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How to Style Your Wedding Day Jewellery: For the Bride and Bridal Party

Wedding Day Styling

The dress, the venue, the flowers, your bridesmaids – there's so much that goes into planning your perfect wedding day and that includes your bridal jewellery and accessories. Not to be kept as an afterthought, your jewellery choices are a key part of creating a bridal look that you love, and which reflects your personal style and your personality. Discover our top ideas for styling your wedding day jewellery look, as well as jewellery and accessory ideas for the groom, bridesmaids, and family who’ll be with you on your special day.

Wedding Day Jewellery for the Bride

Just like your wedding dress, your wedding jewellery should be an authentic reflection of your style and make you feel your absolute best. While trends can be a great source of inspiration, it’s more important to choose pieces that feel like you, that you have an emotional connection with, and that you can see yourself wearing again after the big day. After all, what makes jewellery so special is your ability to wear it again and again, as a tangible reminder of the most significant moments. Your wedding day jewellery is a great way to bring in ‘something old’ and ‘something borrowed’, such as precious heirloom jewellery pieces or favourite styles borrowed from a loved one. You can also use your bridal jewellery to factor in your ‘something blue’. Gemstones such as sapphire, tanzanite, aquamarine, and blue topaz are timeless and versatile choices, especially if you match the setting to your other white gold or yellow gold jewellery pieces. As for your ‘something new’, the jewellery possibilities are endless. Here are a few of our favourite bridal jewellery ideas: Pearl bridal jewellery: pearls are classic, elegant, and the perfect complement to white, ivory, and champagne coloured wedding dresses. Keep it simple with a delicate pearl bracelet, or add a statement pearl drop earring for extra glamour. Diamond bridal jewellery: Match or complement your diamond engagement ring with another diamond jewellery piece or two for your wedding day. A pair of diamond solitaire studs or hoops are timeless and will elevate your look without being over the top. If you’re looking for bridal jewellery that makes a statement, a diamond tennis bracelet or necklace are classic, luxurious choices. Gold bridal jewellery: keep it classic and let your engagement and wedding rings own the spotlight, with simple bridal jewellery in yellow, white, or rose gold. White gold is the most versatile shade to pair with your ceremonial rings and any dress colour; while yellow gold adds classic warmth and is perfect with ivory, cream, or champagne wedding dresses. Rose gold is romantic and unique, bringing a touch of blush to your wedding look. Try a solid bangle or a simple chain bracelet in gold to draw attention to your ceremonial rings without overwhelming them; or wear a pair of gold earrings for a modern touch.

Wedding Day Jewellery for Bridesmaids

Whether you’d like your bridesmaids to wear perfectly matching jewellery, or let them choose from within a theme, here are some top bridesmaid jewellery ideas for timeless style that will complement the bride’s look. Matching pieces, worn in different places: keep your bridesmaids’ looks cohesive but with a unique take on matching. Find a set of matching jewellery styles that you love, and have each of your bridesmaids wear a different piece – for instance, a necklace, earrings, or a bracelet. We love this cultured freshwater pearl bracelet, threader earrings, and graduated necklace for a matching-yet-different look. Different pieces that fit a theme: Perhaps you want to let your bridesmaids choose pieces that suit their personal style, but ensure they all look cohesive and complement your wedding aesthetic. Give your bridesmaids a clear theme to choose from, such as fine rose gold jewellery, dainty diamond clusters, or a particular gemstone. The same piece, with a different feature stone: A beautiful way to honour your bridesmaids’ individuality is to opt for the same jewellery style that’s available with a range of different gemstones, which they can choose from. For example, our range of fine birthstone bracelets – like this sapphire one – are available in each of your bridesmaids’ birthstones, for a cohesive look with subtle points of difference.

Wedding Day Accessories for the Groom

Wedding day jewellery and accessories for the groom are best kept simple and classic, with a few key pieces being popular: Cufflinks: cufflinks are a classic addition to formalwear such as your wedding suit. Keep them timeless and simple to let your suit and accents stand out, or if you want to make more of a statement, try cufflinks embellished with black diamonds, or another more elaborate set. Watch: a watch is a classic men’s accessory, and you can wear one to complement your wedding day style. It’s best to choose a dress watch for this special occasion, and one that matches your wedding ring to ensure cohesive style. A watch in stainless steel, black-toned stainless steel, or black ceramic or leather, will perfectly complement a white gold, titanium, or tungsten wedding ring. A watch in gold-toned stainless steel is a great choice to pair with a yellow gold wedding ring.

Wedding Day Jewellery for Mother of the Bride and Groom

The mother of the bride and mother of the groom have plenty of freedom when it comes to choosing jewellery for the big day. Here are a few of our favourite options for the bridal party, with added sentiment as you celebrate this moment with your loved ones. Statement gemstone earrings: The perfect way to add elegance to your look, no matter your style of dress or outfit, is an eye-catching pair of earrings. Choosing a style in your son’s or daughter’s birthstone will make this extra sentimental. Symbolic necklace: A necklace is also a beautiful choice that will elevate every outfit. You can make it a meaningful piece for this special occasion by choosing a symbolic love heart or infinity pendant, the bride and groom’s initials, or a gemstone with symbolism that resonates with you.

Whether searching for your own bridal jewellery look, or wedding day styles for bridesmaids, the groom, and bridal party, find the perfect piece with our wide range of beautifully crafted jewellery at Michael Hill. Explore now >