How to Style Bridal Earrings for Your Wedding Day

April 20, 2024

How to Style Bridal Earrings for Your Wedding Day By Valley Rose


When it comes to your wedding day, every detail matters and we brides want everything to be perfect. Our weddings are a celebration of our new life with our betrothed and a chance to share our story with our most cherished loved ones. Weddings are a day we will never forget no matter how big or small, or even informal. From the dress to the shoes, us brides often obsess about every element making sure it perfectly aligns with our style and makes us feel special on our big day. If your like me you probably spent months on your engagement ring or dress, but maybe forgot about what other jewelry you should wear. With you big day on the horizon you may feel that some bridal earrings are needed to perfectly complete your wedding look. Earrings are one of our favorite jewelry designs to style especially for your big day as they can be a way to add another touch of personality and luxuriousness to your already amazing wedding ensemble.





How to Choose the Perfect Bridal Earrings

Before diving into styling earrings, let's zoom out and look at all the other elements you already have planned out. Consider the neckline of your dress and the overall theme of your wedding. Opt for earrings that complement your gown and hairstyle or makeup without overpowering it. Classic studs, sparkling diamonds, or interesting hoop earrings are all timeless choices that exude elegance.

Styling Tips for Bridal Earrings

1. Consider Your Hairstyle: If you're wearing your hair up, opt for statement earrings that will stand out. For a more subtle look with your hair down, choose delicate studs or hoops.

2. Match Metals or Stones: You might want to match the metal of your earrings to your engagement ring for a cohesive look. Matching metals is not a hard and fast rule and you can still create a complimentary look by mixing metal colors. Also using the gemstone cut or gemstone type of your engagement ring set is a great way to make a cherished bridal set.

3. Balance is Key: If your dress is heavily embellished, go for simpler earrings. Conversely, if your gown is minimalistic, you can opt for more elaborate earrings to add a touch of glamour.

4. Incorporate your story: Consider using your or your future husband’s birthstones. Is there a special color or motif that reminds you of your love? Or maybe your grandmother had a favorite jewelry design she always wore or heirloom piece she is gifting you for your big day. If the heirloom piece is not quite your style consider if it’s appropriate to rework it into a new design to make it uniquely yours. 

5. A piece beyond the wedding day: Would this earring design work for special occasions after your big day? Maybe the earring should be a more classic design that you can have and wear for events, keeping a part of your wedding day memory with you always. 

When it comes to selecting the perfect earrings for a bride, the options are as vast and varied as the stars in the night sky. Each type of earring carries its own unique appeal making styling your bridal earrings for your wedding day another special wedding planning detail to look forward to.


Why Hoops?

Hoops, with their circular shape symbolizing eternity and unity, are a timeless choice for the modern bride. These bold and striking earrings make a statement, drawing attention to the bride's face and enhancing her natural beauty. Medium size hoops with a 16mm diameter seem to be the sweet spot in terms of impactful size while also still being elevated. We love hoops with most hairstyles as they can be striking when simple and minimal for long hair styling to bold and statement for updo’s. 

The Allure of Studs

Studs, with their understated elegance and classic appeal, are a versatile option for brides seeking a more subtle yet sophisticated look. These dainty earrings add a touch of sparkle without overpowering the overall bridal ensemble. Studs are best for brides with effortless style and who are looking for something more minimal. Solitaire earrings are a great opportunity to play with color as they do not overpower your look but rather perfectly accent it. Maybe look at incorporating birthstones or an accent color that goes with the theme of your wedding and dress. Studs can also come in many gem cut shapes and it would be very beautiful to use the same gemstone cut as your engagement ring to match with your bridal earrings. 

Clickers: A Contemporary Twist

For the fashion-forward bride looking to make a statement, clickers offer a contemporary twist on traditional earrings and have many layering options without being too overpowering. Clickers also offer effortless and worry-free wear as they securely stay put even on a chaotic day like your wedding. You won’t have to be anxious about an earring slipping out as you make the rounds during the festivities. These unique and trendy pieces add a touch of modern flair to any bridal look, perfect for the bride who wants a timeless yet updated ensemble.

Sentimental Symbolism

Some brides opt for earrings that hold sentimental value, such as heirloom pieces passed down through generations or earrings that symbolize their love story. These meaningful earrings add a personal touch to the bridal ensemble, creating a connection to the past while celebrating the future. Symbolic bridal earrings make a great conversation piece when catching up with relatives during your wedding and are sure to get many compliments. An unconventional earring choice will have your relatives and friends buzzing with admiration. Maybe there is a constellation or flower that has deep sentimental meaning or a number that represents a special significance with you and your future partner. The only limit is your imagination and these creative designs also translate to wearable special occasion pieces after your big day. Look for ear climbers and multiple stone studs that can create the effect of many piercings without the commitment. 

Ethical Earring Design 

It is no surprise that more and more brides are making more conscious choices when planning their weddings. Things like working with sustainable designers for your wedding dress and shoes, to planning your wedding day to have as minimal waste as possible. With your wedding jewelry thankfully now you can incorporate your aesthetics and your values with stunning ethical jewelry like our collection available at Valley Rose. We work with responsibly sourced certified ethical metals and specialize in gemstones that pay miners and cutters fairly. Our bridal line is the epitome of responsible design and you can be sure that your purchase is conflict-free and also guilt-free and that it will last you for years to come. It is our mission to pave a positive path forward with jewelry and also create stunning heirlooms that you and your family will cherish for lifetimes.

Whether you choose hoops, solitaires, clickers, or earrings with sentimental symbolism, the key is to find your earrings that not only complement your wedding dress but also reflect your unique style and values. With the right pair of earrings, the bride will shine like a radiant jewel on their special day.


Final Touches

Once you've chosen the perfect pair of bridal earrings and styled them to perfection, take a moment to admire the hard work and thoughtfulness you put into your beautiful bridal look. Planning your wedding and your big day will be a moment you and your partner to be will cherish forever. Remember, it's not just about the dress—it can also be the little details like your bridal earrings that truly elevate your ensemble to a work of art.


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Sizing & Care

Ring Sizing Guide

Print and download this chart to find your ring size. Make sure you use exactly 8.5"x11" letter paper. You can use a string or a piece of paper and wrap around your finger or nuckle to measure the circumference and match to your size.

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Necklace Sizing Guide

Follow this chart to see where the necklace will fall. All necklace sizes are described on the product pages. We suggest getting a piece of string and measuring necklace on your neck to ensure best fit. 


Special Care Instructions

To keep your jewels looking their best please keep these tips in mind to extend the life of your pieces. 

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