When it comes to weddings, the bride and groom are the main focus of the event. It is the most important day for two people choosing to consummate their marriage before family and friends. Everyone comes to wish them the very best and give their blessing.
The next group of people everyone has their eyes on are the couple’s parties consisting of the bridesmaids and the groomsmen. Guests will especially admire the bridal party and pay keen attention to everything they wear from their bridesmaid dresses to their shoes and, of course, their accessories to fully grasp the wedding theme concept.
This means it is just as important to ensure the bridal party is looking at their very best and every detail is well planned out.
Many people don’t put much thought into bridesmaid jewellery accessories. One way to make your wedding stand out is by carefully planning what jewellery your bridesmaids will wear as they are, in a way, the bride’s accessory.
How to make your bridesmaids shine so the bride can sparkle
1. Consider each bridesmaid’s choice
One of the ways to go about this is by letting the bridesmaids choose their own jewellery. The bride can share a theme to guide the ladies in making their accessory decision. The ultimate jewellery pieces can be left to the individuals to pick with the bride’s guidance. The advantage of this is that everyone gets to choose jewellery that reflects their individuality and gives the bridal party a diverse look. The bride can request the bridesmaids to select whatever jewellery they want to wear, with some guidelines to help them match their jewellery choices. For example, if the bride would like them to wear short necklaces or metallic accessories, she can share this information with the bridal team and let them decide whatever works best for them. The bride can also decide what she’d like them to wear. For example, she can request them to wear necklaces and earrings only. If she is wearing a diamond pendant necklace, they can choose to wear a pearl pendant necklace. If she has an elaborate head piece, she can ask the bridesmaids to wear a hair clip of a similar style. Giving a frame of reference helps everyone maintain their individuality while trying to match the wedding jewellery puzzle pieces.
2. Factor in the colour of their dresses
Keep in mind the bridesmaid’s dresses when considering what jewellery is best for the bridal party. It’s also a good idea to have the bridesmaid jewellery have some similarities with the bride’s jewellery. This helps unify the bridal party’s look and let everything come together smoothly for the perfect bridal party photo and memory.
3. Gift the jewellery
It is a good idea to gift the bridesmaids with jewellery accessories. It’s a great way to maintain the wedding theme and give each bridesmaid a gift they will cherish for a long time. Adding a personal touch by personalizing the gift bag or box adds a unique feature to the gift. It is a great way for everyone to follow the wedding theme while making the wedding experience even more memorable. This works especially well when each of the bridesmaids has their own unique dress; it helps tie the look together. For inspiration on unique bridesmaids’ gift ideas visit Ovadia Jewellery.
4. Keep it minimal
It is possible to overdo it when it comes to wedding accessories. Keep it minimal to avoid drawing too much attention and looking gaudy by overdoing it. If you are not sure, err on the side of ‘less’ being ‘more’. Even something as simple as wearing diamond stud earrings is a great choice if the other elements are intricate. If everyone has an elaborate hairstyle and the dresses are a vibrant colour, choosing stud earrings or a diamond bracelet will ensure the whole outfit is well put together.
5. Stick to your budget
It would be great to consider the costs the bridal party incur; from the cost of the dresses, accessories, travelling, gifts and more. The bride can keep things simple to make the affair more affordable by choosing simple jewellery or by gifting them wedding accessories. One can also choose to use flowers as an accessory to create a beautiful and unique look. The bride and groom don’t have to follow trends, they can choose what they like and what works without breaking their bank or without asking too much from their friends and families.
6. Have an accessory party
With so many activities happening before the wedding, one way to catch up and bond is over an informal ‘accessory party’. Invite all the bridesmaids to go shopping for jewellery accessories. This will help the bride communicate the theme and the bridesmaids can actually choose jewellery they like and will wear time and time again. Besides, it’s a great way to create memories with friends that will last a lifetime.
For more jewellery expert advice regarding bridesmaids’ gifts and presents, speak to our team at Ovadia Jewellery in Hatton Garden London. We can custom make jewellery for the bride, groom and the bridal party.