Tips for choosing your wedding juwelry

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Something Old

If you’re after something with more of a vintage feel, or you’d just like to wear something with a little sentiment, the best place to search is your family’s jewelry boxes (with permission, of course!). Does your Grandmother have a gorgeous string of pearls that she’ll lend you for W-day? Not only will this family heirloom have real meaning as you rock it during the ceremony (something old, people!), but it’s completely free and ripe for the taking.

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Choose Jewelry That You Like

Rather than turn up to your ceremony dripping with diamonds, go with jewelry combinations that you’re comfortable with. Unlike your dress, you can get more than one use out of your marital gems, so pick the kind of jewelry you could see yourself wearing time and time again.

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Rent Your Jewelry

If you want some real show-stopping accessories on your big day, there’s no point buying them for their RRP – who can afford that? Instead, shop at a jewelry rental store and enjoy the Cinderella feeling of wearing exceptionally beautiful gems just for the night. Be careful with these pieces though and don’t get so drunk that you leave hundreds of pounds worth of jewels in a nearby river.

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Match Your Jewelry To Your Dress

Your jewelry should express your personality, but it should also complement your dress. Less is usually more – you want to look natural and not cluttered with gems. For example, don’t pair a heavily decorated wedding dress with a necklace, because it’ll look far too busy.

Short-sleeved dresses should include a bracelet and halternecks should focus on the hair accessories. Sweetheart or strapless dresses work best with chandelier earrings and v-necks need something to adorn their neckline, such as a pendant or a choker. Really, you only need to think about one focal piece of jewelry; whatever you do, don’t choose one of every accessory as your w-day ensemble will look more disheveled than debonair.

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Fake It

Getting high quality replicas is absolutely fine. Really…who’s gonna know? No-one needs genuine diamonds when a crystal alternative looks just as gorgeous. Before you start popping tags, consider the cheaper accessories that’ll save you money. You can then invest that extra cash back into W-day. With wedding prices so high in the UK, you’re going to need all the spare change you’ve got!

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Source: Wedding lovely