Does bridesmaid jewelry have to match? No! Find out why in today’s post…
It’s natural to assume with matching bridesmaid dresses and shoes, the jewelry worn by bridesmaids ought to be uniform. But it doesn’t have to be. Jewelry worn on your wedding day can be the same metal (as it looks best in photos), but allow it to be an opportunity for bridesmaids to wear anything they love best. If you’re giving jewelry as a gift to your bridesmaids, here are some tips to follow along with hand-picked (+ handmade!) bridesmaid jewelry by Wink of Pink Shop.
1. Choose jewelry to reflect the individual — not the wedding theme.
As much as you might love a pink color palette, it might be her least favorite shade. And that’s okay! Her dress and shoes already match, so loosen the grip on jewelry a bit. Pick something that is similar in look, but with her own unique style.
If you buy bridesmaid jewelry that match the style and personality of each attendant — rather than your wedding colors or their bridesmaid dress — they are more likely to wear it for years to come.
As an example, classic pearls or something sparkly never goes out of style.
2. The jewelry gift doesn’t have to be worn on the wedding day.
You can choose jewelry as a gift without it being the “unofficial uniform” of the day. In this way, you can really go wild with colors and shapes and styles, picking out pieces she can wear every day or for more formal occasions. Then, just ask bridesmaids wear the same metal (silver, gold, or rose gold) on the wedding day for uniformity in photos.
I love these large drop earrings!
This pair of silver earrings are lovely!
These necklaces and coordinating pieces will be her favorite jewelry to wear for a night on the town or girls’ night!
3. Some bridesmaids don’t wear jewelry at all.
I have a friend who wears no jewelry at all and never pierced her ears, and another who hates wearing jewelry! Therefore, a gift of jewelry isn’t one that she would enjoy. Instead, we recommend choosing a different gift or these specific bridesmaid gifts that aren’t jewelry instead.
Of course, if you find a style you think they’d all love, go for it! Bridesmaid jewelry that match each other isn’t a faux pas, as long as everyone will also like the style! Here are styles that goes with anything.
If you need more tips on bridesmaid gifts, check out 50 Most Unique Bridesmaid Gift Ideas.
Hope it helps!