How to match jewellery to your bridesmaids.
Your bridal party have been there through every step of the way, and they deserve a little something to say thank you. Here Guest Blogger, June Neocleous from jewellery gift retailer Gift and Wrap gives her expert advice for picking out the perfect jewellery pieces for your bridesmaids.
Your wedding day is all about you and your partner, but it just wouldn’t be the same without having your closest friends and family to share it with. Your bridal party has no doubt been there for you throughout every stage of planning and preparation, so you might be thinking of buying them a little something to say thank you for all their help and support.
Jewellery is always the perfect gift, as it’s not only incredibly beautiful but can last for years to come. So, your nearest and dearest can always look back on the special day they helped you celebrate. If you’re thinking of gifting jewellery to your bridal party, just follow my tips below to choose special pieces that everyone will love.
Choose pieces that match their bridesmaids’ dresses
Whether it’s at your hen party or on the morning of the big day, you’ll no doubt be giving your bridal party their gifts before you walk down the aisle. So, it might be nice to match their jewellery to their bridesmaids’ dresses.
To do this, you’ll first need to think about the colour of their gowns. Bluish tones work well with silver jewellery, whereas dresses with yellow, green, or red hues look great with gold pieces. If you’ve picked out pink dresses for your bridal party, silver and gold can both work well, but pink gold jewellery can bring out the rosy hues of your beautiful gowns.
You’ll then want to consider whether to pick out jewellery with any coloured stones or embellishments. For example, you might want to choose stones that match the colour of your bridesmaids’ dresses. Or, you could pick out pieces that match the embellishments on your wedding dress to tie your looks together and symbolise your bond and friendship.
Pick out something you know they’ll wear again.
Of course, you’ll want to pick out jewellery pieces that you know your bridal party will love and wear again and again. So, to make sure you’re gifting them something they’ll cherish, look at what kind of jewellery they currently wear. Do they love statement pieces or something more minimalistic? Do they prefer earrings, bracelets, necklaces, or rings?
You’ll also want to think about their lifestyle. If your loved one does a lot of exercise or works in a corporate office, big, bold pieces might not be the best option. Instead, stick to smaller pieces like stud earrings or dainty pendant necklaces. If you use this as a guide, you’ll be picking out the perfect piece of jewellery in no time.
Add a more personal touch.
Your wedding day is special and so are the people you share it with, so why not add a more personal touch to your jewellery gifts? Charm bracelets can make for a lovely, personalised gift, and you could surprise each member of your bridal party with a charm featuring their initials or birthstone. Or, you could pick out pieces with coloured stones that correspond to the month you got married in.
Don’t forget to present your gift properly, too. Most retailers and jewellers will give you the option to have your purchase wrapped and finished off with a beautiful ribbon. Plus, you might even be able to add your own personalised messages so you can thank them for all their love and support in the run-up to your big day.
Your bridal party have no doubt been a big help during your wedding preparations. Follow the tips in this guide, and you can say an extra special thank you with a jewellery gift that they’ll love.