How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Jewellery for the Bride

Any bride knows that choosing the perfect wedding jewelry can be daunting, but it’s one of the most important parts of your wedding day look because it’s about more than just personal style; it’s about meaning. It can be hard to find the right pieces, but here are some tips to help you make the best decision so that you can feel confident in your selection and look gorgeous on your big day.


Advice for the Bride

Choosing jewellery for your big day is often an afterthought, but it should be a thought. Selecting your wedding jewellery is just as important as finding your dress, and it can make a huge impact on how you look in photographs. Before choosing any pieces, think about your overall look and what you want to accomplish with it—do you want everyone at the reception staring at your sparkling diamond necklace or listening intently when you speak during your vows? The choice is yours! But regardless of what you choose, remember that there’s no such thing as too much bling.


The Bridal Set

A bridal set typically includes a necklace, earrings and a ring. Choosing your jewellery set is one of the most exciting aspects of choosing your wedding jewellery. Selecting or designing your own wedding rings can be tricky, however; there are so many options available that it's often hard to know where to start. A bridal set makes things much easier as you can work with just one piece rather than three. Bridal sets are also more cost-effective than buying each piece separately, as most pieces come at a discount when purchased together. However, choosing from a wide variety of styles means you will still have plenty of choice: Decide what kind of style suits you best.


Mang tika and headpiece

A mang tika is a jewel worn on top of the bride’s traditional red or golden vermilion forehead dot. It represents marital status and often has intricate carvings, embellishments and detailing that varies from region to region. The mangtika will sit atop your head in addition to your other jewellery, and should complement your outfit rather than compete with it. Mangtikas are often adorned with precious stones such as rubies, emeralds or diamonds in order to add sparkle and glamour; however they can also be quite simple.


Bracelets and Anklets

Bracelets are a great choice of jewellery, and you can choose between modern bracelets or traditional Indian designs. Bracelets come in many different styles and shapes, so if you want something simple, buy some chunky silver bangles. If you want something more intricate, try on some gold filigree bracelets that look beautiful stacked with your other rings. Gold anklets are also popular choices. While they were traditionally worn as wedding jewellery by Hindu brides, nowadays they’re a very popular choice amongst all Indian brides.



When it comes to earrings, simpler is better. One pair of medium-sized studs with a simple diamond setting will usually suffice. If you want something a little more elaborate, try pearl drop earrings or another design that isn't too fussy—you don't want them competing with your wedding gown. Furthermore, it's not customary in Indian weddings for brides and grooms to have matching jewellery (unless they're first cousins), so only wear one pair. It's best if they're slightly bigger than your fiancé's pair so he won't feel overshadowed or unimportant on his special day!



When looking at wedding necklaces, it’s important to know that there are two main types: short and long. Short-style chains are best for a simple pendant or cross, but if you plan on wearing a longer necklace, think about which type of chain is right for you. A chain with an extender (like a lobster clasp) is always a good idea because it allows you more flexibility in terms of length—useful if your dress is low-cut or strapless. No matter what style you choose, though, keep in mind that they tend to be delicate; when choosing wedding jewellery make sure that its design won’t be damaged by movement or stress. Ask yourself: Would I feel comfortable wearing it on my daily commute?