You’ve found the perfect wedding dress for your special day – congratulations! The fun is just getting started. Now you get to go on the hunt for all your wedding accessories, including your bridal earrings. Don’t leave this special task until the last minute or assume you can slip on a pair of earrings you’ve worn a million times before. The right set of wedding earrings will add extra beauty and dazzle to your entire wedding look.
Where to Buy Wedding Earrings
Before you start your search for bridal earrings, it’s smart to step back and review your wedding budget. Here at The Knot, we advise brides to reserve 10 to 20 percent of their dress budget for accessories. That should give you plenty of money to buy shoes, a veil, lingerie and wedding earrings. However, if your dress went over budget, don’t worry. Earrings could be one place to save money. That’s because, in addition to diamond, pearl or gemstone earrings, you can also find fashion jewelry earrings that look great without a huge price tag.
Another option for the bride on a budget is to ask female family members if they have any special earrings you can borrow. A great way to honor your family in your ceremony is to wear your mother’s pearls or earrings that have been passed down through the generations.
If you have other plans for your “something borrowed,” there are many places to buy wedding earrings, including here on The Knot or your favorite local jewelry store.
How to Choose the Right Earrings for a Bride
When you start the hunt for your wedding earrings, keep a few factors in mind. First, decide whether you plan on wearing a necklace and/or a bracelet as part of your wedding jewelry set. If so, you’ll want each piece to either match or complement each other. The easiest option is to purchase a matching set, but as long as all the pieces use the same metal and stones, they should look great together. If you need a starting point for inspiration, look down at your engagement ring. Choose the same metal as your engagement ring and go from there.
Wedding earrings come in many different styles, including studs, hoops, dangles and drops. Before you decide on the style, think about how you plan to wear your hair. Dangle and drop earrings look amazing on brides who wear their hair swept up or pulled back. This leaves your ears and neck exposed – the perfect opportunity to show off big, glittery earrings. If you plan to wear your hair down, studs are a great choice, especially a pair of beautiful, demure pearls.
At The Knot, we offer all the wedding accessories you need, including bridal earrings and wedding earrings for bridesmaids. Take a look at our entire collection.