5 Top Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Jewellery

Coppins Pearl Necklace

From silver bangles to sparkling earrings, jewellery adds a finishing touch to any wedding dress, helping brides to shine bright as they walk down the aisle. But with so many designs to choose from, picking out the perfect pieces can be difficult.

Here at Coppins, we have decades of experience in helping brides-to-be accessorise their wedding day outfits. So, here are five tried-and-tested tips that will help you to choose the right jewellery for your beautiful day:

1. Dress first, jewellery next

Only after you’ve bought the dress should you start to think about the jewellery. Even if your heart is set on a certain style or finish, there’s still a chance that you’ll end up with an entirely different dress than the one you envisioned. Also, a jeweller will be able to recommended suitable pieces if you can present them with pictures of your gown.

2. Don’t overdo it

If the dress is the shining star, the accessories play the supporting role. Less is more when it comes to wedding jewellery, so choose simple, subtle pieces that won’t upstage your dress. We’re seeing more and more soon-to-be brides choosing pearl sets for their big day, which are timelessly elegant as well as subtle, owing to the soft, natural tones of the pearls. If you want to add a touch of sparkle, choose a pendant necklace or pearl drop earrings set with diamonds.

Coppins Elegant Pearl Necklace

3. Consider your skin tone

As well as choosing pieces to complement your dress, you need to make sure they suit your skin tone, too. Whether you wear gold or silver jewellery best will depend on your tone and the same goes for different colour gemstones. Hold up different options against your skin for an idea of what works best – if you’re stuck, a jeweller can always offer their advice.

4. Give the gift of jewellery

The attention will undoubtedly be on you during your big day, but don’t forget jewellery for your bridesmaids and flower girls! The jewellery needn’t match yours but should suit the styles of dress you’ve chosen for them. Thin bangles in gold or white gold are very popular for bridesmaids, and at Coppins, we also sell a lot of dainty flower pendants, perfect for the flower girl.

Coppins Silver Bangles

Coppins Flower Pendant







As a special touch, you can engrave the jewellery with personalised messages, giving your bridesmaids and flower girl something to treasure for years to come. Opt for a simple ‘thank you’ message so your bridesmaids know how grateful you are that they’re a part of your special day.

5. Choose versatile pieces

While re-wearing your wedding dress may raise eyebrows, there’s no reason why you can’t return to your bridal jewellery. Choosing versatile pieces that perfectly pair with a range of outfits will mean you can enjoy the jewellery time and time again in the future. Every time you put on your bracelet or wear that necklace, you’ll be reminded of your wedding day.

Why not pop into Coppins?

There’s a fine art to choosing wedding jewellery, so why not pop into Coppins and let us help? As one of Wiltshire’s leading jewellers, we’ll use our knowledge and expertise to help you pick the perfect pieces for your big day.

As well as advising on jewellery, our skilled in-house goldsmith can create bespoke items for your wedding day, using the finest gems and precious metals sourced from across the globe. We can also engrave jewellery with messages of your choice.

We are an independent, family-run business, so you can expect excellent service from the moment you step into our shop, which is located in a quiet corner of Corsham’s quaint old town.