Every bride naturally wants to look good on her wedding day.  After spending so much time, effort and money into getting the best wedding dress, you need to follow through by choosing the right accessories that will complement your look.  You cannot underestimate the importance of picking out your wedding jewelry ahead of time.  Even if you have a substantial collection of jewelry to choose from, it will be unwise to wait until the day of your wedding to decide which pair of earrings to wear.  Ideally, you should start deciding as soon as you know the design of your dress.

There are many things to consider but the main thing that you need to remember is that the rest of your wedding jewelry will need to revolve around the most important piece that you will be wearing that day: your wedding ring.  You will need to choose pieces that will complement the style of the wedding bands you have picked out.  It will look rather ridiculous to be sporting an ethnic-inspired choker if your soon-to-be husband will be placing an heirloom, conservative vintage piece on your finger later.  The overall look should not have any clashing elements.

While the jewelry set that you wear do not have to exactly match, you need to make sure that each piece you put on must be somewhat similar.  For example, art deco earrings will not go with a filigree bracelet.  As a general rule, you need to choose only one kind of metal and stick with it.  Yellow gold earrings will look better with gold shoes than with silver sandals.  The same applies for any hardware that may be included in your headdress and wedding gown. Some brides opt to wear a gemstone that mirrors the motif they have chosen.  A bride wearing an emerald set looks nice with an entourage dressed in blue.  The groom could also wear cufflinks with blue details to fit in with the rest of the bridal party. As much as possible, the style of your jewelry should be in keeping with your wedding dress.  A structural gown will look astounding paired with art deco or cubist white gold.  Big ball gowns are best accented with a princess necklace and chandelier earrings.

Your wedding day being a special occasion and all, it is easy to go overboard.  Wedding gowns are already intricate pieces in themselves and you will not need too much accessories in the first place.  Most brides I have seen look stunning wearing only simple diamond studs and their engagement rings as they walked down the aisle.  Your wedding day glow is still your best accessory.

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