Watch On Wedding Tips: To Wear Or Not To Wear?

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Getting married is a beautiful moment when you want to look good. A beautiful piece of jewelry should not be missing. On this occasion, the woman quickly opts for earrings, a necklace and/or a bracelet. As a man, a chain will not be visible, so you will be left with a bracelet and/or a watch. Rings are not desirable at the wedding, because the emphasis is of course on the wedding ring and possibly the engagement ring.

In this article we look at what etiquette says about wearing jewelry or watch on the wedding day and give tips for the accessory that suits you.

Etiquette: Don’t wear a watch on your wedding day!

It’s weird, but true. The etiquette states that the bride and groom are not allowed to wear a watch on the wedding day. This is partly due to the dress code. Black Tie is the formal dress code prescribed at weddings. Hereby it is not desirable to have a watch on, because you are not allowed to think about the time during these moments.

An old-fashioned thought for the wedding

Nowadays, weddings are also increasingly held with an informal dress code. So the question is increasingly whether wearing a watch to the wedding is really so inappropriate.

Plus, there’s another reason why the bride and groom MAY ALWAYS wear a watch according to etiquette. It is stated that you should not get the host and hostess the idea that you are watching the time, but who are the host or hostess? Is that the bridal couple? “Who pays for it”, shall we say.

The dress code and accompanying etiquette have their origins in the year 1896. An era when there was no smartphone and the watch was really used for timekeeping. Nowadays, the watch has increasingly acquired the function of jewelry.

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Watch is a memento of the wedding day

As a watch fan you like to wear a watch on the wedding day, because it is a beautiful keepsake. It may even be a crazy sight for acquaintances to see you without a watch.

If you would like to wear a watch at the wedding, many people will recommend a minimalist dress watch, because it falls within a chic style and fits with a suit.

As you can see in the photos, I chose a vintage design myself and had the wedding photographer take extra photos of it. A model with even more emotional value attached to it.

Moreover, it is important that you enjoy this day. If you do this more with a beautiful piece of jewelry, then no one needs to comment on that.

If you like to stick to the traditional rules, you can also choose a pocket watch or another piece of jewelry instead of a wristwatch. Maybe a bracelet or necklace.

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Tips for jewelry and/or watch on the wedding day

We have listed various style tips for wearing a watch. The main points are that the accessory matches the clothes. So let the same colors and materials be used in the outfit.

Do you find it difficult to find the right watch? Then it is wise to go for a stylish design that fits nicely under a shirt. As a result, it does not immediately catch the eye, but compliments the complete look.


Have a very special, happy day!