Not just about the ring: How to choose your wedding day bling

All brides want to shine on their wedding day; it is easy to load up on jewels and bling, but remember ladies not to overdo it

Lara Barakat
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If you thought choosing your wedding dress was exciting, then you’re in for a real treat as the next step would be to choose your bridal accessorise.

All brides want to shine on their wedding day; it is easy to load up on jewels and bling, but remember ladies not to overdo it.


After all you don’t want all those metals to outshine you or your wedding dress. Here’s our simple guide that all brides should follow when choosing their wedding day bling, to insure you look like royalty rather than a bride that has raided the queen’s jewellery box.

In most Middle Eastern cultures, the groom supplies the bride’s jewellery, which often consists of a necklace, ring, earrings, and bracelet. In this modern day and age, the bride and groom choose the set together. However, this is not to be worn until the day of your wedding. Whether you are shopping for diamonds, or accessorise take these points into consideration:

Be yourself

Your wedding day style should reflect your personality; if you are not into giant bling and tiaras then there is no reason you should be on your wedding day. Remember ladies a bride makes the dress what it is, no amount of jewels can do that. To shine from the inside, you must be comfortable with your choice. Even if you find you’re self-spending more time shopping for jewels than you did for a wedding dress. Take as long as you need to make it feel right.

Match your accessorise to your dress

Matching your metals to your wedding dress is essential, to help narrow down your options when it comes to metal shades, you need to determine the colour of your wedding dress.

White gown: We recommend you stick to pearls, platinum, white gold, and silver. Avoid gold embellishments that may clash with your gowns hue.

Off white: This colour gown works with practically any shade of metal, hence why it’s one of the most popular wedding gowns. We recommend gold, silver, rose gold, pearl, and white gold.

Ivory gown: This gown gives a creamy tint effect, with almost yellow undertones. Go gold all the way to highlight the fabric.

Don’t forget your neckline

Add character to your wedding gown by pairing your metals with your neckline. When choosing a set, take into consideration the cut of your wedding dress, for example if you are wearing a high neck dress then you need to skip the long chained necklaces for chocker’s or possibly no necklace at all.

Sweetheart/Strapless: Not only is this neckline the most common chosen silhouette for bridal gowns, it is also the most flexible when it comes to choosing your accessories. You can either go for the full shebang (Necklace, earrings etc.) We recommend chocker’s, or a mid-length necklace with a detailed chain. Or you can skip the necklace for statement piece earrings. Don’t be afraid to get colourful, adding a hint of colour to your gown will punch it up.

For a summer wedding, skip the tiara for a flower crown, or some fresh blooms in your hair. If vintage is more your style think 1920’s with an art deco style bracelet or earrings.

V-Neck: An elegant statement piece is all this neckline needs, a pendant is usually the go to look, however feel free to add a string of pearls in there too.

Halter neck: Unlike other necklines, recommend you wear your hair up for this particular neckline, to emphasis your silhouette and jewels. Consider a diamante headband, or a jewelled hair clip. An eye-catching pendant would also be the best choice for this gown.

When in doubt

The one fundamental rule to follow when you’re in doubt is to stick to basics. Don’t experiment, you can never go wrong with a pair of diamond earrings, an elegant necklace, a diamond pendant, or a strand of pearls.

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