Wedding Jewellery Advice

3 ways to match your wedding jewellery to your bridal makeup and hair

Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day, but how do you know you’re choosing the right accessories? In this article, Jack Jahan from Ramsdens Jewellery offers his insight into co-ordinating jewellery with the rest of your bridal look.

There’s so much to consider when planning a wedding that it can be easy to forget about the finer details. However, it’s often the little things that have the biggest impact on your special day, including adding the finishing touches to your bridal look. The wrong colour, size, or style of jewellery can ruin an otherwise well put-together outfit, which is why it’s important to make sure you’re giving your wedding jewellery the attention it deserves. 

Below are some of my top tips for co-ordinating your jewellery with your makeup, hairstyle, and dress to help you achieve a picture-perfect bridal look.

Co-ordinating with your wedding dress

Your wedding dress can have a big influence on your choice of bridal hairstyle, makeup, and jewellery. While many brides choose white for their big day, there are still plenty of different shades within this category and not all of them will suit the same accessories. For example, cream, champagne, or pale gold wedding dresses are still considered white but have a warmer undertone than brilliant or ivory whites. That means they’ll tend to suit gold jewellery more than silver.

If you’re planning on wearing a coloured dress for you wedding, such as red or green, I would recommend looking for complementary coloured gemstones for your bridal jewellery rather than matching. This can give your wedding look depth and prevent it from seeming too one-dimensional.

Colour-matching with your make-up 

Many brides choose a natural makeup look for their wedding day featuring plenty of nudes and subtle contouring. As a result, they may wish to select soft pastel coloured accessories to complete the romantic look. If you want to stand out, however, as many modern brides do, choose one bold makeup signature such as a red lip or blue eyeshadow, then continue the theme with matching jewellery. This helps to achieve an impactful yet co-ordinated look.

Your makeup can also influence which style of jewellery you may choose. Delicate makeup will suit fine or layered jewellery more than chunky accessories, so ask your makeup artist for a bolder face if you know you want to go big with your jewellery. This includes large hoop earrings as well as statement necklaces.

Choosing earrings based on your hairstyle

Your hairstyle can affect which kinds of jewellery are more suitable for completing your bridal look. Earrings are arguably among the most important pieces of jewellery you’ll wear on your wedding day, as they are worn the closest to your face and will be present in all your wedding photos. So, it’s worth taking the time to make sure you’ve chosen the right pair.

A loose or messy hairstyle such as a chignon, for example, can cause issues if you’d like to wear complicated statement earrings, so you may want to consider studs or small hoops if this is your chosen hairstyle. Alternatively, updos can give you plenty more freedom when choosing earrings for your wedding day, but if you’ll be wearing a lot of decorative slides or clips, then a more modest earring will help balance out the look better.

These are some of the most important aspects of your bridal look to consider when choosing the right jewellery for your wedding day. By looking for jewellery that complements your makeup, hair, and dress, you’ll be sure to look your best when you say, “I do.”