Post # 1
Did you over-buy? Return a bunch of things? Did you just have a simple dress or a good eye?
So before I set up my hair and makeup trials, I NEEEED to chose my accessories!
I have so many ideas in my head…but it’s really hard to “match” my jewlery to my belt….which I guess I have to do?
Here’s some pictures of me in the dress
I love the idea of a rhinestone cuff! Like this one:
But it’s champagne organza floral and gold accents throw me off because I don’t have any gold in my dress!!!
These earrings are so hot! They match my belt!
These will match pretty much anything and aren’t too blingy,…they’re white quartz earrings from blue nile!
What do I do??? I’m super confused….do you have to match your belt metal to your jewelry?
Post # 3
I also really love these earrings by Givenchy…but again have gold tones in them! Mind you my dress had peony accents in the skirt (which are very faint and ombre like)
Could I pull these earrings off?
(I can’t copy the picture for some reason)
How did you match your accessories to your dress?
Post # 5
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
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.
Post # 7
@howtobeawife: I’m actually against getting any pearl accented or pearl jewelery…..i’m not really a fan, although it is sporadically throughout my belt!
Post # 8
@BellaDee: Okay. But my recommendation is still “less is more” 🙂 I’m sure you’ll find the right jewelry soon enough.
Post # 9
@BellaDee: For example, the second pair of earrings you posted are my preference over the first.
Post # 10
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
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
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 # 13
@OldMrsMcDonald: That’s actually a great idea! My belt was pretty expensive…like very expensive …. so I would hate to take it off and replace it with a regular sash or something ..
I really love blingy big earrings! I wish I would have thought of that before chosing my dress…with bling….
I don’t want to be too understated because i’m not wearing a necklace!
Post # 14
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
@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)
Post # 16
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?