You’ve picked your dress, shoes and chosen a hairstyle, but when it comes to your wedding day it’s the little details that make a big difference, so we’ve pulled together our "Wedding Jewellery Checklist" to ensure you choose the perfect accessories for your big day…
The cut of your dress can affect what articles of jewellery you can wear. Necklaces work well with lower necklines such as sweetheart and Bardot where there is space to fill, but they can be overwhelming when paired with higher necklines. Also, long or lace sleeves generally mean you should avoid wrist accessories like bangles and bracelets.
Use your bridesmaids for inspiration, as you will no doubt you've picked beautiful outfits and accessories for your bridesmaids, so if you're struggling, why not be inspired by their look? Selecting matching gemstones to tie the whole bridal party together, or if your bridesmaids will be wearing minimal jewellery because of busy dress styles, then choosing a gemstone that matches the tones and colours of their dresses.
Why not incorporate your wedding theme? This can be a good option when making jeweller choices. And, matching your jewellery to your wedding can also mean your it'll serve as a lovely reminder of your big day whenever you wear it afterwards. If you're having a winter wedding, consider choosing pearls or diamonds as a nod to wintery weather, or opt for Celtic symbols if you are having a traditional Irish wedding.
Choose pieces that match your personal style as well as choosing jewellery that compliments your dress and wedding theme. Consider how well certain pieces fit in with your current jewellery collection and if they match your own unique style. If you don't usually wear statement jewellery, and want to be able to wear your wedding jewellery after the big day, you'll want to pick something a little simpler. Similarly, you'll want to pick pieces in the metal that you usually wear. You might also want to match your metal to your engagement ring and wedding band.
Think about how your jewellery will look on camera. Your wedding album and photographs are often a major part of your budget and the expense of hiring a photographer for the day who will capture every moment beautifully and professionally, could be ruined if you’re not happy with the end result, so make sure your jewellery doesn't just look good in person but will also look great on camera. High-quality diamonds, crystals and gemstones will be worth the cost when you see them glint and sparkle under the flash of a camera. Also think about where your photos will be taken, as these can either enhance or dull down your jewellery. For example, sapphire won't look as bright indoors as it will under clear, blue skies.
Some brides know from day one of their engagement the type of wedding dress they will wear on their big day, but like a large number of brides to be, you are likely to have a wedding dress wish list of all the styles you want to try on when the lock down is over! Bridal Fashion Week had no shortage of wedding dress trends for 2020/21 brides to choose from, but if you are looking for the highlights we have brought together the top 5 wedding dress styles of 2020/21 for you to choose between, From short and chic to layers and ruffles there is something here to suit every bride to be…
If you are a fan of royal weddings then this style of wedding dress is the one for you. If you're looking to make an entrance, consider opting for a classic ball gown—and there are plenty of them in the 2020/21 collections of many wedding dress designers. The best thing about this attention-grabbing silhouette is that it is actually surprisingly versatile and works for most wedding styles. Go full-on Grace Kelly with heavy satin or Elizabethan with billowy sleeves. No matter the details, this voluminous style is sure to turn a few heads.
Your wedding shoes are without a doubt one of the most important pairs of shoes you’ll ever own. They’ll walk you up and down the aisle, see you through the wedding photos, and dance you across the floor with your new husband. So, it’s no surprise that some brides feel the pressure when picking out their all-important shoes – it’s kind of a big deal, so if you think the only option when it comes to wedding shoes are classic satin pumps, it’s time to think again! 2020/21 presents a fresh take on wedding shoes, which gives a wide array of choices for brides. While traditional wedding shoes will always be an option, at the start of the new decade, brides are looking for a little something extra when it comes to their wedding day footwear.
Let’s take a look at the top five wedding shoe styles on offer to brides this year…
A far cry from plain and simple options, 2020’s wedding shoes will reflect the modern bride, while still embracing femininity and romance. Expect to see a fresh focus on bold details to show the personality of the bride or to celebrate something the happy couple hold dear..
Deciding what wedding veil to wear with your dress is a major moment in creating your overall wedding day look isn't as simple as just choosing a long or short veil! Different types of veils and lengths can completely transform your wedding dress, so if you're wondering how to pick a veil, look no further, our guide will help you match a veil to your wedding dress…
Bird Cage Wedding Veil:
This short wedding veil usually made of a net or lace can cover just the eyes, skim the nose or stop at the jawline. A rule of thumb often used is, the shorter the dress, the shorter the veil. If you are wearing a cocktail length gown or shorter, a birdcage veil, is perfect, think of something reminiscent of an Audrey Hepburn movie, The bird cage veil is also a great accompaniment to a vintage wedding dress. For brides whose something borrowed is also their wedding dress, why not go all out with a birdcage veil to match?