{expert tip} I DOs & Please DON’Ts: Jewellery Edition

From the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring VANCOUVER ISLAND Magazine | Written by Catherine & Rebekah of Bekah Anne Accessories (bekah-anne.com)

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DO look for quality pieces. Your jewellery is something you can wear years after your wedding day, so try to find accessories that are well crafted & use quality materials which will stand the test of time .

DO consider your gowns silhouette. A strapless scoop neck or sweetheart cut is perfect for wearing a necklace, while a one-shoulder or bateau neckline will be more suited to a cuff bracelet & larger earrings. If you have a low back or backless dress, try a necklace that highlights this feature .

DO consider the material. A gown with heavy beading looks best with subtle accessories such as a pearl pendant and drop earrings or a hair piece. A less embellished dress will pair better with more ornate accessories such as a beaded sash & crystal necklace.

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DON’T wait until the last minute. Shop for your accessories in the time frame between your first and final dress fittings. This way, you ‘II go into it with a much clearer idea of what you’re looking for. On your last fitting you can try on the completed look; then if you need to add to your ensemble or make an exchange, you still have plenty of time to do so .

DON’T be afraid to go custom. While this could mean having a completely one-of kind design made, it could also be having the length of your necklace or bracelet sized to best fit you.

DON’T be afraid to accessorize. This is the fun part! Accessories are the best way to carry your personal style into your wedding look. Are you going for a modern or classic feel? Will your wedding have a vintage or bohemian vibe? Your perfect dress paired ?? 1 with the right selection of accessories will play up your own sense of style.