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How to Choose What Jewelry to Wear for Your Wedding Day

We don’t stop at engagement rings—Pittsburgh jeweler Lisa Kotchey can help you accessorize for your wedding.

Lisa Marie Kotchey Jewelry
February 8, 2021

For some people, their wedding is one of the most important events in their life. Because of this, some couples can take several years to finish planning out their wedding. From compiling a guest list to finding a great venue, planning a wedding can get pretty overwhelming. You also need to create the perfect outfit for your big day. The dress is obviously an important aspect, but you need to remember your jewelry as well. 

Once you finish sorting through engagement rings, Pittsburgh jewelry designer Lisa Kotchey can help you build the perfect jewelry ensemble for your big day. Read on to see our top tips for accessorizing on your wedding day now! 

Top 7 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Jewelry for Your Wedding

Found the perfect engagement rings? Pittsburgh jewelry expert Lisa Kotchey can help you prepare for the big wedding ceremony.

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Jewelry plays a key role in enhancing your overall look for the wedding. 

1. Remember that sometimes less is more

Jewelry should complement your wedding look, not overwhelm it. When accessorizing, remember the old adage ‘less is more.’ If you are wearing a detailed, ornate gown, you’ll want to find chic yet simple jewelry pieces that enhance it. A pair of drop earrings or a simple bracelet can go a long way. There’s no need to overdo it with a heavy charm bracelet or thick necklace. That said, if you are wearing a simple, understated wedding gown, flashy jewelry can help make the outfit pop.

If you’re worried that you’re overdoing the look, you can follow another common rule from Coco Chanel and remove one piece of jewelry before leaving for the ceremony. 

2. Try to pair your jewelry with the fabric of your wedding dress

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Wedding dresses are traditionally white. But off-white dresses are slowly growing in popularity. 

When picking out different jewelry pieces, you’ll find that you have a number of metals to choose and focus on:

  • Platinum
  • Yellow or rose gold
  • Silver

All of these metals match well with the traditional white wedding dress you see most brides wear. 

However, off-white pieces like cream and warm ivory are growing in popularity. If your dress leans closer to pure white, we recommend wearing silver jewelry and other pieces that have cool tones. If the dress has a warm ivory or cream tone, then you should lean toward warm, gold pieces. 

3. Add some pieces to your hair

Brides typically wear earrings, necklaces, and bracelets for their wedding day. But many forget that their hair can also be accessorized! Putting your hair in a chic updo? Enhance it with a shiny headband or barrette. Decorative bobby pins and ‘90s-style claw clips also look great for brides who want to achieve a trendy and fun look. 

4. Purchase jewelry that you’ll wear after the wedding

Jewelry can be pretty expensive. Buying a new set of jewelry for your wedding day, only to never wear it again afterward, can be a waste of money. Instead, stay true to your style and tastes so you can find jewelry that you’ll wear for a long time. 

5. Find a necklace that accentuates your dress’s neckline

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Necklaces can make a huge difference in your wedding outfit. 

Necklaces are popular bridal accessories. But they can be challenging to match with your dress. In general, the rules for necklace pairing are to:

  • Wear a choker if your dress is strapless or has a sweetheart neckline
  • Avoid wearing a necklace altogether if your dress has a high neckline or is ornate
  • Pick a pendant if your dress has a V-neck

6. Avoid overwhelming your outfit with too many colors

There’s no need to go overboard with the colors. In general, brides should stick to just one or two colors. This allows the jewelry to properly enhance your overall wedding look. Too many pieces of different colors can make you look tacky. Remember, less is more when it comes to your wedding. 

7. Work with a custom jewelry designer for extra assistance

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A professional jewelry designer can help you assemble the perfect pieces for your wedding day.

Finding the perfect pieces of jewelry that reflect your dream look can be tough. That’s why so many couples are turning to custom jewelers to help them accessorize for their weddings. A custom jeweler can help you design pieces that will enhance your look and make you look perfect for your big day. Whether you want to make a sleek pendant or design a pair of drop earrings, a custom jeweler can help you create a piece of jewelry you’ll cherish forever. 

Preparing for your wedding day can be both exhausting and exciting. After all, you are preparing to marry your partner and spend the rest of your life with them. But having to plan your outfit, rehearsal dinner, guest list, and other important wedding duties can be draining and overwhelming. 

When it comes to accessorizing, we have your back. Once you finish looking through engagement rings, Pittsburgh jewelry designer Lisa Kotchey can help you properly accessorize for your wedding. Are you interested in designing your own custom jewelry for your wedding? Contact us today to get started!