Wedding Necklaces for the Bride
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
April 28, 2014
Filed Under Weddings
by Catalogs.com Info Guru Aurora LaJambre
The big decisions that go into wedding planning – picking a venue, finding a dress, making the guest list – are fun, but in the moment they’re also a bit stressful.
That’s not the case when it comes to choosing jewelry for the big day This to-do is all about accentuating your style and beauty.
One of these stunning wedding necklaces for the bride will add to your glow without competing for attention.
Diamond – or simulated diamond – bridal necklaces pump up the glam factor of any ceremony. These shimmering gemstones define bridal elegance and bring out the eye-catching power of white and diamond-white gowns. Best of all, nobody will know if they’re real or simply look real! Pair with matching earrings and grace your ceremony with bold decadence.
A classic string of pearls radiates old fashioned charm. They look lovely whether your hair is up or down, especially if the dress has a V-neck. Pearls lend sophistication to flirty vintage-style dresses, too. They’re a perfect pick if you’re worried metals or gemstones will outshine your gorgeous new ring.
8. Where’d it go
The rule of thumb when deciding how much jewelry to wear, including wedding necklaces for the bride, is to edit. When in doubt, leave it out. There’s no need to go overboard here. All eyes will already be on you, especially his! You’re about to marry the love of your life so there’s really no need to look like you’ve just raided the entire jewelry department!
Collar-style necklaces hug the neck and are typically wider than a choker – some styles are designed to cover the lower neck with jewels that resemble lace or sculptural flowers. They go best with sweetheart and rounded necklines. Match it with long earrings or a dazzling headband to frame your face, and apply red lipstick for an incredibly romantic look.
6. Double stranded
The double stranded necklaces adorn a bare neckline beautifully. Try a chain with crystals or pearls for an ultra feminine look. Often this style will feature striking pendants hanging from each strand. Match these pendants to your eyes or bouquet!
5. Chunky choker
Chunky chokers are oldies but goodies. These traditional wedding necklaces for the bride accentuate up-dos while drawing attention to your best feature – that smile he fell in love with. They also complement gowns with thin straps and sweetheart necklines.
When selecting something old to wear on the big day, a vintage necklace is a solid choice. Many brides love wearing vintage jewelry because it tells a story. Why not add your wedding day to a long line of love stories while embellishing that daringly low neckline?
3. Keep it in the family
If you’re lucky enough to have family heirlooms to choose from, give this option serious consideration. Not only will it mean carrying on a family custom, but it’s a way to honor loved ones who will only be there in spirit. Sometimes the best way to celebrate the future is to embrace warm memories from the past.
These days many wedding gowns feature hand-stitched beading, intricate lace, one-of-a-kind embroidery and gemstones along the neckline or straps. If you’ve chosen an embellished gown, keep it minimal with the accessories. An elegant silver or gold chain with a pretty stone adds a kiss of bling and won’t clash with the rest of your ensemble.
Wearing a strapless or sweetheart neckline? A thin chain with a metal pendant will complete the look in a stunning way. Choose a pendant with a special design or one that features your birthstone. When torn between silver and gold, remember that gold goes best with warmer colors like off-white and ivory while silver and platinum accentuate stark white.