As you plan your wedding, you’ve undoubtedly put a lot of time and thought into finding the perfect wedding gown. You’ve probably spent hours selecting beautiful bridesmaids’ dresses. But don’t forget about selecting the right accessories to complete the look. The right necklace or earrings can take the dress from pretty to breathtaking.
Every bride should look and feel beautiful on her wedding day. Select jewelry that will make you look and feel like a princess. Select your wedding gown and determine how you will style your hair before you choose your jewelry. Different necklines and hair styles are complemented best by certain styles of accessories. Your dress style will also help determine how dramatic your jewelry should be. If your dress is relatively simple, you can go much more dramatic with your jewelry. If your dress features a lot of embellishments, you may want to select jewelry that is simple and elegant. Make sure your jewelry complements, rather than overpowers, your dress. Pearls and diamonds have long been traditional for bridal jewelry, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate color with your jewelry. You may want to consider one set of accessories for your walk down the aisle and a different set for the reception.
Bridesmaids play an important role in your special day. They’ve helped you with planning the big day, they may have hosted bridal showers or bachelorette parties, and they’ll be the ones to help you get ready and stay calm before you begin your walk down the aisle. Giving them a gift of jewelry to wear on the big day is a great way to convey your thanks and appreciation.
When selecting jewelry for the bridesmaids, you’ll want to choose something that will complement their dresses. For that reason, wait to select the jewelry until after you’ve selected their dresses. You may opt for jewelry with stones the same color as the dresses. Pearls and diamonds are traditional options. Go for a style that is timeless and classic, something they will want to wear again. Necklaces and earrings are always popular choices. You can choose a single style for all of your attendants or you may want to choose jewelry specifically for each bridesmaid. Perhaps select different but complementary styles for each woman but using the same stone. Other popular options include monogram pendants and charm bracelets with a charm to represent your friendship with that individual.
Jewelry is also a great choice as a gift for your flower girl to make her feel special. Pendants, bracelets, charm bracelets, lockets, and earrings are great choices. Select jewelry that is appropriate for her age. If you decide to give her earrings, check to see if she has pierced ears.
Don’t forget to get something for the attendants taking part in your big day, such as the people handling the guest book or serving the cake. Jewelry is still a great option. Other ideas include jewelry boxes, pens, letter openers, photo frames, compacts, and clocks.
Finding the right gift for the groomsmen and ushers can be challenging. If you want to stick with a gift of jewelry, consider cufflinks, tie bars, or pocket watches. Other ideas include money clips, key chains, or flasks.