Your wedding day is one of the most important of your life and you naturally want everything to be perfect. While the first steps to planning a wedding involve setting a date and setting a budget, there are many more decisions that a bride and groom will have to make for their wedding day. One of the things you’ll need to consider is your wedding colour scheme. Once you’ve selected your colours, you can begin to choose your decorations, your wedding party gowns and suits, and your flowers. Another thing to keep in mind is the colour of your jewellery, which you can tie into your colour scheme by using this handy guide.
What Colour is Your Dress?
When it comes to finding the perfect necklace for your wedding, it pays to consider the colour of your dress, as well as the colour scheme of your wedding. You might think white is easy to match, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind. If your dress is white, silver or platinum metals are your best bet. If your dress is more of an ivory or champagne hue, you’ll want your metals to be gold. No matter which jewellery you choose, it’s best to have metals that are all the same, so they tie into your gown and help create a cohesive look. If you’re looking for inspiration, why not take a look at our ‘How to choose your wedding dress’ guide.
Of course, it’s pretty easy to find stones to match your colour scheme if you’ve chosen certain colours. Amethyst for purple and sapphire for blue are a couple of popular options. Choose emeralds if your wedding colour scheme includes dark green and chocolate diamonds if brown or gold are part of your colours. If you have colours that aren’t as commonly found in jewels, you may have to get creative with lab-grown stones or knock offs in the colours you love. Of course, if all else fails, stick to white diamonds or white pearls, as they’ll pair with any colour scheme you plan to incorporate into your wedding.
Your Wedding Dress Style
Pinterest is one of the best places for brides to find inspiration for their special day. With the new year fast approaching, Pinterest have even outlined their Pinterest wedding predictions for 2021. They predict that weddings will start to become more minimalist and more laid back than ever before. Some trending search terms for wedding day attire on the site have been ‘registry office wedding outfit’ and ‘wedding denim jacket bride’.
When picking out the perfect dress, the neckline of your dress should also play a role. Once you’ve decided what colours you’re going to choose, think about how the item will look paired with your dress. Even if it’s got the right metal colour and the hue of gemstones, the style and size need to be considered as well. For example, a sweetheart neckline or strapless gown looks great with a choker while a V-neck is perfect for a pendant necklace. You can also wear chandelier earrings and bracelets with a dress that is simpler in style. Always, always try on your jewellery options with the dress before your big day so you can determine if the pieces you’ve chosen are going to work or if you need something else.
Now that you know which colours you want, there are a few things to keep in mind as you shop for your jewellery. You don’t want to overwhelm your dress by wearing too much, and you also want to make sure you don’t go big and bold with the colour because that will take the emphasis away from your dress. In finding the perfect necklace for your wedding, choose just one or two pieces and compliment them with basic metal items or white diamonds. Pick just one gemstone instead of one in every colour of your wedding scheme. Your jewellery should be the finishing touch to your wedding look, not the main focal point.
Your wedding look is important. After all, everyone’s eyes will be on you as you walk down the aisle and you’ll be the star of the show in all of the photos. For that reason, it makes sense to make sure you choose the perfect jewellery to wear with your wedding gown. Matching it to your wedding colour scheme is a great way to get outstanding photos of your big day.