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How to Tastefully Accessorize Your Wedding Dress

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How to Tastefully Accessorize Your Wedding Dress


Once you’ve found the dress of your dreams for your special day, now comes the fun part; Accessorizing! Of course, the dress is the star of the show, but finding just the right accessories to complement it will bring the whole look together. From choosing shoes, to the veil, a headpiece, jewelry, and beyond, it can be easy to get carried away. You want to keep it elegant and tasteful. Matching your metals, keeping it minimal, and sticking true to your style will make all the difference. We’re here to provide you with some tips for choosing jewelry that’ll look absolutely stunning as you walk down the aisle to exchange your vows. 

Match Your Metals

When choosing your earrings, necklace, bracelets, etc., the first and perhaps most important rule of thumb is to match your metals. It’s best to match them to the metal used for your engagement ring and wedding bands to stay consistent. Some metals will match better with different shades of white. For example, an ivory dress wil best pair with gold, as it highlights the creamy shades of the fabric. If your dress has any sort of beading, let that guide you in the direction of a matching metal. If you’re unsure which metal would complement your dress best, our experts will be glad to point you in the right direction!

Less is More

You’ve heard the saying before, and it is especially true for your wedding look. The dress should be the statement and the jewelry is there to elegantly complement it. Too many accessories can be distracting and take away from your already gorgeous look. Dainty and classic pieces of jewelry such as diamond or pearl earrings will look stunning with any wedding dress. Small studs are a great choice or gem drops if you’re looking for something a little more bold. 

Consider Your Neckline

Wedding dresses can have all different necklines, from sweetheart, to high-neck, scoop neck or v-cut. When choosing a necklace, you’ll want to keep this in mind. Finding a necklace that’ll complement the shape of the neckline is key. If you have a high-neck gown, you may want to skip the necklace and opt for a fancier pair of earrings. 

Stay True to Your Style

Although it’s your wedding day and you may want to dress up like a princess, you’ll feel most comfortable in something that's close to your style. You’ll radiate looking like the most beautiful version of yourself (rather than a fairytale character)! If you typically opt for statement jewelry, then go for it. If you rarely wear jewelry, something subtle is probably your best bet. You may even consider choosing a piece with your birthstone or an heirloom piece that has special sentiment. 

Create a Custom Piece

While we offer a gorgeous selection of ready made jewelry to choose from, you may want to create a custom piece to suit your style. After all, it’s your special day, and you should have exactly what you want down to every last detail and accessory. Our jewelers in Boston have been creating bridal jewelry for decades, and have the expertise to create just the right piece for you. Get in touch with us today to set up a consultation