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Jewelry Guide on What to Wear on a Wedding

Jewelry Guide on What to Wear on a Wedding

Dressing up for a wedding can be tricky. We know how hard it is to find the perfect dress for an event. But an equally difficult task is to wear the right jewelry.

You wouldn't want to ruin your looks but you also wouldn't want to overshadow the bride. So you have to maintain a balance between looking simple and looking extraordinary.

Just know that you don't have to be a fashion geek or an expert in design to get your perfect look. A little preparation here and there will get you the results you want.

To help you prepare for the wedding and choose the perfect wedding jewelry, we have created this detailed guide.

You'll find out what you should do and what you shouldn't (according to different cultures). We'll also share what jewelry you should wear, on the basis of the wedding.

Before we begin, we suggest saving this page or bookmarking it for future reference.

Don'ts for Every Western Wedding:

A wedding is a delicate event. Everyone's trying to maintain a decent look and a little fumble can ruin your look.

Know what you shouldn't do on the event will help avoid a huge number of mistakes. You won't look out of place and maintain a decent appearance without any difficulty.

Don't Outshine the Bride

The wedding is the most valuable day for the bride. Everything should be about her today. So do anything but don't outshine her.

Wearing better or more detailed jewelry will make you look better than her. And while it might get you the spotlight, it wouldn't be right. The bride should be the center of attention, not you.

It's the most important point to keep in mind when you're choosing jewelry for the event.

Keep your best pieces away for today. Even if wearing big and heavy pieces is your style, you can switch up your style for this day.

Wear Simple Diamond Jewelry

Diamonds have a unique ability to look amazing in any setting. They are majestic and easily outshine other pieces.

That's why we're recommending you to wear simple diamond jewelry for the wedding.

If you wear too much jewelry just for the sake of it, you might easily outshine the bride. And we just discussed that. You shouldn't be outshining her.

So, avoid your any huge and detailed diamond earrings or rings. They'll only make you look as if you're trying to look better than her, even though we know that can't be the case.

Go with simple and plain designs.

Don't Wear Too Much Jewelry

A great way to enhance your looks in parties is to wear multiple pieces of contrasting colors.

Add a signature piece in the mix and you're good to go!

But you shouldn't do that at a wedding. It's another version of point #1 and we hope you understand the logic.

If you'll wear too much jewelry then it'll look indecent and you'll certainly land a bad impression on everyone else at the wedding.

Avoid wearing too many pieces or too big pieces.


Now that you know what you shouldn't do with your jewelry, let's discuss what you should be doing:

Maintain your Personal Style

We know you have a personal fashion statement. Maybe you rock classic jewelry better than anyone else or maybe you're a fan of contemporary designs.

Whatever your preference is, don't ignore it today.

Just because you shouldn't outshine the bride, it doesn't mean you should give up your style. Embrace it, but keep things minimal.

Your jewelry preferences don't have to die out. However, if your preference is to wear large hoops and diamond bands, then we suggest taking a step back.

Wear Elegant and Simple Jewelry

Simple and elegant designs aren't hard to find. And for such an event, these are the most suitable options for you.

Such designs accentuate your apparel and give you a consistent look.

Nature-inspired pieces are perfect for this purpose. For example, take a look at our Hailey Petal Pendant.

Its simple and nature-inspired design is soothing, calming and compelling yet it doesn't grasp too much attention.

To maintain a simple look, wear a pendant, earrings and a few rings. You can wear a simple jewelry set too.

The choice between gold and silver depends on your choice of gown or outfit and your personal preference.

Prepare for the Event

Procrastination is your biggest enemy when it comes to weddings.

Don't delay your preparations. First, choose the right outfit for the event and then according to it, choose the right pieces of jewelry.

You can't choose your wedding jewelry on a whim. You'll only increase the chances of messing things up.

Take your time, start the preparations a few days ahead and create your perfect look.

Your jewelry should be according to your outfit, the setting and the theme of the wedding. So keep that in mind as well.

Match the Jewelry with your Outfit

Your jewelry should be according to the dress, gown or outfit you're wearing. It's the most important factor to consider when you're choosing the pieces you want to wear.

For example, with a long gown, you'll want to wear contemporary bangles and sleek necklaces.

On the other hand, with a saree, it'd be better to wear traditional designs (such as the Kundan necklace).

Consider these things while choosing:

–    The color (red, green, yellow, etc.)

–    The style (modern, traditional, ethnic, etc.)

For example, if you'd be wearing an embroidered and detailed blue saree at the wedding, then it'd be better if you wear a silver necklace to go with it.

It was just a simple example, but you get the idea, right?

Don'ts for Every Eastern Wedding:

There are different kinds of weddings. Now that we've discussed western weddings, it's time to discuss eastern ones.

There's a huge difference between the two. For example, western weddings require you to wear minimum jewelry, whereas eastern weddings require you to do the opposite.

