Finally! The task of finding a wedding dress is complete. The bride will spend countless hours searching for that perfect dress and will not stop until she has everything she needs for that special day. Bridal jewelry can just as important to the bride and just as hard to find. She will want to find the right accessories that will serve to enhance her dress and not take away from it. Most bridal dresses are already adorned with tiny pearls thus choosing the right kind of jewelry is very important. Historically, pearls are the most commonly worn jewelry for the bride and continues to be true today. Most brides find they prefer any pearl bridal jewelry because it offers a sophisticated, soft and subtle look, yet can very eye-catching. Pearls are often gifted to bridesmaids of the wedding party as an appreciation gift from the bride.
Just as there are no two brides identical, there are no two pearls the same making pearls special for the bride. Pearls come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Typically, the traditional bride will wear white, but others may choose pink and those stepping out of the box may opt to wear black and white pearls. Whatever they choose, they pair perfectly with a wedding dress and can be worn with other styles after the wedding. They are a gift that keeps on giving.
The dress style will dictate the type of jewelry to be worn. Whether it is classic or contemporary style, each dress will pair nicely with pearl jewelry of the same style. The neckline of the dress will determine what time of necklace to be worn if any. The bride may wear a short strand of pearls or only a pendant. It is always good to remember if, in doubt, less is more. If the dress is long sleeve, then the bride may consider opting out of wearing a bracelet. The bracelet may not be seen and depending on the fabric it may tangle with the threads or lacing. When choosing earrings, the bride needs to consider hairstyle and what other accessories that may be worn in her hair. The size/shape of the face, the hairstyle is worn will also help determine what size of earrings to wear and what type to wear.
Pearls can be chosen for their look and they may also be chosen for their meaning. For some, they exude purity and innocence just as the bride, dressed in her white gown. Pearls are also known to symbolize tears, but old wives tales say that if pearls are worn on the wedding day, then the marriage will not encounter sadness and therefore no tears will be shed.
Following tradition, the bride will wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. To help satisfy the traditions many brides will wear pearls that have been in their family for a long time. It is not uncommon for pearls to be a family heirloom that is passed down through generations.