You may have all of your big wedding details down pat, but there are always a few last-minute things that sneak up at the last minute — and we don’t want you to forget them! One of those things is to decide what kind of jewelry your bridesmaids will wear and what kind of wedding gifts you’ll give to your bridal party attendants.
That’s why jewelry makes such a popular bridal party gift: it tackles two things from your wedding checklist!
– What your bridesmaids will wear as jewelry, and
– A wedding gift to say thank you for being a part of your wedding!
You’ll have what you want bridesmaids to wear as jewelry and what to give as thank you gifts on your wedding day. Win-win!
Here are some tips when it comes to bridesmaids and what kind of jewelry to wear for the wedding.
Do bridesmaids pick their own jewelry?
This is a big question, as brides want to give bridesmaids as much freedom as possible in their own attire. That’s why you hear about why bridesmaid shoes don’t need to match and why mix-and-match dresses are a good idea for the bridal party. A little freedom goes a long way.
But if your bridesmaids wear any jewelry they’d like without any kind of advice from you, it can lead to disaster in your photos and take away the cohesive nature of the bridal party. However, you don’t want to be “that bride” emailing your bridesmaids about what is acceptable jewelry to wear. It comes across as, well, a bridezilla. :)
Instead, here’s what you can do to mitigate the whole bridesmaid jewelry fiasco: buy jewelry to give to your bridesmaids as gifts.
Your bridesmaids will wear the same jewelry and have beautiful sets to wear after the wedding day.
What kind of jewelry do bridesmaids wear?
The kind of bridal jewelry you wear can dictate what the bridesmaids wear, too — but your jewelry doesn’t have to match the bridal party’s.
Some brides choose to give a bridesmaid necklace, a bridesmaid bracelet, and a pair of bridesmaid earrings since there are often bridesmaid jewelry sets you can purchase as a trio.
If you prefer one choice over the others, we recommend a bridesmaid necklace, since it is one of the most versatile pieces you can wear — and perhaps not everyone has their ears pierced or wears earrings.
Here are a few suggestions from Wink of Pink Shop:
Some necklaces that work great for bridal party jewelry include a simple solitaire necklace or a sparkly pendant necklace. If you choose silver, opt for the same metal for all pieces; the same applies to rose gold or yellow gold. Be consistent and choose a metal shade that will coordinate well with the bridesmaid dress color you select.
If the dress is strapless or v-neck, a necklace always works well. However, for high-neckline dresses with coverage or a halter-style gown, don’t push the necklace trend. They simply won’t be able to wear it on the wedding day. In this case, we recommend a jewelry gift set for bridesmaids with a bracelet and/or pair of earrings instead, whichever fits best with your budget.
If you’re planning a minimalist wedding, less is more: a simple pair of sparkly earrings or a subdued bridesmaid jewelry set will look better than going overboard on glamour. :)
In conclusion, jewelry makes an ideal bridesmaid gift. You can have complete control over the style, price, and differences of style for each bridesmaid. The pieces don’t have to be identical — feel free to mix it up for each individual — but make sure the metal color is exact and the style of jewelry is similar.
If you’d like to buy jewelry for bridesmaids, shop WinkofPink! Atica creates handmade jewelry, all shown in this blog post, and she can also create bridal jewelry to match. Shop on Etsy here or on her website here.