Also Read: A Quick Guide to Buy Jewelry as per Occasions

Don't ever get confused between the etiquettes of these two weddings.

Experiment with Your Jewelry

A wedding is an event to show off your fashion and style but it's not the right event to experiment. Trying out new styles, designs or patterns can result in ruining your looks.

And it's certain that you wouldn't want that.

There's nothing wrong with trying new things. But there's a time and place for everything.

A friend's wedding isn't the right event for this purpose. Stick to your conventional personal style and wear the jewelry accordingly.

Wear Too Simple Designs

Unlike western weddings, in an eastern wedding, you'll need to show off your style. Wearing too simple designs will make you look bland and you'll easily get lost in the crowd.

If you like simple designs then that's okay, but it'll be better if you add a few glamorous and flamboyant pieces to your attire.

You'll look way better with the addition of a few detailed pieces.

If you still want to go with the simple designs, then it'd be better if you wear a western outfit. They both will complement each other.

Wearing Modern Jewelry

Modern designs are awe-inspiring but they might not work at a wedding.

That's because, at a wedding, you need to wear traditional and cultural designs. Even modern attires look out of place at a wedding.

You'll need to add a few components of culture and tradition in your modern outfit.

You should follow a similar approach for your jewelry.

You can wear modern pieces but you'll also have to wear a number of conventional designs to go with them. It's a cultural event and so, you should maintain your look accordingly.

Dos for Every Eastern Wedding:

We are now listing out the things that you should do when getting jewelry for a wedding. Just like the things you shouldn't do, you should be aware of these things too.

Wear Plenty of Jewelry

You can't go wrong with multiple pieces on a wedding. Bring out your eye-catching jewelry sets and show off your fashion.

You can wear a signature piece and wear multiple supporting pieces as well.

On the other hand, you can wear a jewelry set and to complement it, wear a number of similar pieces. A wedding is a great event to wear heavy jewelry. You won't get this opportunity for another event.

If you don't like to wear heavy jewelry then you can wear a number of small pieces too. Just ensure they are according to your style and don't look too bland.

However, when you're wearing a bunch of numerous pieces, don't overdo anything.

If it seems impractical or if the jewelry is getting in your way, you can remove a few pieces from here and there.

Wear Gold Jewelry

Gold has a divine aura, due to which it's a major part of many traditions in different cultures. For a positive event like a wedding, it'd be great to wear gold jewelry.

You can wear gold and gemstone jewelry for a colorful look. Or, you can simply opt for gold jewelry to match your style.

If you'd ask us, we'd suggest buying gold jewelry set for the wedding. To support the jewelry set, you should buy a number of matching bracelets and accessories.

It's also worth noting that gold is a vital part of wedding attire. And even if you want to switch things up, you should stick with this metal.

Prepare and Match

Just like we discussed for western weddings, start the preparations for the event at least a few days ahead.

Don't push things until the last minute.

You'll need to shop for the jewelry, do research on the latest designs and buy the pieces accordingly.

Being lazy in any area can cost you in looks and money.

When you're shopping for the wedding jewelry, keep your outfit in mind. What will you be wearing? Will it go well with your outfit?

Before you start selecting jewelry for the event, it'd be better if you select an outfit. It'll make the selection process easier for you and you wouldn't have to cross-check your selection of jewelry every now and then.

Also, note that there are exceptions in every case.

Now that you know the basics, we can head on to specific wedding types and help you attain that perfect look.

While buying, keep the following points in mind: Choosing Jewelry for Different Kinds of Weddings:

–    Make sure you're comfortable in the jewelry

–    Buy wedding jewelry online

–    Buy the pieces from a respected brand to avoid any problems

Different kinds of weddings require you to follow different approaches. The following are the primary three kinds of weddings which require you to modify your apparel:

Classic Wedding:

For a classic wedding, just follow the tips we mentioned above. There's no need to modify anything.

If it's a western wedding, wear minimalistic jewelry and if it's an eastern wedding, do the opposite.

Low-Key Wedding:

It's not necessary for every wedding to have hundreds of guests. If it's a wedding with just a bunch of people, then you wouldn't want to wear bold or flashy pieces.

You should wear one signature piece for your neck or flashy and big earrings for your face, but not both at the same time. Vintage, classic and traditional designs will help you.

Themed Wedding:

Choose the designs according to the theme of the wedding. For example, if it's a bohemian wedding, consider nature-inspired designs, like the Adore Bloom Pendant.

First, choose the outfit for the wedding and then, select the jewelry accordingly.


Buying wedding jewelry as a guest shouldn't be a difficult task for you anymore.

Depending on the theme, the setting and the place of the wedding, you can easily choose the right jewelry designs for your outfit.

We hope you enjoyed this guide and found it useful. If you have any questions or doubts, feel free to contact us, we'd love to help you out.

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