12 Wedding Day-Worthy Necklaces to Wear with Your Gown
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You have the dress. The shoes. You’ve done your makeup trial and settled upon a hairstyle that will make you feel like a princess. Now it’s time to nail down the nitty-gritty details, like your wedding jewelry. What necklace you’ll wear on your big day is, well, a big decision. Because, photos! If you do not already have a family heirloom (something borrowed!) or any other wedding-worthy neck bling to sport down the aisle, we’re here to help. We’ve searched high and low for the most exquisite necklaces to pair with your wedding gown. Luckily, there are many swoon-worthy choices. From pearls to diamonds and pendants to chokers, we’re excited to share our top picks for wedding necklaces.
How to Select a Necklace to Pair with Your Wedding Dress
As you consider your necklace options, ask yourself what overall style you’re going for on your wedding day, be it traditional or sexy. Pearls pair well with an elegant, lace dress, while a message necklace is a fun, trendy piece to pair with the body-hugging, strapless gown you hope will make your soon-to-be spouse’s jaw drop. Your dress’s neckline will inform how low your want a necklace to dip onto your décolleté. Also consider how a wedding-day necklace would match with any other jewelry you’ll be wearing, like earrings or perhaps the bracelet your betrothed gave you as a pre-wedding present.
What to Consider When Shopping for a Wedding-Day Necklace
We have taken all budgets into account for our roundup. You’ll find necklaces from less than $30 to a splurge-worthy $2,000-plus, with most options coming in between $40 and $400.
It’s a personal choice whether you prefer yellow, white or rose gold. If you want to go with all white, pearls are a beautiful choice. Oh, and here’s some great news: If you love the sparkle of diamonds but have come to the end of your wedding budget, you can still afford to shine bright on your big day. Look for faux diamond options that are seriously stunning — we promise!
Speaking of stunning, we were simply giddy as we put together this list of wedding-worthy necklaces. From a piece of jewelry perfect for showing off a dress with a deep V-back, to a necklace that proclaims your love, style abounds, ranging from understated to “OMG, look at that show-stopping antique-inspired necklace!” All of the options below are giving us serious #jewelryenvy.
To be fair, not every wedding dress will call for a necklace. You can always order one, try it on, and decide it’s overkill. And then pack it for the honeymoon instead!
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