The song may have popularized the idea that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but that's been no secret to brides for many years. Whether they are looking for jewelry to be worn in their hair, a heart shaped wedding pendant, floral bouquet gemstones, a vintage wedding ring, or even gems to adorn the wedding cake, diamonds and Swarovski crystals are probably on the top of every bride's wedding jewelry wish list.
If you are a a future bride, you may want to pick wedding jewelry that matches your engagement jewelry. The jeweler who sold the engagement ring will be very happy to have you back shopping for matching wedding jewelry sets and accessories.
Another idea is to look for jewelry to match your wedding dress. Because wedding gowns come in so many different styles, you will have a lot of options which range from costume wedding jewelry bridal accessories to budget busting crystal and pearl wedding jewels.
Take the cut of the dress into consideration, especially when choosing necklaces. Generally, the lower the cut of the fabric, the more room you will have for diamonds (or baubles) which dangle. Another point is the design of the dress and how fancy its decorations are. Try to strike a balance between your accessories that you are wearing and those that are already adorning the dress.
There are ways to economize on this aspect of the ceremony. A family heirloom can fit in nicely, even if you are not going for a vintage look. (After all, everyone expects that you will be wearing you're "something old" anyway.) Another fun options is DIY wedding jewelry. With all the access out there to information, there is no reason why you can't make handmade wedding jewelry yourself. In fact, you could turn it into a fun project for you and the bridesmaids. All you need are some cubic zirconias and your creativity. Search through a few bridal magazines and you'll find celebrity wedding pictures that will have you on your way to creating celebrity imitations or your own version of designer wedding jewels.