Wedding Jewelry …
You have your dress, your veil, your shoes…now it’s time to choose your jewelry. You want your jewelry to compliment your dress, not distract. It’s vital that you select your jewelry to enhance your ensemble. Above is a helpful chart that can point you in the right direction.
The bride in the photo above has chosen well for a strapless gown Her necklace is elaborate, but that is ok, as her bare neck and shoulders are a good canvas for it. The bride’s earrings compliment her choice as well, as they don’t dangle and distract.
The next bride has taken a different approach- but I think it works as her dress is so simple. Perhaps, though, it is a little much? I know I would probably focus on her shawl of jewels more than she would like.
Our next bride opted for no necklace OR earrings, and I have to say I like it it. One focuses on the lovely lace of her gown, not her jewelry. Her hair ornament is a nice twist.
I like the broach on this bride. It’s an attractive touch and the oversized earrings go nicely with it. Had she added a necklace, it would have been over kill.
The epitome of grace and bridal perfection? Jackie Kennedy. If you’ll notice in the above photo…no jewelry – at all. With the beauty of the bride and the elaborateness of the gown, none is needed.
Your bridal gown. So much to think about — not the least of which is your wedding dress neckline. Think it really doesn’t matter? Think again… It matters…a lot.
When choosing your dress, AND your neckline, the number one thing to consider is your figure. Your wedding day is not the time to experiment. Pick the style that most flatters you. I think the gown below is exquisite. The bride has a great combination of a sweetheart and scoop style. She is slightly daring with the cut, but still presents a modest sillouette. That’s the second point to consider. A bride, in MHO, should not present a daring style, at least at the ceremony.
The bride below chose a combo style as well – a sweetheart neckline with sheer gauze to her collar bone. Quite the ingenue – which is what a bride should strive for.
The dress below — could this dress be more beautiful? I don’t think so. But is it appropriate, especially for a church wedding? No. Would it make just the perfect “Reception Dress”? Yes. it does have a place at a wedding. But remember, this is just my opinion. That’s the thing about weddings. There really is no right or wrong, just what you like, or don’t.
I think of all the dresses on this post, the one below is my favorite. The illusion neckline is perfection. The tiny rhinestones on the bodice give just the right amount of coverage so the dress achieves a little more decorum.
The final thing to consider when choosing your wedding dress AND it’s neckline, is how your guests will respond. You really shouldn’t have to, but your do. The last thing you want to do is offend your grandmother, or your groom’s…