Tips for Choosing Wedding & Bridesmaids Jewelry

Nearly every bride worries about the little details of her wedding. Will my wedding veil match my dress? What kind of dresses should I get for my bridesmaids? What color should mine and their jewelry be? These and many other questions are common.

In a bride’s mind, even the slightest detail could lead to a disaster on the wedding day. It is important to remember, however, that people are coming to witness love, not style. Not a single person (including you) will even remember what type of jewelry you wore on your wedding day.

That being said, here are a few tips to help out when you are stressing out about finding the right jewelry for you and your bridesmaids:

  • Don’t worry about making your bridesmaids jewelry exactly match their dresses. A darker blue against a lighter blue may actually favorably contrast rather than clash.
  • Make sure your own jewelry stands out from what your bridesmaids are wearing. This is one time in your life where it is okay to be the center of attention.
  • You don’t have to get real stones or gems. Fake necklaces are obviously much cheaper and can look just as good. Maybe try something colorful instead of trying to imitate a real gem.
  • Consider adjustable necklaces and bracelets, that way you can buy the same thing for everyone without having to worry about sizes, and they can adjust it and continue wearing it in the future.
  • Don’t worry too much about the bridesmaids jewelry. Although it is important for everything to work well together, ultimately this is about you.
  • Try to find jewelry for you that fits the theme of your wedding. If it is an elegant theme, diamonds (or fake diamonds) are always appropriate. If it is a bit more casual, try something in your wedding colors. Try to keep the jewelry simple, though, so it doesn’t overpower your dress. Jewelry is there to complement your dress.

The jewelry at your wedding really should just blend right in to everything else. Don’t worry about making it match exactly, or finding the perfect-looking design. There are a lot of things to worry about while planning the wedding, this is not something that should take up a lot of your time.

What jewelry is your favorite: pearls or diamonds?