How to Choose Jewelry to Match Your Wedding Day Look

by Kiley Schiffman

Your hair. The dress. Shoes. And, of course, your jewelry. According to Morilee designer Madeline Gardner, “Jewelry is a key element in completing your perfect bridal look.” It’s your personal look, and it’s perfectly ok to break the so-called “rules,” but here are some helpful tips to help you along.

You’re the star, not the jewelry – You and your amazing dress are going to be the center of attention. Don’t let the jewelry draw attention away.

Choose complementing pieces – The idea is to make sure each element is complementing the other. One item should build on the next and when it’s all together…you’re the star.

Start with your neckline – A good strategy is to start with your neckline in mind. If you have a sweetheart or strapless neckline, consider a shimmery collar or multi-strand necklace. For halter, strap, or illusion neckline, you might want to skip the necklace and choose a pair of statement earrings.

Dress color is key – If you can’t decide between silver or gold, let the color of your gown guide you.

•   White gown: Choose platinum or silver pieces.

•   Ivory gown: Gold jewelry looks fantastic with creamy shades.

•   Champagne gown: Gold is ideal for warm tones. Burnished silver with rhinestones is great when going for an antique-inspired look.

•   Blush gown: Rose gold and metals with pink hues go well with the soft pink of the gown.

As always, it’s important that your jewelry choice is a reflection of you. Don’t feel like you have to go with the traditional look if that’s not your style. Love the way you look in a lariat necklace? Go for it! Just remember: don’t let the jewels outshine you!

If you’re looking for some great wedding day ideas, here are some of our go-to choices:

Hearts of Fire Beloved Necklace

Diamond Choker Necklace

Roberto Coin Large Inside Outside Diamond Hoop Earrings

White and Yellow Diamond Earrings

Hearts of Fire Lorelei Interlocking Heart Bracelet

Heart Yellow Gold Bracelet