By Laura Firenze
When choosing your suite of bridal jewelry, it is not only the necklace and earrings that are important. The ensemble is not truly complete until you have chosen a bracelet to wear. Bridal bracelets can be dainty or bold, subtle or striking; it all depends on your taste.
There are many styles of bridal bracelets available. You can select one that is an exact match to your wedding necklace or choose one that goes without matching for a more eclectic look. For example, if you have chosen a delicate crystal drop pendant, you can complete your crystal bridal jewelry with a chunky bracelet with large crystals all the way around. Sometimes brides who are not comfortable with strong jewelry by their face enjoy a bold wedding bracelet.
Multiple bracelets are also a great look. Choose two or three similar pieces to stack up on one wrist. It looks better to wear several bracelets on the same wrist than to wear one bracelet on each wrist. The weight of them will feel really good, and they make a pleasant jingling sound. Mix it up with crystals, pearls, and cz accents.
Your bridal bracelet is a great place to be playful with color. Let's say that your bridesmaids are wearing apple green dresses. The bride can tie into her color scheme by ordering a wedding bracelet that is handcrafted with peridot colored Swarovksi crystals combined with white pearls or clear crystals. A smaller version of the same style can be created for the bridesmaids. Custom bridal jewelry makes great bridesmaid gifts.
Bridal bracelets are usually worn on your right wrist to let your engagement ring and wedding band be the star of the show on your left hand. An exception would be if you have a strong tanline from your watch on your left arm - wear the bracelet on that side to help cover it up. (It should go without saying that a bride does not wear a watch.) Bracelets are also a beautiful way to cover up a wrist tattoo, should you (or your mother!) so desire. If a bride is wearing gloves during the ceremony, she should wait to put on her bracelet until the gloves are removed during the reception. Wearing a bracelet over gloves will make you look like the Queen Mum.
One of the wonderful things about a bracelet is how easy they are to wear again after the wedding. There may be days when a full set of crystal bridal jewelry would feel like too much, but a sparkling bracelet would be just right. A pretty bracelet is a great way to add pizazz to a simple outfit, be it a suit for work or jeans and a dressy top for a night out with your husband.
A bridal bracelet is a terrific way to complete your bridal jewelry set. Whether you are wearing crystal bridal jewelry, pearls, or simple sterling silver pieces, you are not fully dressed until you slip on a bracelet. Choose one or two that you really love, since you will enjoy wearing them for years to come.
Laura is interested in wedding planning and wedding trends including jewelry, receptions and gifts. Crystal bridal jewelry bracelets are a fabulous finishing touch to your wedding attire.
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