(Closed) Afraid of Looking Too Decorated?

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think everyone’s definition of “too decorated” would be different. Some people prefer simple gown, simple veil, while others like bling bling bling! I think this is more an issue of personal style, so if YOU loves it then go for it! Most people will just notice how gorgeous you are, and not how much jewelry you are wearing! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My dress was very beaded plus I added a belt, so I opted to go simple with drop earrings and nix a necklace at risk of looking too blinged out. I was still quite sparkly. I think the key is to make sure one of your jewelry pieces is your statement piece, whereas the others kind of mesh with that one piece and don’t upstage it. My “statement piece” was a jeweled comb I wore with my veil.

If you think it looked fine earlier, though, it’s probably fine. When else is over-the-top glamor appropriate except your wedding day?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Coral99:  I agree with the other Bee that everyone has a different definition of what ‘too decorated’ looks like.  In my opinion I would do what you feel is natural…For me I normally heavily accessorize on a daily basis so I definitely didnt want to have minimalistic jewelry on my wedding day.. I went with a statement necklace and bracelet and still have earrings too… However if you are the type of person that doesnt normally do alot of bling or jewelry then I would definitely do something more subtle… LOL not sure if that makes sense or if this even helps..sorry!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Coral99:  Yep, I did. One layer, raw edge, and knee length so it didn’t drag on the ground. I tucked the comb into my hair right above where the veil’s hair piece attached.

After the ceremony and photos, I took out the comb to remove the veil, then stuck the comb back in so I’d have a bit of bride-looking decoration in my hair without having to wrestle with a veil. If you decide not to wear the comb with the veil for the ceremony, you could always swap the two for the reception.

If you don’t have photos of you in your look, could you show us stock photos of your dress and accessories?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was concerned about this as my veil had swarowskis on it and my dress did too. I decided not to wear a necklace or bracelet, but just my rings and some long earrings. It worked out well.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Coral99:  I think those are gorgeous and not at all too much. Glamorous in a very classy way.

A jeweled sash that picks up on the gold from the other jewelry would look beautiful as well. Maybe something like this?: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77089301/michelle-large-vintage-style-gold?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_search_query=gold+belt+bridal&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=gold+belt+bridal

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Coral99: I decided this in advance of the wedding. I took my veil to the dress fittings with me and then took all the types of jewelerry I was thinking of wearing, and tried it on and took photos.

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