A bride wants everything to be perfect on her wedding day, perfect being everything going according to plan; no unwanted surprises, no hitches. Her bridesmaids must be perfectly turned out, but only as a backdrop for the bride’s radiance and beauty.
Hence, extra care must be taken in deciding what color dress should the bridesmaids wear, what style should these dresses have, and what bridesmaid jewellery should be worn. Otherwise, the bridesmaids might end up taking attention away from the bride.
Bridesmaid jewellery is usually a more understated or reserved version of the bride’s jewellery. It must be within the prescribed wedding theme or motif, so that the bridesmaid jewellery will be a perfect complement to the brides. It is not necessary for all the bridesmaids to wear the same pieces of jewellery; what is important is that the dress, the jewellery and the bridesmaid look good together.
Bridesmaid jewellery can either be one of three categories – earrings, necklace or bracelet. What piece is ultimately worn depends on the dress style, the hair style and the wearer’s personality. Simple jewellery will go better with a heavily beaded dress.
A necklace must either be shorter or longer than the neckline of the dress, otherwise it will compete for attention with the dress. Dangling earrings look better with low necklines, and can work with any hairdo. Updos are better with simple ear studs or short dangling earrings.
Gold bracelets can go with almost any style of dress. They can either be the main piece of jewellery (no necklace and simple studs for the ears), or a simple chain bracelet to complement the earrings or necklace. Charm bracelets can also serve as souvenirs of the event; the different charms will be reminders of the joyous occasion the girls shared with the bride.
The earrings should be a nice complement to the bridesmaid gowns. A dress with a plunging neckline, for example, looks best with dangling earrings. But a more modest cut will probably look better with smaller stud-type earrings. And no law says that your bridesmaids all need to wear the exact same style of jewellery. Mixing and matching can create harmony in your wedding party and express each girl’s individual personality.
Most styles of dresses for bridesmaids lend themselves particularly well to bracelets. Charm bracelets are timeless choices that never go out of style. In fact, a lovely gift for your bridesmaids could be charm bracelets to wear on the wedding day as you walk down the aisle. What a beautiful gift with beautiful memories attached! Charm bracelets are usually composed of gemstones, and you should be able to find a color and style that fits in nicely with the wedding theme.
Even though you may never have given it much thought before, bridesmaid jewellery is very important to your wedding. Don’t settle for just any jewellery, but select only the perfect jewellery for your bridesmaids to wear on your special day. Use it to enhance your theme and make the whole ceremony as beautiful as it can be.