So you’ve found the perfect wedding dress, purchased a gorgeous pair of shoes, pinned your favorite wedding hairdos on Instagram and now…you just need to add the ultimate sparkle to your dreamy wedding look. But it’s not always easy to match the jewelry to the dress and you certainly do not want to overdo it, or pick something that may clash with the outfit. Here are some handy tips to help make the process a little easier!

1. Color matters!

 Whether you have opted for a striking white dress or found a dream white stunner, you need to think carefully about the color of your jewelry. Yellow gold accessories perfectly highlight ivory and cream hues, while silver, platinum or white gold accents work well with a bright white dress. If your dream dress has pale pinkish hues, rose gold is ideal to accentuate the pretty tone, especially when combined with a green gemstone.

2. Think about the neckline

If you are planning on walking down the aisle in an off the shoulder gown, you need to keep things simple around the neckline, and add some sparkling drama to the affair with a pair of stunning earrings. And if the dress is classic and simple, then you can be really bold and daring with your choice – these white gold and black diamond beauties will make a fabulous statement and they will really stand out in photos too. If your gown is strapless or you’ve opted for a sweetheart neckline, make sure you pick a necklace that rests well on your collar bones. A dress with a low plunge neckline or V-neck on the other hand, looks great with a simple drop necklace. Dresses with high necklines work well with statement bracelets like this tri-color diamond stunner.

3. Pick something you will want to wear again

Putting on your wedding gown is a one-time affair, but the jewelry that you pick to accentuate the look doesn’t have to be forgotten at the back of the jewelry box after you say ‘I do’. Be sure to pick something that you will love for life, and you can wear it again and again on other special occasions. Simplicity is often the way to go and you can’t go wrong with a classic diamond halo necklace. Classic simple white gold hoop diamond earrings will also add the wow factor to any bridal look, without meaning that they can’t be worn again.

4. Your ‘something blue’…

Tradition has it that on your special day you should wear: ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’. And there is no better way to inject a dash of color to your wedding day look than with a glistening blue gemstone. Elegant sapphires add great glamour to any look, and if you’re looking to add a little color to the best day of your life, you may be tempted by these aquamarine beauties; especially fitting if you’re getting married by the sea and perhaps keen on cerulean touched for your wedding décor.

5. The hair affair

If you and your hairdresser have decided on a fabulous up-do or bridal bun, then a beautiful pair of earrings is the way to go. But if you are leaving your hair down, then your focus should be on a gorgeous necklace or a striking bracelet. And if you are wearing a sparkly hairpiece, it is best not to add anything shiny to your neck, as it will all look a bit much. Speaking of sparkle, be sure not to overdo it with sparkling stones if your dress is covered in strass or beading. Instead, opt for something, slick, simple and plain, allowing the dress to do most of the talking!