How much jewellery should a bride wear?

Choosing the perfect bridal jewellery can be one of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding. But how do you choose pieces that will complement your chosen wedding outfit, rather than overshadow it? And how much bridal jewellery is too much?

In this blog, we’ll take you through the unwritten rules of all things bling when it comes to your special day!

How much bridal jewellery is too much?

Whilst it’s certainly tempting to think ‘go big or go home’ when choosing your bridal jewellery, we’d advise against this in the majority of cases.

For an elegant wedding look, less is almost always more. You want the focus to be on you, and probably on the dress (or suit) that’s cost you a fortune. Accessories should be exactly that – they should add to your outfit, not detract attention from it.

It’s not necessary to wear every single type of jewellery on your wedding day. Sometimes, just a couple of tasteful accessories is all that’s needed to finish off your look. Additionally, if you’re going for big earrings, don’t also choose a chunky necklace, as the effect is likely to be overwhelming.

When it comes to rings, you want all the focus to be on your wedding and engagement rings, so we’d advise against wearing any others. We know, a jewellery company advising you not to buy jewellery is a little strange – but we’re just being honest!

It’s a good idea to take all your bridal jewellery with you to your final dress fitting. This will give you the chance to see what everything looks like together. Ideally, try to have your wedding hair trial on the same day for the full effect!

Our favourite bridal jewellery

If you’re looking for a bridal necklace that will go with almost any wedding dress, we’d recommend the Diamonfire cubic zirconia necklace. This modern piece is made from sterling silver, and is finished with palladium, platinum and rhodium to ensure tarnish protection for years to come. Adding extra sparkle to your outfit, this stunning piece of bridal jewellery features cubic zirconia stones cut with 57 facets – giving the same sparkle as real diamonds, without the hefty price tag.


Diamonfire Cubic Zirconia Bridal Necklace

Looking for a bridal jewellery set?

We may be biased, but we think there's nothing better than matching jewellery, and this is never more the case than on your big day! If you agree, then you’ll love this matching set of bridal jewellery from Swarovski. Including an elegant necklace with a dazzling pendant and understated (but very sparkly) earrings, the Attract set in rhodium is the ideal choice for many brides to be.

As it’s very reasonably priced, you could even opt to purchase multiple sets for your bridesmaids. That’s two things ticked off your wedding to-do list, as it’s a bridesmaid’s gift and wedding accessory in one!

Swarovski Attract Bridal Set



Wedding jewellery – not just for the ladies!

Here at ODs Jewellers, we don’t just cater to the brides out there. We have a range of wedding jewellery that’s perfect for men, and also for brides who choose to go for a less traditional look – a designer suit, for example.

 Tommy Hilfiger Cufflinks

Many customers looking for wedding jewellery on our website choose to purchase our stylish cufflinks. Check out these sophisticated cufflinks from Tommy Hilfiger to complete your wedding outfit, or that of your other half. They also make great gifts for your groomsmen!

Speak to us today about your bridal jewellery requirements

If you’d like some help finding the perfect bridal jewellery to complement your outfit, we’d be more than happy to help. Give us a call on 01744 730985 or send us a message using our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.


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