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Wedding Jewelry & Accessory Ideas for Brides and Bridesmaids

From the moment your engagement ring is placed upon your finger, chances are the idea of wearing jewelry takes on a whole new meaning in your life. Not only do rings become fashionable accessories when you are engaged and married, but they also carry intense symbolic importance. After all, most women never take off their engagement ring and wedding band sets after they’re married. The bridal ring set becomes a part of their everyday accessory attire. Thus, choosing wedding jewelry can be a huge decision for those about to be married.

Choosing Your Wedding Bands

The first choice many brides and grooms think about when choosing wedding bands is the metal they prefer. While many brides go with the traditional look of gold bands, others prefer platinum or silver. It’s best to choose bands which match your engagement ring, overall. Look for bands that will compliment the engagement ring and style, size and metal color. If your engagement ring is a family antique heirloom or of vintage style you should be particularly aware of choosing an appropriate band to accompany it on your finger.

While mens wedding bands aren't required to completely match their bride-to-be’s rings, some men prefer to have a unified look. Other men are going for more modern styles of wedding bands and are choosing celtic patterns, Irish patterns and even bands with a precious stone or diamond in the design .

‘Big Day’ Bridal Jewelry Tips

Even if your engagement ring came from Tiffany, chances are you’ll want to save a little money for your wedding day bridal jewelry and go with fashion jewels for your big day. Many brides choose to simplify their jewelry, especially since the main fashion focus is often directed toward the wedding gown itself. A single pearl necklace and matching earrings can create an elegant and flawless look on a bride. However, those brides who crave more sparkle can easily find crystal fashion necklaces and earrings to “bling up” their wedding day look.

Bridesmaid Accessories and Jewelry Ideas

Many brides give their bridesmaids wedding day jewelry, as part of their bridesmaid “thank you” gifts. Thus, the bride often chooses attendant jewelry which matches her own in a similar manner. However, brides can also think about adding small pieces of jewelry into the hair of her attendants. For example, today’s fashion houses make beautiful and affordable crystal hair clips and pins which look fantastic in updo hair styles.

Remember, choosing wedding jewelry is a big part of the entire wedding planning process. Whether you’re choosing wedding band sets, bridesmaid jewelry or bridal jewelry for the big event, it’s important to think about the overall style of the engagement ring, the style of the wedding gown and your budget.

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