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Deciding on Wedding Jewelry – Are You Doing It Right?

From the engagement ring to wedding-day accessories, jewelry is an important decision from start to finish. Many brides (and grooms) feel the pain of choosing from such a wide variety of available accessories for the proposal and beyond. This task can be made a bit easier with the tips below.

Use Jewelry From Someone Special

Borrowing jewelry from a loved one (mom, grandmother, friend, etc) has 2 benefits: it doesn’t cost anything AND has added sentimental value. Wearing a family heirloom can be special on your wedding day, but be careful – sometimes you overlook fashion and style in the name of loyalty. So keep that in mind, but don’t hesitate to use this route when planning your wedding!

Wear Jewelry That Compliments YOU

More important than any other considering, choose accessories that work with you and your dress of choice. You don’t necessarily want your accessories to steal the show; rather, they should add value to everything else you are wearing. An example of this are large dangling earrings may work well when your hair is up, but may not function well when your locks are long and flowing. Another example is if you have a basic neckline on your dress, you can spice it up with an appropriate necklace. On the other hand, if your neckline has an appeal by itself, you may want to forgo the necklace.

Don’t Over Think It

The best advice on wedding jewelry is to trust your instincts and follow your heart – after all, your heart would never lie to you! It is easy to overcomplicate the entire process and lose sight on what is truly important to you. With so many options available to you on such an important day, it is easy to feel like you are drowning in choices. Keep a healthy balance between what you love and what you can afford (hey, we have to be realistic!) and don’t second guess your choices. If it makes your heart sing, listen!