If you’re reading this blog, you probably got engaged and are busy planning your big day. Congratulations! Or maybe you have no wedding plans at all, but you just like to dream about the future. And we totally get that too!
Planning a wedding isn’t something you do overnight, because it involves a lot of planning and making important choices. We can imagine that you’re really happy once you’ve arranged the perfect date, location, and maybe even chosen your dress. Once you’ve made the big choices and found your perfect wedding dress, it’s time for the final touch: your perfect wedding day jewellery! Choosing the right jewellery for your wedding day will make you shine even more. We can imagine that you have some difficulty choosing the jewellery you want to wear on your wedding day. After all, it’s such a big day and you probably want to get everything just right. But have you ever considered choosing antique or vintage jewellery as your wedding day jewellery? Maybe this isn’t something you’d immediately think of when considering what wedding jewellery to wear, but it can really provide that extra special touch to your wedding day! In this blog, we explain the advantages of wearing antique jewellery on your wedding day and also give you some tips on how to choose the perfect pieces.
Reasons to wear antique jewellery on your wedding
Especially if this is the first time you even consider the possibility of wearing antique jewellery on your wedding day, you might wonder what the benefits of this are. Well, let us tell you: there are plenty! First of all: don’t you want to look like one in a million on your wedding day? Since a lot of modern-day jewellery is mass-produced, you can be sure that there’s always another bride wearing the same pieces as you on her wedding day. You probably won’t have this problem with antique jewellery. Since a lot of antique jewellery was made in a time when there were no means to mass produce, a lot of the pieces are handmade and thus much more unique!
Furthermore, antique jewellery was often made by skilled artisans, and thus has a high durability and is made to last. This is a perfect quality for wedding jewellery, because this will allow you to wear your wedding jewellery for the rest of your life and remember the feeling of that special day. Because after all, you probably won’t pull out your wedding dress to wear it again once your wedding day has passed, but wearing your wedding day jewellery is way more convenient and it probably has that same emotional value. And isn’t it beautiful to be able to pass your beloved wedding bracelet on to your own daughter once she is getting married?
And finally, if the climate is important to you and you want to live as eco-friendly as possible, antique jewellery can also be perfect for you! Modern pieces of jewellery are often created as a part of the fast fashion industry and are thrown away once they’re out of style. This is of course very detrimental to the environment, because of the rapid use of resources and the waste that’s being produced. Thus, antique jewellery is the perfect eco-friendly option for your wedding!
How to choose your antique wedding day jewellery
Once you’ve decided that you will be wearing antique jewellery on your wedding day, it’s time to choose your perfect pieces. If you’re the lucky owner of a family heirloom, it’s always nice to see if this is something you can wear on your wedding day. This way, you have something with you that probably already has a special emotional value for you. And if you’re into wedding traditions, you might know the saying: “something old, something new, something borrowed something blue”. Your family heirloom can be your perfect “something old”.
Of course, it’s not an obligation to wear a family heirloom as your wedding jewellery, and you can also just look for the pieces of jewellery that suit you best. After all, it’s your wedding day and it’s most important that you feel like the most beautiful version of yourself!
If you’ve made the decision to wear antique jewellery on your wedding day, there are still many options to choose from. In the world of antique jewellery, it is common to make a distinction between six jewellery eras, each with their own popular themes and jewellery styles. Probably you’ve also chosen a certain theme or style for your wedding, like for example a bohemian theme or a romantic theme. It’s always a good idea to learn the basics about the common jewellery styles and materials of each era. This way, you can determine what kind of antique jewellery would suit your wedding theme, and you can narrow down your choices. Jewellery from the Art Deco era, for example, is known for its geometric designs and pieces with multiple small diamonds, which could be the perfect match if you have a minimalistic theme. On the other hand, Art Nouveau pieces, known for their soft, flowing lines and nature-inspired themes, can be perfect to wear on a bohemian wedding.
At the moment you’re looking for jewellery, you’ve probably already chosen your dream dress. Since your dress should be the eyecatcher of the big day, it’s a good idea to keep it in mind when choosing what jewellery to wear. The neckline of your dress, for example, is an important factor when choosing a necklace. If your dress has a V-neck, a pendant necklace is perfect to complete your look. If you have a dress with a sweetheart neckline or a strapless dress, a statement necklace or choker is perfect to beautifully accentuate your neck. If your dress has a very high neckline, it may be a better idea to skip the necklace and wear a beautiful pair of earrings or a lovely brooch in your hair instead.
We know planning a wedding, although very exciting and romantic, can seem quite a daunting task. Therefore, we have created a bridal and engagement section on our web shop, where you can find various types of jewellery that we think are perfect to wear on your wedding day or even as a wedding guest! We have made a mix of pieces from different eras and with prices ranging from budget friendly to high end, so there’s really something for everyone. So, make sure to take a look if you are still looking for your perfect pieces and can use some inspiration!
“Enjoy your search for the perfect jewellery to wear on your special day and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!” -xxx- Sophie