Friday, April 4, 2008

Choosing Understated Beach Wedding Jewelry

It's often difficult to decide on what bridal jewelry you'll wear and what your bridesmaids will wear on your wedding day. What goes well with your dress? What adds that perfect touch to your bridesmaids' dresses? What reflects your beach theme in the best way?

There are quite a few new trends hitting the wedding fashion industry and designers are complementing their dresses with simple, understated jewelry. The idea is that less really is more! No longer are brides and bridesmaids wearing heavy bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings and hair jewels – it's too much! Now members of the wedding party are opting for just a bracelet and earrings or a centerpiece necklace.

Simple drop pearl necklace and earring sets work well for both brides and bridesmaids, no matter what your wedding colors are. Pearls come from oysters, and naturally remind everyone of the low key beauty of the sand and waves. You can also wear understated, classic rhinestones or cubic zirconia for a gorgeous sparkling look – just be careful not to go overboard.

While most brides and bridesmaids elect to wear jewelry to the wedding ceremony, you might want to consider opting out if your dress has a lot of detail to it, such as pearls, crystal beading or other features that make it the focal point of what you're wearing. Donning a necklace or even earrings may take away from your dress' special features – something you might not want to do.

Don't buy the first pieces of jewelry you see – for you or your bridesmaids. Try a few pieces on and mix it up between earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings to find the perfect beach theme wedding look for you and your girls!

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