(Closed) How much jewelry is too much?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
Member
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You’re talking to the girl who wore a pendant, earrings, right hand ring, and bracelet, in addition to a hairpiece. And my dress was sparkly up top

I think you can do “a lot” of jewelry tastefully. If it’s not cheesy or fake looking or dull.

I personally think everything the bride in teh photo is wearing is fine! It’s blingy yet tastefully done. In fact, I think her neck is kinda naked and could use a pretty pendant or something. She even has TWO bracelets on! I’d only do one, but she looks fine with both. [attachment=809898,102390] [attachment=809898,102391] [attachment=809898,102396]

Post # 4
Member
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Normally, I say either go for big sparkly earrings OR a necklace…not both. If you do the earrings..then go for a bracelet too. But htis dress seems like it’s missing  necklace. I am a blingy kind of gal for my day too..it’ll be everywhere, but only earrings, a bracelet, a headband, and on my veil on me.

Post # 5
Member
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Well, I am going to be “blinging” on my wedding day.  LOL.  Hey, I figure it is the one time in my life where I can! Plus my wedding is on New Years Eve…My dress is beaded – I am wearing a necklace, drop earrings, a bracelet and a hair comb.  Ha!

Post # 6
Member
4024 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I will just be wearing earings, maybe a bracelet, but not sure yet. I haven’t decided on a necklace yet, but probalby not.

Post # 7
Member
75 posts
Worker bee

I agree with ejs4y8 it can be done tastefully. As I tell my clients go with what you feel most comfortable in.  As Lindsay stated, it’s a special day and the perfect occasion to go ALL OUT!!

 

Post # 9
Member
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Thanks! I feel naked without jewelry, honestly. Even today…i have 7 earrings in (7 holes, haha), a necklace, a watch, two rings…why would my wedding day be any different, right? If you dig simple, go simple. But thing about the hollywood stars! They get decked out and they look GLAMorous. =]

Post # 10
Member
5 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

From a girl who LOVES jewelry, i say go for it. I personally, not to offend anyone, but when they have these gorgeous gowns with these tiny dangle earrings, and a tiny short necklace and thin diamond braclet – it looks all wrong. The jewekry gets lost and doesn’t add ANYTHING to the dress. I say go big! wear a big sparkle bracelet with long sparkly earings and maybe a long single stranded necklace with a single pendant….be trendy, not so old fashioned! 🙂 PS…I love your dress, I am thinkging of going and trying it on since i may not go with my initial purchase

Post # 11
Member
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m totally with Lynner on this one! To me, a great dress with a very simple veil and no/simple jewelry look like wearing sneakers with a Chanel tailleur… wrong!

You can definitely wear a lot of jewelry if it’s tasteful… that is to say, try to find something that matches your gown’s details… as I saw your gown I thought of a bib necklace, earrings, a bracelet and a comb, all of them reprising the sash on your gown.

Post # 12
Member
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ejs I love your look and I agree that a lot of bling looks good if it is done well 🙂

I am wearing a headband, a bracelet, earrings, a necklace and my dress has a little bit of beading! and it looks good, not too much at all!

Post # 13
Member
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m not into looking ‘trendy’ and usually wear only one piece of jewelry at a time, and my dress is pretty Victorian-inspired, so I think I’m going to stick with just a pair of chandelier earrings and call it a day.  But I think that if you WANT to wear lots of jewelry with dress, you totally can.  It’s definitely appropriate to it!

Post # 14
Member
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think that for me personally, it would be wayyy too much.  I like to go necklace or earring and bracelet or cocktail ring.  For my wedding, I am wearing a glitzy headband and a cocktail ring and leave it at that.

However, take a look at all the actresses at the Oscar’s.  I think this year most of them kept it simple with statement earrings and nothing on the neck, but some years you see them all decked out with jewelry in the ears, their neck, wrists and fingers.  I would just choose one piece to be the statement piece and make everything else a bit more subtle and complimentary.

Post # 15
Member
1075 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I actually like how the model accessorized her self in the picture.  I like the look of the clean and long neck line.  But just like everyone else, I certainly like to bling it up too.  But I think there is a thing of choosing the wrong accessories to make your look “over-the-top”

Post # 16
Member
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I dunno, man, there’s something rich/decadent/elegant feeling about wearing a lot of “frosting” (ok what movie is that from, ladies?!) on your wedding day. It makes you feel like the damn queen or something to be so bling-tastic. I’m in the “one statement piece, keep the rest simple”. I went with the big bracelet/simpler earrings and necklace but it may still be too rich for some. Bella Nouelle of etsy makes some really gorgeous bridal stuff….that’s who made my bracelet! It looks really good in real life.

The topic ‘How much jewelry is too much?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors