For the most part, brides go out of their way to pick jewelry that matches their bridal wedding dresses. But what can you do if you already have an engagement ring you like so much that you would like your wedding dress to match it instead of the other way around?
The truth of the matter is that any self-respecting bridal store will try to talk you into finding a dress first and then matching your engagement rings to the wedding gown.
But, if your engagement proposal was so special to you that you want the ring featured on your big day, here are some tips on how you can successfully match your engagement ring to the wedding gown.
Take a look at the neckline. One of the easiest ways to match your gown to your engagement ring is to incorporate similar themes around the neckline.
Most wedding dresses have necklines that dazzle and feature beautiful stones. You can make sure that those stones are in keeping with the theme of your engagement ring.
Color coordinate is a major important factor. It is very rare to find a purely white wedding gown. Most brides like to add a hint of different colors in there just to spice things up.
While we are not saying you should incorporate colors that take away from the white overtones of the gown, you can include different hints of your engagement ring in the design and color of the dress. The more subtle the better.
Choose gems that match your ring. Another way to make sure that you feature your engagement ring in your overall theme, perhaps without having to overly interfere with the wedding gown itself, is to choose gems that match the ring itself.
You could very well decide to go a totally different way and just match your earrings, necklace and bracelet with your engagement ring. This leaves the dress out of it but still makes you look glamorous.
What about your bridesmaids? If you are adventurous, you could decide to throw it all on the bridesmaids. You can simply choose the wedding dress you want and then make your bridesmaids wear gowns that match your engagement ring.
Since they will be next to you for most of the event, keen eyes will pick up the color and style coordination. It is your day, after all.
These are just some fun ways to make sure that your wedding dress matches your engagement ring. You can play around with these ideas as much as you like until you find a style that works for you.