(Closed) How did you match your accessories to your dress with confidence?

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 5
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3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

First off, LOVE your belt!

I always knew I wanted to wear a simple pearl strand on my wedding day. So I stuck with simple pieces. Sorry, that isn’t much help.

Post # 6
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2840 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The beauty of your belt is that it is both rhinestones and pearls.  I had the same kind of belt.  I chose jewelry that had a little of both.  My earrings had a rhinestone top with a pearl drop. My headband was a mix of both, and I wore a pearl necklace and a rhinestone bracelet. You can mix and match a little.

I bought two different pairs of earrings (neither incredibly expensive) before I found the ones I absolutely had to have on etsy and got those.  Try not to stress too much.

Your dress is beautiful and very detailed. So if I were you, I’d do a pearl/rhinestone combo in the jewelry but keep the jewelry on the “less is more” side.

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@BellaDee:  Okay. But my recommendation is still “less is more” 🙂  I’m sure you’ll find the right jewelry soon enough.

Post # 9
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2840 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@BellaDee:  For example, the second pair of earrings you posted are my preference over the first.

Post # 10
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2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I bought a belt for my dress that had rhinestones on it. My “something borrowed” was one of my BM’s veils, which she had hand-sewn seed pearls along the edges.  To bring those two things together, I bought rhinestone and pearl earrings.

After the ceremony, I changed my belt to a solid navy blue sash, removed my veil, took my hair down and put in a rhinestone hair clip.  I changed my earrings from pearl and rhinestone to rhinestone only, in a shape that went along with my e-ring.

I got the best of both worlds and got to play dress up twice!

Post # 11
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I purchased and returned, I went through 3 necklaces before I found the one. I’m not a bracelet or earring person in general, so I won’t be wearing any at the wedding. 

Post # 12
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2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think those pieces won’t work with your dress. You have a very detailed and blingy belt, adding statement blingy pieces of jewelry will take away from that. Go with simple understated pieces.

I don’t have any of my accessories just yet, but I have certain aspects picked out, my dress has some pearl beading as well as the bling so I’m chosing to wear a single strand of pearls, with a raw edge cathedral veil and a blingy pearl and crystal headband that happens to match the dress perfectly.

Post # 14
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2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I also am in the “less is more” camp. You already have a ton of details between the beading on the bodice and the intricate belt. I would keep accessories VERY simple for a balanced look. So between the earrings you posted, I would go for the second pair, but I think an even simpler pair might be better.

It sounds like you don’t plan on a necklace, which I 100% agree with. I like the idea of the cuff, but I’d be worried it might catch on the beading of your dress?

I would try to pick a tone of metal and stick to it. I don’t think it’s a big deal to have yellow gold accents, but if you have them in one piece I would try to get the rest of your pieces to match (other than the belt, I don’t think that’s an issue since your dress has warm tones in it anyway)

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@BellaDee:  We don’t have pro photos back yet, but here are a few guest photos where you can see the difference in accessories.

Ceremony Look (these were shot pre-ceremony)

Reception

Post # 16
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Newbee

@BellaDee:  Hi!

First of all you look amazing in the dress and it is a truely beautiful choice.  The dress is often the hardest part to choose and you’ve done that!

I think that because the dress itself is so detailed I would go with more simple accessories.  Have you thought of maybe going very simple on the earrings and maybe wearing a hairpiece?

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