With approximately 2.5 million weddings expected to take place in 2022 (the most since 1984), you've likely been invited to a wedding or two this year. If you love celebrations as much as we do, you likely love everything about weddings - the romance and sentimentality, the dancing, the food, and of course the aesthetic, from the bride's gown to the flowers and beyond.
You probably also love getting ready for weddings. So how can you keep your style looking fresh when you're hopping from one festive event to another? Even if you wear the same outfit, you can still update your look with striking accessories. Continue reading this blog post for our style suggestions and tips for summer wedding guests.
Without a doubt, pearls are some of the best accessories to wear as a wedding guest, and they're also extremely versatile. Pearls represent perfection, celebrating the perfect union of the two people getting married. They also symbolize longevity as well as fertility, two wishes the newlyweds will likely share with each other at the altar. Pearls allow you to wear white in a subtle way, so you won't have to worry about upstaging the bride in her white gown.
One of our favorite wedding guest accessories is the Neptune's Rings Pearl Short Necklace, which features decadent, handmade Japanese pearls that infuse luxury into the classic yet contemporary design.
With adjustability from 16-19", this necklace can work with nearly any type of neckline. Wear it longer with a v-neck or strapless dress or keep it closer to the neck with a high-neck, boatneck, or square neck dress.
If you're dressing extra luxe or attending a wedding at a formal venue, try layering two of these necklaces for a sumptuous statement. For nighttime events, this necklace also comes in a gray pearl variation. The sparkling crystals as well as the mixed-metal details make this style one to keep at the front of your jewelry box.
Summer's the best time to host and attend a beach wedding. With an altar overlooking the ocean and a chance to dip your toes in the warm sand, beachy nuptials are a wedding guest's dream. Typically, the dress code is more relaxed and open to interpretation.
Born from the sea, shells and pearls are an ideal accessory for the wedding guest attending a beachy summer wedding. One of our favorite beach-ready styles is the Silver Shells Pearl Necklace which can be paired with any bold piece, like the Silver Shells Two Tier Necklace for a statement look - depending on your outfit. Wear it on its own to one beach wedding with a flowing maxi dress or layered to another beach wedding with a brightly colored halter-neck dress. The sea-life theme with a coin-pearl charm and artisan details will attract plenty of compliments. This necklace is part of the Silver Shells Collection, which have complementary pieces to help complete your look.
If your beach wedding attire features turquoise or neutral tones, then you'll definitely want to get the Calypso Shell Heishi Necklace, which will add a golden touch of sunshine to your wedding guest ensemble. We love the lustrous coin pearl alongside the eye-catching, gold-toned shell charm.
Will you be rushing from one summer event to the next? If so, you'll likely need a jewelry set that's versatile and easy to pack. Our Alcazar Margaret Necklace Gift Set is a ready-to-wear package that will coordinate with pretty much any dress or other outfit in your closet. This set would also make a lovely bridesmaid gift. Featuring an adjustable necklace and a pair of drop earrings in a versatile silver tone, this set has floral, crystal, and pearl accents for a look that's both elegant and eye-catching.
Another option is our White Hot Stack Bracelet Set, which could be worn together or split up into three separate bracelets for three different occasions with varying dress codes. The White Daisy Bandit is perfect for a more casual backyard wedding, while the pearl and bar bracelets will dress up any outfit.
By now, you've likely chosen your favorite pearl wedding guest looks, but we just wanted to remind you to also consider your feet! Weddings are all about dancing, and that means sore feet at the end of the night. You may want to pack a pair of elegant flip flops in your purse, so you can change out of heels and into something more comfortable before the after party. While our Bowie Wedge Flip Flops would be ideal for a more elegant wedding, the Surf Wedge Flip Flops are perfect for a beachy venue.
What will you be wearing to summer weddings this year? Follow us on Instagram @brightoncollectibles and hashtag your posts with #mybrightonstyle to show off your perfect wedding guest look.