5 tips to simplify wedding jewelry shopping

When brides start looking for that perfect wedding gown, there are a few things they do not consider, including what jewels they want to wear on their big day, and how much this jewelry will cost. When it comes to choosing the perfect jewels to compliment your wedding gown, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here are five tips for those deciding between different earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings

1. Something old, something new 
Even matching was considered very important in years past, that is not the case anymore. It is completely possible to mix your old bracelets with a few new ones, as long as they have a similar finish. Plus, more variation creates more character, and adds a little bit of your personality to your overall bridal look. 

2. Don’t forget something blue 
Classic pearls and diamonds have long been at the forefront of bridal jewels, but now it is on trend to incorporate some color into your jewels. Think about what colors you are using in your reception and ceremony and incorporate that into your jewelry. Different hues of blue are popular, as this takes care of the “something blue” that brides traditionally wear. 

3. Bring your headpiece with you
If you have a headpiece to wear on the big day, it is important you bring it with you when it comes time to try on jewels, and this is especially true with earrings. Even though you have a good idea of how it will look in your head, you may realize certain earrings don’t work with it when you get home. So, always bring it along for reference. 

4. Statement pieces are a must in 2013 
Statement necklaces and other items have become increasingly popular, as this adds a standout element to your ensemble. If you opt for something like this, make sure to only have one statement piece on your big day. 

5. Avoid watches and over-accessorizing 
There are a few things you won’t want to buy while shopping for bridal jewelry, and that includes a watch. Even though you will likely want to keep time, your job is to enjoy the day, not worry about the next thing on the schedule. Also, do not over-accessorize, as this can take away from the dress.