridal elements will play together.
Your dress, veil, hairstyle, hairpins and clips, and other elements can all combine and become a bit overwhelming. If there is already a lot of beading, diamonds, or other intricate details, adding similar jewelry can take away from the statement your look has.
It’s also ideal to avoid choosing jewelry that exactly mimics the details in your dress. This can come off as too matchy-matchy.
Tip #5: Factor in Your Veil
Your veil is part of the initial “wow” factor that guests will undoubtedly feel when they see you for the first time. Although you may not wear your veil all night because it is long and may get in the way, you should still choose jewelry that pairs well with it.
If your veil is simple or you opt out of wearing one altogether, consider a bolder earring such as chandelier earrings or earrings with more details.
In the case that you have a cathedral-style veil that trails behind you for multiple feet, opt for a pair of earrings that are simple and timeless. The last thing you want is to take away from the beauty of your dress and veil.
Tip #6: Consider Your Venue
Your venue will undoubtedly play a role in the wedding earrings you pick for your big day. You can use the venue to help guide your jewelry choice.
For example, if you are getting married in a botanical garden or at a state park, you can choose jewelry that is a bit more whimsical. Getting creative and incorporating small nods to your venue such as fresh flowers can help further create the overall theme of your special day.
If your venue is more traditional, such as at a local country club or banquet hall, your jewelry can be more traditional as well. Consider plain diamond studs, simple gold hoops, or ornate chandelier earrings for your minimal wedding dress to make a statement while still creating a classic look.
Tip #7: Stick to Your True Style
Perhaps the most important factor to consider when choosing your wedding dress earrings is your true style. On your wedding day, you should feel like the most beautiful version of yourself. If there’s a small underlying voice telling you that the jewelry you chose isn’t quite right, don’t be afraid to speak up.
At the end of the day, no one needs to like your wedding jewelry except you. The best earrings for your wedding dress is the pair that you choose. If you feel confident in a pair of earrings or necklace that may not be everyone’s first choice, that is perfectly okay. Your confidence is ultimately going to be your best accessory.
Now that you have some advice on how to choose the right earrings for your wedding dress, you can feel confident that you’ll choose the perfect jewelry for your big day. All that’s left to do is to start browsing.
Whether you already have a clear vision of what you want to wear on your big day or you have yet to start shopping, know that our experts at SAISO Jewelry are happy to help. Browse our current selection of wedding earrings for brides and don’t hesitate to let us know if you need assistance finding the right jewelry for your special day.