A destination wedding is an amazing event. You get the chance to whisk away to a spectacular location and celebrate your love in a picturesque scene surrounded by your friends and family. If you’re holding a destination wedding, you want it to be perfect. The scene will be perfect, and you’ve likely chosen clothes that will look incredible as well, but what about jewelry?
Destination wedding jewelry is important. In addition to your wedding bands, you may want to wear a bracelet, a necklace, or even a tiara to really complete your look. Here are some tips for finding destination wedding jewelry that will make your special day even more magical.
Match the Location
One of the best parts of a destination wedding is that you’re likely having it at a scenic location or an exotic destination. The good news is that this beautiful location is often all you need for your destination wedding. However, you’ll likely want to add some jewelry to really complete your look. This is a good opportunity to take inspiration from the venue.
For example, if you’re getting married by the ocean, why not choose some sparkling blue jewels that match the ocean, a stunning pearl necklace, or pieces that hint at seashells and water? If your wedding is surrounded by flowers in Hawaii, maybe choose jewelry shaped like flowers or stones that complement the colors of the blooms? Be creative.
Consider the Venue
The location of your destination wedding will also influence your jewelry. Try to match the look and feel of your jewelry to the venue. For example, the jewelry that you choose for a barefoot wedding on the beach should be very different from what you would wear in a historic castle. Consider the feel of the venue and the overall style of the event and then match your jewelry to that venue.
Think about your Dress
You’ll also want to think about your dress when you are choosing wedding jewelry. For example, a more intricate dress that features many details, ruffles, or patterns is often best paired with more simple jewelry, such as a pendant or a thin gold chain.
If your dress has a plunging neckline or a strapless neckline, a multi-strand or shimmery collar necklace would be a good idea. If your dress has a halter or strap, you might want to skip the necklace and focus on your earrings instead.
Add Some Color
While white gold with diamonds is always beautiful, your wedding jewelry can be an opportunity to add some extra pop to your outfit if appropriate. This can be especially great at a destination wedding, where you’ll likely be surrounded with incredible color and beautiful scenery. Why not add some color to your own ensemble as well by choosing some beautiful colored stones?
Picking Jewelry for your Destination Wedding
As you can see, when it comes to choosing jewelry for your destination wedding, it helps to take inspiration from your venue, your destination, your dress, and more. This way every aspect of your wedding comes together in a beautiful moment that will look incredible.
It makes sense that you would use your venue, clothing, etc. as inspiration. After all, you’ve likely spent a long time thinking about the details of those aspects as well as a lot of time planning them. This is especially true in a destination wedding. You’ve planned to have your special day at a unique setting, so why not let this location influence the rest of your wedding as well?
It’s also important to remember that you don’t need to go overboard with wedding jewelry. At destination weddings in particular, the overall scene will likely be so wonderful, that you may not have to wear a lot of jewelry. In some cases, it’s better to let the setting and your dress do the talking. This depends on each individual situation, so think about it for your wedding and whether or not you need a lot of jewelry.
You also don’t need to buy absolutely every piece of jewelry new for your wedding. After all, you’ll want to have your “something borrowed” and your “something old,” right? Purchase one or two key pieces, in addition to your wedding bands, and then you can complete the look with jewelry that you already own or that was borrowed from loved ones. This will make your wedding a lot more personal and memorable.