We’ve got a guest on the blog today by the name of Emily Tebbutt from Ramsdens Jewellery who will be sharing her top tips for picking out bridal jewellery that will match your hair and makeup on your big day.

So, you’ve picked out your dream wedding dress and have decided whether you’re going to wear a veil as you walk down the aisle. Now you just need to think about all of the smaller details, like what kind of jewellery is going to help bring your wedding day dreams to life.

Of course, every bride is different, and you’ll want to choose accessories that are going to help you express your personal style. But you also need to think about what’s going to look best with your hair and makeup on the day. So, I’m going to share my top tips that will help you create the perfect look.


You’ll want your wedding look to come together beautifully on the day, and one of the best ways to ensure everything works well together is to pick a particular colour palette and stick to it. Of course, most brides will opt for white or ivory wedding dress, so this isn’t something you need to worry too much about — it’s your makeup and accessories that will add an element of colour.

The most important thing is that the metals you choose complement the rest of your look. As it’s likely you already have your engagement ring, and you might have chosen your wedding bands, I would recommend using these as the inspiration for the rest of your details. So, if your rings are silver, a cool-toned makeup look and some extra pieces of silver jewellery will help to bring your ensemble together beautifully. Similarly, if your rings are gold, jewellery in the same hue and a warm-toned makeup look will be ideal.

If you’re a big fan of colour, you can have some fun with this, too. For example, you could pick out some gemstone jewellery, and show them to your makeup artist as inspiration. As long as the colours in your jewellery reflect the hues of your makeup and vice versa, you won’t have anything to worry about.


In a similar vein, you want your wedding beauty look and accessories to have a cohesive theme, otherwise, you’ll run the risk of your ensemble looking quite disjointed.

The best way to avoid this is by choosing a particular fashion style or era to be inspired by. For example, if your sense of style is quite modern, you might want to opt for geometric jewellery and dewy but minimalist makeup. Alternatively, if you’ve always loved vintage fashion, pearl jewellery and a strong flick of eyeliner will help you to bring your vision to life. Having a clear idea of what you want your wedding day look to be inspired by will help to ensure all of the different elements work beautifully together. 


Finally, if you’re planning to wear earrings on your wedding day, you should choose them very carefully. They’ll frame your face on the day and will be front and centre in all of your photos, so you’ll want to choose just the right pair to match your makeup and hair.

Earrings will make a particularly fantastic addition to your ensemble if you’re planning to wear your hair up on your wedding day — some simple studs will add a tiny but lovely dash of style and sparkle, while a fashionable pair of drop earrings will make more of a statement.

If you’re going to be wearing your hair down but still want to make sure your earrings get some attention, you might prefer to go for a more dramatic pair.

If you’re not used to wearing earrings, or you’re thinking of opting for a style that is quite new to you, I would recommend wearing them around the house in the weeks leading up to your wedding. Not only will this help to give you a feel for what it’s like to wear your chosen accessories for an extended period of time, but it’ll also give you a chance to get used to seeing yourself in them. This way, you’ll be far less likely to have an earring-related crisis ahead of saying “I do”.

Take these tips on board and you should have no trouble matching your wedding jewellery to your hair and makeup. So, you’ll truly be able to bring your vision to life. 

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