Just like a cake which wouldn’t be complete without frosting, a bride’s look wouldn’t be complete without jewelry. Bridal jewelry usually includes a necklace, a bracelet, a pair of earrings and sometimes, hair accessories. Choosing the kind of jewelry to get can be a tedious process especially in the midst of other wedding preparations. Like with most things in life, you just need to be a little organized to make selecting easier.
Set the financial parameter.
How much are you willing to shell out for a set of bridal jewelry? Consider the costs that you’ve already spent as well as what still needs to be spent on your other preparations for the wedding. Once you’ve set a budget for your jewelry, stick to it. Remember that even small deviations can pile up and can seriously put a strain on your overall fund.
If you’re one of the lucky people who can honestly say that money’s no object, then you have a world of options. You can choose a set of jewelry made of materials from precious metals to diamonds to platinum.
If you’re one of the many who don’t have that big a budget, there’s no need to lose hope. Materials such as pearls, crystals, cubic zirconia, rhinestones and glass beads are currently popular in bridal jewelry. They’re durable, beautiful and very affordable.
Scout for stores.
Where will you make your purchase? Jewelry shops are the obvious choice but take care that they’re not too expensive or that you have a big purse. Otherwise, save them for when you have absolutely run out of options.
Bridal jewelry dealers are worth checking out because they sell affordable and quality jewelry. They will usually have a wide selection so mixing and matching different pieces will be effortless.
Online shops are also gaining popularity because they offer a variety of designs, materials and prices to suit your requirements.
Whichever option you go for, make sure you can see samples of the actual product. Don’t just settle on seeing pictures in the brochure or the online gallery because you don’t want to discover that the color and design don’t go well with your dress on the day of your wedding.
Make your choice.
After deciding on the budget and where to buy, it is now time for the most crucial part – deciding what to pick out. For women who normally rely on their intuitions, this is a no-brainer. Just remember a few things before heading to the cashier.
Themes are important because they unify the different aspects of the wedding. The kind of jewelry should be in keeping with the rest of the motif. Colors, materials, and designs are good bases from which you can lift ideas.
You should also think about future uses. Can you wear the jewels on your next office party or when you have a night out with your girlfriends? Opt for those made with materials that could be dressed up or dressed down according to the occasion.
Finally, what will comprise the set? Will a necklace and a pair of earrings be enough or will you also need a bracelet and a tiara? Try them on with your wedding gown. As long as they don’t draw attention away from the dress and are within budget, then by all means get frosted!