So when I say gaudy, I don't actually mean it in a tasteless way today. I mean it like this:
Gaudy (adj) : brilliantly or excessively showy.
I never would have chosen one of these for my own wedding because back when I got married, you could say my style leaned slightly more toward...mmm...fine...
boring simple, clean, and classy.
If I had the chance to do it over again, I might consider one of these standout statement pieces, though: