Wedding Day Watch: How to Style a Watch with Your Wedding Dress

Cartier Ballon Blanc de CartierAlthough there are no set rules when it comes to organising your wedding day, there are certain faux pas that happy couples should try to avoid. In terms of wedding day jewellery, there really is no right or wrong, and the jewellery you pick is extremely personal and should reflect both your personality and style. Whilst necklaces, bracelets and tiaras are easy to style and incorporate as part of your wedding day outfit, there are certain unwritten rules concerning other pieces of jewellery that can often seem a tad hazy.

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Watches are – to some people – an essential day to day accessory and something that so many of us feel lost without. Although on your big day you should try to relax and enjoy the momentous occasion as far as possible without clock watching, a stunning timepiece can be the perfect accompaniment to any bridal gown, so long as it’s as classy as the rest of your outfit. As much as you adore your new Michael Kors or Marc Jacobs fashion watch, the look is just not appropriate when compared to the rest of your wedding attire.

Every bride is filled with a mix of emotions on their wedding day, from nervousness to excitement, and so for some the idea of being able to count down the minutes to the major events throughout the day is both comforting and sweet. However, when deciding upon a timepiece, it’s so easy to mistakenly think this is its sole purpose, where in truth it should act as a stunning accessory too. For this reason, whatever you pick should be feminine, sleek and as beautiful as your gown.

Jaeger-LeCoultre ReversoVintage or antique pieces are often a good starting point when it comes to wedding day watches, as they tend to be much smaller and more girly than their modern counterparts. Watches of the past, especially in the earlier parts of the century, were truly works of art and attention to detail was a huge part of the design process. Vintage watches come in all shapes and sizes and the prices vary a lot too, which means there is something to suit every budget. Whether you opt to splash out on a vintage piece or keep costs down by borrowing an heirloom from a family member, it could also double up as your something borrowed or something old tradition too.

If you’re less of a vintage girl and would prefer something more modern, or if you’re simply looking to gift the bride to be with their something new, then there are a number of stunning examples of modern watches available. Charm watches have become extremely popular in recent years and are perfect if you’d rather disguise your watch as a bracelet instead. Alternatively, companies such as George Pragnell have some beautiful watches that incorporate that classic look with intricate designs, many of which feature simply gorgeous mother of pearl or rose gold.

Patek Philippe Gondolo2One important factor to consider when choosing any jewellery for your wedding day is to ensure that whatever metal you pick matches your dress. Gold is often deemed unsuitable when paired with pure white gowns, whilst it complements ivory or diamond white beautifully. Instead, platinum or pearl are suggested as matches for brilliant white as they won’t clash, so bear this in mind when picking out a watch. When the wedding day is over, the timepiece can serve as a wonderful reminder of one of the most memorable days of your life.