Jewellery must be carefully chosen with the wedding dress in mind and, if in doubt, brides are advised to err on the classic side. The neckline of the dress and the hairstyle - up or down - must be considered.
- The more ornate the dress, the less jewellery is needed; plainer dresses suit more decorative pieces.
- Necklaces must sit well and complement the shape of the neckline.
- Earrings should be simple and chosen to suit the bride's wedding hairstyle; no jewellery should detract from her face.
- Be cautious of large, dangly earrings, especially if the bride is wearing a veil.
- Brooches can be used to accessorise, and are effective when pinned to a sash or gathered seam on the dress; they can also be used to secure cover-ups and jackets.
- No rings, apart from the engagement ring, should be worn. On the wedding day, this is worn on the bride's right hand, leaving her finger ready for the wedding ring. She then puts her engagement ring back on her left hand after the ceremony.