Tying the Knot: How to Choose Wedding Bangles and Bracelets to Celebrate Your Big Day

Just like flowers, lights, and centrepieces play an important role in how your wedding venue looks, women’s accessories also have the ability to make or break the look of the bride. They need to be simple and eye-catching yet stylish and elegant so they could adorn the bride’s look without being too much.

Such powerful and essential accessories of a bride’s wedding outfit are the wrist decorative items. Out of all types of these accessories, bangles and bracelets are the most common choice among brides. They’re irreplaceable pieces of jewellery designed to be shown, so understanding them can certainly help you make the right choice.

What Are Bangles?

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Generally speaking, bangles are ring-shaped jewellery made of any type of metal. Traditionally, they have a closed circular design, although these days they can have a more open and flexible design. The bangles used for weddings are usually made of gold or silver and can be adorned with numerous stones in different colours.

Because of the large selection, you can easily find the model that will best meet your wedding dress and its style. The thing that stays the same for all of them is that thanks to their unique design and appeal wedding bangles are the first and most preferred choice by brides.

What we know about bangles is that they’ve been present for quite a long time and they can be worn on the upper arm and on the legs as anklets. Dating from 2600 BC, bangles have been worn by women of different cultures on many occasions like weddings, dance ceremonies, etc.

In some cultures, bangles have also been given as a gift to babies to protect them from everything. Although these days simple is the new smart and bangles are worn individually (on wedding days in particular), back then, they were worn in stacked combinations. So, if you still have doubts about ‘How Many Bangles Should Bride Wear?’, just stick to the “less is more” rule. 

These days, bangles are also worn on different occasions and on daily basis as well. Being available in different styles, types, and metals, you can choose from the simplest and plain silver or gold bangle to the most dazzling and blingy wedding bangles adorned with stones in different shapes, sizes, and colours. Usually, the adorned versions of bangles are designed to be worn on other special occasions aside from weddings too, like birthday parties, engagement parties, formal dinners, etc.

How to Choose the Right Bangle for Your Wedding Day?

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First things first, considering the type of metal is paramount in order to choose the ideal wedding bangles that will complement the beauty of the wedding outfit as a whole. Since bangles are made of white, yellow, and rose gold, as well as silver, you should carefully consider all the other details and accessories that you’ll wear on your wedding day in order to make the right choice.

For instance, if you want to look like a real bride in a stunning white lace dress, you should certainly opt for white gold bangles adorned with white stones. However, if you want to break the rules and break free from the ‘white wedding dress norms’, then you have all the freedom to choose a yellow and rose gold bangle with stones in different colours than white.

The last things to have in mind are the size and thickness of the fancy wedding bangles. Make sure to choose a size that will perfectly sit on your wrist without being too loose or too tight. Regarding the thickness, don’t overdo it because wedding outfits are all about being simple yet elegant.

What Are Bracelets?

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Bracelets are another type of wrist adornment that can be made of an array of different materials, unlike bangles. They are pretty flexible and adjustable and are usually closed with a clasp at the end. Just like bangles, bracelets have been used for a long period of time, and the earliest versions were made of blades of grass, shells and even from thin tree limbs.

Over the years, bracelets have evolved and artisans started using metals in order to make them more appealing. Nowadays, you can choose from the plain types of bracelets ranging in design and style made for different occasions. You can also choose from the dressier models adorned with numerous stones, designed to be worn on special occasions just like your wedding.

How to Choose the Right Bracelet for Your Wedding Day?

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Same as with choosing bangles, the most important thing to have in mind is the used material, stones and the overall look of the bracelets. If you want something simpler for your wedding, you can choose a white gold bracelet with minimal stone embellishment and vice versa. If you want something more spectacular, you can always choose a bracelet that is partially or entirely adorned with stones. Either way, you won’t be wrong since all of them are special enough to complement your wedding look.