Post # 1
I am not a big jewelry wearer. (Getting used to my engagement ring took some work … And honestly I still leave home without it quite frequently.) I have been trying to find a good necklace to wear at the wedding because I felt like I was supposed to. But, we are two weeks out, and I haven’t found one I like. So I am wondering, hive, do I need to wear a necklace? How many brides out there went without at their weddings? Thank you!
p.s. My dress is strapless and I don’t have my ears pierced, so earrings are definitely out too.
Post # 3
There is absolutely no rule that says you have to wear a necklace. If you’re not a jewelry person, then wearing a necklace at your wedding would be out of your personality. You don’t need to become someone else to get married!
Post # 4
I’m not wearing a necklace. In fact, it seems like its pretty much 50/50 as far as brides wearing a necklace, so it certainly isn’t strange if you didn’t wear one. I also might not be wearing earrings, depending on how my ears are handling them, because I never wear earrings.
Post # 5
I didn’t wear a necklace either, so don’t feel like you’re supposed to wear one. 🙂 I personally thought a necklace would be too much with the beading on my dress and my hair down.
Post # 6
My grandma, who has worked in fashion her whole life, told me that brides are NOT wearing necklaces this year. In fact, she continued, actresses did NOT wear necklaces on the red carpet for the awards season this year, either. I looked more carefully in magazines, and it’s true. I am not wearing a necklace with my hair up, and with a strapless dress. I just don’t want to… so glad I can make my grandma happy and be “trendy”, too! 🙂
Post # 7
I’m not wearing a necklace, but my dress has some pizazz on top. I am wearing earrings however. If you look at any of the bridal mags most people are NOT wearing such. Maybe more so people look at the dress. I think you should be yourself. But I do love this necklace:
It does exist in just pearl beading.
And just for fun I think you could do:
Since you are in a bind if you really decided to get some jewelry I think Macy’s has a great selection.
Post # 8
I don’t think you have to wear a necklace at all. Sometimes a bare neck is beautiful in itself. Besides if you aren’t used to wearing one do you really want to have it bugging you all day?
Post # 9
I’m not wearing a necklace. My dress would look odd with one, but even if I was wearing a dress that a necklace would look good with I wouldn’t wear one. I don’t like anything around my neck. Earrings and my rings will do for me.
Post # 10
I’m probably not going to wear a necklace either. I’m just going to wear some earrings and my engagement ring and all it a day.
Post # 11
Look, it depends on
1. the kind of neckline your gown has: this is the single biggest factor that calls of a necklace. Your gown’s does call for a necklace. And your options are either a choker or a princess necklace.
2. how “thick” your neck is
3. how short your neck is
If you are well proportioned you don’t need a necklace.
You do however need earrings if you forego the necklace. And remember you can use clip earrings (unless your neck is too thick).
My suggestion is, stop searching for the right thing in bridal stores.. go to Macy’s, Nordstrom, even Target… their jewelry is a lot less corny than the “regular” bridal one 🙂
Post # 12
Obviously you don’t NEED to wear a necklace – do whatever you will feel the most comfortable and most beautiful doing.
I’m wearing a necklace – I love necklaces and always have one on, so I actually feel naked without one. I have a longer neck (one of the important points gionnetto mentioned), a lot of space between my neckline and shoulders (I’m convinced I have a freakishly large expanse of chest) and a strapless dress with no beading or lace. That’s me… but of course everyone is different. But I would agree with gionnetto that you might want to think about earrings to finish the look. Or at least some awesome jewelry/fascinator/flower/etc. for your head.