Post # 1
I’m looking for a little bit of advice on my bridal look. I’m really terrible with fashion and not really sure what “matches” with what.
My mom is very insistent on me wearing this necklace for my wedding. I think it is a bit too blingy for my personal taste, but she already bought it.
I’m pretty sure I don’t want to wear a veil, but I would still like to wear something in my hair, like a flower or something.
I’m just worried that a flower is a softer, more romantic look that will pair better with pearl necklaces (my personal choice for accessory) rather than the necklace above. She also bought me matching bling earrings to go with the necklace. So I’m starting to be afraid that I’ll be too.. shiny? My wedding is not a ritzy ballroom affair, it’s a tented, outdoor affair at a sprawling estate with sunflower bouquets etc. That’s why I would prefer having flowers in my hair to give it that soft, romantic look.
But will the combination of this necklace with equally shiny earrings be okay with flowers in my hair? Am I overthinking this? I don’t wear jewelry so this seems like a lot of bling at once for me.
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Post # 2
I am so much a softer floral and pearls girl, too so I know what you are saying. Especially with your venue and style. I think that is very overbearing statement piece. I honestly don’t like that set. It would be fine for a cocktail party.
I think you should be completely honest with your mom. Start with a positive, then firm, then positive again. Like – you love her very much and really appreciate the kind gesture but that set is really truly NOT your style and not what YOU want to wear on YOUR wedding day. That maybe you can pick something out together that you do feel more comfortable wearing.
It is YOUR wedding!!! Do not let ANYONE tell you what to do or wear or pressure you. It will only show your uncomfortableness in the pictures.
Post # 3
What type of flowers are you thinking of wearing in your hair?
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Post # 5
Personally, I don’t think that necklace matches the look you seem to want. You can try them on together if you like, but I agree with PPs that you should probably break the news to your mother that you will be wearing a different necklace that you prefer on your wedding day.
Post # 6
I think that the necklace will work with the hair flower (the model in the hair flower picture was wearing blingy earings and they looked great). But if it’s not your look, why let your mom force you into it? Pearls are a lovely choice as well. Another option is to go with the necklace but opt for simpler earings. Studs would work well.
Post # 7
- Wedding: A very pretty church.
That necklace is pretty “full on” O.o I would have a chat with your mum about what you really want. It may look lovely on you, but if you don’t want to wear it…you don’t want to wear it. Love the Etsy store you linked to, I am getting married around Christmas time and some of them have little white berries like mistletoe, so you may be informing my fashion choice, even if you think you are ‘terrible’ about fashion 😉
Ps. Nice to see another XKCD fan around
Post # 8
Could you comprimise with your mom and wear either the necklace OR the earrings? I think one piece plus the flower would look nice. The color of the necklace might work well with your theme. However, I must agree with other bees and say if you hate it, you should try to have a talk with your mom. It would be different if this were an heirloom piece, but it sounds like she just bought it.
As for veil, I’ve seen people wear lower veils with flowers and it looks really great! Scroll down about 1/4 of the way down the page: http://storyboardwedding.com/labor-of-love-realized-in-this-vibrant-breathtaking-red-barn-canada-diy-wedding-with-modern-details/
Post # 9
The flower would go but if the necklace isn’t you than I wouldn’t wear it. Try everything on together & see how u feel about it.
Post # 10
I think the flower and necklace will look fine together. But if you like pearls better, wear those. I’m amazed your mom bought a necklace ($260!) without you approving of it first.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
If it’s not what you want, then don’t wear it . . . Over the weekend I wore flowers in my hair with a blingy necklace and small drop earrings – I loved the look. So flowers and sparkle can go together, but you have to decide what you want.
Post # 12
Thanks everyone. I just wanted to make sure that the necklace and flower can go together well.
I know it is my day and I should look how I want, but this is very important to my mother that I have an expensive looking necklace around my neck and that my wedding doesn’t look, in her words, “cheap.” She is pretty upset with me about it already and it is NOT a hill I want to die on.